FIDM Grad: Krystal Cabo

Grads share their career success stories

Krystal Cabo

Graduate
Apparel Industry Management
Production Coordinator for Elizabeth and James

After attending 3 Days of Fashion, getting a feel of the campus, and getting lost in Southern California's beauty, I was sold.”

How did you hear about FIDM and make the decision to attend?
My counselor in high school had FIDM's Catalog on her bookshelf that I came across. After flipping through the pages, I wanted to know more about FIDM and its creative curriculum. FIDM representatives came to Hawaii to talk about the college, and I won one of the big raffle prizes to attend 3 Days of Fashion in L.A. I remember telling my parents that this was a sign and since my parents were supportive of me, we booked our flights to check it out.

After attending 3 Days of Fashion, getting a feel of the campus, and getting lost in Southern California's beauty, I was sold. I knew that FIDM would help me build a solid foundation to better prepare myself for my future in the fashion industry.

Did FIDM help you get any internships or jobs?
I used the FIDM Portal's Career Page to see if they had any job leads. It took me a few visits until I found the job I was looking for. I got hired as a Production Assistant and worked under Elizabeth and James and Patterson J. Kincaid.

In your role as Production Coordinator, what are some of your responsibilities? After a year of being a Production Assistant, I had the opportunity to transition into being a Production Coordinator. My responsibilities include daily communication with import vendors and all departments involved with development/production. I create and send out purchase orders to our manufactures. I make sure that our vendors and our production are on schedule with our Time and Action calendar.

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