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Fashion Scholar Spotlight: Danielle White

Danielle WhiteHometown: Westwood, New Jersey
Major: Marketing

Why did you choose LIM College?
In my senior year of high school, I was still unsure which college I wanted to attend, but knew I wanted to pursue a career in the fashion industry. One of my teachers noticed my interest in the business side of fashion and recommended I look into LIM. After my first visit, I decided it would be the perfect fit for both my business and fashion interests!

Why did you decide to become part of the Fashion Scholars program?
I decided to become part of the Fashions Scholars program so I could be in a more rigorous learning environment. The program’s emphasis on key subjects, such as languages and mathematics, meant I could develop a stronger skill set to be competitive in the working world.

What do you like most about being a Fashion Scholar?
My favorite part of the Fashion Scholars program are the connections I have with the other Fashion Scholars! I’ve made a great group of friends. They’ve given me a lot of moral support and have helped me with academic and internship challenges. It’s also been great to meet and get advice from Fashion Scholar alumni who now have all kinds of exciting careers. 

What internships have you done so far?
I’ve assisted at the Halston showroom during Market Week and I spent a semester as the e-commerce merchandising intern at John Varvatos. 

What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
I’ve become very involved in the LIM community. I had a work-study position at the Library and have also worked for the Office of Admissions as a Student Ambassador. I’ve also strengthened my leadership skills through being the Vice President of the Student Leadership Activities Board, an Orientation Leader and a First Year Experience Mentor. 

What kind of career are you interested in pursuing?
I’m interested in experiential marketing  working on creative and interactive methods for brands to engage with their clients.

How do you think being a Fashion Scholar will impact your career?
Being a Fashion Scholar has given me the skills and practical experience to navigate the business world. The program has also helped to expand my professional network. I have contacts and resources to pursue all kinds of opportunities.