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As the vice president and volunteer coordinator of the Beyond the Front Row Club at AAU, I have volunteered in various fashion events and shown multitudes of leadership qualities and my ability to work in a team environment.

My education and prior fashion and retail experiences qualify me to work in the industry; my knowledge and skills will help me adapt to positions quickly and successfully.

Sharon Linwei Lu
1524 Kirkham St. San Francisco, CA 94122
(347) 244-5579


Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Master of Fine Arts in Fashion Merchandising (GPA 3.8)
September 2009- May 2012
• Master Thesis on Handcrafted and Customized Small Leather Goods
Line with a complete business plan including cost analysis,
visual merchandising, and one year merchandise collection
• Have taken classes in Visual Merchandising, Trend Forecasting,
Product Development, Textile, eCommerce, Fashion Marketing,
Merchandising Mathematics, Shoe Design, Fashion Design
Construction, Product Sourcing, etc.

London College of Fashion, UK
Leather Small Accessories and Surface Pattern For Leather Short
July 2011- August 2011

Aletheia University, Taiwan
Bachelor in Management Information System
September 2000- June 2006


St. Vincent de Paul Society San Francisco
Discarded to Divine Design Collection Management Intern,

February 2012- May 2012

• Manage all art pieces and garments and be able to recognize
every piece
• Liaison between the designers and the event coordinators
• Design hangtags and signage for all pieces and garments for
different events
• Assisted the photo shoot, styling, and the display for showcasing

Herb-Fun Cosmetic and Fragrance
Sales/ Visual Merchandising Assistant,
February 2006- April 2008

• Effectively increased sales every month
• Responsible for in store sales, maintenance of the store
• Assisted in creating marketing strategies
• Designed and maintained display/ visual merchandising weekly
• Built customer relations and interpersonal skills
• Assisted in planning promotions and events
• Planned merchandise assortments and pre-marketing of incoming
seasonal inventory

Trans Continental Travel Service Assistant,
April 2002- December 2002

• Established an efficient format for making travel guidebooks
• Designed and made travel guidebooks
• Responsible for processing passports, Visas, and all traveling
• Responsible for customer service
• Assisted travel plan and promotion ideas


Beyond the Front Row Student Fashion Club

Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator,
February 2010- May 2012

• Responsible for Volunteer coordination, and support of
president and fill in when needed
• Oversee events and delegate teams
• Created Event calendar and be aware to local social events
• Volunteering in various fashion events such as
• Give 2 Take 1 charity event 2010
• Walter Van Beirendonck Spring/ Summer 2010 Show at Berkeley Art
• 2010 Neiman Marcus Fashion’s Night Out
• Volunteer coordinator of 2011 OKIZU charity fashion
• 2010& 2011 Academy of Art University School Fashion Show
• Volunteer coordinator of Chanel 2012SS Cruise Fashion Show

• Excellent leadership and teamwork skills gained through having
to working in hectic group environments
• Great communication and organizational skills honed by working
with multiple projects at once and having to meet back to back
• Ability to learn & adapt quickly through working in several
diverse settings

Technical skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Pages,

Design skills: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,
Dreamweaver, Flash
Language Skills: Fluent in Mandarin Chinese


Visual Merchandising, eCommerce, Marketing, Event Coordination, Fashion Styling (Commercial and Editorial), Retail Buying, Product Development, Branding

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