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A Parent's College Guide: How to Help a Child Choose the Right Career Path in Dubai

Posted by CFD Team on Jan 4, 2017 11:34:00 AM

Dr. Haifa, Xinyin & Mizba.jpgIf you’re a parent with a child about to transition into higher education, there are a lot of things to discuss and consider. Your child may be at odds in deciding what they want to do, and you are eager to lend a helping hand in assisting them determine what path would be the right one for them.

Many parents start with the question, “How can I help my child choose the right career?” While this may seem difficult, consulting a parent's college guide will give you the right questions and alternatives to steer them in the right direction. Here are a few pointers:

Discuss dreams

Discussing the dreams of your child can give you a general idea of the path they may want to take. They may have two or three areas they are interested in– take the time to talk through it to fully assess what they want to do and narrow the choices from there. Having them embrace their creative side can help cultivate their passion for fashion, which will make them a perfect candidate for considering fashion courses in Dubai or abroad.

Discuss alternatives

There are diploma and preparatory programs available that will provide diversity in the career path they may consider. Having this discussion is key in demonstrating the different options available to the child to give them a general idea of the wide range of majors available through these programs.

Consider technology

In every career, technology will play a major role. It is important to explore the types of technology involved in the type of career path they are considering.

What types of careers are available to those that study and fashion schools in Dubai or abroad?

There are many career paths for people who choose to pursue a Bachelor in Fashion Design, or a Bachelor in Fashion Business Management. But there is only one college and university in Dubai that offers a higher education degree in fashion and design in Dubai -- The College of Fashion & Design.

With these degrees, students go on to have lucrative careers in:

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Accessories Design
  • Strategic Management
  • Brand Management
  • Public Relations
  • Fashion Publications
  • Product Design
  • Visual Merchandising

And these are just a few considerations. The College of Fashion & Design (CFD) in Dubai is a smart start to a great career path. For more information on how your child can explore this career path at this school, arrange an appointment to speak to a counselor and arrange a tour. Good luck!

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Topics: Career Paths, Parent Guide