High Wycombe student in New York with Gap

PUBLISHED: 12:04 24 June 2014 | UPDATED: 12:04 24 June 2014

Catriona Pringle

Catriona Pringle


Catriona Pringle from De Montfort University wins dream work experience

Catriona has flown to New York to start an eight-week placement with global retail giant Gap, working in their men’s sweaters section. The 21-year-old was selected from more than 100 second year students at DMU for the all-expenses paid placement.

Gap has arranged for her to stay in an apartment in Hoboken district, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from the famous Manhattan skyline.

“I still can’t believe it,” said Catriona. “To be working with Gap is a great opportunity, especially in New York! I am really excited to be working with this amazing company and am looking forward to experiencing everything that it and the city holds.”

Catriona, who went to Pipers Corner School in High Wycombe before choosing to study her degree at DMU in Leicester, is completing the second year of her Fashion Design course.

DMU is the only university outside the USA that Gap offers internships to and this is the third consecutive year that a student from the School of Fashion and Textiles has been selected. Dr Julie King, Head of the School of Fashion and Textiles at DMU, said: “We are very excited to be working with Gap again and are pleased that Catriona has been offered this incredible opportunity.It’s great that the specialist skills and subjects that we offer at DMU are recognised by such a well-known global brand.”

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