blastoff

Blastoff + Sundaes on Friday

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^^All of the Fall 2014 FSO board ^^
This week was a crazy one to say the least. FSO has been busy spreading the word of our great organization and planning the first few big events of the year! Here are some pictures of what we've been up to. 
The first thing we did was Blastoff. We met so many of you (more than 300 people stopped at our table!) and even gave away a few free memberships. Congrats to those who won. Blastoff was so fun for us this year. 
^^ College of the Arts Dean, the Fashion Advisors, JR and FSO board ^^
We were also invited to be a part of the College of the Arts event, Sundaes on Friday. There was a Steel Drum Band, free ice cream and so many arts students. Thanks for stopping by our table here, too!
 ^^ Sab and Grace got balloon animals, including a black squirrel ^^
 ^^ We got to meet + talk to the Dean of College of the Arts ^^
** Don't forget our FIRST MEETING is this Tuesday, September 2nd, in the Rockwell Auditorium, 7 PM!

How to Survive Fashion School

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We know how stressful, exciting and crazy that first day of class is! Whether you have one class at Rockwell or three, keep these tips in mind!

1. Dress to impress! First impressions do matter, and you want to leave your professors and classmates with a great image of you.
2. Do NOT pull out your phone in Dr. Leslie's class...just trust us.
3. Walk your schedule the day before, so you know exactly where your classes are. That way you won't be rushing or surprised when you can't find something!
4. Don't bring any books to the first day, you won't need them. Just bring a folder, notebook and pencil (which is a lot easier to carry.)
5. Visit your fashion advisor right away at the beginning of the year so they can get to know you. It's great to have someone help you through choosing 4 years of classes and deciding life goals. They have so much experience with fashion students and know what they're doing!
6. It's easy to get overwhelmed with projects, fashion shows, homework and more. Make sure to get a calendar to jot down important dates.
7. Get involved right away, especially in the fashion school! Most upper-classmen are happy to help you figure out how you fit in at Rockwell.
8. Introduce yourself to your professors—especially in a large lecture hall they want to get to know you (and they become great resources for internships & recommendations!)
9. You don't have to wear heels to class (we know how long of a walk it is from the dorms to Rockwell). Just dress for success.
10. Stay open minded! There are SO many jobs in the fashion industry and even if you know what you want to do, something else might come along that you love even more. From runway couture to ready-to-wear, from PR to visual design, find your passion. 

Meet the FSO Board

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Hello everyone! We're so excited for this new year of FSO and everything that it has to bring. This blog is going to be a great place for everyone to stay up to date on all FSO events, meetings and more. To start, we thought we would introduce our 2014-2015 Fashion Student Organization board! All of us are so excited to have the opportunity to be on the board this year and bring you new opportunities, connections and advice within the fashion world. Enjoy and we hope to see you at Blastoff this Sunday, August 24th, from 5:00—8:30 pm. 

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