I just got into a top journalism school, but I want to be an entrepreneur
March 21, 2011 2:09 PM Subscribe
I'm 24 years old. I graduated in May with no debt from what is, frankly, a terrible college with a bachelor's degree in psychology. From there, I got into a top journalism program that will take 2 years to complete. My debt from that won't be astronomical, but I'm still worried about it.
I wrote for my school paper and people really loved my work. My career goal if I were to go down this road is to write feature stories for New York Magazine and Esquire. I'd be satisfied with myself if I did that, even if the money wasn't fantastic.
However, I've always dreamed of having my own dress company.
posted by CorduroyCorset to Education (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I can sew decently and I think people would buy my designs, but in order to be taken seriously I would want to pursue a one-year associates degree from a reputable fashion school. Starting a business, especially in fashion, will take a lot of time and money, and I don't want to end up being too old and too indebted to bother.
I have virtually no work experience outside copyediting my school paper and volunteering. What I'm really scared of is that in both journalism and fashion, it seems as though you have to be at the top of the ladder or you have nothing. I'm young enough to think I can beat the odds, but time will tell me if I'm right.
Do you all think it would be a good idea to go back to school, or should I try to raise capital for my business idea? I know nothing about money, jobs, debt, or life....please help me.