Name: Adrienne Murphy
Hometown: Choteau, MT
FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing
FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2015
Admissions Advisor: Alissa Dixon
How did your advisor help with the process? The admissions process was seamless because of all of Alissa’s help. She would always get back to me and she was super easy to talk to about questions I had. She made me feel right at home the first time I visited the FIDM campus.
Tell us a bit about yourself. I come from a very small town so there isn’t much to do. During high school I was very involved in clubs like FCCLA, which taught me leadership skills which will be very helpful in my desired career. I was also a cheerleader all throughout high school and we cheered for every sport throughout the year. We practiced daily, cheered for games, decorated the school, and planned and cheered at pep assemblies. Even with this busy schedule I managed to stay focused on academics. Any free time I had during high school I spent traveling and hanging out with my friends and my family.
What are your proudest accomplishments so far? Getting into FIDM as a junior and my academic achievements. I worked really hard on my entrance project to get into FIDM and I had to balance my busy schedule at school while focusing on my entrance project. I graduated from high school with honors and also made the Academic Hall of Fame. During my senior year I was selected as Student Achiever and featured in the local newspaper for the month of March.
What made FIDM right for you? The fact that I will be getting a hands-on education from instructors who actually work in the industry was a huge factor in choosing FIDM. I have always been interested in skincare, but more specifically, product development, and FIDM is one of the only schools that offers this degree. I actually first learned about FIDM from Lindsey Hughes on her YouTube channel and I knew I would be a great fit for me.
Describe your entrance project. I designed a concealer that will cover acne and also heal the blemish while you have the concealer on. Although I enjoyed the business side of the entrance project, the best part was getting to be creative and develop a completely new product.
What are your career goals? My dream is to work for Benefit. They have such amazing branding and I think I could bring something positive to their skincare line. I would love the opportunity to travel and test out ingredients for new products. Having my very own skincare line is my dream and I believe I have the creativity and determination to make that happen. All in all I want to be happy and with an education from FIDM I know I will have an amazing future.
What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn what makes beauty companies successful. I hope to get a very hands-on education from instructors who know the industry. I would love to continue my education after I get my Associates degree and get a Bachelor of Science degree from FIDM so I can have a well-rounded education which will give me my best chance at being successful in Beauty Industry Product Development.