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Dreams of a Visual Merchandising Career Come True
Adriana Delgado realized she needed to make a change back in 1998, when she was well into her sophomore year in college. That’s when she decided to transfer to Berkeley College and pursue her passions for fashion merchandising and marketing. “Thanks to my degree I am a visual merchandiser, which has always been my dream, for the top wireless carrier,” Ms. Delgado said.
Ms. Delgado graduated with Honors two years later, earning an A.A.S. degree in Fashion Marketing and Management. She quickly applied the skills she obtained at Berkeley College to the world of visual merchandising, starting off at wear-to-work retailer New York & Company, before joining wireless carrier Verizon in 2004.
At Verizon, Ms. Delgado serves as a senior analyst in Merchandising and Store Design in Basking Ridge, NJ, supporting 1,693 direct retail store locations with merchandising rollouts and modifications. She also works on vendor management, design modifications, cost analysis, inventory management, LEED certification, and national contact pricing.
Ms. Delgado, who resides in Lake Hiawatha, NJ, was named the 2012-2013 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. She continues to volunteer at Berkeley College as Secretary for the College Alumni Board, and for the past two years also served as the Alumni Community Service Liaison, encouraging alumni to participate in Berkeley College’s Community Service Day. “It is exciting to have the opportunity to inspire other alumni to take the time to give back to their communities and to those in need,” Ms. Delgado said.