FIDM Student Interns in Ethiopia at Major Fashion Company
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FIDM Merchandise Product Development Student Mimi Mulugeta is a Model United Nations Member, and her summer plans include an internship in Ethiopia in the fashion industry!
Tell us a little about yourself: I am from Ethiopia. Fashion is the way I express myself. I would like to educate myself and better my country. I am a Model United Nations Member and I do a lot of volunteering.
What is one of your proudest accomplishments? Choosing my own career instead of my parents choosing it for me. Being from Ethiopia and having an opportunity to get an education from abroad. Students are generally forced to comply to typical majors such as doctor and engineer but I am very proud that my parents have given me the chance to be myself.
Do you have an internship? Yes, I have a summer internship in Ethiopia for the biggest fashion company called Muya, and also for the biggest jewelry company called Occhi Belli.
What fashion sites/blogs do you find important or inspiring to visit? Tumblr, Pinterest, Stylesight
How did you hear about FIDM and what made you decide to go here? I heard about FIDM through The Hills. I've always thought about what I would choose as a career, but I never knew such a college existed. This is truly a passion of mine. Once I found out about FIDM, I started doing some research and got in contact with an advisor. After that, FIDM was at the top of my list.
How did you choose your major? I wanted to major in something that connected business and fashion, so I took the quiz on the website, and came to the conclusion that Merchandise Product Development was the major for me.
What’s your favorite class at FIDM so far and why? My sketching class because my teacher told me that I have a good hand for sketching. All-in-all, most teachers are quite delightful, nice, and very helpful. All subjects are very interesting.
What are your career goals and how is FIDM helping you get there? In the future I would like to start my own bridal line with a western and Ethiopian theme.
What advice do you have for someone thinking about going to FIDM? Be very open-minded and try to meet a lot of people during orientation. Also get ready to do some time-consuming but very creative projects—you will do thousands of those during your time here. During the time you have here take in all that is given to you, not only FIDM Library resources and such but also LA in general. Everything is inspirational. Be social because the people you meet could potentially change your life.
Anything else you’d like to share? I am so proud to be called a student at FIDM, and once I graduate, I will be so honored to be counted among the alumni.