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Our Students Know the Industry

Our grads are prepared for industry

Our Grads are Prepared for the Industry

What makes FIT students so different? Our students know the industry.

There's an unsuitable alignment between the talents apparel and retail manufacturers are looking for and the skills graduates have as they enter the workforce. This misalignment has critical implications for their businesses. Companies in the retail and wholesale fashion industries are unable to grow and compete because they struggle to identify properly skilled talent who understand the nature of the business they are going into. This can result in unfilled job openings or applicants not being able to take on a new project or major initiatives.

It's not just businesses that recognize the disconnect between what companies need and what graduates know. FIT SUNY Korea is focused on making sure that every one of our students is equipped to take the career world by storm. FIT is effective at preparing students for the workforce.

We provide each individual student and university partner with a high-quality program with a strengths-based approach to career readiness and a high level of accountability.

Our program is always looking for experiential learning opportunities, such as internships which allows our students to gain even more experience in the field while they take classes.

Simulation Based Learning experiences

Simulation Based Learning Experiences

Simulation-based learning integrates cognitive, technical, and behavioral skills into an environment where learners believe the setting is real, act as they would responding in the field, and feel safe to make mistakes for the purpose of learning from them.

Simulation is a technique for practice and learning that can be applied to many different disciplines and trainees. It is a technique (not a technology) to replace and amplify real experiences with guided ones, often “immersive” in nature, that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive fashion. Simulation-based learning can be the way to develop a students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes, while protecting them from unnecessary risks.

Simulation-based learning offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a realistic industry environment, utilizing the skills they have acquired with the added benefit of taking calculated risks and learning from them.

Our Overseas Market Research opportunity: The Japan Field Trip stands out as an educational experience that fulfills all the criteria of a Business Market Research Trip. Participants were equipped with manuals, itineraries, and guidelines resembling those of a design assistant. Throughout the trip, they engaged in daily educational sessions, and real-life active interaction as designer assistant in fashion markets. The culmination of the trip required students to submit a practical collection aligned with the reference market, accompanied by a comprehensive report. This type of simulation-based learning not only nurtures students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes but also offers ongoing support and a safeguard against unnecessary risks.

*Internship with E.C. Park in China → the internship is still ongoing and information has not been updated.

Retail Revolution store

Retail Revolution Store

The Merchandising Society, FIT's largest student club, operates our on-campus boutique –The Retail Revolution. The Retail Revolution gives members valuable experience in buying, product development, marketing, finance, customer relations, customer service, management, visual merchandising, and sales.

The Retail Revolution provides FIT students with “real world” retail experience. Students manage and lead a retail operation making key commercial and leadership decisions. They serve as buyers, managers, retail sales associates, marketers, designers and other key industry roles.

The Retail Revolution boutique is not a simulation. It is an actual functioning retail store
whose experience is designed specifically for developing the commercial awareness and capability of FBM students going into the retail sector. The boutique provides a powerful and engaging learning experience set in the context of the current retail environment. Students develop new skills and insights around what it takes to manage a successful retail operation in today’s competitive marketplace.

The Retail Revolution represents a Powerful Learning Experience. FIT students make key decisions in all the critical areas of the operation of the business, including marketing, promotions, propositions, sales, stock management, staff management, store management, overheads and managing the P&L. The dynamic nature of the club enables students to see the true impact of each decision and how it impacts all elements of the retail operation and also the overall business performance.