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.

  • Jul
    09
    2015

    Just Accepted High School Junior Already Owns an Online Fashion Boutique

    Kaitlyn

    Name: Kaitlyn Shelton

    Age: 17

    Hometown: Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Area

    FIDM Major: Merchandise Marketing

    FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, July 2016

    Admissions Advisor: Laura Gorham

    How did your advisor help with the process? Laura was a tremendous help through absolutely everything. She was very easy to talk to and communicate with, and made me feel 110% comfortable throughout the whole process. If it wasn’t for her, I would have been a complete mess.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. For as long as I can remember, fashion has been one of my biggest passions and obsessions which has led to me owning my own online boutique, Awaited Apparel. I also really enjoy going to concerts as much as possible, hanging out with friends, and seeing new places.

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? My two proudest accomplishments would by far be getting accepted into my dream school as a junior in high school, and owning my own online boutique at only 17 years old. Neither of these were close to being easy, especially because I decided to make them both happen at the same time. I spent months making my entrance project as perfect as I could, which resulted in hours and hours of nonstop work. During this time, I became obsessed with the idea of starting my own store, and I had to make it happen. After months of research and dedication, I finally launched my own online boutique in May of this year.

    What made FIDM right for you? When I attended the 3 Days of Fashion program at FIDM, I absolutely fell completely in love with every aspect of it. Not only is the environment awesome, but the passion and drive of every single person there was incredible and only motivated and inspired me to push myself to do more in this industry. Also, simply just the education you receive at FIDM is amazing. You really can’t ask for more.

    Describe your entrance project. For my entrance project I had to put together five different outfits for five different occasions (each piece in the outfit being a different designer/brand) and explain why I chose it, where it would be worn, and what I believe the price should be for each piece. With all that being said, I wanted mine to stand out and be unique. Therefore, every piece and outfit I chose was all from my own closet. Instead of cutting pictures out of a magazine and gluing them on a piece of paper, I had pictures of me in each outfit, which made the project a little more personal.

    What are your career goals? I would honestly love to be anywhere from a buyer, stylist, or just own my own successful shop.

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? To learn the industry inside and out. I believe FIDM will teach me all there is to know about the industry and will provide me with incredible opportunities that wouldn’t be possible anywhere else.

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  • Jul
    07
    2015

    Just Accepted Beauty Student's Proudest Accomplishment is Getting Into FIDM as a High School Junior

    Name: Kenesha Walker Age: 17 Hometown: Ossining, NY FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisor: Roxy DeGuzman How did your advisor help with the process? Honestly, … 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
    22
    2015

    Just Accepted Beauty Student Dreams of Launching Her Own Skincare Line

    Name: Adrienne Murphy Age: 18 Hometown: Choteau, MT FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: Alissa Dixon How did your advisor help with the process? The admissions pro … Read More

  • Jun
    19
    2015

    Just Accepted MPD Student Studied Fashion in Singapore Prior to Moving to the U.S.

    Name: Aijing Wu Age: 25 Hometown: Guangzhou, China Previous College: LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, October 2015 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor … Read More

  • Jun
    18
    2015

    Just Accepted High School Junior Dreams of Owning a Clothing Line

    Name: Abby Henkel Age: 16 Hometown: Topsfield, Massachusetts FIDM Major: Apparel Industry Management FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, July 2016 Admissions Advisor: Roxy DeGuzman How did your advisor help with the process? Roxy was amazing; she was super … 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

  • Jun
    03
    2015

    Just Accepted Merchandise Marketing Student is a High School Junior Who Speaks Hebrew and Chinese

    Name: Dani Gross Age: 16 Hometown: Beverly Hills, CA FIDM Major: Merchandise Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: Fall 2016, Los Angeles Admissions Advisor: Kathi Gilbert How did your advisor help with the process? Kathi was amazing. We met last summ … Read More

  • Jun
    01
    2015

    Just Accepted International Student is Excited to Attend His Dream School This Summer

    Name: Rodrigo Navarrete Age: 27 Hometown: San Miguel, El Salvador Previous College: Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) FIDM Major: Fashion Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, Summer 2015 Admissions Adv … Read More

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