We’re thrilled to present Find & Follow Your Passion, a full-day fashion career conference in partnership with LIM College on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

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.

 

Register

Ticket price includes free virtual prep workshops, access to a private Facebook group for personalized advice and tips, your resume included in our digital resume book given to speakers, and more.

Sign up to be a FindSpark Premium Member to receive 50% off all event tickets. Gain access to even more resources and perks that will help you stand out in the job market and create a meaningful and successful career.

Go Premium: findspark.com/premium

 

 

Speakers

The professionals speaking at Find & Follow Your Passion come from diverse backgrounds and an array of roles and companies. Our line-up includes recruiters, entrepreneurs, visual merchandisers, and everything in between. Check out our incredible speakers below!

Keynote Speakers

FindSpark Mir Muneeb Anwar
Mir Muneeb Anwar
Director of Operations
Walker & Company
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Mir is the Director of Operations at Walker & Company where he focuses on supply chain & manufacturing, product development and day-to-day operations. He is experienced in different industries including, semiconductors, precious metals & alloys, consumer electronics and health & beauty. He was previously a lead engineer at ASML working on EUV lithography systems and optics and before joining Walker & Company, he ran Supply Chain at littleBits.
Mir holds a double major in Engineering Science (Nanotechnology track) and Engineering Chemistry from Stony Brook University. He loves all things hardware and technology and has a passion for working on and building new products and ensuring that they are designed and optimized for manufacturing. Mir also loves traveling, which he gets to do regularly as part of his job. He is also an avid photographer and loves playing tennis.

 

FindSpark Kelly Keenan Trumpbour
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour
Founder
See Jane Invest
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Kelly Keenan Trumpbour, founder of See Jane Invest, is an investor dedicated to educating women who want to fund women-owned companies. A longtime advocate for women’s increased representation in business and politics, she draws on her experience in Washington, DC lobbying on behalf of the National Association of Women Business Owners, supporting the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), and recruiting young professional women to enter politics through the nonprofit she co-founded, Running Start, which equips high school, college and post-graduate women with the skills they need to excel in public office. A frequent media commentator and guest speaker at numerous universities and conferences, she is dedicated to teaching young women how to navigate the world of business and entrepreneurship. She is a board member of the Baltimore Angels, a Maryland-based investment group, and holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins and a law degree from the University of Maryland.

 

 

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Schedule

Your day will be filled with informative discussions, networking opportunities, interactive workshops, 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.

Check in: 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Opening Keynote: 9:45 AM – 10:20 AM

Break Out Session 1: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Choose one. No need to sign up ahead of time.

  • Speak Up: How to Get What You Want & Move Up at Work
  • You’re Hired: How Star Interns Went Full-Time
  • Work It: How to Create & Maintain a Powerful Network

Break Out Session 2: 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Choose one. No need to sign up ahead of time.

  • Stay Relevant: How to Apply Your Experience to Any Job
  • Make It Work: Turn Your Side Project Into Your Job
  • Trend Setters: Startups That Are Changing the Industry

Opportunity Mixer & Lunch: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Break Out Session 3: 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Choose one. No need to sign up ahead of time.

  • Jet Setters: Starting a Career as an International Student
  • Let’s Get Visual: Careers in Visual Merchandising
  • Expect the Unexpected: Fashion Jobs You Didn’t Know You Wanted

Break Out Session 4: 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Choose one. No need to sign up ahead of time.

  • Tell Me About Yourself: Interview Insights From Recruiters
  • Keep It Real: Express Your Professional Personality Online

Closing Keynote: 4:40 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Come party with us!

Didn’t get to mingle enough? Don’t want the day to end? There is an after party for all ages at Redemption, 1003 2nd Ave (on the corner of 53rd St). Room is set aside for FindSpark. Party begins at 5:15pm!

 

Logistics

Location:

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.

 

 

Download the Mobile App

Our custom conference mobile app features all the event logistics in the palm of your hand, in addition to the ability to network with attendees, speakers, and recruiters.

Join the app here: events.bizzabo.com/findsparklim15

 

 

Sponsors & Partners

Partner University

FindSpark LIM College

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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Find & Follow Your Passion has numerous supporter opportunities for companies large and small. Please email us for more information.

 

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