AMFI maintains close contact with the fashion industry.
These relationships are valuable to us and provide continuous feedback and knowledge. AMFI cooperates with companies on internships, graduation assignments, guest lectures and study projects. Current partners are for example Lectra, Woolmark, FashionWeek Amsterdam, Hotel The Exchange, Orta Blue and WRAP.
You can collaborate in different ways with us and our students; in return our they can provide you with valuable knowledge, inspiration and new insights. Below we indicate several ways in which you or your company can get involved.
For more information about giving a guest lecture, being an external examiner or offering a research assignment or company visit, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ways to get involved
Offer an internship
In the third year our students do a full-time internship of 20 weeks. The students will be coached by a lecturer from AMFI and a professional from the company involved. We aim to enable students to apply their experience, skills and knowledge, developed in the first phase of the study programme, into practice.
Internships start twice a year, in September and in February.
Be a guest lecturer
At AMFI students are provided with theory, knowledge and skills, but examples straight from everyday working life are a valuable addition. Would you like to share your vision, experience and knowledge about the fashion industry with our students? Then sign up to be a guest lecturer.
Offer research assignments to graduates
During the final semester of their studies students work on a graduation project. Design students develop a catwalk collection or draw up a trend forecast. Management and Branding students do a real-life research assignment and develop a professional product to present their results. AMFI is always looking for companies that can provide these assignments and who can also coach the students during their research process.
Be an external examiner
Graduation projects are reviewed by an internal and external examiner. The external examiner is someone who has good knowledge of the fashion industry and can give valuable feedback to the graduates. Furthermore, the external examiner is present during the final exam.
Host a company visit
Throughout the academic year, AMFI students visit several companies, national or international, where they gain an inside view of the fashion industry. Therefore AMFI is always looking for companies willing to facilitate these visits. The excursions usually last 1½ -2 hours and comprises approximately 25 students.