Graduation 2017

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Hi everyone,

CONGRATULATIONS! you successfully made it through the school year. Special congrats to the graduating class of 2017.

Watch as the graduating class is transformed from students to alumni. Essie Weingarten, of Essie Cosmetics, and LL Cool J were also honored as nearly 4,000 students received their degrees.

MB

Underwater Wildlife New York

Keith Ellenbogen, the assistant professor of Photography,  has spent more than 500 hours capturing images of local marine life above and below the surface. Ellenbogen is an acclaimed underwater photographer who works in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium, and now a new exhibition of his work, Underwater Wildlife New York,  is on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park through June 14.

The exhibition showcases the region’s most fascinating marine species through rarely seen underwater views of an astonishing variety of local marine species from Montauk, NY, to Cape May, NJ, and highlights the efforts of scientists to study and raise awareness of the conservation needs of local marine wildlife and their habitats.

The outdoor photographic display spanning 350 feet features nearly 50 images and takes viewers on a visual journey to reveal the extraordinary life hidden beneath the waves.

Support FIT faculty and come take a look!

MB

See You Next Semester!

Hi There,

I am so excited to say I have officially finished my freshman year at F.I.T! This year has been a roller coaster of excitement, happiness, and a little bit of stress. I have definitely learned and enjoyed a lot of things during this year and I wanted to share some with you.  

3 Things I learned:

  • Give yourself enough time to take the train just incase there is a delay.
  • Make friends to do homework/study with. (I know this may be seem insignificant, but my friend Tiyahna and I helped each other out a lot. When it came to making study sheets and finishing difficult homework we always worked together)
  • Make good connections with your professors, this always helps when needing extra time for an assignment.

3 Things I enjoyed:

  • The Annual Drag Pageant was such a fun event, and I got to meet my favorite drag queen Alyssa Edwards.
  • Working in the admissions office. I remember just last year I was calling the admissions office as a prospective students, and now a year later i’m answering those same questions I had but as a student/employee.  
  • Seeing other students work. It constantly surprises me everyday when I see new students work on display, because i’m so thrilled to be going to a school with such talented people.  

I have really enjoyed my first year and can’t wait to come back for the fall semester. I hope you enjoy your summer and get to experience new things but until next time… Jacob, signing off!

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