Alumni Spotlight: Ope Olowomeye (’13)

Ope OlowomeyeBetween blogging, modelling and running her own consulting business, Ope is the definition of multitasking. LIM College equipped her with the business knowledge she needed to further her career, as well as the ability to approach the fast-paced fashion industry with fearlessness and confidence.

What’s happening in your career now?
After graduating from LIM College in 2013, I knew I wanted to use my Marketing degree in a unique way. So, I began offering content and marketing consultations to local small businesses. Today, I have clients in New York, Washington DC, Dallas and Atlanta. I’ve also been modelling since 2010, when the plus-size industry first started to grow. It’s wonderful to be a part of changing society’s beauty norms.

How did LIM help prepare you for your career?
Attending LIM College is one of the best decisions I ever made. I learned so much about the business of fashion and about myself. I made lifelong friends and connections. I interned for top companies every semester and learned how to successfully multitask and prioritize. LIM prepares you for the real world.

What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
My whole journey makes me very proud. Right now, I’m most proud of my blog. On April 1, I launched MsOpezzy.com, where I blog about fashion, fitness and much more. When I speak to brands about collaboration deals or when I receive notes from readers, it brightens my day and encourages me to keep going!

Ope OlowomeyeHow do you maintain a work/life balance?
At LIM, I learned how to juggle many tasks at once. I’ve also learned the importance of doing things that make your heart smile. My calendar is the most important thing to me! I schedule everything I do, from my biweekly nail appointments to soft deadlines for clients to planned blog / Instagram posts.

If you could go back and give career advice to your younger self, what would you say?
I would stress the importance of expanding my horizons early. The fashion industry is much more than designer gowns and fancy parties. I would make it a point to explore all of my interests.