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FASHION BOARD APPLICATION 2008­ 2009

Are you a fashionista?

Would you like to be a part of the fashion industry?

Are you currently in high school?

If you've answered `yes' to these questions, you're eligible to apply to the BP. Fashion Board, which you'll be representing from 2008 to the beginning of 2009. As a non-paid member of the BP. Fashion Board, you will: · attend monthly seminars on fun topics such as the history of fashion and Nordstrom · learn about trend forecasting, modeling, careers in buying, advertising and sales promotion · meet special guest speakers from our local fashion industry · learn about the development of our Nordstrom label merchandise program · participate in BP. events and promotions · be encouraged to share the fashion information you've learned with peers and family · have your photo displayed in a Nordstrom store -- plus much more High expectations are set for our Fashion Board members. Before applying, we ask that you evaluate the time you'll have available for all related activities. Board meetings and retail-related seminars will occur once a month for approximately one hour. We expect Board members to conduct themselves as leaders in their schools and communities. As a member of the Nordstrom BP. Fashion Board, you're representing the Nordstrom company, so we ask that you keep a professional and courteous attitude at all times.

A P P L I C AT I O N P R O C E D U R E S

1.

Your application for this non-paid member position must be filled out completely and submitted by April 15, 2008.

2. Please mail or bring in your application, together with your transcript, letters of recommendation and the Nordstrom Fashion Board Authorization and Release to the BP. department at the Nordstrom nearest you. 3. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. 4. Please include a current transcript (staple it to the back of the application). 5. Make sure you and your parent or guardian have signed the application and have read the information above your signatures. 6. Give your Recommendation Letters/Forms to two people who know you well and can comment on your qualifications for membership. These individuals can be advisors, teachers, religious leaders or family friends, but cannot be relatives or peers. The recommendations can be completed on the forms included with the application or on a separate piece of paper if more convenient. 7. Recommendation Letters/Forms and current transcript must be submitted with your application. 8. All applications received by the deadline date will be reviewed. Interview times will take place within two months of application submission. 9. No late applications or recommendation forms will be accepted. 10. For more information, call or stop by your favorite BP. department.

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BP. Fashion Board Application Form

Name Parent/guardian Emergency contact name and phone number (if different from above) Phone Address City High school You are currently a high school: freshman sophomore State Zip City junior E-mail address

Cumulative grade-point average (minimum GPA: 2.5) Check here if you'd like to receive e-mail updates and fashion news from nordstrom.com. Please attach a current transcript to your completed application.

Activities: School Other (community, social, etc.) Previous or current work experience Of what achievements are you most proud? (use a separate piece of paper if necessary)

School Other Hobbies/special skills

Retail-related interests (check all that apply): Selling Display Managing Public Relations Buying Advertising

Explain or elaborate upon your interests above:

Essay

Describe, in 200 words or less, why you would like to be a member of the BP. Fashion Board, and tell us what you feel you can offer the Board.

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Goal Statement

Describe, in 200 words or less, your retail career goals, and how the BP. Fashion Board can help you achieve these goals.

Application Project

A. Please list the top 10 fashion trends at your school. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

B. On another sheet of paper, attach photographs, pictures from magazines or sketches illustrating the trends you have listed. These will not be returned.

Statements and Signatures

I have considered the requirements, responsibilities and regulations for membership on the BP. Fashion Board. I feel my school, family and personal activities will allow me to devote the time and energy necessary to be a successful member. I realize there will be after-school travel to local Nordstrom stores for seminars and activities. Applicant's signature Applicant's name (please print) Date

I understand the commitment required for ______________________________ (applicant's name) to serve as a member of the BP. Fashion Board. I realize there will be some after-school travel to local Nordstrom stores for seminars and activities. Parent/guardian's signature Parent/guardian's name (please print) Date

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BP. Fashion Board Letter of Recommendation Form

Use this form or a separate piece of paper, if necessary.

Applicant's name High School

Please briefly state the reasons you believe this individual is qualified for membership on the BP. Fashion Board.

How long have you known this individual? In what capacity?

Name Signature Date Note to applicant: Recommendations and transcript must be attached to, and submitted with, the application.

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BP. Fashion Board Letter of Recommendation Form

Use this form or a separate piece of paper, if necessary.

Applicant's name High School

Please briefly state the reasons you believe this individual is qualified for membership on the BP. Fashion Board.

How long have you known this individual? In what capacity?

Name Signature Date Note to applicant: Recommendations and transcript must be attached to, and submitted with, the application.

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