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  • Feb

    Just Accepted Merchandise Product Development Student Has Taught Abroad

    Name: Alyson Covington

    Age: 25

    Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA 

    Previous College: Loyola Marymount University

    FIDM MajorMerchandise Product Development

    FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, April 2017

    Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope

    How did your advisor help with the process? Susan is so knowledgable and was there for me through the whole application and interview process, from beginning to end. I could not have asked for a more supportive and informative advisor. I am so grateful to have her as my advisor. 

    Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in Orange County, so I am a total beach bum. I love swimming, running, scuba diving, and traveling. I have lived in four different countries and have traveled to over 30 countries. 

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far?
    My proudest accomplishments are graduating from university in 2015, and my year of teaching English abroad. After graduating, I moved to Prague, Czech Republic where I took a teaching job at an elementary school. I spent one year teaching English to Czech students. This experience was extremely challenging, but it was one of the most rewarding years yet. 

    What made FIDM right for you? FIDM was the right choice for me because they are the best in the industry. The curriculum for my major is directly applicable to what the industry requires of product developers. I know after graduating FIDM, I will be prepared for the competitive world of fashion.

    Describe your entrance project. It consisted of five sketches of modified runway looks. My target audience was single, successful women in their late twenties to early forties living in the big city. These women are independent, educated, sophisticated, yet still want to feel and look young and beautiful. All of my looks can be worn from the office straight to a night on the town. What I love about my project is that my thirty-year-old sisters, my mom, or I could all wear these dresses and still feel comfortable and confident. The looks are timeless and classy. 

    What are your career goals? I hope to one day be the lead product developer for an influential women fashion label.

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn the skills and knowledge that will help me land my first job in the fashion industry. From there, the success is in my hands. I want to learn all aspects of how to plan, develop, present and execute fashion lines. The instructors and resources FIDM offers are top of the line and are some of the most influential in the industry. I look forward to learning what it takes to make it in fashion. 


    Categories: Just Accepted, Transfer Students, Merchandise Product Development

  • Feb

    Just Accepted Product Development Student Runs an Online Clothing Shop

    Name: Emily Benavides Age: 20 Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA Previous College: Cairn University and Santiago Canyon College FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, Fall 2017 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advi … Read More

  • Oct

    Just Accepted Graphic Design Student Wants to Start Her Own Design Business

    Name: Brigitte Sevigney Age: 23 Hometown: Hoosick Falls, NY Previous College: I began my Graphic Design journey at SUNY Cobleskill where I had the great value to gain a lot of experience in my field on top of receiving an associates degree. I was an IT pe … Read More

  • Sep

    Just Accepted Social Media Student is Ready to Achieve Her Goals at FIDM

    Name: Salona Wallace Age:22 Hometown: San Clemente, CA Previous College: Saddleback College FIDM Major: Social Media FIDM Campus: OC & LA campuses Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald How did your advisor help with the process? I had a very attentive … Read More

  • Sep

    Just Accepted Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing Student Transfers From Fullerton College to Pursue Her Dreams

    Name: Paulina Gonzalez Age: 23 Hometown: Anaheim, CA Previous College: Fullerton College FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: OC Campus, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisors: Cathy Chambers and Margaret Berger How … Read More

  • Aug

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student is Following Her Dreams to FIDM

    Name: Carly Quick Age: 20 Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ Previous College: I previously attended the University of Arizona for two years. I also had an internship this past summer in Los Angeles with an advertising/marketing agency called Media Storm. I worked … Read More

  • May

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Comes From a Famous Design Family

    Name: Natasha Fisker Age: 21 Hometown: Newport Beach, CA Previous College/Work: One year at San Francisco State University. Interned at PR Dept in Beverly Hills for fashion names such as Penguin and PopSugar and JMPR, PR agency for automotive companies su … Read More

  • Apr

    Just Accepted Merchandise Marketing Student Left Behind Lucrative Engineering Career to Follow Her FIDM Dreams

    Name: Richa Bhatiani Age: 31 Hometown: New Delhi, India Previous College: B.E. in Engineering Management and M.S. in Project Management FIDM Major: Merchandise Marketing, Professional Designation  FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA Campus, April 2016 Admis … Read More

  • Mar

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student is an Alumnus of the American Musical Dramatic Academy of the Arts

    Name: Emilio Ruiz-Vega Age: 19 Hometown: San Francisco, CA Previous College: The American Musical Dramatic Academy of the Arts in New York, NY FIDM Major: Visual Communications  FIDM Campus and Start Date: San Francisco, Summer 2016 Admissions Advisor: … Read More