Now that I’ve been physically disconnected to the fashion world (thank God for the internet) — and I’m sure many of you are unfortuntaley stuck in the same predicament now that you’ve settled back into college life — I have to break it to you. If you want to beat out your competitors for coveted positions at your dream publication, you must take that extra effort to keep in contact with your former editors. Editors are stressed enough as it is, multitask projects in their eight to twelve hour day (especially in the week of closing an issue), to type daily (or even weekly) heartfelt emails to mere interns. But, once every two weeks to once a month should suffice and will help you strengthen your aquaintance relationship with that editor. As I’ve mentioned before, references are crucial.