“My ICMS degree was perfect for me. Beyond gaining the obvious practical business knowledge and skills, my ICMS degree taught me how to present myself in a professional manner and juggle work in a business environment. The industry training helped me to prepare for my career as an assistant buyer. I am now involved in the buying process from start to finish and create my own sales events.”
I am currently employed at Temple & Webster (T&W) as an Assistant Buyer. My job is to assist our Furniture and Décor Buyer with all sourcing process matters from meeting with potential suppliers to administration work involved with getting a sales event on our website which has more than 600,000 members. Before T&W I worked as a sales assistant at Bloch and interned as a social media coordinator at Deshabille, a pyjama designer based in Balgowlah. For my industry training placement, I worked for David Jones in multiple departments.
Recently I represented my Buyer at the Sydney Trade Fairs and looked for exciting new suppliers and products to appear on our website. Late last year I trained two new assistant buyers and I’ve created my own sale events which can be seen regularly on our website. Moving forward, I have the exciting opportunity to be the buyer for the ‘storage’ category at T&W and I will experience the buying process from start to finish.
My ICMS degree was perfect for me. Beyond gaining the obvious practical business knowledge and skills, my ICMS degree taught me how to present myself in a professional manner and juggle working in a business environment.
The main factor were being able to graduate with a Business degree and specialise in retail management, which is something that always interested me and was the direction I wanted to take my career in.
Go for it! At ICMS you really get out what you put in, everyone is going to leave with a similar degree which is great but students who also dedicate time to playing sport, joining the SRC or living on campus really benefit from the years of study. Take time to network with other students and even lecturers, as you never know what amazing doors your peers can open for you in your future.
Bachelor of Business Management (Fashion and Global Brand Management)