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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
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4 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: Good @ getting you ready up until you graduate.

5 College Senior

Career Services: They offer a lot of post grad help which I'm excited to use when I start looking for my career.

4 College Junior

Career Services: The school offers a career center for help with job hunt there are also opportunities for alumni

5 College Junior

Career Services: FIDM offers a very unique but broad range of career networking. They help alumni find jobs and help current students with jobs or scholarships. I have had many great experiences with the career center and the advisors know you by your name, which is really great!

3 College Junior

Career Services: I have heard good and bad. I think it honestly depends on if the student uses his/her sources to their best ability.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 186th
    Easiest Transfer Process
  • 1460th
    Strongest Alumni Network

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

FIDM helps students build connections and land jobs and internships during schooling—and even after obtaining a degree. The Career Center is a terrific place for new students to start and for alumni to stay connected. Even if you don't want to work during your first quarter, it's still a good idea to go the Career Center, meet the career advisors for your major, and get an overview of what's available. You'll find that FIDM really encourages students to work while they're studying, so they can apply what they're learning as soon as possible. The CC also helps students with their resumes, interview skills, and everything else they need to successfully "sell" themselves to an employer.

The future employment of alumni varies, just because of all the different majors FIDM offers. There are many career positions that most students have never even heard of in fashion or interior design or any other major. And these opportunities are in the business side of the industry, as much as the design side. They can range from business owner, designer, stylist, buyer, merchandiser, and even product developer. It may sound cliché, but the possibilities are endless.

Facts & Statistics

Employment Services Available?
Placement Services Available?
Other Career/Placement Services
The Career Center
Popular Schools for Further Study
FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology)
Firms that Frequently Hire Grads
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • American Apparel
  • Ann Taylor
  • Bath & Body Works
  • BCBG
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Disney
  • Express
  • Forever 21
  • Gap
  • Guess
  • J. Crew
  • The Limited
  • Macy's
  • Nordstrom
  • PacSun
  • Quiksilver
  • Smashbox
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Victoria's Secret
Alumni Services
  • "Dialogues" alumni magazine
  • Alumni Web site with job postings
  • Global alumni chapters
  • Networking events
Famous Alumni
  • Leanne Marshall - "Project Runway" winner season five
  • Monique Lhuillier - celebrity bridalwear and eveningwear designer
  • Nick Verreos - "Project Runway" season two, red carpet fashion analyst
  • Pamela Skaist-Levy - Juicy Couture co-founder
Did You Know?
FIDM's Career Center has over 17,000 employer contacts and posts over 1,200 new job openings each month. Students on all four FIDM campuses have access to the same job openings. All of the alumni can see the job postings on the alumni Web site. Because FIDM has over 40,000 graduates, often FIDM grads are hiring FIDM grads.

Student Polls

Have you been able to transfer credits to other schools?    Based on 58 responses

  • 17% Yes, I transferred credits to other schools successfully and easily.
  • 2% Yes, I transferred credits to other schools, but it was a difficult process.
  • 21% I'm not really sure what my transferring options are.
  • 3% I tried but was denied.
  • 19% No, I haven't transferred credits to other schools, but I want to.
  • 38% No, I haven't transferred credits to other schools and probably won't.

What do you plan on doing after completing your studies here?    Based on 60 responses

  • 2% I plan to transfer to another school to complete my degree.
  • 42% I plan to pursue a higher degree.
  • 55% I plan on looking for a new job.
  • 0% I plan on staying at my current job.
  • 2% I only took classes for new knowledge and don't plan on using studies here to advance my education or career.



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