Choosing your fashion school.

If you have decided on a career in the fashion industry, then you more than likely are searching for the best fashion school to provide you with the training you need. Today, there are many different schools offering fashion courses, but this does not mean that they are actually the best school to fit your needs. You must remember that there are many different courses associated with fashion and you have to ensure that the school you choose offers the courses you require for your interests.

When looking for a fashion school the first step is to ensure they offer the right courses for the design field you have chosen. You can find highly reputable schools offering a variety of courses. A quality fashion school will offer programs that focus on merchandise management, interior design, merchandise marketing, fashion design, visual communication and graphic design. Along with this, you must remember within these industries there are other fields that you may wish to explore so you will need other courses that will compliment your education. A good example of this is in the fashion design courses, you should find an array of subjects including men’s wear, women’s wear, kids clothing, shoes, and sportswear to name a few.

You should visit the fashion school to learn more about the campus and the atmosphere. You should determine if you prefer a small campus with a close-knit community or if you are more interested in small class size.

A high quality fashion school should provide you with options to work with their affiliations so you can gain industry knowledge along with your training.

Of course, if you want to be a specific niche such as kid’s wear, then you will want to ensure that you can focus on this field during your education, as this will better help you find employment in your chosen field.

Another factor is the location of the school, which may be very important if you wish to stay close to family and friends. On the other hand, if the fashion school has a highly regarded reputation then you may not mind moving to another state at least for your education.

Learn more about the academic programs offered at the Fashion School. A high quality school will offer both an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree.

In the majority of cases, the requirements for the Associates of Arts degree will include sixty semester credit hours while allowing you to specialize in graphic design, fashion design, merchandise marketing, or interior design. The Bachelor of Arts degree will include 60 credit hours at the baccalaureate level, which will be a total of 120 credit hours. This degree will allow you to specialize in merchandise management, interior design, fashion design, or visual communication. Always ensure you feel comfortable at the fashion school so you will be prepared to call it home until graduation. Prepare for the career of your dreams by enrolling today.

Educational Justice Founder Moshe Ohayon Works to Close the Gap

Moshe Ohayon of Louisville, KY, founded Educational Justice in 2010 after working with bright, but low-income students who felt that college was not an option for them. Ohayon discovered that students from less well-off areas in Louisville had significant learning gaps that kept them at a disadvantage when it came to advanced classes and college entrance exams. A nonprofit organization, Educational Justice’s mission is to provide supplemental academic tutoring and training to enable underserved students to succeed in high school, achieve higher standardized test scores, and gain acceptance to college. Program participants have repeatedly boosted their ACT scores by as much as 10 points and have collectively earned over $215,000 in college scholarships.

Burning the midnight oil.

I am so proud of my cousin who will soon be finishing his doctorate degree. He is currently a professor in a prestigious university here in the country and with the work he’s doing for school, being a professor and student, you’d think he will become grouchy due to exhaustion. But you know what? He’s remained positive, cheerful, and full of life! He now wears progressive lenses and is always burning the midnight oil.

I wish I had the same determination when I was younger. I wanted to become a lawyer but got sidetracked due to family obligations. I can probably still pursue my dreams but I feel I am too old to start now.

Oh, well. Such is life. You take whatever it gives you and accept that some things are not meant to be.