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Tom Handley – Professor at Parsons

NAME: Tom Handley
INDUSTRY: Education/Consulting
POSITION: Faculty
COMPANY: PARSONS – The New School for Design
LOCATION: NYC
CAREER OR COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Teaching Public Relations and Marketing, starting my 7th year, and currently consult with some amazing men’s and women’s brands, and a leading digital company.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST SUCCESS?
Very proud of making a difference in the lives & careers of my former students, that are now incredibly successful in so many different fields.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST FAILURE?
A few small things, but nothing BIG !

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE YOU HAVE OVERCOME?
Not knowing just what my passion was til after I turned 40 !

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE TO ANYONE STARTING OUT?
1- IN FASHION Be Kind, Send thank you notes, intern with the best companies you can.
2 – IN APPLYING TO FASHION SCHOOL Only apply to the one school, either undergrad, or post-grad….need I say more.
3 – IN BECOMING A PROFESSOR If you have been in the industry, and have succeeded, you could think about teaching.  Giving back is the best opportunity EVER !

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