Inside Graduate Studies

Online Master's Degree Programs at LIM College Parallel Innovative Changes in the Industry

Posted by LIM College on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 03:46 PM

 by Jacqueline Jenkins, Dean of Graduate Studies 

The fashion industry is going through a series of business changes. Traditional business models are being replaced by innovative strategies that leverage a company’s social media, technology, and customer engagement processes. 

Who would have thought that a retailer could become successful by renting clothes to its customers like the game-changing company Rent the Runway. Large retailers are also seeking new ways to reach their consumers.

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Topics: fashion marketing, mps, online master's degree programs, fashion merchandising and retail management

Take a Break from Social Media this Summer

Posted by LIM College on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 01:50 PM

by Mary Beth Maslowski

You’re on your phone, a lot, right? Gotta check your Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter accounts, your emails, maybe even Pokemon Go. So with all that and more going on, doesn’t it seem like you’ve ALWAYS got your face in a screen?

How many times has someone engrossed in checking emails bumped into you as you walk down the street? (Or, how many times have you walked into another person as you check out Kimye’s latest exploits?) ;-)

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Topics: social media, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, smart phones

Pickler & Co - A Success Story

Posted by LIM College on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 @ 02:42 PM

by Edel Singh

It was the late summer of 2015 when Pickler & Co started to become a known presence in Midtown East, which was a big step for lifelong friends Eric Haber and David Lowenstein. This also wasn't the first time they've worked together in the food industry.

The name originated from their previous venture where they had introduced pickled onions to the menu. David began calling Eric "The Pickler" because of Eric's fondness for preparing the pickled onions and Batman comics, which features famous villains like the Riddler and the Joker.

As pickled food is a major part of the menu, they stuck with the name. It’s simple, memorable and representative of the concept.

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Topics: LIM College, Maxwell Hall Student Center, Pickler & Co.

What Every Graduate Student Do This Summer: Join a Professional Organization

Posted by LIM College on Thu, Jul 07, 2016 @ 01:39 PM

by Mary Beth Maslowski

Yes, you're busy during the summer between classes at LIM, internships, and work, but there are 24 hours in the day. ;-) During these sultry summer days be sure to find the time to continue to build your career path. Joining a group related to your chosen profession is a great way to do just that.  

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Topics: professional organizations, membership, PRSA

Yakitori: Try Some Chicken on a Stick!

Posted by LIM College on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 04:15 PM

by Mary Beth Maslowski

Yes, you read the headline correctly. And no, I’m not talking about a chicken frank or anything similar.

Yakitori restaurants are all over Japan and there are of course some here in NYC. By now you might be asking, what the heck is yakitori, anyway and why is it on a stick???

“Yaki” literally means cooked over direct heat and “tori” is chicken. However, at yakitori restaurants you can also get beef, pork, vegetables (like asparagus), tofu, and even squid skewered and then cooked over hot coals.

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Topics: Yakitori Totto, NYC Restaurants, Yakitori Taisho, Japanese

New York City Summer Freebies

Posted by LIM College on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 03:33 PM

by Mary Beth Maslowski

Are you in the city this summer? Take advantage of all the free events going on from dance concerts to fencing to checking out the stars. New York City may be expensive, but having fun doesn't need to be!

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Topics: budget, Summer, NYC, events, Free

Workshop with Furniture Designers Estudio Campana

Posted by LIM College on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 04:54 PM

by JiaXin Chen

Free! Every student’s favorite word. Between all the jobs, internships, and classes that we’re juggling at LIM, sometimes we need a break from everything. And what better way to do just that than at a free event?

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Topics: creative techniques, workshop, Estudio Campana

From the Lone Star State to the Big Apple

Posted by LIM College on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 02:14 PM

by Tailor Barnes

Tailor Barnes is a graduate student in the Visual Merchandising MPS Program.

I grew up being the only girl out of two brothers and 13 cousins. Yep! I was a tomboy. I was born in Oklahoma but raised between Oklahoma and Texas.

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Topics: New York City, Texas, Big Apple

The Sharing Economy

Posted by LIM College on Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 04:34 PM

by Aishwarya Mahulikar

Recently, myself and two other graduate students, Vardhini Krishna and Anna Glorioso completed a presentation on the topic of the “sharing economy.” The sharing economy, also referred to as “collaborative consumption,” is a business concept that highlights the ability for individuals to rent or borrow goods rather than buy and own them. While it certainly isn’t a new concept, the sharing of resources has been used for years in B2B (for example, agriculture) and B2C (self-service laundries), recent market drivers and customer behaviors have made the idea a phenomenon.

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Topics: presentation, grad students, Collaborative Consumption, Sharing Economy

Interview Experience: A Not So Good Interview Lands an Excellent Job

Posted by LIM College on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 03:40 PM

by Edel Singh

Edel_Blue.jpgAt LIM we're told that the more we interview, the better we get, and it’s true. It also means that the more awful/weird interviews you have, the better you get at handling them.

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Topics: internship, interview, job search, Jobs interview