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CEO Roundtable Series: Ben Fischman CEO of Rue La La

posted by Paul Mucciarone

There are so many things to look forward to in the Fall: Pumpkin Spiced Latés from Starbucks, digging out our boots and scarves, and the start of our CEO Roundtable Series! Ben Fischman, CEO of the oh-so-addicting website Rue La La, kicked off this year’s series. MBA student Laurie Espino shares her thoughts on the event:

I always love hearing how industry leaders got to where they are. Ben’s story is particularly fascinating because he started off stating that he never envisioned himself in the fashion industry. Before the presentation, I found it’s always good to read a couple of articles about the company they are representing. It shows you’re interested. Plus, it helps you think up a question during the Q&A section.

It’s important not just to attend these events, but to take the chance to meet the speaker. A lot of them are open meeting students, if only for a moment. Take a deep breath and introduce yourself to the speaker at the end of their talk – even if it’s just to thank them for coming. Also, try to score their business card at the end. This is especially handy when you’re on the job hunt!”

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