Just Accepted Student Interviews

The future looks bright

In these interviews, newly accepted students share why they chose FIDM and talk about their passions, hopes, and dreams. Find out where they're from, what attracts them to design, and what they intend to study.

  • Apr
    06
    2017

    New Beauty Student Dreams of Having Her Own Makeup Line

    Name: Veronica Flores

    Age: 18

    Hometown: Riverside, CA

    FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing

    FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, October 2017

    Admissions Advisor: Cathy Chambers

    How did your advisor help with the process? Cathy was there for me from the beginnning to the end; she helped me throughout the whole process. She kept in touch with me to make sure I had everything done and would also call me. I thank Cathy Chambers for guiding me through this process--she's great and also very supportive.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in Riverside, CA. I'm the only child. I love makeup,fashion, working out, and taking pictures. 

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? Doing well in school and getting accepted to FIDM. Another one of my proudest accomplishments is volunteering in a convalescent home and making the elderly feel happy and loved.

    What made FIDM right for you? FIDM is the right choice for me because it has the major that will help me work with different makeup brands and one day have my own makeup line. It's one of the best schools, and helps many people follow their dreams. After graduating from FIDM, I will be doing what I love in the beauty industry. At an Open House, I talked to some graduates and they gave me information about the program and that's when I knew that this school was right for me and that this was the major I really wanted.

    Describe your entrance project. My entrance project consisted of three makeup products: a setting spray, lipstick, and eyeshadow pallete. They were all for any gender and ages 15 and up they all work for any type of event. The lipstick was a nice neutral color. The setting spray helps you keep your makeup nice and glowy all day. The pallete had some wild colors but also neutral ones so that led me to name my pallete Classy But Wild. 

    What are your career goals? My career goals are to be successful and become a businesswoman with my own makeup line. I hope to grow the beauty industry for both men and women and make them feel confident. Also, I want to be able to bring out my ideas and be creative with any products I make. 

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn new materials and skills FIDM will teach me. I hope that anything I learn in those four years I will be attending FIDM will help me in the real world. I also hope my knowledge in the beauty industry will expand.

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  • Feb
    21
    2017

    Just Accepted Merchandise Product Development Student Has Taught Abroad

    Name: Alyson Covington Age: 25 Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA  Previous College: Loyola Marymount University FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, April 2017 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor … Read More

  • Feb
    09
    2017

    Just Accepted Product Development Student Runs an Online Clothing Shop

    Name: Emily Benavides Age: 20 Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA Previous College: Cairn University and Santiago Canyon College FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, Fall 2017 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advi … Read More

  • Feb
    06
    2017

    Just Accepted Social Media Student Has a YouTube Channel

    Name: Fiona Bandy Age:18 Hometown: Orange County, CA FIDM Major: Social Media, Bachelor of Arts  FIDM Campus and Start Date: OC & LA July 2017 Admissions Advisor: Joleen Harris How did your advisor help with the process? My advisor was my personal guide … Read More

  • Nov
    17
    2016

    Just Accepted Fashion Design Student Dreams of Being a Designer Who Gives Back

    Name: Jillian Maksudi Age: 17 Hometown: Corona, California FIDM Major: Fashion Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: Orange County; July, 2017 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor help with the process? My advisor was amazing. I'm always nerv … Read More

  • Oct
    24
    2016

    Just Accepted Merchandise Product Development Student Already Runs His Own Streetwear Brand and Store

    Name: George Vilchis Age: 19 Hometown:​ Rancho Santa Margarita​, CA FIDM Major:​ Merchandise Product Development ​ FIDM Campus and Start Date:​ Orange County, 2016 ​ Admissions Advisor:​ Susan Pope ​ How did your advisor help with the process? ​My advi … Read More

  • Oct
    12
    2016

    Just Accepted Graphic Design Student Wants to Start Her Own Design Business

    Name: Brigitte Sevigney Age: 23 Hometown: Hoosick Falls, NY Previous College: I began my Graphic Design journey at SUNY Cobleskill where I had the great value to gain a lot of experience in my field on top of receiving an associates degree. I was an IT pe … Read More

  • Sep
    30
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Dreams of Being a Stylist in the Music Industry

    Name: Mackenzie Rivara Age: 20 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA FIDM Major: Visual Communications FIDM Campus and Start Date: Orange County, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisor: Michael Mirabella How did your advisor help with the process? He inspired me to pic … Read More

  • Sep
    29
    2016

    Just Accepted Fashion Design Student Was Named Youngest Fashion Designer at Age 10

    Name: Cecilia Cassini Age: 17  Hometown: LA and moved to Newport Beach, California when i was 14. Previous Work: I've worked in retail since I was 14. FIDM Major: Fashion Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, October 2017 Admissions Advisor: Joanne Le … Read More

  • Sep
    21
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Has a BA in Art History From UC Irvine

    Name: Jackie Alejandro Age: 22 Hometown: Redlands, CA Previous College: University of California, Irvine  FIDM Major: Visual Communications FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisor: Margaret Berger and Cathy Chambers How d … Read More

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