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  • Sep

    Just Accepted Social Media Student is Ready to Achieve Her Goals at FIDM

    Name: Salona Wallace


    Hometown: San Clemente, CA

    Previous College: Saddleback College

    FIDM Major: Social Media

    FIDM Campus: OC & LA campuses

    Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald

    How did your advisor help with the process? I had a very attentive and helpful advisor. I was lost on what major I’d excel most in, and she helped me find the one that suited me best. After her help, I felt more confident and secure going into my acceptance interview. 

    Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in a small beach city where the weather is always 70 degrees and above. Consequentially, I have always had a love for being outdoors. I was always the athletic type and played sports my entire life and am extremely competitive. I would always strive to be better than my siblings, especially since I was the youngest child. 

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? When I decided to enroll in school again. I had a moment of clarity and realized I needed what I wanted instead of waiting for it to be handed to me. I learned a lot about myself during this time. I knew what I was doing at the moment was not what I wanted to be doing in five years. The lifestyle I want for myself and my future requires me to put in a lot of hard work, and I'm willing to do put in the work to achieve my goals.

    What made FIDM right for you? When I visited FIDM back when I was in high school, I knew the college was something I could see myself being a part of, but I wasn't sure where I'd fit in. I tried out community college for a couple of years and it didn’t feel right; I had no inspiration to be there. FIDM, however, excited and motivated me. FIDM can help me get on the path I need for a successful future.

    Describe your entrance project. My entrance project focused on a brand of designer denim jeans for the fall season. I included a lot of images of different women wearing the jeans but with different twists of style so all type of women could relate. I wanted to promote the jeans in a sense that the majority of women would find them tasteful and stylish. I displayed three different posts and tags on different formats of social media sites. The posts were intended to promote the business showing how the jeans are going to be a pair they needed to complete their ultimate fall look.

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn all the analytics and know the business behind social media. I want to use these tools with me later in life so I can eventually know how to help a business with their revenue or even run my own business one day. I expect that I’m going to learn so much through this journey as It will open new doors to me, and I might come across things that I never thought I’d be interested in.


    Categories: Social Media, Just Accepted, FIDM, Admissions, Interview, Transfer Student

  • Sep

    Just Accepted Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing Student Transfers From Fullerton College to Pursue Her Dreams

    Name: Paulina Gonzalez Age: 23 Hometown: Anaheim, CA Previous College: Fullerton College FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: OC Campus, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisors: Cathy Chambers and Margaret Berger How … Read More

  • Aug

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student is Following Her Dreams to FIDM

    Name: Carly Quick Age: 20 Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ Previous College: I previously attended the University of Arizona for two years. I also had an internship this past summer in Los Angeles with an advertising/marketing agency called Media Storm. I worked … Read More

  • May

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Comes From a Famous Design Family

    Name: Natasha Fisker Age: 21 Hometown: Newport Beach, CA Previous College/Work: One year at San Francisco State University. Interned at PR Dept in Beverly Hills for fashion names such as Penguin and PopSugar and JMPR, PR agency for automotive companies su … Read More

  • Apr

    Just Accepted Merchandise Marketing Student Left Behind Lucrative Engineering Career to Follow Her FIDM Dreams

    Name: Richa Bhatiani Age: 31 Hometown: New Delhi, India Previous College: B.E. in Engineering Management and M.S. in Project Management FIDM Major: Merchandise Marketing, Professional Designation  FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA Campus, April 2016 Admis … Read More

  • Mar

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student is an Alumnus of the American Musical Dramatic Academy of the Arts

    Name: Emilio Ruiz-Vega Age: 19 Hometown: San Francisco, CA Previous College: The American Musical Dramatic Academy of the Arts in New York, NY FIDM Major: Visual Communications  FIDM Campus and Start Date: San Francisco, Summer 2016 Admissions Advisor: … Read More