My Fashion Career: Haroun Saleemi, E-commerce Manager at Quiz Clothing
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Whether you dream of being a designer, fancy yourself as a photographer, or are made for marketing, we’ve spoken to individuals currently working in various areas of the fashion industry to find out how they made themselves stand out from the crowd in this increasingly competitive industry, and what their job is really like! Haroun Saleemi is E-commerce Manager at international fashion retailer Quiz Clothing, which offers a wide selection of clothing and accessories online and across 150 stores. He spoke to The National Student about his role within the company, and how he got there… ‘I completed an undergraduate course at the University of Glasgow and a postgraduate course at University of Strathclyde,' he says. 'My first degree was actually in electronic and electrical engineering – it was a very challenging course and all 4 years were very intense. It wasn’t until I did my Masters in Business and IT that I realised I didn’t want to be an engineer, but wanted to focus on Business and, in particular, e-commerce. I absolutely loved my time at university; I found my passion and made friends for life. ‘I had always thought that I was going to be an engineer but, a few years into the course, I felt that it wasn’t for me. It was very technical and just didn’t fit my strengths. My aim then was to graduate and pursue other avenues. At the back of my mind business was always an option and the retail sector was where my opportunity came from. There is no greater buzz then contributing to growing revenue!
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