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.
Name: Jizelle Gutierrez
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
FIDM Major: Merchandise & Marketing
FIDM Campus and Start Date: Orange County Campus, Fall of 2017
Admissions Advisor: Erica and Margaret
How did your advisor help with the process? Margaret was so kind and really helped me determine what major was best for me. She also gave me so much information regarding my classes, scholarships, and the costs. Erica answered a lot of my questions and prepared me for my final interview. They were both so sweet and made the process very easy.
Tell us a bit about yourself. I make YouTube videos on my channel, JizelleMeetsWorld. I upload videos about fashion, makeup, and travel vlogs every week. I also sing and play guitar and the ukulele. I'm also very involved in my church.
What are your proudest accomplishments so far? My most popular video on my channel is my Get The Look: Maia Mitchell video and it has reached over 8,000 views. Maia Mitchell is my favorite actress of all time and she actually watched the video and she now follows me on Twitter. Another one of my proudest accomplishments is getting accepted into FIDM as a junior in high school. It was one of the best days of my life.
What made FIDM right for you? FIDM has been my dream school ever since I was a freshman. I love the creative environment and how the classes work. I love how there's an OC and LA campus so I'm not too far away from my family and friends.
Describe your entrance project. For Merchandise & Marketing, I had to create a store and display 5 outfits for 5 different occasions. I named my brand, Moki, which is my family nickname. I picked outfits for Sunday Brunch, Coachella, Girls Night Out, Back to School, and The Boss. I determined the prices from what I would see at Zara, Topshop, or Forever 21.
What are your career goals? One day, I want to be a successful business woman. It has been my dream ever since I was little to have my own clothing brand. Now, I want to have a makeup brand and plus-size brand as well. My overall goal is to empower women and spread the message of confidence through my brands. It's also important to me to create companies that are eco-friendly and help the environment as much as possible. It's also a goal of mine to reach at least 100,000 subscribers on YouTube.
What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn how to start a fashion and beauty company and how to run them. I am more than positive that what I learn at FIDM will help me accomplish my dreams.
Categories: Just Accepted, FIDM, Admissions, Merch Marketing, Interview, High School Junior
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