About Me

Dear Lover of Fashion,

I had an unconventional start to my career so that you don’t have to.

When I was looking through colleges and planning a career in fashion the best I could, I didn’t have the support I needed.

I was surrounded by a lot of negative people that made it sound impossible. They gave me all the reasons I would fail and none of the reasons I could succeed.

Consequentially, I didn’t get to go to fashion school or land a conventional job in fashion.

I didn’t get my fashion degree, but that didn’t stop me…

Just because my plans didn’t go the way I hoped, that didn’t kill my love for fashion. I began to look for a plan B.

So what if I didn’t have a fashion degree? Plenty of people fashion businesses without ever stepping foot in fashion school. Perhaps I could do the same?

As luck would have it, I came across the concept of creating an informational website. I could write about absolutely anything. And if I did it right, I could even turn it into a business.

Bingo!

What does all this have to do with you?

I may not have gone to fashion school myself, but what I had gained was a wealth of knowledge.

I had learned what

So I put together this website to covering everything I wish I had known: before, during and after fashion school.

And to make things more official, I even took a career coaching and resume writing course.

Yes, my official name is Michelle Chola Chongo.

How can I help you?

My vision for this site is to create an end-to-end for people who want to pursue a career in fashion: the before, during and after of fashion school. I even share a bit about starting a business in fashion like I did with this website.

But this site is a working progress. My main focus for now is to assist new graduates with their job search.

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I even produced a fashion resume how-to guide just in time for summer internships.

Why should you trust anything I have to say?

When I’m not coaching fashion students or graduates, I coach professionals in other industries. You know, the ones who already spent 20 years in a job they hated and are only now giving themselves permission to do what they love.

I hope that’s never you.

On a more personal note, I realised that though my fashion dreams didn’t happen the way I hoped, the best way to get over my disappoint was to help other people make their dreams come true.

So I suppose you could say I have selfish reasons for helping you succeed.

With my career coaching credentials and jointed love for the fashion industry, I'll guide you through the vast array of opportunities the fashion industry has to offer.

Let’s walk through them together, weigh your unique options and figure this thing out together.

Find out more about how to work with me here.

Your Fashion Career Coach,

Chola M.

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