FC President Ella McMurray shares the experience!
To start, my name is Ella McMurray and I attend Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California. I am currently a senior and I am the President of our Fashion Club. You can find us on Instagram @ehsfidmlife, and my personal Instagram is @ellemcmurray.
I have been working at a restaurant in Huntington Beach called Da Hawaiian Kitchen for almost two years now and am looking at a 4.0 GPA this semester. So you can say I am busy!
My favorite thing about Fashion Club is learning new things I didn’t know about FIDM and sharing similar interests with people I would have otherwise never met! Planning new activities and seeing club members participate and have fun is so rewarding. My vice president and I also attended the FIDM Fashion Day at the OC Campus and it was such an incredible experience! We got to hear from guest speakers, tour the campus and participate in a workshop. I was so thankful I could attend my senior year and I encourage any high schoolers who have the chance next year, to definitely go!
Having Barbara Dailey visit our FIDM Fashion Club was such a treat! She really does light up the room and made talking about FIDM so exciting. She brought a few pamphlets and papers that had information on FIDM’s upcoming events like their DEBUT Runway Show in April that I will also be attending! We also watched videos on the majors FIDM offers that our club members were interested in and at the end, Barb gave me a little bag of goodies to handout to my club members. We were so thankful to have Barbara visit and plan to have her again for some fun workshops!
For Fashion Clubs thinking about asking FIDM to come to their school, DO IT! It is easy to reach out to a FIDM College Representative and ask them to visit! They are always happy to spread the word about FIDM or teach a fun workshop to you and your club members! Having someone from FIDM visit truly enhances the experience and I learned even more about FIDM then I had already knew!
I actually was accepted into FIDM this past summer and will be attending the Orange County Campus this July then move to the Los Angeles Campus to finish my degree. I am majoring in Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing for my A.A. Degree and will continue to get my Bachelors in either Business Management or Social Media. I am beyond excited to attend FIDM. Being accepted into FIDM has ignited a spark in me that keeps me inspired and motivated to follow my dreams, because I know by attending FIDM I will be capable of making those dreams come true!
I would love to give people a way to contact me if they are thinking of attending FIDM and want to ask any questions about the application process, how I decided on my major or anything else! I would be so happy to talk with other Fashion Club members and possibly collaborate too! Feel free to leave my email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow and DM me on Instagram @ellemcmurray I am planning on making a Youtube channel and possibly talking about all these things too!