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Grad profile: She has designs on a career in fashion

Schenectady graduate took two years, but found her passion


Mayling styles a doorName: Mayling Stancil

Home District: Schenectady

CTE Program: Global Fashion Design

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

That could be the mantra for Mayling Stancil, a 2017 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) graduate from the Schenectady City School District. Stancil entered CTE her junior year as a student in the cosmetology program but quickly discovered that styling hair was not her passion.

Rather, she found her passion in being stylish and styling people's clothes.

Now, thanks to the education she earned her senior year in the Global Fashion Studies program, she is on a fast track to a career as a stylist in New York City, keeping TV personalities and the like in fashion.

Stancil as a junior"I've learned everything I need to know about getting into the fashion industry," Stancil said. "I've also learned sewing, how to make collages and how to put different outfits together."

Stancil is taking that knowledge to Nassau Community College in the fall where she will pursue a degree in fashion design.

"By doing this program, I figured out what I wanted to do. I now know what I want to do and how to do it!" said Stancil.

In the top photo, Stancil designs a door for a retail project in fashion. To the right, Stancil as a junior in the cosmetology program.





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