Fashion Related PhD From Cornell University?!?!

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Fashion Related PhD From Cornell University?!?!

Postby FashionPhD » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:47 am

Hi Guys,

First post here. I have a MBA in marketing from a regionally accredited school. I want to be in the Fashion Industry. Ultimately I want to have my own fashion line. This is risky though and I want to be able to fall back on something such as a teaching career if need be.

Here is the link.

How can I improve my chances of getting in? My Master's GPA is a concentration would be in apparel design. Any advice? ... ograms.cfm
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Re: Fashion Related PhD From Cornell University?!?!

Postby SteveFoerster » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:24 pm

Two things. First, don't think of teaching as a fallback career. Teaching is something you do because you really want to do it, otherwise it burns you out quickly. And if you mean college teaching, those positions, even the shitty paying ones, are extremely competitive.

Second, do you really need more school, or do you need to go do some networking and find an internship and learn the same things without paying Cornell prices for 18 graduate credits?
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Re: Fashion Related PhD From Cornell University?!?!

Postby nosborne48 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:03 pm

Wow, Cornell...well, I'm sure the clothes will be energy efficient and able to withstand earthquakes and floods.

Take a look at FIT, SUNY's Fashion Institute of Technology. You don't need a Ph.D. to do fashion design but you do need connections in the industry. That means NYC, friend, and FIT was put on Manhattan Island for that exact reason.

Good luck with your career! It will be brutal but endlessly fascinating!
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