Rosa Pili
Publish Date: Monday, 4 May 2020
Rosa Pili

Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology)

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Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology), Year One student Rosa Pili moved to Invercargill from Auckland to study at SIT. Having completed a Certificate qualification with Sewtec Fashion Academy, she was looking to take her fashion studies to the next level.  

“I had heard from a current student how amazing the environment was and how the tutors were approachable and made you feel really comfortable”.

Moving to the opposite end of the country is no small thing and despite feeling homesick at times, Rosa has settled into her course and living in Invercargill, which she says is made easier by the friendliness of Southland locals.

“The courses in Auckland are so expensive so SIT’s Zero Fees Scheme makes it much easier for me to continue studying”.

Having four friends move down with her and also enrol in the Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology has helped with the transition, and recently Rosa and six of her classmates got together to perform at SIT’s Pacifica Open Night, designing and sewing their own costumes for the event. With only three days to pull their outfits together, the girls looked at what was trending in the Pacific Fashion industry and came up with their own concept, which was a fantastic addition to their dance performance.

“The best thing about studying at SIT is how encouraging the tutors are. They are so supportive and go above and beyond to help you, even if it is not something directly related to your coursework. I would absolutely recommend studying the Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology) to anyone looking at studying at SIT”!