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  • Apr
    18
    2016

    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

    Admissions Advisor: Mike Mirabella

    How did your advisor help with the process? Mike has been a great mentor and advisor for me. He has been very supportive and helpful all along my admission process. He worked with me on every step of the process and encouraged, as well as guided me, as to how FIDM will be instrumental in getting me into my dream career.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. In addition to my passion for the field of fashion, my other hobbies include reading, classical and contemporary dancing, cooking, styling, and traveling. I have traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and America, since childhood. I love learning about different cultures and customs and also like to learn what different cultures have to offer in the world of fashion. Fashion is what I really enjoy and have immense passion for. Styling and exploring new fashion trends come natural to me and I aspire to follow my dream and continue to grow in fashion domain.

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? Being able to follow my dream and making the decision to change my career from engineering management to fashion. This was not an easy decision for me since it required me to start from the bottom and leave my lucrative career. However, my passion and drive for the field of fashion allowed me to make this transition and be very successful so far in this field.

    What made FIDM right for you? FIDM is one of the most prestigious institutions in the fashion field and it helps provide individuals a platform to acquire new skill sets, get hands-on training, and challenge creativity. FIDM follows the industry trends and standards very closely and allows its students to learn about the most recent technologies and developments in fashion industry. I am positive that FIDM is right for me since it will provide me the platform to accomplish my career goal in fashion industry and will help me get to new heights.

    Describe your entrance project. My entrance project is about my dream to start my own label someday. It is about a specialty store inspired by the Parisian-style boutiques, which would sell a variety of women’s apparels and accessories sourced from various premium fashion brands from around the world. The project shows that this store would cater to the woman of today who is smart, confident, outgoing, and who juggles between various lifestyles like that of a career woman or a fitness enthusiast or one who loves to travel.

    What are your career goals? Upon my graduation from FIDM, I want to work as a buyer for a high-end or a luxury brand and eventually, after getting sufficient experience, I want to be an entrepreneur and start my own label. I believe that FIDM will be instrumental in shaping my career and will help me realize my dream.

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I believe that the Merchandise Marketing Program at FIDM will help open new doors for me to make a successful career in the fashion domain. It will help provide me a wide range of opportunities within the industry including merchandise marketing, retail buying as well as other leadership and management roles. This major will help me acquire and improve skills including communication, research, creative and analytical thinking, which are key to becoming a successful professional, and an entrepreneur in this industry.

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  • Mar
    10
    2016

    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 … Read More

  • Jul
    03
    2015

    Just Accepted Vis Comm Transfer Student Ran a Type 1 Diabetes Charity for Kids

    Name: Erin Hook Age: 19  Previous College: University of Colorado at Boulder  FIDM Major: Visual Communications Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, October 2015 Admissions Advisor: Christina Haynes How did your advisor help you with the admissions proc … Read More

  • Jun
    15
    2015

    Just Accepted Vis Comm Student Transfers to FIDM From Santa Monica College

    Name: Ali Barkouras Age: 18 Hometown: Orange County, CA Previous College: Santa Monica CollegeFIDM Major: Visual Communications FIDM Campus and Start Date: October 2015 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor help with the process? Any que … Read More

  • Jun
    11
    2015

    Just Accepted International Student Dreamed of Studying Visual Communications at FIDM

    Name: Florencia Dabney Age: 21 Hometown: Cancun, Mexico Previous College: Irvine Valley College FIDM Major: Visual Communications FIDM Campus and Start Date: L.A. Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: Kathi Gilbert How did your advisor help with the process? … Read More

  • May
    14
    2015

    Just Accepted Student Is Transferring to FIDM to Pursue Her Goals of Becoming a Graphic Designer

    Name: Daniella Chila Age: 20 Hometown: Newport Beach, California Previous College: University of Kansas Major: Graphic Design Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald How did your advisor help w … Read More

  • Apr
    27
    2015

    Just Accepted Merch Marketing Student Dreamed of Coming to FIDM Since Elementary School

    Name: Alexandra Cornwell Age: 19 Hometown: Orange, CA Previous College: Fullerton College FIDM Major: Merchandise Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: Marilyn Moore How did your advisor help with the process? … Read More

  • Apr
    27
    2015

    Just Accepted Beauty Student Has a B.S. Degree in Chemistry

    Name: Janelle Biehl Age: 21 Hometown: Fleetwood, PA Previous College: Millersville University, B.S. in Chemistry FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: The fabulous J … Read More

  • Mar
    18
    2015

    Transfer Student Cat Worsey Shows Her Work To Oscar-Winning Costume Designers

    Cat Worsey transferred to FIDM from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts this quarter to pursue a career as a costumer designer for film and TV. Originally from Thousand Oaks, California, she graduated from high school in 2013 and has already … Read More

  • Mar
    12
    2015

    His Goal? Grow From Business Grad into Graphic Design Guru

    Name: Chris Finical Age: 27 Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA Previous College: ASU, 2010, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration FIDM Major: Graphic Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, Spring 2015 Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald How did you … Read More

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