I know this is completely off topic and non purse related but I didnt know where else to post this, I wanted to get everyones opinion on the college application essay I am sending to FIT . I'm not sure if its good so I would appreciate your opinions! Everyday as I walk to school I am amazed at the amount of poverty-stricken people I see on the streets. Some have taken the wrong path and some never received an education that allowed them to pursue the career they wanted to. My fear of one day ending up in their position has had a strong impact on my educational goals. I have decided to further my education and The Fashion Institute of Technology is the college I would like to do this at. I remember the first time I acknowledged the difference in social classes. It was the middle of my junior year and I went to fifth avenue to buy a pair of designer shoes I had saved up for. As I walked along fifth avenue I admired the well dressed women hopping in and out of luxury cars with tons of shopping bags. On the train ride home to Brooklyn I remember thinking about what it would be like to live in their shoes. I felt like I had just left utopia. When I arrived back in my neighborhood I walked passed a woman that lived a very different lifestyle than the women I had seen on fifth avenue. Although I couldnt pinpoint it I knew something in her life had caused her to fall through the cracks. She was dragging her feet walking up the block dressed in nothing more than what looked like stained rags. That was when reality hit me, people are living very different lifestyles and I had just saw both extremities. This was the very moment I decided that I wanted a better life for myself. I realized that although I didnt live on the Upper East Side I was different than the woman that I had just passed and I wont end up like her. Ever since that day I have been determined, motivated and focused on succeeding in the fashion industry- something I am very passionate about. If chosen to be a member of The Fashion Institute of Technologys class of 2011 I know I will be an asset to the schools community. Ive done things that most high school students havent. Among those was landing a job as a beauty advisor for Lancôme cosmetics. Having such a love for fashion this was a job I valued very much because I know that fashion isnt just about the clothes, being able to put together a look, makeup included is important and what makes someone truly look stunning. Working at Lancôme taught me how to do this. I was 16, the youngest person to ever work in cosmetics at Century 21 department store. Although I loved this job my grades were suffering so I resigned and started working much closer to home. For as long as I can remember I have loved fashion. When I was a little girl I would dress up in my mothers clothes and put on a fashion show like I was a model. Fashion is and always will be a major part of my life. Fashion is not in my blood but its in my heart, I cant imagine working in any other field. I feel that having a degree from FIT will bring me much closer to achieving my goals in the fashion industry.