For those of you that don't know me, I am currently an undergrad student studying Apparel Merchandise and Product Development at the University of Arkansas. I just completed my Junior year at the YOU of A and couldn't be more proud of myself. I always struggled with school ever since I can remember. I was the girl that would copy homework and forget to do assignments simply because I didn't care. That all changed drastically when I started college. I realized that if I really wanted to graduate I was going to have to put in a lot of hard work and effort.
As a freshman I decided to declare my major as business, which by the end of my first semester I realized it wasn't for me. I did okay in all my classes, but I never wanted to go to any of them simply because the material I was learning wasn't interesting. So, after my first semester I did some research and found the AMPD program and decided to give it a shot. I knew the business classes I had taken previously would help with my degree and give me an edge, but I honestly had no clue what to expect.
Everyone thinks the "fashion majors" have it easy and it is a blow off major, and they couldn't be more wrong. I know I am not studying to be a rocket scientist or a biological engineer, but my major is no joke. I spend basically all of my free time in the sewing lab creating garments as well as learning new software systems in my graphic design classes.
AMPD majors get a variety of classes that show the business side of the retail/fashion industry as well as the product development side. I never was an artist growing up, but I noticed that I thrived in my graphic design/technical drawing classes, which was a surprise to me. Ever since I started this course load I have learned more about myself, my hidden talents, and what I want to do when I am older.
I started this blog my freshman year because of this major and I am forever thankful. My professors honestly care for my well being and want me to succeed in the future. I still don't have a set in stone idea of what I want to do when I am older, but I do know that it will have something to do with the fashion industry. I can proudly say that I have a strong 3.7 GPA in my major and can't wait to see what my future holds.
Anyways, I made this blog as a sort of "farewell" to my Junior year at the University of Arkansas and to say HELLO to my senior year starting next fall! In the mean time, if you are reading this blog and are thinking about changing your major or are having trouble with school, take the plunge and follow your heart. Learning about things that actually pertain to your interests will make all the difference in your grades and your future. Until next time....