Carly Fisher, Vogue Certificate in Fashion Marketing, January 2023

Carly Fisher Vogue Certificate In Marketing Alumna

When applying to the college, I was drawn to the opportunity of immersing myself in the community style of learning while tailoring the course of study to my unique interests.

One of my favourite parts of the course was getting the opportunity to learn firsthand from industry experts. Attending panels at Vogue House was such an incredible experience, and I greatly value all of the advice we were given as the aspiring future of the fashion industry. Not only were all of the CNC professors exceptionally passionate about their areas of expertise, but they were also more than willing to offer advice in an effective manner. Their flexibility and attention to each student was a testament to their dedication, and it fostered a learning environment unlike any other.

Each of my three classes offered a different angle to fashion marketing. Working on a final project end-to-end, from brainstorming stages to visual design and execution, I observed all of the moving parts in this multistep process. My favourite class at CNC was Marketing and Promotion. I found it very industry applicable, as I had the opportunity to employ my marketing skills to a trending brand. Furthermore, I was also able to develop PR strategies and map promotional events, which are skills that I hope to practice in the workforce.

While my classes at CNC were unlike any at my college, I was able to use my skill sets and prior knowledge to thrive. My professors were always connecting course material directly to relevant industry practices, and all of my work felt meaningful in regards to my academic development. For example, at my college in the United States, essays are a typical assignment. At CNC, writing was taken a step further with visual elements and industry field work.

The Certificate course helped me find clarity in my future career path. My prior internship roles, along with my university courses, initially sparked my interest in the PR industry. While I’ve always had a passion for fashion, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to pursue this area professionally. However, after taking the course, I feel confident that I am meant to stay on this track. While completing the Vogue Marketing Certificate, I had the opportunity to push my creative boundaries as I also explored new approaches to PR strategies. I am so grateful for all of the mentorship I received during my time at CNC, and I know that I will always hold this experience close to my heart!