Zsofia Alfonso

Fashion Marketing & Management

Fashion Marketing & Management Instructor
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division

Zsofia Alfonso

There's nothing more rewarding than working closely with students and watching their progress. Zsofia Alfonso , Fashion Marketing & Management Instructor , The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division
How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?

My primary focus is sharing fundamental concepts, along with new technologies and principles. I expose students to relevant business processes and strategies that they’d otherwise only be able to experience on the job.

What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?


I want my classes to always feel intimate and for students to always find me accessible. There’s nothing more rewarding than working closely with students and watching their progress, whether over the course of a semester or a period of years. Mentoring students is one of the most rewarding aspects of my career, and one that constantly challenges me to grow.

In what ways do you do engage your students and encourage them to grow?


I coach students to help them in areas of time management, class participation, and school resources. I work with them one-on-one to make sure they complete their course work. And I encourage collaboration in my classrooms and in our virtual fashion community through discussion of relevant articles. For example, in the Internship class I post weekly topics discussed during lectures. Students are excited to discuss these fashion and management topics with their classmates.

Anything else you’d like to share?


I wrote the curricula for several of the fashion classes based on my business experience.