Dara Tarantino

  • Staten Island US-NY
Dara Tarantino


I am currently a full-time college student at the Fashion Institute of Technology. As a Fashion Merchandising Management Major I am working towards my Bachelor's Degree. I work as a Bank Teller, at a Chase Bank located in the downtown area of New York City. I am interested in a career in the Fashion Industry as a Planner. Scheming money and numbers is a hobby of mine and combining that with my interests in fashion would create a perfect career for myself. I see myself within the next decade working with a successful company that has allowed me to grow.


To obtain a position in the fashion industry, that offers the opportunity for growth and knowledge.

Achievements & Activities

Dean's List Student, FIT

National Honors Society

Book Club

Merchandising Society, FIT

Work experience

Work experience
Mar 2011 - Present

Bank Teller

Chase Bank

As a Bank Teller I am responsible for managing my cash box, and keeping my customers happy. Handling large amounts of money is a major responsibility and understanding how to balance accuracy with good customer service is a challenge. Working with many different types of transactions and individuals has helped strengthen my multitasking, and people skills.

Jan 2010 - Feb 2011

Sales Associate/Manager


As a sales associates I dealt with customers, sales, and display. A major selling feature of our business was our signature gift wrapping. Keeping standards for customer service high I spent the majority of my time with our team coordinating efforts to grow and improve. Buying the merchandise, selecting advertising media, and creating visual displays were also a major part of my daily activities. Three employees reported to me during my time at the Gift shop.

Sep 2007 - Aug 2010


RH Tugs
Nov 2008 - Jun 2009

Production Intern

Sean John

I received an opportunity to work with the production team in the New York offices of Sean John. Here I gained various professional skills, such as networking and communication. As an intern I used Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and Word programs. The department I worked with used the Blue Cherry system to handle much of their business.


Aug 2009 - Present

Associates Degree

Fashion Institute of Technology



Blue Cherry

Microsoft Power Point


Microsoft Access

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel


Aug 2011 - Dec 2011


JDA Software