March 06, 2013 at 02:47:20 Mar 06, 2013 @ 02:47
I am a freshmen studying Finance at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. My career goal is to become a buyer or seller for a large or even boutique fashion company such as Barneys, Bloomingdales, J. Crew, Saks 5th, etc,. I am concerned the education I am getting at KU is not going to be sufficient for the competitive jobs I am wanting, thus I have applied to multiple schools elsewhere, such as, FIT, Parsons, NYU. I have received my acceptance letter from FIT for the Fashion Merchandising program, but my potential plan is to switch to Menswear. However I am concerned that not receiving my Finance degree will limit me if I were to want to make my way up even farther in a fashion company. What is the market wanting? Will getting a Finance degree in addition to getting a particular fashion degree set me apart from other designers? Or is my Finance degree not necessary? Should I stay at KU finish my finance degree and then attend FIT for menswear design after graduation? Or take the opportunity I am given now and go to FIT and forget about getting a finance degree?