So I have always been interested in fashion, well, the business side of fashion. My dream is to work and live in NYC and work with a company that is involved with fashion. I am a Finance major, so I am interested in working in a Corporate office.
I just got an internship with Saks 5th Avenue. (Sadly the New York location was not an option for this summer, so am staying in my home town where they have a store). The internship is called "Manager in Training". I tried really hard to find a finance or accounting internship with the company, but they did not have on available for this summer so I got accepted into the managerial internship program. While I am super happy about this, I have heard from some other people who did these type of manager internships (Like Macy's, Target, etc.) that once you accept a manager job with a store, you generally stay at the store and cannot move into corporate. Is this true?
If I do well, I really want to accept this job. I am scared to tell them I want to work in corporate for fear they may not hire me since they will figure out I was not interested in the Manager position. I know people say do not accept internships if you do not like the position, but out of 30 jobs I applied for they are the only one who accepted me and I generally do love the company, just not the position.
Does anyone have any advice or know anything about the retail industry? Is it possible for me to move up in retail companies (like from manager to a position in corporate).
I do not know much about the subject and have a hard time finding info about it.