The third annual Fashion Campus NYC will take place July 22-24, 2013, on the Parsons campus. Fashion Campus NYC provides next-generation fashion and retail management talent with exposure to opportunities on the business side of the industry. The event will feature a keynote address by Uri Minkoff, CEO and Co-Founder of Rebecca Minkoff.
"By offering students and young professionals the opportunity to work with top names in the fashion industry, the next generation of fashion professionals will be cultivated in New York City," commented NYCEDC Executive Director Kyle Kimball. "Fashion Campus NYC will help to ensure that New York City remains the fashion capital of the world."
Fashion Campus NYC offers professional education and networking opportunities to some of the most promising and ambitious students in New York City, and for the first time this year, young professionals also were eligible to apply for the program. The goal is to educate participants about the variety of business-focused career paths available to them and to introduce them to influential figures in the City's fashion industry. In doing so, the program seeks to inspire talented individuals to pursue careers in New York's fashion industry, thereby maintaining and enhancing the City's position as a global fashion leader.
"Fashion Campus NYC provides young professionals with the opportunity to network and explore the business side of the fashion industry," said Parsons Executive Dean Joel Towers. "Through our work with NYCEDC, Parsons is extending one of its core values - providing students and emerging professionals with the means to pursue successful careers in design, and supporting the industry through a strong talent pipeline."
In addition to the keynote address by Uri Minkoff, the 2013 Fashion Campus NYC will include an evening of career path workshops presented by professionals in marketing, public relations, buying, merchandising, e-commerce, product development and more. The program will also consist of an industry panel to give participants insights into how to build an exciting career, as well as a networking dinner and reception with company representatives and industry executives looking for the next generation of fashion business talent.