We’re thrilled to present #FindSpark Fashion Conference, a full-day fashion career conference in partnership with LIM College on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Join creative college students and young professionals for a full day of discussions, workshops, networking, and fun — all aimed to get you closer to the fashion job of your dreams. Meet the coolest creative and business execs from the most exciting companies in New York City, learn about the ins and outs of the fashion industry, and make valuable connections with peers and professionals.
Throughout the event you’ll meet a wide range of creatives from leading NYC companies in fields such as visual merchandising, social media, entrepreneurship, and recruiting.
LIM Students and Alumni: Free
General Admission: $99
Digital Ticket: $29
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Who You’ll Meet
Fashion Features Editor
Glamour (Condé Nast)
Lauren Chan is the Fashion Features Editor at Glamour, where she covers fashion news and trends for the magazine. She also contributes to Glamour.com and designs the monthly Glamour x Lane Bryant collection. Formerly, Chan was a plus- size model and contributor to Italian Vogue, where she covered plus-size fashion for Vogue.it. She’s also spent time in various departments at the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Interview, and Cosmopolitan. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Vice President of Sales
Global Brands Group
Marketing Recruiter, Executive Talent Acquisition
Love Stories TV
Senior Manager, Social Media
Sachin K Bhargava
Director, Merchandise Planning & Analytics
Junior Account Executive
Brand Content Strategist & Copywriter
Senior Outreach Manager
Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager
Supervising Producer – Oxygen Media
Director, Business Development
Pink Vintage Heart
Account Manager, Luxury
The NPD Group
Strategic Marketing Director
Daya by Zendaya
Vice President, Digital
Founder and CEO
CEO & Co-founder, 3D-Knitwear Programmer
Grace E. Park
Special Events Coordinator
Marketing & Events Manager
Beauty & Fashion Assistant
Latina Media Ventures
Technical Project Manager
Fashion Market Editor, The Cut
New York Magazine
Creative Director, Designer/Founder
*More speakers to be added, check back often!
*Speaker line-up subject to change*
Your day will be filled with informative discussions, networking opportunities, interactive panels, and fun that will take place in the historic LIM College‘s historic Townhouse Building in Manhattan. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of sessions and make your own track that will guide you to your dream career.
Topics include networking, interviewing, personal branding, working at startups, and more!
Check in: 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Opening Keynote: 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Lauren Chan, Glamour
Breakout Sessions: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Shine Online: Creating a Strong Online Presence
Moving Up: Going from Intern to Full-Time
Breakout Sessions: 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Hustle On: Entrepreneurship in Fashion
#Hashtags & DMs: Insights on Social Media Careers
Innovation in Fashion: Disruptive Brands, Campaigns & Products
Opportunity Mixer & Lunch: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Breakout Sessions: 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Launching Your Career as an International Student
From Risk to Reward: Creating Opportunities for Yourself within your Company
The Business of Being an Influencer
Breakout Sessions: 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Getting Hired 101: Resume and Interview Tips from Recruiters
Invest in Yourself: How to Grow & Maintain a Powerful Network
Closing Remarks & Momentum Building: 4:30 PM — 4:45 PM
What Attendees are Saying
LIM College‘s Townhouse at 12 East 53rd St. is located between Fifth and Madison Avenues. To enter, simply walk through the double wooden doors on the ground floor. Please note that East 53rd St. is one-way, going west.
Dress Code: Business Casual
Wear comfortable shoes. Room temperature may vary, so be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket you can wear during the sessions. The programming takes place in one building, but bring a jacket or umbrella if needed.
Sponsors & Partners
We’re thrilled to be partnering with LIM College, a private, for-profit, specialized coeducational undergraduate and graduate educational institution focused on the business aspects of the fashion industry.
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Q: What should I wear? Is there a dress code?
A: We always recommend business casual at our events.
Q: Do you do group sales for colleges, organizations, and companies?
A: Yes we do! FindSpark events are a practical and fun perk to offer your students, alumni, and community members. Fill out this form to get in touch.
Q: Will there be food at this event?
A: Lunch is not provided in the tickets. There’s plenty of places to grab a quick bite nearby!
Q: Is there a limit to how many events I can attend during the year?
A: Absolutely not. We encourage our community members to attend as many events as they’d like.
Q: Can I give FindSpark event tickets to friends and family as a gift?
A: Absolutely. You are such a great friend/relative for wanting to support your loved one’s career! Send us an email and we’ll make it happen.
FindSpark has numerous sponsor opportunities for companies large and small. Please email us for more information.