I finished all my final exams and was done with the Fall Semester! Yippee! Nothing beats that last final exam feeling, I almost wanted to run out of the classroom door and click my heels and go straight home!
What a semester it was. I think I can safely say that the fall semester was very tough for everyone, and then with Hurricane Sandy causing mass devastation and uprooting us (quite literally) from our lives, it made it that much more stressful, especially for those who were left without power and water for a long period of time.
However, I feel that speaks volumes about the students at LIM College and the people of New York City in general. Despite the hardship, we just get on with it.
Although it was a tough semester, I am really proud of what I achieved throughout the past few months. My Visual Presentation class installed a window display for the Fashion Center in the Garment District in midtown Manhattan and I was so pleased with it. We all felt very proud and breathed sighs of relief that it eventually all came together.
Next semester will be my last semester of classes before I do a Senior Co-op visual merchandising internship in the fall, so it is my last chance to take part in more fun projects like the window display, and really add to my portfolio, which will hopefully blow prospective fashion industry employers away when I start the interview process for my Co-op internship.
Aside from securing a fantastic visual merchandising internship, my New Year’s resolution is to hopefully get the opportunity to travel a bit more around the U.S. before my visa expires, weep. My dream holiday would be to visit my roommate in Hawaii and have her show me around that picturesque state, making stops in LA and Las Vegas on the way back to New York City! I would also love to explore more of the East Coast (Boston, Vermont) and hopefully make a trip to Canada to visit some family and friends in Montreal.