Student gets accepted into Teen Vogue Fashion U

Jenna Green gets accepted into Teen Vogue Fashion University

Connecticut junior, Jenna Green, an Apparel Merchandising major, playfully blows a bubble while wearing a nostalgic floral headband and a string of retro pearls. Green received an internship with popular fashion magazine "Teen Vogue" in New York. TanyaMoutzalias/GrandCentralMagazine

Jenna Green will never forget the day she got into Teen Vogue Fashion University.

“I called my mom right away and practically screamed into the phone,” Green said. “I was ecstatic.”

Teen Vogue puts on a mock university for girls between the ages of 16 and 22 to experience life in the fashion industry. Set in New York City, the university is one weekend: Oct. 22 – Oct. 24. It consists of seminars, shopping events and workshops.

The application process is all online and consists of a series of general questions. Teen Vogue looks for people that simply have an interest in fashion, no experience is required.

Unfortunately for Green, an apparel merchandising junior, students who get accepted into Teen Vogue Fashion University still have to pay their own way to New York; which can be very expensive.

“It was a really hard decision,” Green said. “But after discussing it with my parents and figuring out the total cost of the weekend trip it just would have been too expensive.”

The cost of just the weekend event is $250; which covers the seminars and classes. Students are in charge of paying for their own transportation and hotel.

However the university is a great way to get your foot in the door to get information regarding careers, internship information and advice for interviews. Green said that going to the university, in no way guarantees anyone a job in the fashion industry.

“The site really didn’t tell too much about Teen Vogue Fashion University,” Green said. “I just knew it looked like something I would love and learn a lot from.”

The seminars offer students a chance to meet some of the most inspirational people in the fashion world. Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, and top designers such as Vera Wang, Zac Posen and Charlotte Ronson are just a few of the names on the list of people that will be there.

“Anna Wintour would have been amazing,” Green said. “I would have died to meet her or even just be in the same room.”

The university offers students a chance to learn and see things that they have never seen before. Most people never get the opportunity to experience what the fashion industry is all about.

Green hopes to save some money this upcoming summer and apply again to the university.

The Teen Vogue Handbook is another great insider’s guide for careers in fashion. For people that are interested in information about future opportunities to get into Teen Vogue Fashion University visit their website at

“I am grateful that I even got this far,” Green said. “I hope that I have another opportunity like this again in the future.”