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What will it be like starting to get adjusted into the career in college?


Hi Jancarlo, it might help if you clarified your question. Are you asking about adjusting to college? It looks like you're interested in fashion design, do you want to know more about what that major is like and how to succeed in it? Gurpreet Lally

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Julia’s Answer

Hi Jancarlo,

If you're interested in fashion design, I would recommend trying to secure an internship within a brand's design department to see first hand what it's like. I see you're based in MA - I'm not sure which categories you're interested in designing (women's wear, menswear, footwear, outerwear, accessories, etc) but off the top of my head I know Converse and New Balance have their corporate offices in MA. Do some research and see if there are other brands you're interested in based in Boston / MA, and see what's available. Design department aside, you may find an internship in TJX Corp (parent company of TJ Maxx / Marshall's / Homegoods) interesting - their HQ is in Framingham.

If an internship isn't of interest / isn't possible for you, I'd recommend reaching out to people whose background / career path you're interested in for more information or an informational interview.

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Lyndsey J’s Answer

Hi, what a great question. Getting into college and in the field of art is going to be very exciting for you, there is never a dull moment. You will however have to take English and math and a few other basic classes beside art. That may be the only thing that is possibly not as exciting. The classes and the professors are there to help you and are of great help. Ask lots of questions and do extra credit assignments. Even if you do go to college for art and you get a degree you should still take classes on the side to expand your knowledge in different areas. Always keep up on trends, color, composition, techniques etc. I hope this helps and if you have any other questions feel free to ask!
Lyndsey Strand
Fluid Canvas Art Studio

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Mark’s Answer

A lot of fun!

Hi Mark, Could you please provide more details on this? How was your transition from high school to college fun? Did you have to overcome any obstacles while making that transition? Gurpreet Lally

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Haley’s Answer

Hi Jancarlo!

Are you talking about getting involved in fashion design opportunities? If so, I would check to see if there is a fashion magazine on campus, or other fashion related organizations. Don't have one? Find a group of people with similar interests and create one!

This will be great to expand your network around other people that are interested in fashion design. That involvement may also connect you to internships or jobs in the future.

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