Stephanie Echeveste

Stephanie Echeveste

Community Manager for USC Rossier Online


USC Rossier Online

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Interned and worked at a lot of different types of companies in many different verticals.
Found out I did not want to be a lawyer. Interned in film, media.
Found out I wanted to live abroad first.
Lived abroad and taught English.
Found out I did not want to necessarily be in the classroom, but probably a professor some day.
Wanted to live in an American city that resembled my favorite European cities.
Found a job at a startup where I could pursue my interest in fashion and entrepreneurship.
Left to work in the Education world to practice writing and do fashion design on the side.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Seton Catholic High School
Bachelor
Mass Communication/Media Studies
University of Southern California

Career

Community Manager for USC Rossier Online

I write and share stories that celebrate transformative education.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Fashion
Being Creative

Day to Day

I research what is going on in the education world, find inspiring teacher or educator stories and develop relationships with other education bloggers. I do a lot of google searching, write emails, write blog posts, brainstorm campaigns and sometimes even chat on the phone with inspiring educators. After work, I blog and research fashion history. I spend my weekends either in the sewing studio working on a collection or traveling.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

The ability to change quickly and always be open to a new way of doing things. Education is changing rapidly and the way in which we experience the world is completely different than just a few years ago. Being able to adapt, reflect and constantly learn new things is really important. Also, learning to curate what comes into your life and cutting out what is not helpful or inspiring. Technical skills are needed for fashion design, unless you have a lot of money and can just pay other people.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Figure out which vertical you want to work in and start learning everything you can about it. Seek out thought leaders and start developing a network of people you can learn from.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Communication, Education or Journalism

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You are too smart to be a fashion designer" - A fashion designer at Betabrand, where I was working at the time."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Self-Doubt