Since I always get tons of questions regarding my studies, I thought I’d answer them all in one blogpost, hopefully that’s going to help some of you. Beforehand: I am just talking about m experiences, the courses I have at university can of course vary from uni to uni, I can just talk about my uni when it comes to that. However I’d say we better start straight ht away.
What are you studying?
I am studying fashion, brand and trend management, NOT fashion design. However I usually get asked if I want to become a fashion designer, after telling somebody what I study, but no. In that case I’d study design not management. My major is a business management course with everything related to it.
How did you choose your major?
Honestly, I just got to know about this option because my Mom sent me a link to it. I knew I wanted to do something with marketing or fashion, but I didn’t knew what exactly I wanted to study. When my Mom sent me a link to my university and this major, I read the description and knew immediately: THAT’S IT! This was exactly what I was looking for subconsciously, so I decided to start studying it.
What courses do you have in your major?
That’s a question I just can answer for my school, I think it’s probably very similar to any other universities, but it of course can vary a little bit. For my studies it’s a bachelor course where I earn 180 credit points during 6 semesters. The first two semesters I just had the basic courses such as business administration, marketing and stuff like that, which you have to go through in every management courses I believe. Starting with the third semester I also got more special courses such as brand management. These are by far my favorite ones, I really enjoy them! All in all I have about six to seven test performances during every semester however it changes between exams and assignments, I personally prefer the assignments.
Was it hard to make friends at uni?
Yes and no. I basically connected with a group of girls pretty quickly, and I get along quite well with the rest of my course as well. Still I feel like in the beginning of my studies some “judged” me for my blog a little bit, however that’s no big deal anymore, I think now it just doesn’t matter that I am “the blogger”. All in all I feel comfortable at my uni and I also have some people from the other courses with whom I get along quite well.
What do you want to do after your studies?
I think this question is one of the worst you can ask a student, of course I know in which direction I want to go after my studies, but I don’t have a precise plan yet. At the moment I could see myself as social media manager for a company or brand, in a PR agency, in a marketing agency or department or even better, when everything works out perfectly, as a full time blogger for a while.
Would you recommend your major?
All in all: yes. As long as you are aware of the fact that it has nothing to do with design and that you won’t become a fashion designer afterwards but more likely (hopefully) a manager. When you know this, than I’d totally recommend it, it’s a cool and interesting major which in my eyes also offers future potential.
Where do you study?
I honestly don’t like this question that much, since I first of all would love to keep a little bit of privacy and secondly and more importantly I think it’s a bit delicate. I am studying in Nuremberg on a private university. As you probably can guess, I am paying study fees every month, and they are definitely more than just 50€ per month. Please note that I pay them, not my parents, I am paying my studies all by myself and I am very proud to do so. Still the answer that I am studying on a private university usually comes across some criticism. I usually hear stuff like I just buy my degree and that I don’t have to do anything for it. Believe me, I don’t receive anything as a gift at my university, I’d love to but no, I actually do have to study for my degrees and my credit points. Maybe I’ll write a more detailed post about my uni one day and if it was worth the money for me, but for the moment, I’d love to leave it like that.