Photo courtesy of Ryerson Fashion Zone.

Ryerson’s Fashion Zone needs more student applicants for placements with their start-ups and companies, according to fashion zone director Andrea Romero.

“Even now, we’re getting an influx of applications from the creative industries and first-years are applying online,” said Romero.

But even with the influx of applications, companies supported by the Fashion Zone are still in need.

“We have so many companies here, and the need for Ryerson students who want to work with our teams is very high,” said Romero. “It’s a supply and demand issue, so our companies need a lot of help and there’s not a lot of supply.”

Ryerson alumna Diandra Urech still works with the company she first found through the Fashion Zone and now works as the community manager for Inkbox, a semi-permanent tattoo company, where she started as an intern.

Whether looking for an internship or just looking for a good use of time, Urech said volunteering at the Fashion Zone is worth “the exposure you get just being around cool companies [and] being around people who are helping guide these companies.”

For Urech, volunteering turned into a full-time job, but she encourages students from all faculties to get involved for a variety of benefits.

“Just volunteering a little bit of your time, you never know what opportunity you might get from that,” she said.

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