From executives at major corporations to entrepreneurs with the next hot fashion app or vintage boutique, these graduates of FIDM, one of the top fashion marketing schools, are out there achieving in the industry.
Outstanding student Bailey Pierson graduated FIDM with a degree in Merchandise Marketing in March 2015. She is building her career at top retailer Nordstrom in California, where she worked while attending merchandising school downtown. Her ultimate goal? To become a store manager at Nordstrom.
Assistant Manager, Nordstrom
Where did you go to high school?
I attended Rockwall H.S. in Rockwall, TX, about 25 minutes outside Dallas. I was an involved DECA member.
How did you find FIDM?
I found it while researching fashion merchandising degrees during high school. I had the opportunity to visit campus during the summer of my junior year and I knew it was the school for me.
What was the best part of your FIDM experience?
Balancing a full time job as a department manager while taking a full load of classes and making the Honor Roll every quarter.
Advice for FIDM students?
My best advice is to get a job in the field while attending school. It challenges you to use what you are learning in the classroom, while managing schoolwork and professional responsibilities.
How has your FIDM education helped in your career so far?
It's helped me advance my career at Nordstrom. When I started I was a Sales Associate and by the time I graduated I was a Manager. FIDM gave me the tools to market myself and develop my management skills.
Categories: Merch Marketing, Alumni
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