Saturday, November 14, 2009

Susanna's Day Out: FGI Career Day

Friday, November 13, 2009:
I had the honor of accompanying Susanna Negovan, editor-in-chief of Michigan Avenue Magazine, to the Fashion Group International Career Day at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago and the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. A strong turnout of students from across the country joined together to network, ask questions and learn more about the industries they are passionate about. Ann Higby of Hatch PR and myself facilitated two sessions of talks with Susanna and a packed classroom full of students with a passion for fashion journalism. She spoke of her personal experiences and how her intelligent career choices have allowed her to reach great success. As one of my mentors, it was inspiring to have the opportunity to learn more about her journey. The job of an editor-in-chief is not an easy task, I assure you. Yet, it's a career that Susanna handles with grace and a sense of humor.

I've said it once and I'll say it again. I'm so proud to be a member of the team at Michigan Avenue. As graduation approaches in just less than 5 weeks, it seems I'm learning more than ever..

A bit ironic, isn't it?


p.s. Have a look at some of the students dressed to impress on Chicago's Got Style

Susanna Negovan, Ryan M. Beshel:

Susanna Negovan speaks to students:

Student designer pieces:


twodons96 said...

That dude is quite handsome and very impressive. Mom

Ryan M. Beshel said...

You're the best Mama!
Loving you!

Lynne Jordan said...

Love me sum susanna! Love that your mom left you a comment! sorry to be out of touch but are you presently a student? oh! duh... intern... That explains it! You go baby! work it!

A@CGS said...

Thanks for the link-age. I love your blog and I hope to run into you someday. It sounds like we are at the same place in life: fashion students soon to be launched into the wide open world!
Keep it up!

Ryan M. Beshel said...

Lynne: Nothing is better than a comment from Mom! I started this blog so she could see what I'm up to. Now, I just can't get enough!

Ryan M. Beshel said...

A@CGS: Not a problem--keep up the good work! Let's kick some blog butt and get the word out!