Production Management 101

Hi There,

As you guys may know I’m a Production Management major. I really want to dedicate a post to talking about my major because I feel like it an underdog at F.I.T. So I wanna tell you 3 things you need to know about Production Management.

  1. Production Management has an almost 100% job placement after you receive your degree.
    1. Almost everything we were or use in our daily lives had to be manufactured with the assistance of a Production Manager. So the industry is constantly looking to hire new Production Managers. Also their are so many different jobs you can do as a Production Manager that with this degree you can work in any part along the production process.   
  2. It’s more creative than you think.
    1. From a written description Production Management seems to be very technical or all about numbers. Now that is a big part of it but to be a good Production Manager you do have to be creative in some ways. For example you might receive a design from a designer and to create that garment exactly in their image it would be impossible. It might be too expensive or the fabric might not be the best, so you have to be creative and find a way to alter that design so it will be stylish, mass producible, and profitable.
  3. It’s one of the most versatile majors at F.I.T
    1. In the Production Management major you learn how to specifically produce garments. But the core principles of production are relatively the same across almost any industry. For example: whether you’re creating a dress or a soccer ball, you still need to know where to source the material, create a tech pack for the manufacture, and ship it to the retailer. So if you go out in the fashion industry and find you don’t enjoy producing garment you can take your Production Management knowledge and produce another product that you enjoy.  

So when you’re thinking about a major don’t forget to consider Production Management. Trust me you won’t regret it. 

Jacob, signing off!

FIT Launches Programs at SUNY Korea

Campus of SUNY Korea

Fashion Designers and Fashion Business Managers:

FIT will become the second State University of New York (SUNY) institution to offer degree programs at SUNY Korea in Songdo as of August 2017. SUNY is the first American university in Korea and is also SUNY’s first global campus outside of the United States.

The FIT programs being offered in Korea are, you guessed it, Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management―two signature curricula of the college. These programs reflect the college’s commitment to providing industry-ready graduates for the fashion industry and its related businesses.

FIT’s location in Korea makes it the college’s third location abroad, along with Milan and Florence, and extends the institution’s global reach.

The application deadline is June 30 and, after that, admission is on a rolling basis. Admitted students will earn their AAS degree at FIT at SUNY Korea and may then apply to FIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in New York.

Make sure to take a look if you’re interested!

MB

FIT Garden Grant

FIT’s Textile Development and Marketing (TDM) Department has received a $15,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study the growth of coreopsis and indigo. These two plants are known for their yellow and blue pigments and will be evaluated with the aid of compost derived from excess muslin discarded by FIT Fashion Design students.

TDM Chair and Professor Jeffrey Silberman and Associate Professor Ajoy Sarkar sought the grant in an effort to see if muslin compost affects the growth rate of plants, as well as the richness of the resulting pigment and the colors’ interaction with cotton fabric (color absorption and colorfastness). After 8 weeks of testing, the results are conclusive.

This project and the research that went into it is a clear outgrowth of the college’s commitment to sustainability! This is an effort to prove viability on a larger scale in order to evaluate the potential impact for industry.

So what’s next? The growing operations will be moved to Silberman’s farm in Westchester, NY. A new proposal and request for funding have been submitted to the EPA, which will go toward the future phase.

Way to keep it green, FIT!

MB

Saying Goodbye

It’s truly hard for me to believe that the day is actually here.  This post will be my last post as an Admissions Blogger.  When the Admissions Office was first starting the Admissions Blog 4 years ago in October of 2013, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it.  18 year old, freshman me was excited for new opportunities in New York City and I was going to take advantage of every door that opened and every opportunity that knocked.  145 blog posts later, here I am; older, wiser, stronger, and a completely improved version of myself compared to 4 years ago.

Working for the Admissions Office allowed me to be a part of something greater than myself.  From working Junior Day to Admitted Students Day, it gave me perspective on how fortunate I was to go to such a prestigious university.  I can only hope that these blog posts and student events have helped some of you along the way and gave you some insight on life here at FIT.  I wanted to thank all of the fellow bloggers from when I started 4 years ago, to the current bloggers on the team, and to Joe, Mercedes, and Vernon for all being such incredible leaders.  Above all, thank you to FIT for providing me with a path, wonderful memories, and excitement for the future of my career.

Best,
Ashley

Mother’s Day

Mothers. Living breathing magic.  The women that have devoted so much of themselves to you, and without them, you wouldn’t be where or who you are today. This year, Mother’s Day is Saturday May 14th, just a week away. Here are some ways to show your mother some love.

The Essentials

  • A card that sums up your appreciation for your mother
  • Flowers to add some color to her day and remind her of you

Quality Time

Go to one of your mothers favorites spots, or somewhere she has been bringing up recently!

  • Has she been wanting to see a movie recently
  • Everybody likes to laugh. Take her to a comedy show maybe
  • Whats her favorite restaurant or cafe
  • Is she the kind that loves to go to book stores and read all day
  • Would a day trip to a park be something she would like
  • Animal lovers always enjoy trips to the zoo

Presents with Personality

  • A sure way to see some tears of joy from your mom is to give her some framed photos of your childhood with her
  • Have a nickname for your mom? Now’s the perfect time to get her a little token for that
  • Calling all design students! Create a piece that represents what you feel when you think about your mother
  • Any items your mom has been hinting to? Now is the perfect time to do a little research and find those deals

The MOST Important Piece

Say THANK YOU to your mother for everything she has done for you. This is the day you should smother your mother in love and affection. We take our mothers for granted so often, so make sure you take note of all the things your mother does for you.