By Vivian Huang
This semester, Fashion Management students virtually hosted and participated in several guest speaker webinars to connect with industry experts.
SAM & LANCE
On April 5th, Co-Founders Veronica May and Alora May addressed the need for sustainability and green production within fashion. The sisters delved into their industry experiences and discussed the competitive advantages/challenges small-scale brands may face when pursuing green production.
Veronica and Alora were impressed by the students' enthusiasm and professionalism. After the webinar, students Mariana Amesa, Ali Cavanagh and Deepika Batra were selected for an internship offer at SAM and LANCE.
Sarah White, Founder of The Girl Floral, joined students on April 19th to discuss her journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Sarah's passion for shopping locally and curated goods focused on eco-conscious, ethical, and sustainable Canadian-based brands helped launch her business.
As an entrepreneur, she is also keen on helping other talented women and co-op students gain practical work experience. Sarah emphasized the importance of networking and introduced students to Style Nine to Five - a Canadian fashion job board website.
On April 19th, Marketing Coordinator Olivia Mancini discussed her personal experiences that led her to the world of marketing in Shiseido luxury cosmetics.
Olivia also shared valuable tips and the following quote:
“Be confident in who you are and what you have to offer."
This left the soon-to-be grads with a feeling of empowerment while gearing up to embark on their career journeys.
Thank you to all three speakers for their time, willingness to participate and mentorship opportunities. A special thanks to Fashion Management Program Coordinator Rossie Kadiyska for organizing the webinars.
More insights from these webinars can be found on Instagram @humberfashionpostgrad.