Wow! I can't believe it's already the seventh week of the quarter. I've been really busy with school this quarter so I haven't gotten the chance to update you all, but I finally have time, so here I go.
So much has gone down in my life in the past seven weeks, I don't even know where to begin. I'm just going to make this short and sweet.
This quarter I took 5 courses: English Composition, College Math, Survey of VCOM, Ideation Sketching, and Intro to Digital Imaging (and, yes, even at Fashion College you have to take Math and English).
So the first week of the quarter went well. I met new people and got a chance to attend the second annual job fair that FIDM hosts in the student lounge. My cousin Stephanie Sandoval started FIDM again this quarter after taking time off. She is determined to make her dreams and goals come true. She recently landed a great job as a visual merchandiser for this one company; she loves it there. I feel even more comfortable at school having my cousin there.
Well, the first three weeks of school went very smoothly but once it got to the fourth one; yeah, you know what I mean. On top of having tons of projects, homework assignments, and quizzes I was working two jobs and working with my friend who I mention to you all in my first post, Karina Copado. I worked at her big LA Fashion Week Finale Fashion Show in Los Angeles.
After LA Fashion Week, it was school and work time again. I actually got a third job at Cotton On as a Sales Associate, which is one of my favorite stores to shop at. I know it sounds crazy to have three jobs and be a full time student, but it's possible.
One of my favorite classes in school is my Survey class for Visual Communications. Throughout the quarter we are working on projects that focus on one designer. I chose Betsey Johnson. Her fashion is so free spirited, it gives women ages 16 to 23 that edgy yet chic look.
It is now my seventh week and I'm ready for winter break. This past week and upcoming week are crazy busy. Besides having major projects due, I have to work Black Friday for two retail jobs. I think I can do it, plus I'll be getting paper! I'm also working on my app for this internship with Urban Outfitters Inc. in either Philadelphia or New York, I obviously want the New York one, but let's just hope I get an interview this upcoming new year.
Also I met an awesome new best friend through the Instagram app for apple products. It's weird how we met but I'm so happy I met him. I followed him on Instagram and he posted fashion sketches, and I thought they were amazing, so I commented him that he should consider FIDM as a college choice since his designs were great. He replied back telling me that those were actually his sketches for his entry project for FIDM; very ironic. His name is Justin Ray Barrows from San Antonio, Texas and he wants to major in Fashion Design. He plans on attending FIDM in Summer 2013, and we might even be roommates and work together in the near future as well. Like I said, connections are everywhere!
Well now it's time for Thanksgiving break and time to catch up with my family. I will keep you updated with my project from my Survey class as soon as I'm finish with it so definitely before winter break. I wish you all a happy and safe thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!