Friday, May 27, 2011


Hello WORLD!
My name is Olivia & my life is about to change dramatically in the next month.
Why? Well, I can proudly say I am a student at FIDM. Even more, I am a student in the Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing program at FIDM.
Like most people who are about to attend FIDM, I am nervous, anxious, and excited.
I have decided to jot down all my emotions and experiences at FIDM and share with anyone out there who is interested.
There isn’t much information about the beauty industry at FIDM when you google it…
I plan on changing that.

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Find your way... a little bit of inspiration to kick off Memorial Day Weekend.

Don’t complain that something is blocking your path. Find a way over it, under it, around it or through.

Just because the work is difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Find a way, and you’ll absolutely make it happen.

You can’t expect to be told exactly what steps will get you where you want to go. Find joy and sweet fulfillment in the fact that it’s up to you to find your own way.
Don’t waste your time crafting elaborate excuses or seeking the pity of others. Invest your precious time in finding a way forward.
You might think it would be nice if someone else were to cater to your every need and whim. Yet what your spirit truly desires is to find its own way, and deep inside you know that.
You were born to find your own unique way through life’s richness of possibilities. Your treasures await, so get going right now.
— Ralph Marston


Wednesday, May 11, 2011


This week is a pretty big deal around FIDM. It's midterms and finals week but for those who are graduating in June, it's our celebration week.

Thursday, May 12
Grand Hope Park

Thursday, May 12
Check-in at Rotunda

All graduating students will need to schedule a graduation interview with Lynette Daniels. Appointments fill up quick so hurry and sign up in Room 401.

Information Session
May 16, 17, & 19
11:15am Student Lounge

To ensure that you have had your grad check done and your name spelled correctly on the tentative grad list, please log onto the student portal, click academics and then apply for your degree. You can then check the grad list in room 313. If you have any questions, see Elizabeth in Room 313.

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Friday, May 6, 2011


    The Career Center presents the annual Industry Expo where representatives from a variety of industries will be ready to talk with FIDM Students about their professional goals.
    All majors are welcome to attend this year's Industry Expo being held at Grand Hope Park Tuesday, May 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is a worthwhile and interactive networking opportunity to meet companies from their respective fields. Some companies confirmed to attend include: Nordstron; Guess; Ed Hardy, and others. Don't miss this opportunity to speak with company representatives to discuss career paths (corporate and field); learn about different career opportunities, and internships. Bring your resume! Hope to see you there!

    INDUSTRY EXPO 2011 / Update
    Tuesday, May 10, 11-3pm in the park
    FIDM Career Center presents the following companies that will be attending Industry Expo. 1. 24 Seven 2. AEG Merchandise 3. BCBG Max Azria Group 4. Buckle 5. Ed Hardy 6. Gap 7. Guess 8. James Jeans 9. Kellwood(Vince,Xoxo,My Michelle,Jolt,Rebecca Taylor, Baby Phat, etc..) 10. Microsoft Store 11. Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics 12. Nordstrom 13. Pacific Sunwear 14. Perry Ellis (C&C California, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Girl Star, Gotcha,Redsand) 15. Saks Fifth Avenue 16. St. John Knits 17. VF Action Sports ( Vans, Reef) 18. VF Contemporary Brands(Ella Moss, Splendid, 7 for all Mankind) 19. Volcom Be prepared to speak with hiring managers and recruiters. Dress appropriately and bring your resume and portfolio.