Hello there! Hope you’ve all had a great week so far. As someone who hates procrastinating and always starts project in advance; something I do very often is ask my teachers if they have any useful tips or recommendations I could use for my projects/papers. Recently in my FM213 (Intro to Direct Marketing) class, my teacher recommended this website called Edited. At first I thought I would only use it in that class, so I decided to sign up. Turns out this website is so useful, I’m using it for my two other marketing classes.
Basically this website collects data about the fashion industry in real-time around the world. Anything you want to know about the retail market, you can look it up on Edited. It also has other features, like trends (my favorite), which shows you based on runways, blogs, retail etc. what the current trends are. You can literally find trends on any products you want.
If this sounds like something that could be useful to you here are the next steps to take to request an account:
Email email@example.com from your FIT email, stating the name of you major and graduation date.
Once you have an account set-up, you’ll need to be on campus to gain access.
You will find EDITED on the FIT’s Library Database list (under “E”).
The FIT library is a great place to go for some quiet time, but it is also a fantastic place to receive help on research or thesis assignments! Here are some resources that the library has that you as an FIT student can take advantage of:
PrintFx: PrintFx is FIT’s printing lab in which students and faculty have access to. It is located on the 5th floor of the Pomerantz Center in D529A. You are able to drop off orders or order online, and the services range from laser jet prints to printing on fabric, to bookbinding. PrintFx has some of the least expensive prices in the city and is always of the highest quality.
Research and Instructional Services: If you have a thesis or research project that would like assistance in finding materials, the research services desk is happy to sit down with you, chat over the phone or email regarding your needs. To find out more information about how to book an appointment, click here.
Rent books and movies: From the blockbuster hits to the fashion documentaries and novels, the FIT library has access to it all for your use. Don’t see the title that you are looking for? Inform the library staff and they are open to ordering it.
Historical Forecast Archives: FIT has access to historical forecasts from the 19th century – onward. You must make an appointment to view by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Scan textbook pages: The professor may not require the book, but they may assign readings and assignments from the textbook. Instead of purchasing the entire book and rarely using it, the FIT library has access to a majority of the typical textbooks used and they are available to scan so that you have access to the necessary pages.
I hope you enjoyed learning more about what the FIT library has to offer!
It came to my attention, that a lot of students (especially new students), weren’t aware of our Student Volunteer Community Services (SVCS). Many think it’s to volunteer for food bank, pet shelters etc. But it offers much more volunteer opportunities than that. For example if you wanted to volunteer for NYFW, SVCS are the ones that take care of it. If you haven’t signed up to SVCS, you will never be informed about various dates and opportunities to volunteer for really great events. It costs you absolutely nothing to fill out the SVCS Personal Information Form and like that you will be sure to be informed by email about any events that are offered to FIT students. Last year for example students could sign up to volunteer and be part of Kanye West’s fashion show!
While spring being around the corner is a great incentive to change your life around, sometimes you need to get your motivation from external sources. My favorite way to get motivated is to watch documentaries about those that inspire me, listen to motivational music, or read a book that will make me think and drive me to do better. The FIT library is filled with books, not just pertaining to fashion and the related majors here, but also motivational books. Here are some of my favorite books that can be found in the FIT library:
Grit: The Power of Passion and Purpose by Angela Duckworth
Synopsis: Why do some people succeed and others fail?
Own Your Future by Paul B. Brown
Synopsis: How to think like an entrepreneur and thrive in an unpredictable economy
No Fears, No Excuses by Larry Smith
Synopsis: Finding your passion, creating your career plan, confronting your fears and excuses
Smarter, Better, Faster by Charles Duhigg
Synopsis: The secrets of productivity in life and business
Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
Synopsis: Why now is the time to cash in on your passion
Hello there! Hope you’ve all had a great week. I wanted to write this post to bring your attention if you are planning on doing a summer/fall internship, of a few changes that happened this semester for credited internships.