LIM Students Selected for Prestigious BRAG Summer Internship Program
June 1, 2016
LIM College students Lynette Cassius and Diamante Logan are two of only 36 students nationwide who were selected to participate in the Black Retail Action Group’s (BRAG) prestigious Summer Internship Program.
The BRAG Summer Internship is a comprehensive 10-week work and professional development program designed to expose students of color to retail and related fields. Since 1970, BRAG has helped prepare and educate professionals, entrepreneurs and students of color for executive leadership in retail, fashion and related industries.
Fewer than 10 percent of applicants were accepted into this year's BRAG Summer Internship program. They will be interning with top companies, including Ann Taylor, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Inc. and Victoria’s Secret. Lynette will intern for Nordstrom, Inc. and Diamante will complete an internship at Tommy Hilfiger.
The program includes a one-week orientation — held at LIM College’s Townhouse — consisting of seminars, workshops, retail math classes, and a business case study along with executive-level work responsibilities. Additionally, BRAG provides each intern with a mentor, one-on-one counseling, and opportunities to interact with the BRAG Board of Directors and industry professionals.
To become a BRAG intern, applicants must have completed either their sophomore or junior year of studies toward a bachelor’s degree or be seniors who will graduate in the fall of the year they do the internship. Students must also have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated interest in retail or related industries as a career. The selection process utilizes the same screening used by companies to employ entry-level candidates for their respective training programs and entry-level career opportunities.