Neetu Chopra

Query related to change in career path from IT professional to fashion management

Hi, I am a B.tech graduate(in electronics) , working as an IT professional. I am looking for a career change to fashion industry. I want to pursue Masters in Fashion Management or Management in Fashion technology(as Post graduation). But I am not sure if my drawing skills will become an obstacle in the same(as I have no portfolio in drawing/designing). Also, what career should I choose in management, for eg: marketing or advertising or brand management? I am taking coaching classes for GAT exam from AFD(academy of fashion and design) Delhi. Should I go for drawing classes too?

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RE: Query related to change in career path from IT professional to fashion management

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Interesting shift of career. Right from Engineering to Fashion Management.

As such a masters degree in Fashion is generally pursued by students who have completed their Graduation in Fashion or Designing, whereby in masters they opt for a specialization. But never-the-less, you could opt for the course too.

Though what you have mentioned that not having a drawing portfolio should not be much of a hindrance for you. But its never too late to start off with it.

Since you have already enrolled for a coaching of GAT, I am sure they would be able to horne your sketching and drawing skills.
And at the same time can guide you towards making a portfolio.
Also a portfoilo is generally made during a course one pursues, since the main use of a portfolio is to determine your skills, for you to land up a job.

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But before that, sincerely give it a thought, why exactly are you looking out for this shift.
Secondly how good is your creative side and your visualization skills.
If need be, you can enroll for a diploma or a certificate course which is generally a month long course, to check your talent and interests in Fashion management.
The answer to your next question, would be, that if you are really a creative oriented person and want a link with fashion management, then advertising is a career you should opt for.

Since advertisement is quite similar to fashion , since both have to be well framed to catch the eye of the audience.

Both the courses would stress on your intuition ability, creativity and the out of the box thinking.

Hope this answers your query.

Wish you all the very best..........

RE: Query related to change in career path from IT professional to fashion management

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Aspirant,

Surprising to see almost daily that IT employees want to shift their jobs and sectors. It appears that you have found out what you really like after spending time, energy and money in BTech degree.

Are you really sure that IT industry is not for you now and permanently? I really feel that you should really think again whether it is Fashion Designing or any other else career you would love and be happy into.

To be best sure of what suits you for your career, I would suggest you to undergo an online psychometric test from CareerGuide which will help you understand yourself in respect of your strengths, weaknesses, emotional quotient, etc. and will exactly tell you which career is ideal for you.
You can then call counsellors to discuss.

Best wishes!

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