Choosing a graduate program can be tough, especially when you’re in your twenties with an unclear vision of what you ultimately want. Initially, I had no idea which Fashion school I wanted to attend but I did have a list of my top concerns:
- Location – Will I feel safe and enjoy the campus? Will I need to stay on campus or off campus housing? What form of transportation will I be using?
- Graduate Programs Offered– What graduate programs does the school offer? How long will it take to complete?
- Tuition– How much will the program cost? Will scholarships or financial aid be awarded?
- Employment Rate– How many students are receiving jobs in the fashion industry post-graduation? What is the average salary of alumni?
- Career Resources– Are career fairs hosted often? What companies are recruiting? Are there any resources for mock interviews or resumes reviews?
With all this in mind, I narrowed down my search to LIM College in New York City.
My top concern was location. So I chose a school in New York City because it’s the fashion capital of the world and the campus is located in the heart of Manhattan; I knew I would be able to enjoy every aspect of the city. Not to mention public transportation (the subway) is a huge convenience.
Also, LIM College is one of the few fashion schools that offers a masters degree in Fashion Marketing; which was perfect, I was looking for a program that would combine my two passions: fashion and business. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Fashion Marketing is a program that focuses on practical and theoretical knowledge of fashion marketing. You learn to recognize current marketing and business trends to create value for todays and future consumers.
Other Perks of the Program:
- All professors have worked in the fashion industry.
- The LIM career center provides a database for jobs and internships.
- The CEO speaker series gives you the opportunity to meet current CEO and executives in the fashion industry.
With my first week down I can already tell I made the right choice. For this semester I’ve set one goal for myself: have a curiosity for knowledge.
Cheers to new beginnings!
” There’s no standing still in the fashion industry. The best way to grow in this challenging field is to expand your professional knowledge.”