English is the language of the global fashion business!
Do you want to improve your English language skills? Are you interested in fashion design, promotion, retail buying, the fragrance business, fashion trend forecasting or global fashion business development? Would you like to spend several weeks in New York City? Then FIT’s Summer English as a Second Language / Fashion Business Program is for you!
July 5, 2012 – July 26, 2012
This three-week intensive session offered in partnership with FIT’s Educational Skills department includes an ESL course and classes in fashion business and design topics. Attendees meet a variety of fashion-related industry experts in the classroom and at special events. Earn a Professional Studies Certificate of Completion.
The concept focuses on a magical carousel that comes to life along with a young boy and his grandfather in a major landmark in New York, Central Park. The young boy, his grandfather and the carousel animals then visit the Tiffany flagship store on Fifth Avenue to discover that they had been there many times before.
Tiffany is able to convey their association of a boy’s childhood experience with diamonds, which highlights the season of gift giving and include their branded products through their digital storybook as well as their relate-able three-dimensional Holiday Windows.
The holiday season isn’t the only time to think of giving back. In these hard pressed financial times, it may be easier to give of your time than to make a cash donation. Have you considered being a volunteer? For those of you thinking, what’s in it for me? I have one word for you plenty!
Where do you find volunteer opportunities? A good place to start is the website volunteermatch.org. By putting in a location (NY, NY) and trying out a few different key words such as fashion, sewing, retail business, small business and the word intern, numerous volunteer opportunities were displayed around the NYC area. These included working in public relations, IT, media/communications, event planning and web development/web design. These opportunities appeared at a myriad of organizations including the Japan Society, Dress for Success, the Police Museum and the International Hostels.
Remember the question, what’s in it for me? Being a volunteer can help to answer one of the most common questions I hear from my students. How do I get a job as an intern? It’s a great way to gain experience and lead to a paying job in the future. (Sometimes where you were a volunteer.) And, living in the NY area, the second most common question I hear from people I know… how do I meet people? You get to spend time with like-minded individuals giving of their time for a cause or organization that means something to them. It’s one of the best ways to network and meet people that I know.