Upon successful completion of the Personal Development Station Module, students will be able to:
Understand the process that is involved in launching a label and running a business.
Create a cohesive ten-piece collection of original design.
Navigate the Maryland Fashion Institute (MDFin) facility independently.
Participate in MDFin events such as the ManneqART competition and the Art to Wear TV series
Your own label and own business vs. working for an established company
Ambition: changing the world
The Creative Drive
Learning on someone else’s dime
Independence vs. security
40 hours vs. 80 hours per week
Health care and child care
Etsy or easing in
Retail vs. wholesale
Creating the Story
Creating a cohesive collection for presenting at Trade shows
Access to MDFin facility after hours
What can I use
When can I use it
Who will be here for me
What are they
How long till payment is average in the industry
Ratio of Payables to Receivables for a healthy company
Credit Card Payments
Working with Debt collectors
Working with Factors: industry financiers who take a % of receipts
Interest paid by banks on extra cash
Floating additional cash in the stock market
Additional Experiences with MDFin
ManneqART.org – Sculpture on the Human Form
Art to Art Wear television Series
About MD Fashion Institute
This new 'Education in the Arts' organization is a new exciting educational experience for national and international students. It offers experiences in the real world much like a valuable internship but the program is 'student oriented' and the results, testable. Not all students learn well in a classroom setting. They all learn by doing. In this environment they also learn work place skills.