A Day in the Life of a Fashion Student
posted by LIM College
It's 7 on Monday morning and my first class (Spreadsheet Applications) starts at 8:30. I usually try to grab the 7 subway train, which drops me off at Rockefeller Center, and then I walk to Maxwell Hall on East 45th Street and 3rd Avenue. Everyone says I'm mad for not hopping on an additional subway in order to get to class, but while balancing a job and school, it gives me a good half hour to just stroll, observe and concentrate on everything that I need to do. It also really wakes me up so that I’m ready for my class.
After my Spreadsheet Applications class is over I have a 20-minute break until my next class. To energize myself I go to the Good to Go café in Maxwell Hall and grab a cup of black coffee. I quickly drink it before entering my Accounting class, and after about an hour and 15 minutes it's time to head over to the LIM College Townhouse for my third class of the day.
One of my visual merchandising displays in Fall of 2012
We only have 20-minute intervals between each class, so usually I need to speed-walk to the Townhouse (or run!) to make sure that I'm in class on time. At the beginning of the semester I explained to the professor that I'm coming from Maxwell Hall, so if I'm a few minutes late once or twice I'm not penalized.
After school it's time to work on my CAD online class. Some people really like online classes, while others are not so keen on taking them. I find that it's usually a personal preference based on the way that you learn. Freshman year, I only took one hybrid class to see if I liked it and succeeded at it. Once I knew that I could handle the responsibility of an online course, I went ahead and took one my sophomore year. I did really well in the class, balanced the work, learned how to use Blackboard (this is vital!) and now continue to take them.
I wouldn't jump into an online class without knowing the guidelines. They are usually quite self-explanatory once you have the hang of it and read through the student handbook/syllabus, but if you're someone who learns verbally or through explanation, it's probably better to take classes in person. It's a lot of work to keep up with, but as long as you stay on top of assignments, quizzes and tests you should be fine.
After I'm done with some CAD assignments due on Friday, I look at my Research and Analysis course syllabus and realize we have a test on Wednesday. So I start studying everything we have learned while finishing up some homework.
Last, but not least, it's time for dinner. I used to spend SO much money on eating out, or even grabbing lunch at quick cafes, but it all really does add up. Now what I do is cook myself a meal or grab a Lean Cuisine meal to heat up in the microwave. It's cheaper and healthier than takeout and only takes a few minutes.
A day in the life of a fashion student is never a dull one!