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Intern Spotlight: Chloe Riley

Meet Chloe Riley: a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago and one of Project Style's most valuable assets. Learn more about her day-to-day with the organization, experiences volunteering over the past year, and what's next for the fashion grad.

What was your major at Columbia College?

Fashion Business and Merchandising

What's the ultimate dream job for you?

My current dream job is to work in sales and manage a luxury wholesale fashion showroom.

What are some of your biggest inspirations?

What inspires me are the motivated individuals whom I associate with. I find joy in watching people grow and follow their dreams. When hard work is demonstrated by others, it inspires me to be the best I can be in all aspects.

Who are some of your role models?

I’d have to say my role model is Rihanna. Not just for her famous makeup line, fashion collections, or outstanding music, but for her drive and ability to succeed in multiple industries. Especially being a woman involved in such competitive industries, she lets her talent shine and displays poise all at once.

What made you want to intern with Project Style?

When I heard about Project Style I was extremely interested in the organization as well as helping the Chicago community. When looking to intern with a company I wanted to do more than learn, I wanted to make an impact on someone. When speaking to the board members in charge, it was clear all staff had a passion for this organization and that’s when I found to be most intrigued to work for this amazing organization.

What has been your most enjoyable moment working with Project Style?

My most enjoyable moment had to be at the most recent Chips for Charity event in downtown Chicago. Being surrounded by all the people a part of this organization and seeing their passion for it come to life. Also, getting to educate the guests on everything we do and embedding in them the passion we all have for the children we work with and our mission.

What has Project Style taught you?

Project Style has taught me to get involved. Being in college, I think most people don’t realize the opportunity they have to make an impact in their community. Being a part of Project Style has also motivated me to extend my help to other organizations I’m passionate about and help spread their missions throughout the community.

What are your plans for the summer?

My main plan for the summer is to find a full-time position in the fashion industry. I also plan on traveling some and maybe even relocating if a job is offered to me. A goal of mine is to read several books and to spend a great amount of time with my family.

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