LIU in London – Global Fashion Consulting Project
As part of the Fashion Program at Long Island University, a private university in New York, a group of top business students will be participating in a Global Fashion Consulting Project this Spring. This initiative allows them to travel to a fashion capital of the world and lend their expertise and knowledge to a fashion brand that is interested in a fresh look at their current business.
Last year, the students had the honor of working on a Gen Z Retail Strategy for the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence (Results Linked). This year, the program is headed to London!
We are currently searching for a London-based fashion company interested in providing a business challenge for this talented group of students to work on. They, along with their Faculty Program Director, will be in London March 6th-13th. They plan to virtually launch the project at the end of January and use the lead time until their trip to conduct the necessary research, conceptualize a plan, and prepare a final presentation.
The experience is geared to provide students with real-world experience as they produce meaningful outcomes for your company using their unique skills and global perspective.
There is no fee for this engagement; the trip is paid for in full by the school. The students are not permitted to receive compensation for their work since they’re full-time enrolled students receiving course credit to participate.
Engagement Format: Live Case
Class Collaboration or Case Competition - This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.
Program & Course Info
|School||Long Island University C.W. Post (LIU Post)|
|Course||LIU in London – Global Fashion Consulting Project|
|Graduate / Undergraduate||Undergraduate|
|Student Time Commitment||4-7 Hours|
|Class Meeting Day & Time*||Twice Weekly|
*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized
|Requested Company Size|
|Duration||Running (02/04/2020 - 04/21/2020)|
|Company Time Commitment||2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources|
Timeline & Next Steps
December 19, 2019
Collaboration request published. Companies may express interest in participating.
December 30, 2019
School faculty will begin interviewing interested companies and discuss project ideas.
January 17, 2020
School faculty and project champion finalize project charter, legal documents, and background materials.
January 19, 2020
Final date for companies to express interest in participating.
January 20, 2020
OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.
March 6, 2020
STUDENTS ARRIVE IN LONDON: Expect students to visit the office during their 1-week stay to present their results.
March 13, 2020
STUDENTS DEPART LONDON
March 27, 2020
OFFICIAL PROJECT END: After their trip, the students will incorporate feedback add finishing touches to their presentation, which will be delivered remote.
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