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My "Destination: Fashion NYC" Adventure

posted by Jaliyah Brown

Jaliyah BrownWhat do you get when LIM College brings 18 online grad students to New York City for a week of networking, corporate visits and museum tours? A pretty awesome time!

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend Destination: Fashion NYC. I could not have been more thrilled with my experience. 

We started off with one-on-one career building sessions with the Department of Experiential Education & Career Management staff. In my session, I partook in a mock job interview and a LinkedIn profile review and left feeling very confident with the feedback I received.

The week carried on with a taste of art culture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. (Before you ask, yes, the Heavenly Bodies exhibit at the MET was as stunning as you’d think it’d be. I still haven’t fully recovered from it.) The fun didn’t stop there!

destination fashion group
My classmates and I visited the Tommy Hilfiger showroom, explored the tech-filled Amazon bookstore, ate macaroons in the Louis Vuitton “apartment,” and even got to visit Nordstrom's very first brick and mortar men's store in NYC. It was amazing to connect with people currently working in the industry and learn about the different paths they took to advance in their careers.

Now … I would have to say the most beneficial part of the program was the four-hour Career Conference that took place in the LIM Townhouse. This conference included two vibrant guest speakers as well as mini sessions that covered topics ranging from networking to building personal brands. I even made friends with students currently attending LIM on campus!

Jaliyah with friendsThe trip wasn’t all work and no play. In between the hustle and bustle of company visits and networking events, we went to see Kinky Boots on Broadway and ventured off on our own to explore all the things that make NYC so amazing.

Destination: Fashion NYC was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I walked away from the trip with a new perspective on the fashion industry, a stronger connection to LIM College, and even a few new friends. If you are a prospective student or current online student reading this, I highly recommend making Destination: Fashion NYC a part of your LIM experience. You won’t regret it.

Topics: fashion in New York City, museums, LIM Graduate Student, online master's degree programs