Sarah Huber

Fashion Marketing & Management

Buying Office Administrator, Copper Penny
The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Sarah Huber

I was able to speak with people who did what I wanted to do. My [in-school] projects showed me what I was capable of. Sarah Huber , Buying Office Administrator, Copper Penny Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Marketing & Management, 2014 , The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Assists with Purchasing, Managing Orders for Local Boutique

Sarah Huber is a buying office administrator for Copper Penny, a boutique with six stores. She assists with purchasing, inputting purchase orders, managing reorders, accounting, and communication with vendors. “I process inventory and split it up accordingly,” Sarah says. “I email with vendors throughout the day regarding upcoming orders or returns. I have customer special orders, too."

She adds that her previous work in the marketing field helped her to transition into the fashion industry. “[In marketing], I got to experience the fun in planning and helping to promote an event—from e-blasts to making flyers and going door to door.” Sarah describes herself as “highly committed” and encourages others in the industry not to get behind in their job responsibilities. “I have to be organized in order to stay on top of things, because if I miss a day, things can pile up.”

Sarah enjoys working in a creative environment and shares her passion by helping to motivate others. “When our stores make goal, we always give incentives. They all love it and that’s what makes Copper Penny fun.”

Sarah, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion & Retail Management from The Art Institute of Charleston, says that her education provided the fundamentals needed to communicate within the industry. “I was able to speak with people who did what I wanted to do. My [in-school] projects showed me what I was capable of.” She believes that motivation is the key to success in fashion. “[Know] what brought you there to begin with. I know it may be hard, but asking for help doesn’t show a sign of weakness. It shows you care and want to be the best you can be.”