Fashion Scholar Alumni Spotlight: Caitlin Lyttle, '14

What’s happening in your career now?
I’m the Marketing Manager for the Financial Gym. We're a personal financial services company that takes a fitness-inspired approach to our clients' finances. By working one-on-one with a Certified Financial Trainer, our clients learn how to make smarter money decisions that add up over time to reach their life goals. 

From managing our social media accounts to creating and executing events, I make sure our company mission and brand is being communicated everywhere. I also make sure all of our clients and members of the FinGym community are part of a supportive, educational, and above all, fun experience!

As a Fashion Scholar, what special opportunities did you have?
I had so many unique and amazing opportunities as a Fashion Scholar. We were often invited to events that were held only for alumni and graduate students featuring CEOs and leaders in the industry.

Being a part of such a tight-knit community, Fashion Scholars were also given first dibs at competitive internship opportunities often offered by more senior Fashion Scholar students and alumni.

Not to mention, being given priority registration meant not waking up at 6am to sign up for classes for the next semester was a HUGE plus! 

What did you like most about being a Fashion Scholar? 
The small class settings and commitment from the faculty and staff was one of my favorite things about being a Fashion Scholar. I knew I was always being taken care of, whether I needed extra help from a professor or additional guidance from my academic advisor. 

What was it like to be in Honors classes?
You form a quick bond with each and every one of the Fashion Scholars in not only your own graduating class, but in graduating classes above and below yours. And because you were with the brightest and most committed students at LIM, you felt challenged and to be the best you could be. 

What internships did you do while at LIM?
My first internship was in retail at Henri Bendel my freshman year. As a sophomore, I interned for an entertainment public relations firm and then for a start-up, mission-driven clothing company in public relations and communications. After that I interned for the Ms. Foundation as a development intern and finally finished my senior year at Warby Parker as a Customer Experience intern. 

How has being a Fashion Scholar impacted your career so far?
Because you are in such small classes, much of your class discussions are conversation-based and use critical-thinking methods, which is what you do in the real world in a career. You also do a lot of presentations and public speaking in class, so when it came time to speak up at a meeting at work, I was never nervous or afraid. Group work is also a big part of the LIM curriculum, so working with co-workers on projects is always a breeze now.