Find & Follow Your Passion: A Full Day Fashion Career Conference in partnership with LIM College on Saturday, April 5th is your chance to network with and gain insights from more than 30 creatives and business executives from top New York City fashion companies.
Looking for internships, new opportunities, mentors, friends and a foot in the door? Then this event is for you!
We’re thrilled to introduce you to one of our speakers, Zaianna Ortiz.
Zaianna began her education as a Liberal Arts major unsure of anything except her passion for playing volleyball. After a full season as a freshman starter at SUNY Farmingdale, Zaianna set her sights on a career in Fashion and transferred to Nassau Community College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising, followed by a BA in Marketing from LIM College in New York City. At that point she had tons of hands on experience from unpaid internships at Gucci, Seventh House PR, Showroom Seven, Kellwood and Skopz.com, to name a few. She’d endured all-nighters during NYC Fashion Week under the historical tents at Bryant Park, worked knee deep in press closets, secured merchandise placements on live TV and even met with Venture Capitalists to fund a start-up website, allowing her to better assess the direction she wanted her career to take next. Determined to extend her capabilities further than the world of Fashion, Zaianna networked via LinkedIn and landed her senior co-op internship at Latin Markets, a conference company in the Finance Industry. Before finishing her senior year, a position as Marketing Coordinator was created for Zaianna. Today, less than 2 years later, she heads the Marketing department at Latin Markets (www.latinmarkets.org), and its sister company US Markets, directing all marketing and media initiatives, along with several business development processes, for the firm’s large portfolio of international institutional investor conferences. Zaianna is fanatical about speaking to students and professionals regarding the unlimited control that they have over their career and how to make it from “intern to full-time.”
#1 Career Tip from Zaianna Ortiz?
“Don’t be a part of the problem, be part of the solution. Fake it ’til you make it.”
Join Zaianna and over 150+ attendees, speakers and recruiters for a full day of discussions, hands on 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.
Public tickets are extremely limited. Register today: findspark.com/findpassionlim
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