Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Careers and Curiosity

Many students worry about getting their first job, thinking if they haven't landed this one position, they will never get that dream job down the road. In an industry as competitive as the fashion business, many students spend a whole lot of time worrying about internships and jobs. If you take just a sliver of the time you might spend worrying, perhaps the best way to land that great gig, whether an internship or a job, might be to indulge in a little bit of what probably brought you to fashion business school in the first place. Indulging your own interest in the fashion business, specifically, your individual curiosity can improve your stress level, and believe it or not, make you stand out as an applicant. 
How do you indulge your curiosity? Go shopping...for information. 
L Lu. (2009). March 2009 magazine covers. [Web log]. Retrieved from http://rockthetrend.com/magazines/march-09-magazine-covers/#.VFD2m_mlg0B

Instead of going to a midtown newsstand and dropping $900 on rare imported fashion magazines, come to the Library. We have an even better selection of awesome, rare import fashion magazines. If you want to go super high quality, just sit and think of what you've always wanted to know, then come ask a librarian! You would be shocked what the librarians know, or the kinds of stuff they can show you. 

(2011, 20 September). Abbey Lee Kershaw for i-D magazine fall 2011. [Web log]. Retrieved from http://www.designscene.net/2011/09/abbey-lee-kershaw-i-d-magazine-fall-2011.html
So by all means put on your best shoes, get that resume just perfect, and be on point for those interviews, but by all means, let yourself be curious, isn't this whole school thing about fulfilling your interests anyway? 

Posted on October 29, 2014 I Blog post by David Benjamin, M.A., M.S.L.I.S. (LIM College Archivist)