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  • Feb

    Top Internship Tips from FIDM Grad and Zambezi Junior Art Director Sean Jackson

    Students across several disciplines at FIDM including Graphic Design, Merchandise Product Development, Fashion Design, and Visual Communications, were treated to a special presentation today by Zambezi Junior Art Director and FIDM Graphic Design Grad Sean Jackson, about the importance of internships.

    The presentation is part of a series in the Career Ambassador Program, which meets four times each quarter, every other Wednesday. Guest speakers are invited to present on industry-related topics.

    Speaking directly to the group of students seeking careers in creative fields, Sean started off the discussion by saying he’s made a choice in his life to always be around “progressive creative people.” He graduated with his Graphic Design degree from FIDM in 2012, and continued at FIDM to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, graduating in June of last year.

    When seeking an internship, he said you must make your resume memorable and interesting. He shared a story about the communications agency he works for that recently received a resume as part of a pizza delivery. Very memorable! Another tip? Have your resume match your personality, and use interesting language. “You don’t want someone to forget who you are before they’ve even met you.”

    Sean went on to offer sound advice for students seeking internships, as well for as those who are already working in internships.

    Advice for students seeking internships:

    • Be prepared.
    • Customize your resume and make it memorable.
    • Maintain professionalism in appearance and demeanor.
    • Reflect the image of FIDM—a highly respected institution of higher learning.
    • Be aware of your social media presence. Everyone is watching.
    • Utilize your internship experience toward your first full-time position.

    Advice for students who have internships:

    • Be hungry.
    • Stay late.
    • Be part of the team.
    • Know the business and the clients.
    • Be on time.
    • Set goals.
    • Build trust.

    He left the group of students with one last thought. He said to utilize your instructors and advisors at FIDM. “They are all experienced professionals who are here to help you succeed.”


    Categories: Business Management, Advice, Alumni News, Graphic Deisgn, Internships, Career Center

  • Nov

    Business Management Student Designs and Manufactures in Downtown LA (Interview)

    Apparel Manufacturing Graduate and current Business Management Student MoonSoo Kim of Make It LA and L'Atelier is creating quality, high-end garments for celebrities, pro-athletes, and European clients. We recently caught up with the Los Angeles-based desig … Read More

  • May

    MPD and Business Management Grad is an Assistant Designer at bebe (Interview)

    Name: Freshtah Hamidi Major: Merchandise Product Development, followed by Business Management Grad Year: 2013 You began your career at bebe with an internship. How did the internship come about? I came across the design internship opportunity at bebe … Read More

  • May

    Entrepreneurship Class Visits SF Start-Up Move Loot

    FIDM San Francisco students from Mychelle Fitzgerald's Entrepreneurship class visited start-up Move Loot's headquarters this quarter. Founders Bill Bobbitt and Jenny Morrill shared their successful business plan for an online used furniture site that links u … Read More

  • Feb

    FIDM Students Attend the National Retail Federation's BIG Show in New York City

    Students pose with Kip Tindell, Chairman & CEO, The Container Store Last month, 17 FIDM Students from the Merchandise Marketing, Merchandise Product Development, and Business Management programs attended the National Retail Federation's BIG Show in New York C … Read More

  • Jan

    Business Management Student's Lululemon Case Study Wins Her a 2nd Scholarship

    Business Management Student Brenda Torres recently won the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund award for the second time. In addition to the $5,000 award, Brenda received a trip to New York City to attend the Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at the … Read More

  • Jan

    Merchandise Product Development Grads Launch Pliable Pattern Product

    FIDM Grads Alicia Rhodes and Natasha Endrei's new company Aeline has launched the duo's first product, Pliable Pattern, a pattern making product designed to improve final fit.  What is Pliable Pattern? Pliable Pattern is a product that will help change the … Read More

  • Dec

    FIDM Student and Career Ambassador Interning at Vera Wang (Interview)

    Name: Brandie Rose Ribeiro Major: Fashion Design Grad Date: June 2015 How did the internship at Vera Wang come about? Maril Delly from the Career Center gave me the information to contact the manager at Vera Wang who is a graduate of FIDM. I sent the … Read More

  • Dec

    Business Management Grad Featured in New York Times's Style Section

    Bachelor's in Business Management Graduate Amirah Kassem and her high-concept bakery, Flour Shop, is featured in the New York Times. Amirah's business, which is geared toward the fashion and entertainment industry, has clients such as Katy Perry, Valentino, … Read More

  • Dec

    Business Management Student Interning at Nylon Magazine (Interview)

    Current FIDM Business Management Student Nikki Dror is a fashion blogger and FIDM Merchandise Marketing Graduate currently living in New York City. She's interning for Nylon magazine and the casting agency Socialyte while finishing her degree online.  How l … Read More