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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Posted: Jun 4, 2015

THREE ITM MAJORS TO SHARE THE 2015-2016 PVH CORP. SCHOLARSHIPS
TOTALING $15,000

 
ITM is proud to announce that the Selection Committee has chosen Ayanna Clarke, Bruno Meira, and Kelsey Antonino as co-recipients of the 2015-2016 PVH  Inc. scholarships.   They were so impressive that PVH intends to augment the scholarship funds allocated by FIT’s board of trustees to ensure that each of them receives $5,000.
 
The Selection Committee included Guy Vickers, President of The PVH Foundation and Senior Vice President of Global Community Relations at PVH Corp; Joanne Krakowski, Special Consultant and ITM alumna; and Estefania Garcia-Correa, current PVH scholar and graduating ITM student.

Last year's recipients, Estefania Garcia-Correa and Elizabeth Pulos, also just received the SUNY Chancellor Award in Student Excellence earlier this year.

Read Full Announcement (pdf)



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Posted: Jun 4, 2015

FIT Students with North Carolina State Students in Shanghai, Spring 2016

 

 



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Posted: Jun, 2015


International Trade & Marketing Export Certificate of Appreciation

The US Department of Commerce awarded Fashion Institute of Technology's Department of International Trade and Marketing with its Export Certificate of Appreciation at World Trade Week's kick-off Breakfast on 11 May, 2015.  Prof. Christine Pomeranz accepted the award on the Department's behalf.  ITM student leader, Kelsey Antonino, also received the Next Generation Scholarship awarded by the New York District Export Council at the same event
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Posted: April 9, 2015


ITM Alumni at Sustainable Sourcing Forum Held on 24 March, 2015 Organized by Prof. Shireen Musa

blog.fitnyc.edu/huetoo.

 


                                                                                                                                                    Posted: April 8, 2015
 

Two ITM Students Receive SUNY Chancellor Award for Student Excellence

Elizabeth Pulos and Estefania Garcia-Correa received the prestigious SUNY Chancellor Award for Student Excellence on 2 April, 2015.  Accompanying them in the photo is Suzanne McGillicuddy, Assistant Dean of Students.  See page 10
of
http://system.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/university-life/Program-15.pdf for their accomplishments.

      



Posted: April 6, 2015

ITM Faculty Update

Sonja Chapman, Secretary of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)

Professor Sonja Chapman, who teaches international logistics and import/export regulations in the Department of International Trade & Marketing (ITM), has been elected national Secretary to the Board of Directors of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA). Founded in 1989 as the United States Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel (USA-ITA) with the goal of eliminating the global apparel quota system, USFIA now works to eliminate the tariff and non-tariff barriers impeding the industry’s ability to trade freely and create economic opportunities in the United States and abroad. USFIA has its headquarters in Washington D.C.

Professor Chapman, a part-time adjunct assistant professor in ITM since 2003, was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in 2003 to represent importers in the Board of Directors of the Cotton Board, a national organization dedicated to the research and promotion of US cotton fiber and reviewing and approving the marketing and promotion plans of its sole source contractor, Cotton Incorporated. During her tenure as member of the Cotton Board, Sonja has chaired the Strategic Assessment Committee and participated in the Consumer Marketing, Global Supply Chain Marketing, and Importer Support committees.

Professor Chapman is a Licensed Customhouse Broker who has worked in the apparel industry for over 30 years. She is currently the Director of International Traffic and Imports for the Golden Touch Group, four companies specializing in women’s and junior apparel. She has developed and conducted training workshops for companies such as Philipps Van Huesen, led industry workshops both domestically and internationally, and taught at the postgraduate level for the Bangkok International Fashion Academy and Moscow State University.

Professor Chapman says that her new role as national Secretary of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) will “enrich her classes at FIT with new experiences and current debates in international trade, especially at a time when new treaties, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are being debated in Washington D.C.”

ITM students and faculty congratulate Professor Chapman on her new assignment.  Full article with photo


Posted: Jan 20, 2015

 

2015 Field Trip to Material ConneXion
See Flyer Details (.pdf)

Time: 12:15 pm 
Date: Tuesday, March 3
Place: Material ConneXion lobby, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 17th Floor

Tour will cover Material ConneXion’s extensive collection of fashion apparel & footwear and presentation on how they relate to international trade and marketing. 


Posted: Jan 20, 2015

Talking Trade @ FIT Spring 2014 Guest Lecture Series
See Flyer Details (.pdf)

Ethiopia's Strategy for Harnessing Supply Chain Textile Opportunities in East Africa
In partnership with US Department of Commerce and US Commercial Service in Ethiopia

Friday, 27 February, 2015
10:30 am – Noon
John E. Reeves Great Hall, 28th Street at Seventh Avenue

Moderator:  Prof. Josh Green, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Paniva and ITM Advisory Board member

Panelists:
• Mr. William McRaith, Chief Supply Chain Officer, PVH Corp.
• Hon. Patricia M. Haslach, US Ambassador to Ethiopia
• Liya Kebede, Model and Proprietor of Lemlem (invited)

The panelists will explore success tools for doing business in Ethiopia, focusing on supply chain and logistics strategies for the textile industry. The panel will highlight innovative branding, partnership, and trade promotion techniques for doing business in Ethiopia. A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss how duty considerations drive fabric development, garment and shoe design/construction, and increase the profitability of fashion companies.

New Era of Global Sourcing
In partnership with Sourcing Journal Online

Thursday, 23 April, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Morris and Fannie B. Half Auditorium, Feldman Center

Speaker: Ms. Karen Murray, President of Sportswear Coalition; VF Corp, Nautica, Kipling and John Varvatos

As the fashion business evolves into a more global and mobile business, so too are the skill sets required to keep the more than one trillion dollar industry moving forward with innovation and newness. The Future of Fashion, presented by Fashion Institute of Technology's Library & Department of International Trade and Marketing and Sourcing Journal is an evening dedicated to shining a spotlight on the vast opportunities that extend beyond the runway available to the next generation of fashion leaders.

China’s Super Consumers: Changing China, Changing the World
In partnership with the New York District Export Council at World Trade Week

Wednesday, 6 May, 2015
3:30 pm – 5 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheater, Pomerantz Center

Master of Ceremonies: Thomas Pollak, President, Tally-Ho Creations, Pollak Import/Export Corp. and ITM Advisory Board member

Speaker: Mr. Michael A. Zakkour, Principal, Technomic Asia, a Tompkins Company and co-author of book, China's Super Consumers

Our distinguished speaker will discuss how marketing to China has been transformed, how China's consumers themselves are influencing marketing around the world, and how companies can enhance their sales and exports to the burgeoning Chinese market.

All events will be available for attendance in person or online at www.fitnyc.edu/ITM


Posted: Jan 20, 2015

2015-2016 ITM Scholarships 

Sample Scholarship Questions (.pdf)

Completed applications must be hand delivered in both hard copy and on a USB drive to the ITM Department Assistant in B436 no later than 3 pm.


Posted:Aug 2014

FALL 2014 NEW ITM ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM



International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries BS Degree Program


Posted: July 22, 2014

Juliette Creglia Atwi, ITM '02, visited our offices on July 10.  Having completed a successful career in accessories sourcing for Liz Claiborne, Creglia was most recently the Director of Accessories Production and Product Development for Lucky Brand Jeans.

Creglia earned her Master of Business Administration at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business and now teaches Retailing at LIM College.  She is also a sourcing consultant for the fashion industries and is writing a book on global sourcing of accessories.



Posted: May 13, 2014

THREE ITM STUDENTS RECEIVE THE 2014-2015 PVH CORP. SCHOLARSHIPS

ITM is proud to announce that the selection committee has chosen Estefania Garcia-Correa, Elizabeth (Liz) Pulos, and Selamawit Remillard as recipients of the 2014-2015 PVH Inc. scholarships.

The committee included Guy Vickers, President of The PVH Corp. Foundation; Joanne Krakowski, Special Consultant and ITM alumna; and John Garcia, Project Lead-Ad Sales at NBC Universal, former recipient of The Warnaco Group, Inc. (now PVH) scholarship, and ITM alumnus.

Read full Announcement (.pdf)


Posted: May 13, 2014

Gemini Shippers Association Academic Scholarship Awarded to ITM Student

We are pleased to announce that the scholarship selection committee has chosen Estefania Garcia-Correa as the recipient of the 2014-2015 Gemini Shippers Association Academic Scholarship.

The committee was comprised of Sara Mayes, long-time ITM supporter, donor, and Lifetime Achievement Awardee, ITM advisory board member, and President of Gemini Shippers Association; Prof. Nick Barratt, educator, ITM advisory board member, and outstanding alumnus (class of 1997); and Michelle Weiss, International Enterprise Singapore, New York, Co-President, Organization of Women in International Trade, and exceptional ITM alumna (class of 2009).

Read full Announcement (.pdf)


Posted: May 13, 2014

RALPH LAUREN AND NEW TIMES GROUP SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO FIVE ITM STUDENTS

We are pleased to announce that the selection committee has chosen Selamawit (Selam) Remillard, Estefania Garcia-Correa, and Manjing Yang as the recipients of academic year 2015’s Ralph Lauren ITM Scholarships and Marta Mizgala and Elizabeth (Liz) Pulos as the co-recipients of the 2015 New Times Group ITM Scholarship.

The committee was composed of Mike Cottell, Senior Vice President of Menswear at Ralph Lauren Corporation; Erin Erotokritos, Manager of Talent Management at Ralph Lauren Corporation; Fariba Jalili, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Diane Von Furstenberg, ITM Advisory Board member, and ITM alumna; Paul Magel, President of Computer Generated Solutions and ITM Advisory Board member; Analeesa Steiha, Customs Compliance Coordinator at Louis Vuitton and ITM alumna; and Claudia Huerta, recent intern at Stella McCartney at Adidas in Germany and ITM alumna,

Read full Announcement (.pdf)


Posted: May 13, 2014

ELIZABETH PULOS IS THE FIRST ITM STUDENT TO RECEIVE THE WORLD TRADE WEEK SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED BY THE NEW YORK DISTRICT EXPORT COUNCIL

ITM is very pleased to announce that the Selection Committee has chosen Elizabeth “Liz” Pulos as the first recipient of the newly established World Trade Week Scholarship funded by the New York District Export Council (NYDEC) to nurture the next generation of international traders.

The committee included Prof. Virginia Bonofiglio, Chairperson of the Department of Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and former ITM faculty member; Nicole Lorden, Account Executive, Inbound Sales Specialist, Panjiva, and ITM alum (class of 2013); and Sophie Miyashiro, Customs Broker, SA0000 Audit Certified, and ITM alum (class of 2014).

Read full Announcement (.pdf)


Posted: Feb 28, 2014

2014-2015 ITM SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Sample Scholarship Questions (.pdf)

Completed application must be hand delivered in both hard copy and UBS/CD forms to the ITM Department Secretary in B429 no later than 3 pm.


Posted: Feb 15, 2014

Kim Dabagian, ITM '13,  Moves Full-time to Production and Applies Lessons from ITM

I am a production coordinator for One World Apparel LLC in Los Angeles. We design, manufacture, and distribute missy, plus, and petite apparel for women. The accounts I work on include Kohl’s, Kmart/Sears, Cato, and Mark’s.

My daily job requirements for major factories include: issuing and maintaining purchase orders, maintaining work-in-progress reports, generating reports for packing breakdowns and ratios to ensure the factories understand how to pack appropriately based on individual procedures for each account, tracking and receiving fit/pre-production/top-of-production samples, requesting and reviewing all garment and fabric test reports until garments receive passing scores, approving care labels and joker labels, and notifying factories of all damaged goods found after our quality control department reviews bulk garments, which results in a chargeback to the factory.

Most importantly, I use LDP and FOB everyday! It brings me right back to Mrs. Pomeranz’s classroom where I learned the terms and so much more for the very first time.


Posted:  Jan 17, 2014

Talking Trade @ FIT Spring 2014 Guest Lecture Series
Details (.pdf)

Lessons from a Global Sustainability Leader
Thursday, February 20, 2014
3:30 pm – 5 pm
FITs Employee Dining Room
Dubinsky Student Center, 8th Floor Alcove
In collaboration with the New York District Export Council and United States Department of Commerce

International Trade Issues
Friday, 2 May, 2014
10:30 am – Noon
FITs Employee Dining Room
Dubinsky Student Center, 8th Floor Alcove


Posted:  Jan 17, 2014

SPRING 2014 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ITM MAJORS
  • Ralph Lauren International Trade and Marketing Scholarship Fund (.pdf)
    Deadline: 3 pm, Monday, March 31
  • New Times Group International Trade and Marketing Scholarship Fund (.pdf)
    Deadline: 3 pm, Monday, March 31

Posted: Dec 20, 2013

TEMIKA WALKER IS THE FIRST ITM STUDENT TO RECEIVE THE CHARLES HERTZIG FOUNDATION CHINA STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP

ITM is very pleased to announce that the Selection Committee has chosen Temika Walker as the first recipient of the newly established Charles Hertzig Foundation ITM 2014 China Study Abroad scholarship. 

The judges were impressed with Temika’s demonstrated interest in China as demonstrated in her application and by her Asian Studies Liberal Arts minor, her robust volunteer experiences, and her tremendous drive to juggle full-time professional responsibilities and academic challenges while raising her children, who are equally excelling in school.  The committee saw this scholarship as essential to facilitating Temika’s study abroad.

The committee included Prof. Lawrence Delson, President of Delson International and arranger of the donation; Prof. Donna Sharp, Co-founder of Sharp Global Partners and ITM advisory board member; and Jade Huang, outstanding ITM alumna and co-founder of StyleSage.

Read full Announcement (.pdf)


Posted: Dec 20, 2013

Temika I. Walker and Karla Andrea Simsch Are Chosen as the Second Recipients of the Jean and Henry Pollak ITM Study Abroad in China Scholarship

We are pleased to announce the scholarship selection committee has chosen Temika I. Walker and Karla A. Simsch as the second recipients of the Jean and Henry Pollak ITM Study Abroad in China Scholarship.

The committee was comprised of long-time outstanding ITM advisory board member and donor, Tom Pollak, President of Tallyho Creations and Pollak Import/Export; Elizabeth Hodur, also an ITM advisory board member, exceptional FIT alumna, and Director of International Trade at Ann Inc.; and exemplary ITM alumna and faculty member, Prof. Amanda Barlow, Director of Marketing of ATA Carnet at the United States Council for International Business.

Read full announcement (.pdf)


Posted: Oct 25, 2013

An evening with Latin music, song, dance, cuisine, and culture was organized by Prof. Guillermo Jimenez as a special event in connection with FIT Diversity Council's quest to increase awareness of different cultures. Here is Prof. Jimenez with some of the students who attended the event held at the Great Hall on 15 October, 2013



Posted: Oct 15, 2013

Field Trip to Tommy Hilfiger Headquarters

ITM students visited Tommy Hilfiger headquarters to meet with Catherine Walsh of Tommy Hilfiger Foundation and Lisa Bressler, Director of Marketing for Latin America. They learned of the company's history, its present and future marketing plans, as well as its internship and career opportunities.



Posted: Oct 1, 2013

ITM Chair and Advisory Board Member Meet Nobel Peace Prize Winner

ITM Chairperson Christine Pomeranz met Dr. Muhammad Yunus at an event organized by Glasgow Caledonian University. Yunis was a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006 for his work in microfinance. They discussed his proposed Garment Industry Transparency Initiative, which seeks to set comprehensive standards on labor conditions. Professor Donna Sharp, ITM faculty and advisory board member, also attended.
Christine Pomeranz with Muhammad Yunus Christine Pomeranz and Donna Sharp

Posted: Aug 26, 2013

Talking Trade @ FIT Fall 2013 Guest Lecture Series
Details (.pdf)

Navigating Customs Clearance
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
6:30 pm – 8 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall, 7th Avenue at 28th Street

Careers with a Conscience:  Working in Global Social Responsibility
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
6:30 pm – 8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheater, 7th Avenue at 27th Street


Posted: Aug 26, 2013

FALL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ITM MAJORS

 


Posted: May 20, 2013

THREE ITM MAJORS RECEIVE 2013-2014 WARNACO AND PVH GROUP SCHOLARSHIPS

ITM is proud to announce that the selection committee has chosen Samantha Cicarella, Stephanie Sadé Fernández Fuentes, and Wilnecia Rochester as recipients of the 2013-2014 Warnaco and PVH Group scholarships. The selection committee included Guy Vickers, President of The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation; Les T. Hall, President of Core Brand Intimates at PVH Corp.; Eric Hertz, Vice President and Director of Education at International Council of Shopping Centers and ITM advisory board member; Steven Hurwitz, Senior Vice President at Tumi Corp. and ITM advisory board member; Joanne Krakowski, US Operations Manager and Director of Creative Cotton Spin at Trident Group and ITM alumna; and John Garcia, Project Lead-Ad Sales at NBC Universal, former recipient of The Warnaco Group, Inc. scholarship, and ITM alumnus. 

Read Full Announcement (.pdf)


Posted: May 13, 2013

An “a ha” moment is described as a sudden realization or inspiration, a moment of clarity, or a defining moment. Tara Hoey had one of those moments when she was a student in Professor Shireen Musa's IN323 Import/Export Regulations class in 2002-2003. This class sparked her interest in compliance. Fast forward to today, and her title reads “President and Founder” of a U.S. customs brokerage and freight forwarding company.

Tara graduated from FIT Magna Cum Laude in 2004 and immediately landed a job working for a customs broker and freight forwarder in the area of JFK International Airport. The skills that she learned in ITM helped Tara to secure the position. In 2007 she obtained her customs broker license.

Her credentials were in demand and Tara moved on to another opportunity, serving as the import manager for a $225 million division of a large pet company.  In 2009 she was promoted to Import Export Manager and the following year she became the head of the Regulatory, Quality Assurance, and Research and Development departments.

The entrepreneurial spirit struck Tara in June, 2011 and she started her own company, TreOrra.  TreOrra is a customs broker and freight forwarding company located on Long Island.  Tara says, "Starting a company is definitely the hardest thing I have done, but it is also very rewarding."  She now has two full-time employees and her business offers services from customs compliance consulting to project cargo account management. She says that it has been a great journey. Tara hasn’t forgotten that spark of interest from Professor Musa’s class and thanks her for "helping me see my vision.” Tara adds, “Thank you for teaching and continuing to teach and lead students to their full potential.”


Posted: May 13, 2013

RALPH LAUREN AND NEW TIMES GROUP SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO FOUR ITM STUDENTS

We are pleased to announce that Danna Hall, Kayoko Hashimoto, and Yoona Kim have been chosen to receive ITM Departmental Scholarships for the 2014 academic year and Samantha Douglas will receive the 2014 New Times Group ITM Scholarship.

The selection committee was composed of David Uricoli, Senior Director of Human Rights Compliance at Ralph Lauren Corporation and ITM advisory board member; Mike Cottell, Senior Vice President of Menswear at Ralph Lauren Corporation; Fariba Jalili, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Diane Von Furstenburg, ITM Advisory Board member, and outstanding ITM alumna; Paul Magel, President of Computer Generated Solutions and ITM Advisory Board member; Sara Eisman, Associate Equity Research Analyst, Energy & Metals, at MLV & Co. and exceptional ITM alumna; and Analeesa Stieha, Customs Compliance Coordinator at Louis Vuitton and excellent ITM alumna.

Read Full Announcement (.pdf)


Posted: May 1, 2013

Gemini Shippers Association ITM 2014 Practicum Scholarships Awarded to Two ITM Students

We are pleased to announce that Kathleen Su will receive the 2013-2014 Gemini Shippers Association Academic Scholarship and Daria Azolova will recieve the Gemini Shippers Association ITM 2014 Practicum Scholarship to Brazil.

The scholarship selection committee was comprised of Sara Mayes, President of Gemini Shippers Association, long-time ITM supporter, donor, and Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and ITM advisory board member; Professor Nick Barratt, Educator, ITM advisory board member, and outstanding alumnus (class of 1997); and Michelle Weiss, International Enterprise Singapore, New York, Co-President, Organization of Women in International Trade, and exceptional ITM alumna (class of 2009).

Gemini Shippers Association is a long-time supporter of ITM students, having donated more than $130,000 to the program.

Read Full Article (.pdf)



Posted: April 30, 2013

Asian Student Network: Kayoko Hashimoto, President, and Professor Jean Amato, Advisor

My name is Kayoko Hashimoto and I am ITM student from Japan. I am the club president of the Asian Student Network at FIT because I am enthusiastic about all cultures. I was born in Japan and moved to Shanghai when I was nine years old. At first I could not speak Chinese, so it was a totally different world. But I gradually began to love learning about differences: art, traditions, food, lifestyle, heritage, music, fashions and people. This big transition made me eager to learn more about other cultures in both the East and West and cultivate a worldwide perspective. FIT has an outstanding program and is located in a cosmopolitan city for internationally-minded individuals who can act as bridges for global connections.

The Asian Student Network connects students from various majors and various ethnicities at FIT to create a stronger sense of community both on and off campus. ASN is a community of students interested in all aspects of Asian fashion, language, food, business, entertainment, and culture. I lead ASN members and the executive board to build and maintain relations with groups and organizations outside of ASN. This semester, the club organized an "Art of Kimono" lecture and demonstration event sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in New York and Japan National Tourism Organization. Due to its huge success and excellent feedback, ASN is hoping to organize a student Kimono art design competition.

Because I have the cross-cultural knowledge and experience with Eastern and Western markets necessary to succeed in a global environment, I am passionate about bridging the fashion cultures of both. I want to show that any underlying similarities and vast differences can be reconciled in a universally-accepted school of fashion. I also want to utilize Eastern and Western resources and knowledge through an interchange of ideas.


Posted: Mar 19, 2013

ITM Student, Wilnecia Rochester, Elected FITSA Executive Treasurer 2013-14

Before I go any further, let me introduce myself. My name is Wilnecia Rochester. Some of you may have seen me around campus with my long "Poetic Justice" braids (so I have been told) or maybe you've seen me helping out at various events for Student Life's SVCS office.

I am pleased to announce that I am now your newly-elected FITSA Executive Board Treasurer for 2013-14. This means that as an International Trade and Marketing major, I get the make a major contribution towards growth and development of the 70+ clubs around campus. This major step within my student career goes to show that the presence of ITM students around campus is expanding rapidly throughout various FIT departments. Over the next few weeks I look forward to familiarizing myself with FITSA's government. I cannot wait to start getting to work and showing all of FIT how much a contribution the ITM department makes toward every student's college experience.

Sincerely,
Wilnecia Rochester


Posted: Mar 13, 2013

REMINDER: 2014 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ITM MAJORS

 

 


Posted: Mar 13, 2013

Through the fundraising efforts of the ITM Advisory Board, the Warnaco Inc. Group (“Warnaco”) has endowed, in perpetuity, two scholarships to cover educational expenses for fall and spring semesters.  We are now accepting applications for the Warnaco and PVH Group Scholarship for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.

Led by Mr. Joseph Gromek, former President & Chief Executive Officer of Warnaco, and ITM’s 2006 Executive of the Year honoree, this scholarship was generously endowed by Warnaco Group (now PVH) and its business associates.  The endowed fund will finance scholarships for two students for educational expenses per school year in perpetuity.  In the past, the scholarship has ranged from $5,000 to $5,768 for each recipient.  The scholarship is for full-time ITM students with a strong scholastic record and visible volunteer work at ITM, FIT, the industry, and/or the community.  NOTE: On February 13, 2013, PVH completed its acquisition of the Warnaco Group.  Supplemental funding for the scholarship is now provided by the PVH organization.

Warnaco and PVH Group Educational Scholarship for 2013-2014
Deadline: 3 pm, Friday, March 22, 2013


Posted: Feb 28, 2013

ITSA Presents: A Global Business Event on "Social Responsibility in the Global Supply Chain"
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
6:30 pm - 8 p.m. 
John E. Reeves Great Hall

Discussion on corporate ethical standards in the supply chain in light of recent tragedies and experiences in the fashion industry.

Featuring:
Hatun Aytug, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Warnaco, Calvin Klein Jeans and Underwear
Melissa Pagan, VP Assistant General Counsel, Warnaco
Marianna Fundator, Managing Director, RELIANCE BRAND MANAGEMENT, LLC.

Moderator:
Nicole Lorden, ITSA President

$1 suggested donation with FIT ID
$3 suggested donation without FIT ID

This event has received FIT's Sustainability Council's Stamp of Support! Great source for networking!


Posted: Feb 26, 2013

Alberto Gomez, ITM alumnus, commenced his new position at Britannica Home Fashions as its sales representative. His responsibilities include overseeing shipments, product development & conception, as well as account management. 

Alberto told us: "It almost gives goose bumps because so much, if not everything, I learned at FIT in the ITM program I will be using here in my new position."

 



Posted: Feb 26, 2013

Sojourner A. Edmonson-Sealy is First Recipient of the Jean and Henry Pollak ITM Study Abroad in China Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that the scholarship selection committee has chosen Sojourner A. Edmonson-Sealy as the first recipient of the Jean and Henry Pollak ITM Study Abroad in China Scholarship. Sojo also received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship in line with her semester in China.

The committee appreciated the thoroughness of Sojo’s application, in which she cited how the semester in Shanghai would enable her to deepen her knowledge of the manufacturing process, as well as gain professional contacts in China and eventually contribute to starting her own clothing business. As an ITM student, Sojo and a team of three other Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology students represented FIT at the World Retail Congress Competition in London, where they presented a futuristic avant garde retail concept, a detailed business plan, and draft of the physical environment.

In addition to her major, Sojo earned an Associates in Applied Sciences degree in Fashion Design, having graduated Cum Laude from the program. She was a “Fashion Remix” teacher at the Curious Jane Blue Tree Summer Camp; production assistant at SUNO fashion show and Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti fashion show, both in New York City, and at the Betsey Johnson fashion show in Atlanta, Georgia; and sales associate at Hancock Fabrics and Victoria’s Secret in Montgomery, Alabama.

Sojo was a member of FIT's Fashion Design and Step Clubs, volunteered for the Student Life Haiti Earthquake Relief effort and Atlanta Homeless Shelter for Women and Children, and was a model dresser for the Kevan Hall fashion show. We hope that you will all join us in congratulating Sojo as our first Jean and Henry Pollak ITM Study Abroad in China scholar.

The selection committee was comprised of long-time outstanding ITM advisory board member and donor, Tom Pollak, President of Tallyho Creations and Pollak Import/Export; Bob Eisen, also an ITM advisory board member and supporter, as well as Partner of Baker and McKenzie; and ITM student leader, Nicole Lorden, President of the International Trade Student Association.


Posted: Feb 15, 2013

Prof. Henry Welt Earns his Certificate of Continuous Employment (CCE)

Prof. Henry Welt was awarded CCE status for completing severty-two hours of teaching in the ITM program.  Author and developer of the popular IN423 Global Marketing of Luxury class, Prof. Welt has also participated in the Talking Trade @ FIT guest lecture series, formed ITM's mentoring program, and provided  opportunities for students to collaborate with industry.  Please join us in congratulating Prof. Welt for a job well done!



Posted: Feb 15, 2013

The Faces of Fashion New York City: Christine Pomeranz, FIT
Independent Films, Women, Interviews

http://modelswebtv.com/movie/the-faces-of-fashion-new-york-city-christine-pomeranz-fit/33489#

This episode of The Faces of Fashion series features Christine Pomeranz, Professor and Chairperson of the International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City.

Prior to becoming the Chairperson of ITM, Prof. Pomeranz was an international banker for twenty years, most recently with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (“ANZ”) as Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Structured Trade Services for the Americas.

Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Production: Alexey Levchenko, Semyon Maltsev

For More Info About FIT: Fashion Institute of Technology

ABOUT International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries at the Fashion Institute of Technology:

In this Bachelor of Science program, you’ll learn to navigate the complex global marketplace, including the financial, legal, logistical, and intercultural aspects of importing and exporting. You’ll study international finance, business strategies, fashion law, and market research strategies. Classroom studies are supplemented with visits to corporate, customs, finance, and government offices.

Studying with faculty who work in various segments of international business, you’ll experience firsthand the real-world activities of global businesses, and graduate prepared to work in international trade and global fashion companies.


Posted: Feb 15, 2013

Intern Wanted for World Fashion 4 Development Africa
May possibly lead to full time employment!

ABOUT WORLD FASHION 4 DEVELOPMENT:
World Fashion 4 Development is the non-profit arm for Fashion 4 Development. Established as a non-profit in June 2011, WF4D exists to harness the power of the global fashion industry to develop human resources and promote education and social integration to increase awareness and funding for job creation in countries with a historically slower rate of economic development.

WF4D works to support the UN Millennium Development Goals of ending poverty, promoting economic development, humanitarian cooperation, environmental awareness and social responsibility by using fashion as an avenue for global development. As part of its efforts, WF4D raises money for a scholarship that serves to educate and train individuals enabling them to harness the power of fashion to empower their communities to build a sustainable future.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The intern will work closely with the World Fashion 4 Development Africa Co-Chair, Roberta Annan and her team. He/she will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of World Fashion 4 Development Projects and will be responsible for researching and gathering information for WF4D Co-chair, coordinating events with the World Fashion 4 Development Africa Team, communicating with organizations and companies that World Fashion 4 Development Africa works with, etc.

The intern will also have a chance to work on The Giving Back Bazaar which takes place in Seoul, Korea in March of 2013.

The Giving Back Bazaar is a two-day fashion fundraiser showcase featuring individuals, corporations and organizations in the fashion industry who are currently working towards economic development in Africa. Participants will include luxury brands such as Chanel, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton in addition to World Fashion Grand Prize honorees whose work in promoting development through fashion are in support of the UN's Millennium Development Goals.

This exciting event will also include a Charity Couture Gala Dinner Show featuring collections from some of Africa’s most prominent fashion designers.

HOURS:  10-15 Hours per week. Intern may be able to work from home at times, depending on the project that they are assisting with.

Vogue Italia is our official media partner and Franca Sozzani, the Editor in Chief is the Goodwill Ambassador for Fashion 4 Development.

This is a great opportunity for fashion students to work with people in the field and to gain access to influential figures in the fashion industry. This internship may lead to a full time employment opportunity as we grow the World Fashion 4 Development Africa Team!

Interested candidates can contact Kanika Singh at kanika918@gmail.com.

Visit www.FASHION-4-DEVELOPMENT.com for more info about the organization.

Please Visit the links below for more information on Roberta Annan and WF4D Africa:
Roberta Annan's feature in the Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zandile-blay/roberta-annan_b_2397592.html
Roberta Annan's feature in Vogue Italia - http://www.vogue.it/en/uomo-vogue/people/2012/05/roberta-annan


Posted:  Feb 11, 2013

Nicole Tan, ITM '13, writes about the ITM and her experiences as an FIT student at http://modelswebtv.com/blog_post/faces-of-fashion-new-york-city-international-trade-marketing-my-fashion-career/60017.


Posted: Jan 29, 2013

Talking Trade @ FIT Spring 2013 Guest Lecture Series

Careers without Borders
Thursday, February 28, 2013
6:30 pm – 8 pm
8th Floor Alcove, Dubinsky Center

South East Asia:  The Next Engines of Growth
Thursday, May 2, 2013
3:30 pm – 5 pm
Lagary Board Room, 9th floor, Marvin Feldman Center


Posted: Jan 29, 2013

DID YOU KNOW THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE & MARKETING (ITM) HAS A LINKEDIN GROUP?

The ITM@FIT LinkedIn group is an emerging forum for graduates and students of the International Trade & Marketing (ITM) program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where you can stay connected with alumni, seek advice, and follow industry trends as well as share and learn about jobs leads.
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ITM-FIT-4353882


Posted: Jan 29, 2013

DID YOU KNOW THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE & MARKETING (ITM) HAS A FACEBOOK FAN PAGE?

Find us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-NY/FIT-International-Trade-and-Marketing-Department/251985915115?v=wall

 


Posted: Jan 29, 2013

2014 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ITM MAJORS

Click on link for more details:

2014 Gemini Shippers Association's Scholarships available to ITM Majors
Deadline: Noon, Friday, March 22, 2013

Gemini Shippers ITM 2014 Practicum Scholarship
Deadline: Noon, Friday, March 22, 2013

Gemini Shippers ITM 2014 Practicum Scholarship for Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 
Deadline: Noon, Friday, March 22, 2013

 




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