You know, when I created my 2013 goals back in 2012, I did hope to update you all of how I have been doing with trying to achieve them. I haven't done this as of yet, and this is not because I have been lazy..totally the opposite. I have been mega busy this first half of the year with my final year at University, blogging(especially FBL) and life really! but I have been working towards some of them. Anyway, the whole point of this post is to address 2 goals in particular which were:
- Have a sick final year at Uni and graduate with a 1st
- Apply for fashion and beauty PR/Marketing and Buying jobs
Have a sick final year at Uni and graduate with a 1st
if you guys follow me on instagram, you should know I posted the image below.
Yeah I got my results on the 25th June and to be honest, I felt nonchalant about it. It is a good grade, don't get me wrong, but I was really looking forward to getting that 1st. Not for employment prospects, as I am well aware that employers value work experience more than grades. But more for personal gratification, as I am a bit of a perfectionist, and I really thought I would nail it as I had been getting 1st's this whole year, as opposed to 2.1's from the previous years.
After chatting to the fam, I realised that I was being a bit silly. It is alright that I didn't get a 1st as it doesn't mean that I didn't work hard to achieve my goal! I worked damn hard actually, and I did get a 1st in my dissertation on fashion and beauty blogging, oohh yeah. Also Uni isn't about grades, it's also about the social aspect. I did have a sick time at Uni especially my final year where I played hard and had some fun shenanigans and also worked hard which reflected in my grade. So in short, this goal was kinda achieved! Roll on graduation!
Apply for fashion and beauty PR/Marketing and Buying jobs
Now that I have left the Uni bubble and am happilly enjoying #gradlife! I need to apply for jobs. I've applied for a few and been rejected from some but I am confident I will get a job due to blogging and my previous marketing experience. Blogging has made me realise that a career in fashion and beauty is ultimately what I want to do, but I have no idea which area I wanna go in to! either PR/marketing or buying or possibly a totally creative route. Ahh confusion.. in an aid to figure out which direction I wanted to take, this article from Quiz Clothing about Asking the expert, really gave me insight into what being a fashion buyer would involve. It also has a feature for all aspiring models too, so check it out.
Soz for the long winded post! Are any of you graduating and possibly going the fashion and beauty route? Or are any of you in the industry? What advice would you give?