Hello, Natalie F. It's very good to see that you are interested in a career in the fashion industry. You want to know how to network. It sometimes comes very easy for some people but the more you network it will become second nature to you.
You should start networking with people in your school. Let people know you are interested in the fashion world. Start right where you are. Introduce yourself to people and see who shares your interests. Make a LinkedIn page. I've checked MeetUp.com and there are no groups in your area right now, but you could start one and or keep checking. I am not sure what grade you are in but see if your school offers anything related to fashion and take all the courses you can. You never know where like-minded people will be. It's a matter of talking with a lot of people you meet and you will know when it's right. I also am not sure what job you are interested in : modeling, designing, merchandising. But it is a good idea for you to just start where you are and do as much work on it to build up something to show.
Best wishes to you in your journey towards your career goals !
Michelle recommends the following next steps:
- Discover and utilize any and all of your school's resources.
- Check MeetUp for any Style or Fashion groups that may begin in your area
- Meet and talk with more people at school
- Make a LinkedIn page