Fashion Designer Interview

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EN241
Professional Speech Communication
Spring 2013
Information Gathering Interview Assignment
When I look for a fashion designer to interview, I had other option: Christine who works in American apparel. One of classmates introduced me her when I asked him if he knew any designer who I can ask for an interview. However, It seemed to be more interesting to ask Agassi Nakhapetian the interview and, I thought he might be able to tell me more about the career he did for 20 years and the thing he experienced as foreign designer in United State. Since the language barrier I had was the thing that I am most afraid of when I think about getting a job in New York, I wanted to hear from him and he seemed to have answer for this. I didn’t know if he was a designer, yet I noticed that his class had something different after weeks of class with him. Unlike other draping class I had been through, it wasn’t an old way practiced in school only. He wanted us to be more flexible and taught us the way he did in industry. I thought it might be worth to be brave and ask him if he could give some time for the interview assignment. I asked him if he was working in an industry as a designer now to make sure if he is. He friendly said that he worked for women’s and men’s clothing line as a designer. That night, I emailed him and asked him if he could help me with interviewing assignment. When I had positive answer from him saying that may be he can make some times after the class , I clearly explained what it is and attached the interview schedule.

On March12th, I visited his office right after our Tuesday draping class. It was one of the hardest things for me to ask a person whom I barely knew about the things that I hardly knew. So I tried to be perfect and prepared. I dressed up formally and read the interview questions over and over again. I followed the aisle in the fashion and art department and I found him behind his desk catching up on his work in his office. As soon...
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