I would like to combine both civil engineering and fashion together

Hello, my name is Sabrina and I am very much passionate about fashion. I find comfort in the racks of clothing stores. Sometimes, when I go shopping I think about the career I could have in the fashion industry, but I am currently an undergraduate majoring in Civil Engineering and Technology. I have such a strong passion for fashion, but I am also interested in Civil Engineering and Technology. Also since I loved fashion I was wondering could I tie that into a different avenue of Engineering ( like maybe tie that into working on clothing items of a sim's game or the sim's franchise , i love the sim's). I was wondering if you had any advice for me or any lead way into this. I would be truly grateful. Thanks for reading my entire paragraph and have a wonderful day.
posted by Sabrina, Kansas City on June 25, 2014

Answer by Yusan Lin

Hello Sabrina,

I can totally relate to your situation. When I was doing my undergraduate degree in Computer Science, I felt lost and always wondered whether there is a way for me to link my passion in fashion (also my part-time job) to my major. Luckily, the new rising field - Data Mining - opened up a new way of looking into fashion for me. Therefore, not only did I realize it's possible to link fashion to my major but I also chose to study further and here I am, doing a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering and having "Fashionology" as my PhD research topic.

I really like the idea you proposed. I never thought about the engineering on sim's game but now you mentioned it, I think it is very interesting! Maybe you can look into the field called "Computer Graphics" (sorry I always feel more familiar with all the fields related to computers...), where people not only constructed 3D graphics like artists but also take a lot of engineering and architecture knowledge into consideration.

Hope you find my answer helpful and I look forward to hear from you again :-)