On Friday, April 28th the Fashion and Apparel Design Club hosted their 6th annual Brunch with Bosses event. Fashion merchandising and design students were invited to learn from and connect with industry professionals at the “Tour De Brunch” themed brunch. There were six “bosses” in attendance: Erin Boggs (Under Armour/ SU Alum), Mary Kate Gagliardi (Patagonia/ SU Alum), Aaron Hernandez(Christopher Schaefer Clothier/ SU Alum), Finn Reyes (Ralph Lauren/ SU Alum), Michelle Shawyer (Wee Chic and Girl Hero) and Kaitlyn Weekman (Lilly Pulitzer). During the insightful panel discussion, they shared details about career journeys and gave advice on how to stand out to employers during the job application process. The major takeaways were to have a strong portfolio, make connections, and find a niche within the industry.
Students were dressed for success in their professional attire and had their resumes ready for the networking brunch. Attendees spent the rest of the afternoon getting to know each other personally while enjoying a delicious meal catered by Terri’s Café. Senior, Fashion Merchandising major, Kaiyanna Fleming networked with the panelists that were Stevenson alum and received tips and tricks for landing a position after graduation. Students are eager about the next Brunch with Bosses event.