The questions are:
What makes you a perfect candidate for FIT?
Why are you interested in the major you are applied to?
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My passion for fashion started with my love for clothes, shoes, purses- anything I could try on and wear. But things shifted, it started to become more than just the clothes it was the story behind them. I once read, "I don't wear outfits, I create looks", it has been my credo every day since. Fashion is more than wearing an outfit, it's a form of art, the look, the feeling it gives you when you put it on, the confidence, the inspiration. Fashion has energy, personality, and aura, it moves at a rapid speed and changes every single day.
Growing up in Los Angeles is hard when you are enamored by a city like New York. LA doesn't have that same swag, attitude and, the fast-paced lifestyle I crave. When it comes to fashion, Angelenos are uninspiring compared to New Yorkers. We have a basic and relaxed style, whereas New Yorkers take pride in their outfit. I've been there twice in my life, and each time I felt like I belonged. I remember walking the streets, inspired by all the outfits that were different from what I was accustomed to. People had real creativity, style, and the ability to express themselves in ways you can't anywhere else. After my first trip to New York, I was determined to come back. That's when I found out about the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). I was astonished to find out that there is a school in New York, that's focused on what I want to do. Let alone the exact major, Fashion Business Management(FBM). There is no other place I would rather be getting my education in fashion - the fashion capital of the world.
Fashion Business Management appeals to me because of its challenging and valuable curriculum, especially buying and planning which is what I want to do when I graduate. My ambition is to become a retail buyer for a fashion company. I would love to travel, attending fashion shows in cities like London, Milan, and Paris. I think it'll be an unexplainable feeling walking into a store and seeing the clothes I picked. My goal is to be the best retail buyer the fashion industry has ever seen and I know that going into FBM will help me reach that goal. I have dissected all of the majors at FIT along with its curriculums but nothing piqued my interest like FBM.
In my junior year of high school, I founded the fashion club. We talked fashion news, discussed runways and red carpets, and did projects like creating look books. I was also a part of the Black Student Union which gave me an amazing feeling of unity with my peers. LAGirl Style is the company I am currently working with to help revamp their brand. I've worked alongside the CEO, meeting with whole-sellers, taking part in photoshoots, and doing technical work on social media. Working with this brand has helped solidify what I want to do with my career. It's shown me that I want to be on the business side of fashion rather than design. Also, as a junior, I was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for their Merchandising and Marketing major. This was the second most amazing moment in my academic career, but I believe getting into FIT will be the first. I've volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House the past four summers and as well as local homeless shelters through Heavenly Helpers, a non-profit organization in South Central LA. I've recently been inducted to the National Honors Society and was on the Honor Roll at my school for two semesters.
I believe I'm the perfect candidate for FIT because fashion has captivated my imagination every day for years. My father has always told me since I was a young girl, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life". This is how I feel about a career in the fashion industry. I'm eager to learn and experience things I can only learn or experience at FIT. I have some knowledge in fashion and would love to expand on it in the fashion capital of the world. To be in the city I love so much, surrounded by people who are on a similar path as I am would be the greatest experience. All this to say, I am determined and dedicated to the Fashion Institute of Technology.