Yesterday our class went to Quiksilver for the afternoon!
Quiksilver’s headquarters (which is located in Huntington Beach) is absolutely stunning. The entirety of their facilities is quite impressive. They have 3 “campus”buildings. All of them serve different purposes which shows just how much is going on over at Quiksilver.
They are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of surf wear and other board sport-related equipment. Quiksilver produces many other labels as well which a lot of people don’t necessarily know are apart of the Quik family.
Here are the most well known but there are even a few other smaller labels that are apart of the company!
They are committed to their athletes as well, which really shows.. They have some of the worlds top athletes the represent them!
There are even more ambassadors of Quiksilver but here is a good look at the well known faces.
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Back to our tour of Quiksilver! We got an inside look at how things are done on a day to day basis, which is not only super cool but really helpful when trying to advance in a career. I love the opportunities we get in this class because they really are ones that we are lucky to have. I for one appreciate them to the upmost and am so thankful to Chris Amaral and the entire Fashion Dept. The reason we are able to do and see what we get to is because Chris is so dedicated to the industry, to the relationships she has made and most of all wanting to share that.
Lately we have been learning in class about networking and the proper way of doing so. It’s not about shimming your way through and being a little weasel.. it is all about being genuine, taking the time to really know someone and growing that relationship. Networking at times has a bad reputation but really networking is how anything gets done in this industry. I cannot wait until I am at the point in my career where I can be an equal contributor to the art of networking.. Chris is a great example of this. She has earned an amazing reputation and most of all grown relationships that allow this class and really the entire Fashion Department at OCC to explore all areas of the industry.. and at really great places!
Here are a few more photos from our day at Quiksilver yesterday!
As you have gathered, we had a wonderful time once again in our Careers class!
I could go on and on about the cool/fun facts we learned, all the fun areas we saw (gyms, basketball hoops, snack bars, theater for screening films, “main street” ) the list just goes on and on and I’d be typing all day
In conclusion, Quiksilver is an amazing company.. Thank you so much Quiksilver for our day!
& our Careers in Fashion class has exceeded expectations and I am so glad I had a chance to take this class!!