Wednesday, 4 November 2009

sugar and spice.



source: tfs

i feel like a bit of an idiot doing this, but i was wondering if you lot, whoever is gonna read this, fancies giving me their opinion. i'm currently doing a fashion media and promotion course which is 3 years long and will get me a bachelors degree at the end of it. i'm not really enjoying myself,and i'm considering just dropping out, getting a full time job, and trying to get into the fashion industry myself (ideally, to be a writer). it's been my dream since i was about 12, so i really don't want to give up on it, it's just university isn't quite what i expected.

so what do you think? do you think i should stick at my degree as i'd have more of a chance of getting a job that way or do it on my own?

xoxo

11 comments:

English Rose said...

I'd say stick at it, just because the more qualifications you have will get you further, but also, in the fashion industry it's who you know aswell as what you know. So staying on this course could lead to you meeting a few people within the industry. Also work experience is key to get a job. But yeah I would adivse you to stay on the course.

Jasmine said...

hey, I'm in my second year of a fashion design course, and only now, a third of the way into the course, have I started to finally enjoy it. All last year I was on the verge of dropping out..university was nothing like I expected it to be, I was constantly doing work work work, never going out, and always stressing. But think of what you'll have at the end of it..and think who's CV are they going to look at first? The girl with the degree in fashion, or the girl with no degree? Sorry if I sound really harsh, I was trying to be helpful and just wanted to share my story with you! I hope this kind of in some way helps..

and the pictures you've chosen for this post are beautiful :)
I also really love the name of your blog. Good luck with everything!

Amelia said...

I think I know the playsuit you mean, It's really unlucky. Could you not buy some similar ones or just change them all?
I hope nothing like that happens to my stuff, I have a few friends who's order didn't even arrive.
xx

coco said...
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coco said...

I would say stick with uni if you want to be a writer - I'm a fashion journalism student and there are like no jobs! It will be even harder without qualifications behind you.

But there is also no point in being miserable for three years in a course you're not enjoying. If you're really hating it take a year out, get a job maybe some work experience and then try uni again the next year or the year after that. I know lots of people who dropped out and then went on to do a different degree later on.

the gorgeous said...

just awesome, the outfits and the pics!

zoey said...

Thanks for the comment and following me, i appreciate it alot seeing as your my first follower. As for the uni thing i reckon you should stick with it a bit longer, then decide on it. After all your more likely to get into the fashion industry with those qualifications. But im not really the best person to give a suggestion because i havnt started my gcse's. :L

Z.x

Missy said...

I'd say stick at it girl! it'll pay off in the long run x

Missy
For all things fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Francheska said...

Oh god... what an annoying situation to be in...
I know what it feels like to be doing something that you just have no motivation in doing...
If you think about it though... if you drop out you will never have a bachelor´s degree and imagine you find your dream job and they require for you to have some sort of qualification... I say just stick it out!!! you dont have that much longer to go and I actually really think that this will pay of for you in the future..I think that maybe you should find sometimes that excites you so that the uni course doesnt take over your life.. meaning that even if you´ll get a lot of work.. still have something to look forward to..
I dont know what.. but maybe go around and look for some internship opportunities !
hope everything will work out OK! x

Kb said...

Stick to the degree, my friend wanted to quit our course altogether, but now she's missing out the placement year and is starting her final year. She will have a degree at the end of it, and can go on to do a teaching course. It may not be what you expect now, but keep at it, while doing internships in the holidays (plus your blogging will help). A degree will count for something, it teaches you organisation and commitment and will look better on a CV, in addition to work experience. Maybe a year out would be good and you get a taste of what it's like in industry, make some contacts and gain information that can help with your final year dissertations etc.

I hope you make the right decision.

EIGHT LONDON said...

The best thing about doing an industry-related course is the contacts you make and placements you get through your uni. I want to go into fash journalism but i decided to do English because its what i love, and i might do a fashion or journalism related post graduate degree afterwards, but i won't have made nearly the number of contacts you have. I say stick it out at least for a year, money is causing dilemmas for you but you might not be able to get a job now anyway!Good luck whatever you decide. x