TOPIC: What makes you a perfect candidate for FIT? Why are you interested in the major you're applying for? This is your chance to tell us about your accomplishments, experiences, and activities.
Every person has a passion in life. My passion consists of fashion and writing. Looking back to when I was a child, the moments I treasure the most were when my parents brought home books for me. I was so fascinated by words and the way they affected me in different emotional ways. My favorite childhood book, The Little Engine That Could, was one of the books that affected me the most. The book depicts a story of a little engine, although surrounded by many big engines, bravely pulls all the cars up to the mountain because he believed that he could. The way the words illustrated the scene and moral of the story brought tears to my eyes. I was astounded and moved by how much words can affect a person. Likewise, fashion was also a very big part during my adolescent and teenage years. Each and every day, I was able to articulate and communicate myself though the way I dress. Fashion allowed me to have my own unique personality, to be someone different - someone I couldn't have been without the circumstances that clothes allowed me to express my individuality. If I could combine these two areas together, as done in the Advertising and Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology, I would be able to pursue a career that I love: writing and designing advertising and editorial campaigns for the fashion industry.
In five years, I envision myself working at a fashion magazine firm as a fashion editor or at an agency like Saatchi and Saatchi or BBDO. As of now, I take courses in Italian and Art History, write daily, and read fashion blogs and study magazines relentlessly. Because I am interested in this field, every month I save up money to buy fashion magazines. Skimming through the pages of American Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and Marie Claire, I realized what I wanted to do. Every time I get a new issue of these magazines, I read through each magazine thoughtfully, looking at all the editorials, and then cutting out images of clothes, cosmetics, stories, etc. that I find intriguing and interesting. I then would paste these images in my own way on construction paper and I would write my own article as if I were really designing a page for a magazine. Each and every time I do this, I can tell that this is what I want to do with my life. I enjoy and love the way campaigns effect us all in diverse ways; that's what I want to do - I want to be able to create and generate campaigns that speak to not just one specific type of person, but to many audiences. And what better way than to combine that with fashion? Fashion allows a person to specify his or herself through clothing, accessories, and cosmetics. I would love to combine these two areas into one, where I can design ad campaigns for these types of products- expressing to many audiences why they should buy the product.
One thing that stands out about FIT when compared with other schools is that the school allows one to start his or her major as soon as he or she steps through the doors. FIT is also very notable for employing trained professionals in the industry to teach the students. Providing more useful information and giving the students an insight in that certain career, students will have more knowledge of what it is really like in the industry. I know that the coursework at FIT is more challenging than those of other colleges, and I am ready and able to take on the tasks that will be put in my direction. What I can offer FIT is my unique way of thinking and the countless ideas in my head. I can and will be able to submit my own concepts and notions on how to better or make a product innovative and relatable to many audiences. Although I did not have the opportunities for internships at magazine or advertising firms, I plan to attain internships during my studies at FIT. With the impressive resumes of internships that I will gain from FIT, I will land a job in the career of my choice, no doubt.
All in all, FIT is the perfect school for me because it allows me to get the proper education I need to go into my field of choice. Similarly to the way flowers rely on water and sunlight to bloom, FIT is my sunlight and water, and will be the foundation in which I will be able to prosper.
Prompt: What makes you a perfect candidate for FIT? Why are you interested in the major you are applying to? The essay is also your chance to tell us more about your experiences, activities and accomplishments.
While walking through the streets of Milan at age seventeen, my mind does not know whether to focus on the breath taking foreign structures, or Dolce and Gabbana’s spring 2010 collection. Not only are the well-dressed Italian people distracting me, but Victoria’s Secret’s Adriana Lima is catching my eye from a nearby billboard. Despite the intentions of my foreign exchange program to observe the enormous and beautifully constructed Duomo, I cannot ignore the fact that I am in the heart of a fashion capitol. I always find myself absorbed in anything fashion related no matter where I am or what is going on around me.
For this reason, I believe it is central for me to work with what fascinates me. Managing products is powerful considering that it is essential for me to have designer’s hard work and effort recognized. The need to be in an environment where there are people who match my determination to have designers endeavor’s gain recognition is a deep desire of mine. I would enjoy taking a designer’s work from a concept to a reality by utilizing commercialization.
I would create a positive atmosphere within my workplace to get the ideas flowing. I know this because my energy already affects the wait staff I work with in such a way that we all satisfy our customers and work together as a team. I often lead the staff by making sure all of our customers are being taken care. Working well with a team is effortless for me as a result of my cheerleading team and key club in high school. These qualities will follow me in my career as they already do in my college work. Being unable to contain myself, I often lead discussions and share ideas in my classrooms.
My leadership quality has been attained through coping with family hardships since a very young age. These hardships push me to figure out what inspires me, and figure out what whisks me away from all the negative concerns in my life. Seizing the opportunity to pursue my interest will inspire me further to open people’s eyes to the craftsmanship surrounding them every day. I want to have everyone appreciate how much vigor goes into clothes development.
The reason I have been studying English thus far in my college career is due to the fact that my college does not offer classes to work in the fashion business. Accordingly, I decided writing about fashion as an alternate route into having designer’s work noticed. This is why I write about fashion for my college’s newspaper, the Banner.
Contentment will be gained from either direction I choose; however really being hands on in this business would suit my devotion to fashion and my personality exceedingly. I am willing to put my heart into every aspect of my work in order to achieve this goal, and I am capable due to my skills in leadership and team work. Managing products will be the perfect way for me to build a designer’s dreams into a reality.