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ITM News  -  Spring 2010

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Warnaco's FIT's Scholars

2010 The Warnaco Group, Inc. Scholarships                Posted: May 5. 2010

ITM is proud to announce that the Warnaco Scholarship Selection Committee has chosen Miho Chung and Kerstin Charlotte Wendel as recipients of the 2010-2011 The Warnaco Group, Inc. Scholarships. The judges were impressed with the successful scholarship recipients, noting the professionalism, substance, and maturity in their oral and written presentations and humility in recognizing that they could do more to further their contribution to industry and the global community.

The program is especially thankful to Warnaco and its dedicated employees for providing extra funding to ensure that this year’s selection would be possible despite the effects of last year’s global economic downturn on endowed scholarships.

Gemini Shippers Association                                            Posted: May 4. 2010

Practicum Scholarships Awarded                             

We are pleased to announce that the Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of donor Sara Mayes, President of Gemini Shippers Association and ITM advisory board member and lifetime achievement awardee, Nick Barratt, outstanding ITM alumnus and advisory board member, and Amanda Barlow, Manager of United States Council for International Business as well as exceptional ITM alumna and faculty member, have chosen Kerstin Charlotte Wendel, Alexis Feldman, and Miho Chung as the recipients of the Gemini Shippers ITM Practicum Scholarship to Shanghai, China in January 2011.

I hope that you will all join us in congratulating Charlotte, Alexis and Miho as ITM’s new Gemini Shippers Association practicum scholars.


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ITM Invites you to

U.S. Textiles & Apparel Trade Policy and the National Export Initiative                   Posted: May 3. 2010

The US Department of Commerce in cooperation with the Fashion Institute of Technology Department of International Trade and Marketing and Baker & McKenzie LLP is pleased to invite New York area textile and apparel businesses to a special discussion on US textile trade policy and the current international trade environment.

Gail W. Strickler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles and Apparel, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Janet L. Labuda, Director of Textile Enforcement and Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.
Anastasia Xenias, PhD, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, Department of Commerce.


Robert L. Eisen, Principal and Head of Global Customs Practice, Baker & McKenzie LLP.

Date: May 27, 2010                    Time: 8:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.                    Cost: FREE
Location: Katie Murphy Amphitheater, Building D, Fashion Institute of Technology, 27th Street and Seventh Avenue, NYC


Register through:
For more information about this program, please contact Anastasia Xenias, PhD, Senior International Trade Specialist, at Anastasia.Xenias@trade.gov2 or by phone at 212-809-2685.





Creativity, Passion, Challenge to be the Best Global Value Creating Company

ITM Entry Level Employment Opportunities with        Posted: April 20. 2010

Samsung America, Inc.


SAI is presently looking for 2 or 3 entry level logistics coordinators.  Candidates would be in the footwear and fashion divisions and need to be familiar with the basics in HTS codes, LC payments, and shipping schedules.  For a full desc-ription of the job contact: 

Mary Micallef:

ITM INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY at                                                                                         Posted: April 19. 2010

Theory Women's Division


The product development team works directly between the design and production teams as well as side by side with merchandising and fabric. This is for Theory Women’s division only.   

This position is available May 1st. $35.00/day stipend.  Full Time position available. 

The intern will assist my team with the following:
• Develop trims each season and order trims for sales samples
• Passing patterns, sketch details, stitch details and cut tickets to factories to make prototypes and sales samples.
• Pass development swatch ideas to factories to submit embellishment trials.
• Request fabric from fabric dept and physically pass to factories to make show samples.
• Request all sample trims required for show samples and pass to factories
• Track, receive and distribute show samples.
• Update delivery tracking info for show samples.
• Issue Purchase order for sales samples and track all development sampling
• Create trim boards and reference books for domestic and overseas counterparts.
• Answer daily correspondence pertaining to all of the above functions


Interesting students should contact Nicole Martin-Lewis in the ITM office (B429) at 212.217.4280

So You Think You Got Talent?                                                                                 Posted: April 5. 2010

ITSA is hosting its 2010 fundraiser talent show and auction on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 in FIT's Katie Murphy Amphitheater at 6:30p.m., Show begins at 7:00p.m.  It is a MUST-SEE show, consisting of dancers, singers, musicians, comedians and enter our raffles for the chance to win concert tickets, designer sunglasses, gift cards and much more!!.  So spread the word, bring your friends and come support ITSA by attending the show.

Tickets are $7.00 and available through Nicole in the ITM office (B429). If you have any questions or would like to email your request for tickets, please email

ITM ANNOUNCEMENT…                                                                                   Posted: March 30. 2010

Two $4,350 tuition scholarships are available now to ITM majors for the 2010- 2011 academic year. These scholarships were generously endowed by The Warnaco Inc. Group led by Mr. Joe Gromek, President & Chief Executive Officer, and ITM’s 2006 Executive of the Year honoree. The scholarships are for full-time ITM students with a strong scholastic record and a record of volunteer work at ITM, FIT, the industry and/or the community.

Complete application must be hand delivered in both hard copy and CD forms to the ITM Administrative Assistant at room B-429 no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2010.

The winners will be announced via the website by May 15, 2010.

                                                                                  Posted: March 22. 2010


IN324 - International Marketing Research


Visits Cotton Incorporated Headquarters in Cary, NC on Tuesday, March 16, 2010.

Click for more information on course details

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                                                                              Posted: March 22. 2010

You are cordially invited to Spring 2010 Talking Trade @ FIT                                       
Global Lifestyle Brand Marketing
Thursday, 8 April, 2010
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Katie Murphy Amphitheater

will discuss the perspectives of those in the fashion and other sectors on lifestyle branding in the Global context.

Moderator: Jason Nardiello, Esq., Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

Caryn Grun, Accessory and Lifestyle Business Development Manager - BMW and MINI BMW North America, LLC
Nicole Clayton, Director of Retail, Bottega Veneta
Martin Navarrete, Director of Marketing, Keds & PRO-Keds
Henry Welt, former Chief Executive Officer of Van Cleef and Arpels and Executive Chairman of Paloma Picasso

Rescheduled due to original date being a snow day.

Attention All ITM Students                                                                                  Posted: March 11. 2010


Kindly note the first 25 students to sign up for OWIT-NY will be able to do so FREE of charge.


Contact ITM alumna, Prof. Amanda Barlow, at

Dear OWIT Members and Friends,                                                                        Posted: March 11. 2010

The New York Chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-NY) would like to invite you to:

“Transcendental Security”
Ken Wheatley MA, CPP
Sr. Vice President Sony Electronics, Inc.

The Industrial Revolution, Quality Circles, and Product Design. Is “Security” or Enterprise Risk Management the next business transformation?

• Do you know what The Great Barrier Reef, Hair Growth, and Bad Supply Chain Security all have in common?
• Do you know how to stop “The Drip” that could up-end your trade operations?
• There are eight leadership skills. How might two of them be holding you, or your clients, back from having a world-class strategic security program?

Join us for a lively discussion and multimedia presentation on these and other aspects of transforming your business operations and transcending perceived obstacles. To read Ken Wheatley's full bio please see attached PDF.
For starters, there are two questions Ken would like you to think about and send him your thoughts before the meeting:

1. Why does your company exist?
2. Why do you (and your employees/co-workers) get up every day to go to work?

Please send your answers to him at: by March 12th, 2010.

Date: Tuesday March 16th, 2010
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00pm
Program commences at 6:30 pm and concludes by 8:00pm.
Location: Law offices of Baker & McKenzie at the Grace Building, 1114 Avenue of the Americas (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), New York, New York. The entrance is on 42ndStreet directly across from Bryant Park.
Cost: $20 for OWIT-NY members*, students, and government employees
$25 non-members
Free for Students

*MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: Any OWIT-NY member accompanied by an importer, exporter, or freight forwarder will be awarded a free pass (valued up to $25) to a future OWIT-NY event.

To register for this event please CLICK HERE.
Online registration is available up to 24 hours before the event. If you miss the on-line registration, you can choose to pay by cash or a check at the door provided there is still space available. Please note that the event is limited to 45 people.

Stay tuned for more OWIT-NY event invites:
April 5th: Climate Change and Trade with Norine Kennedy and Duncan Marsh.

Don't forget to keep up to date with OWIT-NY activities and international trade news on

With warm regards,

Amanda Barlow
OWIT New York Chapter Secretary and Marketing Chair
OWIT-NY takes photographs at its events and may post those photographs on its website and publish

Dear ITM Department and ITSA Club,                      Posted: March 11. 2010


We want to thank you all for your exceptional service at the Africa Lecture on March 2, 2010. ITM students exude a level of professionalism that is truly unique and refreshing. The ITSA volunteers present at the Africa lecture provided a sense of support and comfort for the presenters, while facilitating the entire progress of the event from start to finish. Your hard work and dedication surely contributed to the success of the event, and we are truly grateful for your efforts. Thank you.




Courtney Deacon

Praveen K. Chaudhry, Ph.D., School of Liberal Arts, FIT / SUNY


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