Making Career Dreams Come True

LIM College’s annual “Dream Dinner,” organized by the Department of Experiential Education & Career Management, offers a select group of students an exclusive evening of networking and career exploration, featuring several of the college’s leading industry partners.

To attend the Dream Dinner, students must submit their resume and apply online. Each employer then selects the students they would like to sit at their table. Students who are invited have dinner and the opportunity to talk with human resources representatives about the company’s organizational culture, career paths and employment opportunities. Individual employer requirements vary based on the specific positions they are interested in filling.

Some of the companies featured at LIM College’s 2016 Dream Dinner were: Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Calvin Klein, John Varvatos, Michael Kors, Toys R’Us, Steve Madden, TJX Companies, Inc. and Tommy Hilfiger. The guest speaker was David Meir Sasson, Chief Operating Officer of Derek Lam International and a member of LIM College’s Fashion Industry Advisory Board. The event was held at the Marriott East Side hotel in Manhattan. One hundred students were chosen to attend out of approximately 400 who applied.

Said Sheala Ortiz (16’), “My experience sitting at the Toys“R”Us table at the Dream Dinner was delightful. I had heard great things about Toys“R”Us’s leadership development program. Both representatives of the company, who I dined with, encouraged me to apply to the program and connected me to the college recruiter.”

Continued Sheala, “The Dream Dinner allowed me to sit with my future employer in a casual setting and listen to their employees’ success stories and additional details about their leadership development program. I recently graduated from the program and have been placed as a Business Planning Analyst in the Electronics and Entertainment department. My overall experience with Toys”R”Us so far has been amazing.”

The 2017 Dream Dinner will be held on April 10. For more information, contact careermanagement@limcollege.edu.