Student: Bruno (17) Queens, NY
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course: HAC 63: Careers in Advertising and Marketing Communications
Describe your personal style?
My style is unique, innovative, edgy. I am not the typical fashionista you’d see walking down 27th Street. I dress to express instead of dressing to impress. When people ask me what my fashion secret is I usually let them know that it’s not about the brands I wear, it’s about confidence. Style is a personal choice.
Where do you go on your breaks from class?
During my breaks from class I try to explore the college. I might go to Gigi Cafe; they have a great selection of foods. Their 10% discount for FIT Students is convenient and saves us a couple of cents. Hey!– It’s college money we’re talking about.
What is your favorite thing about FIT?
FIT is the school where people express who they really are. I was looking for a college that was far away from the typical school that emphasized just on Math and Science. I found FIT. Pursuing a higher degree of education is only valid, in my opinion, if I study what I enjoy. Success will come eventually.
Who or what inspires you?
New York City inspires me. This city has such a positive energy… not only because of the lights at Times Square… New Yorkers have a sympathy for freedom– which allows us to express our minds and advance in creativity.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
I want to become successful in the Fashion Business Industry. Talent is just the beginning.
Let the day begin! I registered for Open House in the Feldman building, where I was given a schedule, and a bag filled with FIT knick-knacks.
Prospective business majors, united! The Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology’s presentation in the Great Hall.
While waiting for the presentations to start, I met Riana and her mom, who happen to be the two biggest sweethearts EVER. They traveled all the way from a small town outside Philadelphia to attend Open House.
After the introduction the all 10 business majors in the Great Hall, we were free to check out more personal presentations for our intended majors. So, of course, I ran to see the AMC presentation!
The AMC presentation was held by Professor Balestrino, who is the chairperson of the department. He was extremely humble and honest when answering our questions, and didn’t try to sugar coat anything. This man was a real riot, though! He kept cracking jokes on his resemblance to the Gorton’s Fishstick fisherman.
After learning more about our majors of choice, we were able to depart on our own again. We were given the options to sign up for campus tours, go to the FIT club fair, or sit-in on a student board where we were able to ask questions about life at FIT.
Dolly, Tiffany, and Jocelyn waiting for their campus tour! The tours were run entirely by FIT students. They take their tour groups through dorm rooms, labs, classrooms, and other FIT facilities.
Two student tour guides relaxing after a long long long day!
If you didn’t have a chance to visit FIT for open house and still want to get a feel of the campus, you can schedule a personal tour with an FIT Student Tour Guide HERE.
If you are totally incapable of getting to New York, no worries! You can take the Virtual Tour HERE, which is just as good!
At the beginning of this summer I expected to have a nice summer but it turned out excellent. My final projects were great; both classes helped me to define my future as well as to develop new skills for my college career which is going to be Advertising and Marketing Communications. Being in a design school was a new experience because Mexican schools or universities are very different and being surrounded by people with my same interest is something unforgettable; it was very easy to get along with everyone because of this.
Both of my classes were great! My morning class not only helped me to develop new skills for something I have alwats wanted to do – fashion design it also helped me to learn that fashion design is not my thing. My real passion is advertising. Therefore, my second class was a turning point in my future because now I have a wide idea of what I plan to study and I have developed some skills that, for sure, are going to help me in college. As you know in a few days I will be studying in Italy, but now I am more confident. Being in this huge city for three weeks helped me to mature and value things. Of course I missed my parents, but I also had time to get know myself better, which makes me very happy. I now feel more prepared for everything that comes next.
My friends were an important part in this experience: I shared fun moments with them, I went to the beach and went shopping and explored New York. I am really going to miss them a lot. Hopefully we can still get in touch in the future. One of the great things about FIT was the diversity. For example, my best friends were from Filipinas, Argentina and Miami. I can’t wait to study at FIT and to live in the city permanently. Thank you for being part of my experience and see you soon!!