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Is Production Management right for you?

Christopher and Scott here!

We are both Production Management majors in our 7th and 3rd semesters, respectively.

Whenever we share our majors with fellow FIT peers, the first question that normally follows is, “What is that?” So we wanted to take some time to give a brief overview of what we believe is FIT’s most exciting major.

CHRISTOPHER: Scott, tell us a little bit about Production Management.

SCOTT: Well, Production Management is one of two founding majors of FIT, in addition to Fashion Design. Back in 1944, the fashion industry was based primarily around design, production & distribution. Today, the fashion industry encapsulates much more– logistics, merchandising, marketing, branding. At the end of the day, a strong design that is created impeccably leads to not only sale, but retention of that sale and brand loyalty. That said, beautiful garments need to be well made in order to sell– as a Production student we take classes to learn how to produce the best quality garment on time and at the right price from a micro and macro perspective. In doing so, we take many classes across all FIT departments, including Marketing, Pattern Making, Textiles Science and Creation, Factory Management, and the most exciting, Business Development.

The cool thing about the major is that we graduate the program with a comprehensive business plan that we develop in your final semester. Pretty cool right? Alumni use these business plans to go on to grad school and even start their own businesses.

SCOTT: Christopher, what is your favorite class that you took so far?

CHRISTOPHER: That’s a hard decision but it would have to be Manufacturing II, here I learned about all the machines used to create clothing and the different reasons to use each of them. We explored producing in a factory setting and how that is different from creating clothing in a sample room, “mass production vs. single garment production”. In the end we were given a project to create a garment for ourselves and detailing how this would be produced in a factory. By doing this, we learn how to oversee these manufacturing operations and how to solve any problem that may arise. At the end of the class I learned how to think critically, how to analyze situations and ultimately how to become a better problem solvers.

This class and major helps to keep you on your feet.

Below is a collage documenting the project! 

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You can find out more about this business program here: Production Management

Holidays

Hey Everyone,

As the holidays quickly surpass us one more year, I thought I would tell you a little about mine. For me Holidays mean spending time with friends and family I don’t really get to see. Christmas Eve I was able to spend some quality time with some amazing friends. We had prime rib and huge king crab legs that were the size of me, and even more delicious food that you can imagine. I watched my first Raider game and learned about football, which secretly I still know nothing about I was too busy eating dessert. Then on Christmas I spent more time with friends and family. I first had brunch at my house with my brother, mom, and dad. My mom made waffles and bacon and we had fruits and cookies, it was so perfect. Then we opened presents, I received tons of Kate spade stuff ( but I mean common did you expect anything else from me ) and books this year. I asked for so many books which is so hard now because I don’t know what to read first because they are all so good! So one day I start one then I start another and I go back and forth till I finish them. Then we spent the rest of the day at my grandmas and my friends. We laughed like crazy and ate more then any of us could fit. My cousin Justine got this pie game from one of my other cousins. So we tried to sit at the table and play roulette with this game and see who gets whip cream in the face but no one was truly willing to sit there. It was one of the best holidays I ever had. I barely ever get to spend time with all my family like that and to be all together made me extremely happy.

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Happy New Year,

Kailee

The Wrap Up

Hey everyone!

So the end of the semester is coming pretty quickly. I feel like it was just yesterday where I was writing about my goals for this semester, where I thought I would be and my expectations for my classes.

I must say I learned so much this semester and my life has changed so much in these past few months. My classes were all amazing the one class I highly recommend to anyone is Business Communications which is an English class taught by Professor Landman.  THE MOST beneficial course I have taken at FIT. It taught me how to write memos, fix my resume, and how to handle the work place in a much more professional manner. Don’t get me wrong it had its fair share of work but I believe it was beyond worth it.  I apply the things I learned to my everyday job, which is very hard to say about a lot of things you learn in High school, College ,ect

1212I also became an official licensed insurance producer in life, health, home and auto, all while being a full time employee and student ! ( I’m not going to lie it is something I am extremely proud of, because I never thought I would get through it). I also bought my very first car all on my own as well. ( Which you can see above ) Life is going great as of right now, I made it through the semester with  what looks like good grades so far ,working full time and you will soon be with my on my journey through only online classes next semester.

How was your semester ? Any struggles? How about recommendations to classes you took?

Happy Holidays,

Kailee

 

The Final Weeks

The final weeks of the semester can be daunting, but there are common things that we have to do before we head home for the holidays!  These sort of tasks may only take a few seconds but it’s crucial to make sure that you are good to go.

  • Return your textbooks.  You may think that this is common knowledge, but there have been people who have flown home and forgotten that they didn’t return a book.  Set a reminder in your phone and consider it the most rewarding post finals treat to yourself.
  • Check out of the dorms/apartment.  If you are in the dorms, your RA will walk you through what you need to do to ensure that you are accounted for.  If you are living in an apartment and going to be gone for the new year, make sure that you pay your rent early to avoid any crazy stress.  If it’s automatically taken out of your account, you’re good to go.
  • Clean your dorm/apartment.  Whether you’re going to be gone for 2 weeks or 6 weeks, your place can collect all types of nastiness, so scrub and mop to prolong the dust from collecting.
  • Clean out your fridge.  This is self explanatory but let’s not return back to an apartment with an odor.
  • Pay your tuition.  Tuition for next semester isn’t due until January 4th, but the sooner you turn it in, the sooner you can cross it off your to-do list.
  • Soak it all in.  Another semester accomplished, another semester down.  Congratulations!  One step closer to graduation!  Be proud of yourself!

Ashley

Keep Calm and Final On!

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Well the clock is ticking and finals are just starting or are about to start for most of us. Its the time of the year that you don’t know if you should give up and watch some Netflix or push yourself to study more. So as these tough times start to approach us I have a few tips for you.

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Don’t waste time watching Netflix and telling yourself it will help you prepare. Because before you know it you’ll be a whole season into a show and finals are the next morning. So get motivated to study. Don’t sweat the small stuff , students typically don’t have many concerns around this time such as eating habits, makeup, working out, are usually not a main priority and that is ok , your final grade is what you worked for all semester.

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Make a self created study guide , they are great tools when you rewrite the important information it helps you recall everything you went over this semester. Its also a handy thing to have to look over minutes before the exam. Finals do not have to be so terrible if you make good head way and are prepared. Study guides, study time, note cards and limited distractions are ideal in reducing the anxieties of finals week. Once in the study zone you may even enjoy it.

2357a300f4f67b166be6f3da9d682ec8Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Xoxo Kailee