Whether you received an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree — you have come so far and achieved so much during your time at LIM. I’ve had the privilege to get to know many of you over the years and your intelligence, energy, and ambition have never failed to amaze and inspire me.
Because of the internships many of you have completed, the expert faculty and guest speakers you’ve had access to, and the learning environment in which you’ve been immersed, you are entering the workforce with an advantage over your peers. Yet there’s more to it.
When you chose to attend LIM, you made a decision to follow a path that wasn’t going to be easy. Yet once you survived your first semester of balancing a college lifestyle that could include an intense combination of coursework, internships, extra-curricular activities, paid employment, and possibly a lengthy commute, you proved how capable you could be and that determination carried you all the way across the stage at Carnegie Hall.
That resilience and adaptability will serve you well in your careers. There are a lot of different ways to be successful in this world, but regardless of whether you become a merchandiser in Manhattan, a buyer in Beijing, or a trend forecaster in Texas, you are going to have to work hard. As the legendary football coach Vince Lombardi was fond of saying, “The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.”
LIM College has been invested in your success from day one — and that does not change when you graduate. As you transition through the phases of your life and career, we will be right there beside you to celebrate your accomplishments and provide guidance and support when you need it.