When I took the Industry Exploration Seminar class last semester, I mentioned to my professor during the exit interview that I was not looking forward to the spring 2013 semester, because I would have to do a retail internship. She told me I might change my mind about retail and that it was not the monster I was imagining. I really did NOT believe her! I was mad that this was a requirement, because I didn't have any desire to work in a store.
Well, that definitely changed. I still don't feel that being a sales associate is my dream job, but I do now understand that it is very important to have this type of experience. I enjoyed learning about the different aspects of the retail environment and the internship definitely changed some ideas I had about the fashion industry.
I also survived my Economics and Spreadsheets classes. Whew! They were not as painful or mind-blowing as I expected and gave me a lot of information and useful tips I can apply in my future career. My other creative (Advance Display Graphics) and informative (Applied Concepts of Fashion Merchandising) classes made me see the industry through many different perspectives and I did have fun in them most of the time!
This semester, like all the others, was all about learning and finding things out about myself. I now know there are more activities I enjoy doing and that I am good at and I also know some things that I definitely don't want to do at any point in my professional life. (Unless I had no other choice!)
College is all about discovery, knowledge and going out of your comfort zone. I did that pretty well this semester. LIM College knows how to push you to your limit and make you feel rewarded in the end, one way or another.