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How LIM Graduate Students Like to Unwind

posted by MT Teloki, Assistant Director of Student Life

You might think that the life of a graduate student is vastly different than that of an undergraduate, but let's be real: just because you're earning an advanced degree, doesn't mean you can't kick back, relax, and have fun from time to time. If a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree from LIM College is in your future and you plan on taking courses at our Midtown Manhattan campus (as opposed to online), read on to learn a few ways our graduate students unwind.16LIM0474-blogimage-march-unwind.jpg

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Attend campus events. Thanks to our Graduate Activities and Planning (GAP) Board, there are lots of opportunities to meet up with other graduate students during times that work for their busy schedules. A few examples of previous events: Paint Nite, Networking Brunch, and the Graduate Fall Mixer "Ugly Sweater Party." This past November, grad students convened at a Hot Chocolate Social that kicked off our Toys for Tots drive, and in October, we celebrated Diwali with special performances and complimentary Indian sweets. Another example of grad students meeting up with grad students: in August, all LIM grad students were invited to a dinner with Dean of Graduate Studies Jacqueline Jenkins to celebrate the end of the semester.

Join a club or organization. Speaking of the GAP Board, why not join it? Planning social events, organizing mixers, sponsoring professional development—you can bring your ideas and help decide what sort of programs you and your fellow grad students should attend. This year, our GAP Board is working on getting students tickets to the IMATS, or the International Make-Up Artists Trade Show (think Comic-Con for make-up) right around the corner from LIM. 

Have fun during Welcome Week. We'll just say we know how to kick off our academic semesters the right way. From ice skating in Central Park to attending a New York Rangers game, our Welcome Week has a full lineup of great events for our grad students. One of our favorites: eating at quirky restaurants with LIM's Urban Food Discovery, who help us find unique NYC eats like S'MAC (Sarita's Macaroni & Cheese in Murray Hill or the East Village). Oh, and the fun doesn't stop in that first week; every month we keep the "welcoming" activities going, including a weekend getaway to Washington, D.C. and a Cinco de Mayo on-campus party to wrap up the semester.

Hear from a fashion industry CEO. Curious how a high-powered fashion exec really gets to the top? Our CEO Speaker Series invites several presidents and CEOs in the industry throughout the semester to speak exclusively to our grad students. Okay, so you may not be unwinding here as much, but you'll surely get an honest glimpse into the fashion world you may not get anywhere else. They share career challenges and successes, where students learn invaluable advice on how to break into the industry. In the past, speakers included: Steven Sadove (CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue), Bud Konheim (CEO of Nicole Miller), and Paul Charron (former CEO of Liz Claiborne, Inc.).

Think you want to join in on the perks of being a grad student at LIM? Find out more about our degrees here.



Topics: LIM Graduate Studies