Tag Archives: Career

Graduation Stress:

For myself and many other FIT students, the next few months are going to be a whirlwind of emotions and to-do lists. Graduation, the next milestone in life, is in May at we are all freaking out extremely excited. Like other milestones in life, graduation can bring with it a lot of stress.

Here’s some advice I think is really good for keeping me calm as we near the day of cap tossing…

Explore different career and graduate school options and to utilize campus resources preparing students for graduation and a future career. Even if you might not have realized all the resources available to you.

Assess what’s important to you –  including skills, interests and values. Learn about or to research different careers so that you are making informed decisions about things that might be a good fit for those skills and interests.

Time management is crucial. Write a pre-graduation to-do list and start working on different tasks gradually, then check them off. The first step is to register for graduation (and know deadlines in general), and the next tasks all depends on your goal. Just remember to not overwhelm yourself with all these expectations at once. Think of what you want to do most and what would be best for you, not what everyone else expects.

At the same time, be realistic. Of course you need to find some way to support yourself after college, so start considering your options now and plan ahead. You might not get your dream job right away, and that’s OK!

Establishing Your Resume

As the end of the semester is slowly approaching, establishing your resume is becoming more and more important, well, for me at least! Always editing and revising your resume is always a great way to keep up as you grow and build experience. Here are a few tips on having a strong, professional resume.

1. Keep it Simple

Like Coco Chanel has said “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Don’t get too crazy on your resume. If you want to display more of yourself, be sure to include a link to your online portfolio.

2. Be Creative

Employers are always going through countless numbers of resumes. Be sure to stand out, even the littlest ways count. Most importantly, be yourself on paper.

3. Keep it Relevant

If you’re applying for a position as a social media coordinator, they’re not going to want to hear about your 6 months working at Forever 21 at a mall in your hometown. Revise and edit to display your most relevant experiences to the positions you’re applying for.




FIT Job Fair

Hey Everyone,

This being my last semester of college, graduation is on my mind- with graduation comes the ever-so-fun job search. In the upcoming weeks, FIT’s Career and Internship Center is hosting an event for both students and alumni. On March 15th from 11am-2:30pm in the John Reeves Great Hall, there will be a jobs fair for available job and internship positions. A variety of companies are attending the fair, and are looking for current and graduate FIT students.

While this is a special event, the Career and Internship Center is open weekly, Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. The center offers a variety of services to students, alumni, and even industry employers. Students may use the center in order to find an internship or job on their own time. They may even meet with the counselors to seek advisement, work on a resume, or help discover career goals.
The Career and Internship Center provides a job database for alumni, as well as a lifetime of job support and access to career counseling. Counseling can help with anything from resumes, to interview preparation, to career and freelance positions. Career counseling is available as both an appointment or walk-in. The walk in hours for Spring 2018 are as listed below:

Mondays, 2:30 – 4 pm
Tuesdays, 11 am – 2 pm
Wednesdays, 10:30 – Noon
Thursdays, 11 am – 2 pm

I hope this information helps anyone who is looking for a job or internship opportunity. It is always a great idea to take advantage of the helpful services that FIT has to offer!

Best of luck,
Annmarie X


Establishing Your LinkedIn Profile:

Whether you are or are not aware of the importance of building a strong LinkedIn professional network, with busy schedules and stressing about the future, sometimes we dismiss our social media. LinkedIn, however, is one type of social media network that should never be dismissed!

Establishing a strong LinkedIn profile and network will propel your chances of finding more opportunities by making YOU stand out of your sea of competitors and makes it easier for your prospective employees to review your knowledge, skills, abilities, and personality traits. Here are a few tips that really helped me build my profile:

1. Have a professional photo

LinkedIn isn’t Tumblr, there is no excuse for not having a professional head shot. Look clean, friendly, and approachable! Remember, first impressions count…even virtually!

2. Have a strong headline and summary

LinkedIn creates your headline with your job title and current company…but you can create your own! Consider making it your specialty and speaking to your audience directly. For example, mine is “Public Relations Student at FIT”, even though I currently have other positions.

Use bullets for your actual summary or make it a power sentence. LinkedIn also allows you to add media, so if you’re creative, even make an introduction video!

 3. Fill out everything

Skills, abilities, volunteer work and associations, education, previous positions, etc. This is all the important stuff that prospective employers are looking forward to seeing, make sure it’s concise and displays YOU.

4. Keep your profile up-to-date

You don’t need to list every. single. thing. you’ve done. But consider maintaining your profile with current career goals and positions that are relevant and timely to your position seeking and network building opportunities.

Go on and make your LinkedIn profiles great!



The Career and Internship Center at FIT

Did you know that FIT has a leading career and internship center with a team of experienced counselors, knowledgeable and friendly support staff that offer a range of services that help students and alumni succeed in the industry, match students and graduates with jobs and internships that suit their interests, abilities, and goals, and bring employers together with prospective employees?

According to the CIC, as a student of the Fashion Institute of Technology, you have access to the center that will ultimately open doors for you in the industry. Counselors have expertise in industry and the rapidly changing job market not only help in finding the right job or internship, they provide career-planning skills needed throughout life. Whether it’s a first job, professional advancement, or a new career direction.

Students have many options using the CIC, including, but not limited to:

And as Alumni:

As the end of my second semester at FIT approaches, I’m getting ready to dive into an internship search that will hopefully lead to a career with the help of the CIC! The CIC also e-mails students of on-campus interviews that many companies will do!

Be sure to contact the CIC for any detailed information, take control of your future success!

Business and Liberal Arts Center, B202
212 217.3000
212 217.3001 (fax)

Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm*

* Hours are subject to change during summer and winter breaks. FIT is closed during holidays. See Academic Calendar for dates when the college will be closed.