Allison Samuels ’12 (fiber) turned an internship into a job when she was recently hired by Carolyn Ray, Inc. in Yonkers, a suburb of New York City, as their warehouse and samples department manager.
“Carolyn Ray, Inc. is a growing textile design studio that specializes in handpainted fabrics and wall coverings, which sell around the world,” Samuels said. “I would never have been hired for this job had I not interned here three years ago as a studio assistant.”
Samuels credits MICA’s Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development and the MICAnetwork for helping her land the internship that helped start her career, and she’s offered to connect current MICA students interested in interning at Carolyn Ray, Inc. over their winter or summer breaks.
“I’m directly benefiting from the skills I developed during my time at MICA—both from my student organization involvement and education through the Fiber Department,” she said.