Invite FIDM to Your High School or College
College Representatives give free presentations about fashion and careers.
Did you know that FIDM has college reps all over the country? They’re ready to visit your club at your school as a special guest speaker on one of the topics below.
To book a visit from FIDM, visit Schedule a Representative.
Applied Arts: Exercises in Design
Choose from design topics that explore a variety of career paths in the applied arts fields: fashion design, footwear design, graphic design, textile design, interior design, product development, costume and set design, and jewelry design.
Behind the Design: Careers in the Apparel Industry
Offers a glimpse into dynamic careers in the apparel industry such as merchandising marketing, digital advertising, manufacturing, trend forecasting, fashion design, and more.
Beyond Words: The Subconscious Language of Body & Dress
Did you know over 90 percent of communication does not involve words? Discover the eight types of nonverbal communication and their impact.
Creativity, Business Trends, & Your Career
This college-level presentation explores the current trends reshaping the retail industry and how the changing business landscape is creating interesting and diverse job opportunities.
Design Inspiration: Where Designers “Shop” for Ideas
Explore the creative process designers embark on when in need of inspiration. FIDM takes you behind product designs in fashion, interiors, print and graphics, automobiles, and more.
Designing “Inside” the Box: Exploring the Innovative Field of Visual Communications
Students will learn about the career paths in the field of visual communications while designing a store window, creating an in-store event, and constructing a pop-up shop for a brand of their choice.
Designing Successful AP Art & Design Portfolios
Developed by an AP Art & Design expert, this presentation will lend you a helping hand by streamlining the multi-layered process of meeting and exceeding all the requirements of the new AP College Board Art & Design Portfolio.
Discovering Your Creative Abilities
Explore the mysteries of creativity by learning the difference between right-brain and left-brain “thinking” and “seeing.”
Economics of the Apparel Industry
Students will track the economic life of a pair of Levi’s 501 jeans from final cut to retail while practicing the theories of economics.
Entertainment Marketing in the Digital Age
Exercise conceptual thinking skills while learning detailed film marketing methods and discover what it takes to develop movie posters and trailers.
How to Ace the Interview
The key to a successful interview is preparation and practice. Students will prepare a “tell me about yourself” profile and write their personal answers to the most commonly asked interview questions.
Job Ready Dress
This presentation helps students develop a better understanding of what they should wear and why, by breaking down a three-tiered approach: entry-level, mid-management, and corporate management/corporate creative.
The Fabric of America: U.S. History Through Fashion
From 1900s haute couture to the fast-fashions of today, explore their influences, from wars and economic and environmental disasters to artistic movements and technology.
The FIDM Advantage
Students receive an in-depth view of our specialized college: degree programs, business and design majors, industry-driven curriculum, extraordinary career support, and the global alumni network offered at FIDM.
The Future is Now: Social, Digital and New Media Marketing
Students learn the enormous impact of social media across many industries and the skills required to work in this field. They will learn how brands develop social media marketing campaigns and be given an exercise to create their own campaign.
Tools to Land the Job
Learn how to write a cover letter, resume, and thank-you letter, as well as explore effective ways to fill out an application.