Hola chicas! Ane hadde en skoleoppgave der hun skulle intvervjue en person, og da ble det meg! hehe :-) Jeg har også blitt spurt om å gjøre en annet invervju med en journalist student i neste uke. Det er veldig gøy å se at flere synes det jeg driver med er interessant.
Karen knew she wanted to study fashion at an early age, and even though she was too young to start her education right away, she explored other options to maintain her interest: “I started working at a local clothing store at the age of 16, which gave me a lot of great experiences she says.
When upper secondary school came to an end, Karen was dreaming of London Collage of fashion (LCF) – “one of the foremast centres of fashion education in the world.” (London Collage of Fashion home page) But fashion school was pricy, so she decided to make sure this was what she wanted: “After I finished school I did fashion management, marketing, business English and entrepreneurship, a short course in NYC.” A taster of what life as a fashion student would be like, and to assure herself LCF was her final goal: “Travelling to NYC was my confirmation, I knew I wanted to study fashion in London!”
New York gave Karen the confirmation she needed, but what would she recommend other teens? “I started a blog, which gave me a lot of motivation and helped me to focus on what I was aiming at – my blog is still a motivator today.“
She also tells me that: “LCF has a lot of short courses here in London; closer to home and not for more than a week or so. Perfect if you don’t want to be away for too long.” Karen does the pre-course at LCF, as she was not certain of what degree she wanted. She speaks highly about the school and the pre course: “It is expensive, and a lot of work, but defiantly worth it!” She explains that you make your portfolio doing the pre course, as well as you get a taste of all the different courses the school has to offer: “You get a very general knowledge in terms of the different degrees you can study further.” Karen believes that a degree is a must, no matter the profession. “It is always better to have a degree, as you can always use it for something if not the exact title.”
As the interview comes to an end, I ask if she would recommend others to study abroad, and if so, why? “Studying abroad gives you a great advantage in terms of: a good degree, becoming independent, practice another language. Today we have so many opportunities to study what and where we want – a chance we shouldn’t miss out on. I’m so glad I chose to follow my dream, being a fashion student is just the beginning. I can’t wait to continue my education.”