Since the FRI interns had a long and grueling day the previous day, we got a later start on Friday. No one seemed to be in a big hurry to finish up breakfast, served in the sun-drenched family room (a definite advantage in wintery New York). Nevertheless, we finally got ourselves loaded into the car for our hour-long drive into the City.
Our student interns, Brittany and Melissa, arrived at Poughkeepsie station via Amtrak on Wednesday, February 10th for a four-day experiential. Britt and Missy are students at Buffalo State University, interning with Fashion Research Institute. They’ve been working with us since their Fashion CAD course in Spring 2009. Their professor, Elaine Polvinen, has been instrumental in helping Britt and Missy get the days off from their regular classes to come to New York City and have the opportunity for first-hand apparel industry exposure.