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Life Hack: College student Edition

Hey guys,

So for me it’s getting down to the nitty gritty, I graduate in one more semester! It’s so exciting but there are something’s I wish I knew before I started.

Chalkboard Graduation Cap

#1. When I started FIT I was an Interior Design Student, I loved it, it was everything I could have imaged for my real job. But the truth is I got my first actual job in the field and realized it wasn’t for me. So I switched majors, to ITM or international trade and marketing. I currently have my first job in marketing and its awesome, but nothing like what I expected (what a surprise). So life lesson number one, you major isn’t your career!

#2. Being a full time student is hard enough without thinking about working. But regardless if it’s full time or part time experience is always great. The more experience you get throughout college, the more opportunities and networks you will have for after college. This is one way you will know what they say about college students isn’t true, you will find a job!

#3. Lastly take Professor Landman’s English class! It helped prepare my resume so much. I have a lot of experience and am great at different things but I didn’t know how to put it all on paper. This class taught me so many things that I will use in the work place.

Regardless of where you are in life things might not always turn out how you planned and that’s okay. This was something I had a hard time adjusting to in the beginning. But work hard, it pays off and if you’re at FIT we both know you’re a hard talented worker already!

Xoxo

Kailee

 

Summer classes’ Do’s and Dont’s

Almost every semester now I have taken a summer class, although they have only been online they really instilled a good work ethic in me. My personal advice is if you can take summer classes’ online do it, best decision I made. If you want to travel and work you have more flexibility to do so. This summer session I am taking two classes, one online and one at the college. So here are a few things I do to prepare myself:

Do:

  1. Get an agenda, keep everything super organized.
  2. Get to know your professor, summer classes go quickly and are a full class packed into a few weeks, so you never know when you will need help.
  3. Only take 1-2 classes per summer session, it is a lot to take in.
  4. Check when your class starts, usually it’s only a short period of time after your semester ends.
  5. Register to classes early, summer gets full quickly.

Don’t:

  1. Don’t wait till the last minute.
  2. Don’t try to write your papers or assignments at the beach, bringing your laptop or wok isn’t always the smartest idea.
  3. Take a bunch of classes at different colleges to try and get the most of your summer classes, trust me stick to one to two.
  4. Don’t wait till your semester ends to register, most people do this in case they fail they have a backup but always register as soon as you are allowed.

Do you have any tips for summer classes? Do you prefer online or in class? Let me know!

Xoxo

Kailee

 

Step Outside Your Major

With 30 majors here at FIT and thousands of students, it can be very easy to get comfortable with your crowd within your major.  If you are in a smaller major like Toy Design or Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing, you are most likely spending endless hours in class with the same exact people.  It is important to step outside of your major and not only meet people within the school, but also take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate.  FIT is truly seamless (no pun intended).  If you are a designer, you can collaborate with a photography major to have your pieces photographed…most likely FOR FREE.  If you are a photography major, you can reach out and have clothes, jewelry, and product to photograph….FOR FREE!  It’s a win-win situation all around!  Photographers should be collaborating with graphic designers who should be collaborating with AMC majors.  Every student can create a professional quality final product or project outside of the assignments that they are given by the professors.  Once we all graduate, there may be creative restrictions, a lack of budget, or a team premade for the company that you work for.  As a student, now is the time to take advantage of the resources that you have at your fingertips!

Ashley

My Dream Program: CFM

CFM

My absolute passion has always been beauty. When it came to looking into colleges my senior year, I knew FIT was a major contender because of the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing program – the only one of its kind in the country.

I chose Advertising and Marketing Communications to focus on in my associates because I wanted a foundation in marketing before branching off into any other specific study. As I am about to graduate in May, I am proud to say I will be Embarking on my long-awaited journey into the CFM program for my bachelor’s degree.

Besides my undeniable passion for cosmetics and fragrance, I love that this industry is pretty much recession proof; looking and feeling good will never go out of style. It’s no shocker the beauty business is a multibillion-dollar—and growing—global industry.

In the CFM program, you learn both the product development and marketing aspect of creating and marketing products that women, and increasingly men, want to buy. There is a strong sense of hands-on experience in The Annette Green Fragrance Foundation Studio, which is the only fragrance lab on a U.S. college campus. There is also important beauty marketing techniques and strategies in the classroom. With a focus on international economics, strategic marketing, visual presentation, and communications management, the program will prepare students for internships and future careers in this field.

I am so excited to be able to evaluate fragrances, create cosmetic products and learn about beauty packaging design for marketing strategies.

If you have any questions about my experience from associates to bachelors, leave a comment below!

Melinda

Perks of AMC: An Inside look

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Advertising and marketing have always connected with me. As a young girl, I was mesmerized with my mother’s American and Hispanic fashion magazines. Each magazine had a distinctive typeface style and content, and I would dissect and analyze each advertisement and article. I was fascinated by the different cultural appeal, beauty and fashion trends. I would enjoy making my own magazines, putting together a story line and collage of magazine clipping and photos. I remember being asked by my father on a daily basis to summarize my day; I enjoyed the opportunity to tell a story about me, to elaborate on what I learned, and to describe how I saw things through my own perspective. My love for creative marketing is the reason why I chose Advertising and Marketing Communications at FIT.

From creating marketing campaigns to promoting products to building brand awareness, AMC prepares you to become the entrepreneur you’re destined to be. From you’re very first semester, you will be immersed in classes with foundational knowledge of advertising and marketing, direct marketing, promotion, public relations, etc. AMC courses allow you to develop media plans, write print advertisements, press releases, magazine articles, and so much more. You’ll learn skills you can apply across a multitude of industries – especially the ones you’re most passionate about. Whether your goal is to work for your favorite clothing brand or one of the top Fortune 500 companies, AMC will give you an impressive foundation in marketing communications designed to showcase your creativity, skill and talent.

More than anything, you’ll be guided by a faculty of practicing professionals of 30+ years, varying from advertising and public relations executives, editors, journalists, producers, and marketing consultants. They can offer an inside scoop into the industry, provide contacts through networking and bring in guest lecturers for seminars to interact and ask questions.

If you want to get down to the creative side of business, AMC is the major for you!

Melinda