Thursday, January 8, 2015

What Do I Really Think about Master Degree in Fashion Marketing Management


My friend "I am really considering about doing master in fashion"

Me "From my experience, you had better think about it 10 times before making a decision"

Some of you may know that I am currently doing master degree in International Fashion Marketing Management in Manchester, United Kingdom, while blogging for The Equinox Fashion and doing part-time at modeling agency. However, do you really think that the words 'Master Degree' would really affect in my life?

Some people do master for education, while some do for social status. Personally, I have no idea why I am doing this for Lol To be honest, I have learnt wide variety of things in terms of financial, marketing strategies and organization etc but I have never thought that having master degree would make me more clever or better than anybody out there. It's not like "OMG MASTER DEGREE F*** THE WORLD!!!! <--Not at all!

Even though my thinking process seems to be more logically and more business like, I am still the same person who keeps The Equinox Fashion going in everyday. To have the word 'MA' written on your resume is obviously making your profile stand out, but of course it comes with higher expectation and stress since the companies will absolutely want the best out of you. I am come from the country where people judge each other from education, and you know what, it makes me feel disgusted!

I am the person who feels irritated when working with people who don't know how to work, but i have never judged them. Especially, in these days people can have master degree easily if they have money. It sounds harsh, but I don't really think that you need to have master degree if you want to work in this industry. Why? It is all about ''EXPERIENCE" I have been working in this industry for 3 to 4 years, and I keep asking myself "why the hell I am doing master for?..." I am suffering myself by trying to finish assignments which don't really make senses to me. If you can't work, if you don't have skills when applying for jobs, then what are you even doing here? 

Anyway, the show must go on right? I need to accomplish this degree for my sake, as well as, to make my parents proud. They expect a lot in me and it took me ages to prove to my mom that blogging is my dream job. My mom didn't understand what this blogosphere would impact my life since she considered it as a hobby. She kinda old school you know, she wants me to settle down with a full-time job in a big organization etc. However, now I quite happy that she is more opening to what I am doing :) So, mom this Master Degree, I am doing for you. 

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Much love ขอบคุณมากน้ะคะ :)






47 comments :

  1. I completely understand, I'm doing a masters degree too this year, and honestly only did it because I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life! haha I'm really enjoying my course though, and glad I chose to do it, but sometimes I do wonder.. why? haha hope you feeling better about it all, and Happy 2015! <3

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy it darling. Hope everything is going great :) x

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  2. I am planning to do my degree simply to improve my resume and travel more. These days I feel like a lot of jobs require more experience rather than simple having a degree but the thing is your degree is your first impression. It's unfortunate that these day's degrees are easier to obtain hence not really showcasing the skills of a person but that's how it is. When you talked about education as the basis of judgement in Thailand, it reminded me of one of my Thai friends who always emphasizes that she studied in America lol.

    Princess Audu

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    1. Thailand is one of the countries where they judge people from the education. Yes, that's where I'm from and I don't really like it

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  3. the world has changed. we no longer live in the era where we need to secure a job in a big organization to be successful. i think having a passion along with hard-work alone will get you somewhere no doubt :) keep doing what you love gail, you're my inspiration! xx

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    1. Aww thank you so much doll. I will message you when I will have a short visit home in this Summer :)

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  4. nice pics dear :)

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  5. What a cool photomontage Gail! You look radiant!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  6. It all depend on the person wanting a master or not but experience hands on beats a master what you learn in school sometimes in does not apply in hte real world and I learn that hard. You look cute in the images have a lovely weekend

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    1. I agree, sometimes real life practice is more practical. However, education is also important.

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  7. Mostly these days, I think what is the most important is to make contact to enter in this kind of world but it's just my opinion!
    Have a great week end

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    1. connection is important,especially in the industry of fashion :)

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  8. For me experience is always the key, a degree is never enough :) But for me you are a master in fashion, your look of today confirms this!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Experience is the key, I agree :)

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  9. Good for you, darling!
    Keep up the fabulous work :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  10. I've always believed that education, no matter, what is something one never regrets. We always grow from it, no matter what:)

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    1. Education is still one of the important factors in this modernized society, I agree :)

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  11. You look so cool! The world runs after degree but I feel personally its what you have in you that matters too! We have so many people who didnt complete their education that are running this world!
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  12. I think the only can undertand the feeling about blogging are the serious bloggers? I´m very happy that you are doing a master!
    My best wishes for you
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  13. i'm sure that even if you don't always see why you're doing a masters degree (or any degree for that matter) and even if you don't necessarily need it, it'll still be beneficial! it's better to be overqualified than to not to be qualified at all:-) and i'm also sure your parents will come around, and think more about your blogging career with time! xxx

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  14. I don't know much about the Master in Fashion, but your topic attracted me as my son is currently doing it in physics, where it's absolutely necessary for a career. Suppose in fashion you are successful if you're good at it, but your Master will help you seeing the fashion world realistically, I think. Any maybe open you some more doors to enter in the fashion industry anyway, as you can enter in a different job and make your way with bravery!!

    Wish you good luck!
    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree with your words. In terms of academic such as physics or maths, Master Degree really helps you have the another whole level of career. So, it is important for engineers or science course to improve their career paths with Master level :) Some companies even sponsor for the tuition fee too!

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    2. Hope your's is proceeding well anyway!! :))) My son is lucky to be able to study in Switzerland where there are nearly no fees, not even for Master Program, as it's a part of his regular university studies. In compense, rents and living costs are very high......
      Love Rosa

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  15. Lovely post! I was actually thinking of doing a masters in Fashion Journalism myself. I think it's not just about the title (MA), it's about enjoying learning new skills and having more experience to help you succeed professionally. I wouldn't think of it as just a title, I would think of it as an experience.

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  16. Oh thanks for the insight into your degree Gail! I've always wanted to take fashion marketing classes but because of my work I never had the time to venture into it. Your post really shed some light into the business. Thanks love! :) xo~ Lena
    www.felinecreatures.com

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  17. Getting a masters in fashion would be so cool!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  18. Thank you for this post! I'm like you, my mom had really high expectations for me. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in business economics and getting master's degree was part of my life formula because well, it's higher education and it means a lot to my mother. I'm considering not because I totally agree that it's more on experience than anything else! Thank you for this post and happy weekend! Wishing you more success for 2015!

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  19. I think it's really impressive, even though you don't necessarily *NEED* a masters, it shows how dedicated and hardworking you are. Also making your parents proud is a bonus. ;)

    Tara x

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  20. don't give up!! you are accomplishing great things with your blog and modeling :) keep it going!
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  21. Very funny photos :)

    http://retromaggie.blogspot.pt/

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  22. I also have a Master Degree but specialised in International Trade and now I read your post I don't really know neither why I did that as I can't even find a job in France... But yours sounds really interesting, didn't know this kind of Master Degree exist!

    See you Gail and have a nice weekend xx

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  23. Good luck with everything lovely. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  24. I am planning to do my Master Degree too, simply because my parents want it. But I think it will be beneficial for me since I can go out of the country and search for experiences I can't get back in my hometown. Although you don't like it, I wish you do well and make your mom proud! :)
    Xx

    http://firdamelia.blogspot.com/

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  25. I was considering doing a masters in journalism which is the industry I am getting into- but I have found that experience in the field is just as important and recognised by employers in the same way. It's great to have a masters but definitely not crucial. That being said, best of luck with yours, I'm sure it will give you an extra advantage! x


    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. If having a master degree is going to help your prospect then go for it.

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  27. I've always been a firm believer that hard work + optimism will get you to where you want to be. If a masters is essential under the bracket of 'hard work' for your chosen route then go for it, but I've never understood why some choose to do it when they still are uncertain of what career they're interested in. Lovely photo set by the way and good luck with your masters :)

    aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  28. I have a Master degree in law and it was very difficult to find a job after (in France !) but now, everything is all right !
    Very nice post Gail, kisses :)

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  29. I agree with you -- I hate when people judge others based on education. I don't think a Master's degree is really "necessary". Good luck though and keep going! I know you can do it <3 Susu.

    http://www.thestylishbipolar.com

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  30. I did a fashion academy and then i took a master, too!^^
    I think it's pretty useful for a right seen of the real world!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  31. first off you look gorge in the above pictures, second props for doing a masters, just finished mine and it was so hard and stressful, I agree with you though I don't think it is a necessity in the fashion industry, but it can never make one look bad :)
    xx

    http://www.blueviolethearts.co.uk

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  32. I love the way you explain your experience.

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  33. I really enjoy your story Gail. I,m sure the experience you get will be beyond you expect :) All the Best //xoxo

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  34. Thank you for sharing this story Gail! Very interesting to read!
    I hesitated too to do my master degree in fashion management, but in the end I decided to do an MBA in Communication, as this is more general!

    XO IMKE

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  35. Nice post. To be honest I'm not sure if having a master really affects you much in the fashion world. I'm sure you will be very successful no matter what you choose to do
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  36. Funny pics!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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