I’m not usually the money asking, self promoting on my blog type person, but today, just this once(hopefully) I kind of have to be. I’ve been so privileged my entire life, that I’ve only ever had to save money for most of my education and extracurricular things. BUT I am by no means wealthy! I like to think of myself as more of a hard worker. As you might know, I’ve entered my farewell season at Academy of Art University and am currently looking into grad schools and internships/externships. And am, even more currently, looking into ways to fund these things.
So I know you’re probably thinking one of two things ( If not, skip to the line):
1. “Grad school, Vinette? Really? But you’re an art student! Grad school is the rest of your life, and that’s free!”
I know, being an art student sometimes makes me feel that same way, but I feel like Bachelor and Associate degrees are so common in our world today. My major (Sound design/Music Production) is so competitive I fear I’ll find myself working a retail job my entire life. But wait, I take some of that back, none of that is a bad, terrible thing (It’s not) but I just feel like education opens up alot of doors. And in my field of work, connections need to stay current. I’m not interested in being famous, I’m interested in being successful. Successful means keeping alot of doors open and networking with as many people as possible. I feel like grad school is the route to all of that. With that said, I’m looking to find a school that will allow me to get a Master in either Art Education, or Film Sound or something along the lines of those majors.
2. “Ok, tell me about your unpaid internship.”
Well, that one hasn’t been obtained yet but I’m currently looking into a few companies, most of which offer full-time unpaid internships, but then, what do I do for money if I’m spending most of my time working and not being paid? The companies i’m looking into are awesome, and I promise I’ll let you visit and lunch with me while I’m there.
So here is where you come in:
I recently took up a Merchandiser position with Chloe + Isabel. It’s a jewelry company that lets me run my own business on my own time. It’s similar to the idea of Avon Cosmetics. I would really really love if you did one of two things for me (and here goes my listing):
1. Buy some jewelry!
I would never promote anything if I didn’t truly believe in it! Chloe +Isabel jewelry is really cute and trendy! Now, I know you all know I’m not really into material things, but look at it this way. It’s a win-win situation. You get cute jewelry, I get to go to grad school! Ladies, there is literally a piece of jewelry for every type of person! Gentlemen, I know you’re scrambling to find a perfect gift for you lady friend/girlfriend/sister/mother/mother-in-law/sister-in-law/ME. Well, I’ve got you! I’ll even help you pick it out!
2. Host a trunk show.
If you let me host a trunk show out your house, we will, of course have a wonderful time hanging out together but you will get FREE jewelry (and my everlasting thank yous)! It just takes a few hours! And for my friends out there that love themes, just know, THESE trunk shows, they have THEMES!
With that said, remember the holidays are coming up! I’d be eternally grateful if you could help out, even just a little bit. And if you haven’t got the money to spend, spread the word!
Finally, here’s the website to take a look at the jewelry yourself! Please let me know if you’d like to see any of it in person/buy jewelry/have me help you pick something out!
Love you all forever!