Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management

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  • 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 on the FIDM Career Network online. I applied on the job search portal and submitted my resume. I was invited to interview with the Director of Design Operations at and was offered a spot in the company’s Spring Internship program. 

    How did this internship turn into a full-time position? While interning at bebe, I was given the opportunity to learn about the process of creating a collection. I was exposed to every stage of the development process, from putting together trend concepts to presenting prototype samples, to merchant teams. Through my dedication and eagerness to learn, I was able to extend my internship. I completed my internship in the last quarter of my coursework at FIDM.

    During the internship, I expressed my love for the company culture and interest in joining the design team. A couple of weeks after I graduated, I received a call from the HR department at bebe about a new position opening up. The Director of Design Operations recognized my hard work and dedication to the company, and a new position was created for me as the Design Product Librarian.

    What are your responsibilities? As the Design Product Librarian, I coordinated all samples in the studio and served as a liaison between all departments. Additionally, I assisted the Design Team with CAD, Web PDM input, tech packs, and prepping for style out presentations. Within a year, I was promoted to Assistant Designer, the position which I currently hold.

    I work with the Senior Design Director, who oversees the Related Sportswear and Jumpsuits categories. I assist with sketching, tech pack setups, vendor communication, Web PDM input, and style out preparation. I also function as the Design Team trainer and manage the Design Internship program.

    How did FIDM help prepare you for your career? FIDM helped me prepare for my career by providing me with the tools I needed to not only function, but also grow in the industry. I utilize coursework knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Web PDM on a daily basis. While at FIDM, I worked under strict deadlines, while juggling multiple projects at school. As a result, I learned strong time-management skills that allow me to meet the demands of a fast-paced work environment.

    In addition, I often had to collaborate on group projects, teaching me how to work well in a team environment. I am constantly collaborating with others at work, both with the design team and with cross-functional teams, such as our internal merchant and production teams. I have gained immense knowledge throughout my studies at FIDM and I am able to utilize all of the tools I learned in the development of my career. 


    Categories: Business Management, Alumni, Interview, Internships, Careers, Merchandise Product Development

  • 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

  • Dec

    Three Graphic Design Students Are Finalists in NRF Holiday Card Contest

    Graphic Design Students Alexander Sales Rivera, Emily Cooper, and Lilyan Urbanczuk (pictured with Karla Maldonado, Elizabeth Poteracki, and Amanda Villa who you'll learn more about below) were all awarded as finalists in the NRF's Holiday Card Contest and wi … Read More

  • Aug

    FIDM Alumna Living and Working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Interview)

    Apparel Industry Management, Advanced Fashion Design, and Business Management Graduate Ariana DaSilva is working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as a Senior Fashion Trainer at Sharaf Retail Group, which represents brands such as Agent Provacateur, Forever 21 … Read More