Confident, Assertive, and Creative College Grad Seeking Full Time Work in the Growing Nashville Fashion Community

Name: Rachel Forshee

Email Address: rforshee11@gmail.com

Title: Confident, Assertive, and Creative College Grad Seeking Full Time Work in the Growing Nashville Fashion Community

Description: Hello all! My name is Rachel Forshee, and I am a Spring 2017 graduate of MTSU's Textiles, Merchandising, and Design Program. I received my Bachelors Degree in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Marketing, I currently have relocated back to Nashville, and would enjoy the opportunity to work in Nashville's creative and supportive fashion community. 

I am very organized in all of my work. I enjoy working with a team to solve any problems at hand, but I can also work alone and complete tasks just as efficiently. I am passionate for our creative Nashville community, and have the desire to help develop and grow the creative businesses that want to establish themselves here. 


Over the course of my college career, I have gained invaluable experience through internships and part time positions in visual merchandising, merchandising, social media coordinating, marketing, sales, and client relationship development. I have also worked Back of House for Nashville Fashion Week. All of these experiences have led me to be able to juggle multiple projects at once, manage my time, and work well with others to accomplish the tasks of a business. These are some of the many attributes I can bring to any creative business in the Nashville area. 

Please see my resume below.

Rachel Forshee rforshee11@gmail.com
(615)-517-7278

Summary of Qualifications
Fast learning, goal oriented, creative individual with a strong passion for the Fashion industry. Key strengths include organization, communication, and problem-solving using a broad knowledge base to overcome obstacles. Consistently recognized for leadership, initiative, teamwork, and results that exceed expectations.

Education
Middle Tennessee State University-May 6, 2017
B.S Textiles, Merchandising, and Design with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising
Minor in Marketing
GPA: 3.89/Magna Cum Laude
Relevant coursework: Basic Design, Fashion Branding, Fashion Buying, Fashion Product Line and Development, Computer Aided Apparel Design, Apparel Selection and Evaluation, Textiles, Fashion Forecasting, Principles of Marketing, Consumer Economics, Professional Selling, Retailing, Consumer Behavior, Social Media Marketing/E-commerce
Organizations: TXMD Student Organization (Social Media Coordinator), Tau Sigma National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Nashville Fashion Alliance
Awards: 2016-2017 TXMD Outstanding Senior Award
Other: Garment reconstruction design chosen for 2016 TXMD Runway Show (April 16, 2016), Studied abroad in Italy (May 16-27, 2016), 2017 TXMD Runway Show Assistant Director

Professional Experience
Back of House Intern
Nashville Fashion Week
Nashville, Tn
April 3-8, 2017
-Assist with designer fittings
-Create detailed collection boards for run-of-show
-Assist with run-of-show dress rehearsals
-In charge of over 60 models
-Assist in model quick changes during show
-In charge of all designers garments and accessories

Merchandising Intern
VF Imagewear
Nashville, Tn
August 15-December 2016
-Assist with specific projects such as research, compiling data, and garment evaluation
-Set up tech packs which involve detailed information about garments being constructed
-Document garments in a line plan with specific detailed information of each garment
-Gather and steam clothes for showroom presentations

Back of House
The Wardrobe Project
October 1, 2016
Nashville, Tn
-Assist with the set up/tear down of merchandise of vendors the day before/of the event
-Monitor multiple vendors booths
-Assist any guests with questions pertaining the event and vendors

Visual Merchandising/ Social Media Intern
The Buckle, Inc.
Murfreesboro, Tn
March-August 2016
-Responsible for presenting garments according to The Buckle, Inc. guidelines in order to maximize sales
-Communicate how to sell and promote merchandise in the window displays to maximize sales
-Train, coach, and give daily feedback on garment presentation to the store staff
-Inform store team about changes in the presentation of garments
-Use social media to promote The Buckle, Inc. merchandise, increased following by 500

Additional Experience
Sales Associate
Versona Accessories
Mount Juliet, Tn
February 2017-Present