Fashion Merchandising and Management Students Partner with PVH for Pop-Up Shop

A variety of men’s and women’s business attire will be for sale at the pop-up shop.

A variety of men’s and women’s professional attire will be for sale at the pop-up shop.

For the first time, the University’s fashion merchandising and management students will partner with global apparel company PVH for a unique career-focused pop-up shop.

From Sept. 18-20 in the Kanbar Performance Space, PVH Recruits Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) will feature a resume review by PVH recruiters, in partnership with Jefferson’s Career Services, for students to get professional advice on their resumes and portfolios. In addition, students will have the opportunity to have free professional headshots taken and shop for a variety of men’s and women’s business attire.

Students in the Retail, Strategy and Structure course have collaborated with the PVH marketing team on traditional and social media strategies to promote the event, said Juliana Guglielmi, visiting assistant professor of fashion merchandising and management, who teaches the class. Marketing associates at PVH provide feedback to each group working on the project to ensure that their content and materials delivered follow brand guidelines.

“The potential to learn from industry professionals working in a corporate environment is infinite,” she said.

At the pop-up shop—open to the University community and the public—PVH will sell interview attire from its Van Heusen brand, including full suits for men and blazers, pants and skirts for women, said Stephanie Menakis, human resources generalist for PVH. Blouses, dress shirts, neckwear, jewelry, bags and accessories also will be for sale.

“This is a great opportunity to meet the PVH team on campus to assist you in selecting attire to boost your confidence and ensure that you will look professional, yet fashionable,” said Nioka Wyatt, program director of the fashion merchandising and management program.

PVH has benefited from a strong recruiting relationship with the University, said Menakis, noting many alumni work at leadership positions in the company.

“PVH associates across brand and location have gained such a valuable educational background from their time at Jefferson, and we have developed many interns year after year,” she said. “It just made sense to move our partnership forward with PVH Recruits Jefferson.”

PVH Recruits Jefferson will be Sept. 18-20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Kanbar Performance Space. Students must preregister for the PVH resume reviews through HireJefferson (no appointment required for the headshots or shopping). Students will have two more opportunities to be recruited by this global brand: PVH will be attending the Career Fair on Sept. 27 and holding on-campus interviews for internships and full-time jobs on Nov. 1.

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A SUMMER OF DESIGN: Startups

Screen Shot 2018-09-13 at 11.43.39 AMJefferson ID Seniors Adam Hecht and Alex Tholl have launched a joint effort to propel the work of inventors, entrepreneurs and product startups. The duo officially came together as DiveDesign after years of working together on class projects and design competitions.

Immersing themselves in the entrepreneurship and inventor communities, Adam and Alex quickly observed a dramatic shortage of affordable industrial design services in this area. They realized they could use their skills to could bridge this gap and assembled a suite of design services tailored to the unique needs of startups and inventors. From physical prototypes to user interaction to specifications for mass manufacturing, DiveDesign can bring an inventor’s vision to life.

And they’re assembling an impressive track record of doing just that. Since their launch, DiveDesign has successfully partnered with an array of entrepreneurs and companies such as Anne London, SparkCharge, Innovation Factory and Performance Brands.

Read more about DiveDesign here.

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A SUMMER OF DESIGN: Internships

1011171311Senior Jefferson ID student Alison Schlicher (BsID’19) used this past summer to gain invaluable experience in her concentration area of Furniture Design. Alison sought out and completed an internship at the Danish firm of Bruun Olsen Flet located in Hillerød, Denmark.

Alison initially approached the firm due to their world-renowned expertise in the art of caning. This ancient technique for creating chair seats involves weaving intricate patterns using rattan (strips of bark from the rattan palm). This was an ability Alison wanted to add to the furniture design skill set she’s been developing at Jefferson. Bruun Olsen Flet proved to be a great place to do just that.

During the course of here time there, Alison had the opportunity to work directly with the firm’s principal, Thomas Bruun Olsen. She proved a fast learner as evidenced by the project that she was soon given to work on: the restoration of an antique chair from the Danish Royal Court, one of the few with its original gold foil finish still intact. Alison wasn’t deterred by having the Queen of Denmark as a client and after finishing the first chair, also completed a second.

The internship gave her uninterrupted time to understand the nuance of working with rattan: from learning a variety of weaving techniques to accounting for outside factors such as humidity that cause the material to behave differently.

It was a well-spent summer that enabled Alison to expand her skills, her portfolio and her circle of professional colleagues worldwide.

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Jefferson Soars in Latest U.S. News Rankings

Breaking News:

We just took “redefining humanly possible” to a whole new level. On September 10th, U.S. News & World Report released their 2019 Best Colleges Rankings, and Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) was named #15 in Best Regional Universities (North), up from a #64 spot last year. It doesn’t stop there. We were also recognized as #5 most innovative and #30 best value colleges. Innovation and return on investment are the heartbeat of our institution, and these rankings solidify what we had already known was true: Jefferson is the future of higher education.

Our president, Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, explains: “When we made the decision to Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University, we set out to be transformational in our approach to teaching and learning…. Today’s news is further validation that we made the right choice, at the right time, to merge our strengths and advance a new model of higher education infused with creativity across disciplines for the benefit of our students, families, alumni, faculty and staff.”

The energy on Jefferson’s campuses is palpable, whether it is in the simulation labs for our health science majors, late nights in the studio for our design students, or simply on the grassy quad during a Campus Involvement Fair. At Jefferson, each day brings a new challenge and a new opportunity for our students to combine their unique skills in order to present a solution. The University’s proven approach to collaborative, hands-on, professional education prepares our graduates to be innovative and effective in the workplace, and have jobs waiting for them when they graduate.

To read the entire list of rankings, click here. To see the #5 most innovative school for yourself, sign up for a visit today!

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Fashion Alumni Show Collections at New York Fashion Week

Jefferson alumna Keren Espina (right) walks the runway at the Designers’ Premier show at New York Fashion Week.

Jefferson alumna Keren Espina (right) walks the runway at the Designers’ Premier show at New York Fashion Week.

Two recent fashion design alumni presented their work at the Designers’ Premier show at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) on Sept. 8. Keren Espina ’18 and Alexandra Pizzigoni ’18 opened the program, each showing five women’s wear looks. They were the only student collections in the show attended by fashion industry leaders, media and area fashionistas.

“This event is an amazing opportunity for students and recent grads to get exposure and recognition during one of fashion’s most important events of the year,” said Carly Kusy, fashion design instructor at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). “Most designers only dream of showing during NYFW, so for designers so early in their career to do so, it’s really incredible.”

Both collections shown won awards at the University’s Annual Fashion Show in May.

In Pizzigoni’s “Memory Space,” luxe fabrics and unconventional materials informed this collection inspired by interior spaces and inanimate objects. She collaborated with textile design students Sivan Ilan and Regan Marriner on this collection. Pizzigoni currently works full time at the Children’s Place as an assistant footwear designer.

The biblical descriptions of heaven, celestial symbolism and textiles inspired Espina’s collection, “Revelations.” She collaborated with textile students Busola Duroshola, Elizabeth Nwosu and Regan Mariner. Espina just completed an internship with Global Brands Group in New York in women’s apparel design working on multiple brands, including Jones New York, Adrienne Vittadini, Liz Sport and Kenneth Cole.

Pizzigoni and Espina had some extra support cheering them on at the event. Fashion design and fashion merchandising and management sophomores attended the show as part of Jefferson’s New York Immersion course. Along with soaking in NYFW, they spent the weekend meeting with top industry professionals and visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fashion design and fashion merchandising and management sophomores attended the show as part of Jefferson’s New York Immersion course.

Fashion design and fashion merchandising and management sophomores attended the NYFW show.

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$15K and Prizes Up for Grabs in Jefferson’s 2100: A Health Odyssey Writing Contest

2100The future is unwritten. The technical capabilities of health care have advanced significantly in the last century. Some of the era’s bold, even outrageous predictions have become reality. But what will the next century look like as we tackle challenges in health care related to quality, access and cost? The year 2100 is sooner than we all think.

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and Kaleidoscope Health & Care invite you to take up your pen–or laptop, tablet or smartphone–to imagine what health care will look like 82 years from now, in 2100: A Health Odyssey, a short story competition on the subject of how health and health care will impact lives in the year 2100. Modeled after the UK’s Writing the Future, 2100: A Health Odyssey asks creative thinkers and writers to apply their passion, talent, expertise and imaginations to write a story exploring a brave, new world of medicine.

Our high-profile group of final round judges include internationally recognized leaders in health care, the arts, technology and innovation: Priya Agrawal, Seth Berger, Donald Goldmann, Joelle Pineau, Carla Pugh and Colleen Wyse.

A first prize of $10,000 and second prize of $5,000 will be awarded. Runners up and other prizes will also be awarded, and categories of additional winners will include current employees, students and alumni of Jefferson. All winning entries will be widely disseminated and showcased.

About the Topic for the Contest
Applications must consider how health and health care might look in the United States in the year 2100. Please ensure your story makes explicit reference to being set in the United States. Science fiction is regarded as “the literature of ideas,” and it is with this broad consideration that we expect submissions to explore the future of health and health care in the United States in 2100.

How to Enter
Visit here to learn more and to enter the competition. All entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, Dec. 1. Winners will be contacted in March 2019.

Watch Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president of Thomas Jefferson University, share his insights on the importance of the contest, his enthusiasm–and some of his writing tips.

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Jefferson Soars in Latest Rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Jefferson has been named one of the most innovative schools in the North Region, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges Rankings.

Jefferson has been named one of the most innovative schools in the North Region, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges Rankings.

For the first time, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has been ranked as one of the most innovative schools in the North Region at No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges Rankings, released Sept. 10. Jefferson also was named a best value university and rose to the No. 15 spot in the Best Regional Universities (North category), a vast jump from last year’s ranking of No. 64, thanks to significant improvements in how peers assess Jefferson, as well as the University’s retention and graduation rates, and the quality of education and test scores, among other factors.

“When we made the decision to combine Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University, we set out to be transformational in our approach to teaching and learning,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president of Thomas Jefferson University. “We were deliberate in our vision that the necessary changes in higher education could no longer be incremental, but must involve bold, strategic and creative partnerships. Today’s news is further validation that we made the right choice, at the right time, to merge our strengths and advance a new model of higher education infused with creativity across disciplines for the benefit of our students, families, alumni, faculty and staff.”

The University’s proven approach to transdisciplinary professional education and its commitment to research, discovery and collaboration is delivering great value to students and uniquely preparing them for today’s careers and those that have yet to be imagined, said Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, provost and executive vice president, academic affairs, Thomas Jefferson University, and the Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

“Our goal of being a premier professional university and redefining humanly possible is achievable, and this recognition should serve to redouble our efforts,” Dr. Klasko said.

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Informal and Intimate Social Interaction

Informal and Intimate Social Interaction Alex Judd Observations can be difficult to fully understand, but there is a possibility of the institution of social interaction being degenerated as a whole. The first glance issue is how hidden this break down is, where in action and in thought, it is tacit and not explicit. The immediate …

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Thomas Jefferson University and Atlantic Health System Dedicate Sidney Kimmel Medical College Regional Campus

Dr. Klasko spoke at the dedication ceremony of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Regional Campus at Atlantic Health System, based at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

Dr. Klasko spoke at the dedication ceremony of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College Regional Campus at Atlantic Health System, based at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

Thomas Jefferson University and Atlantic Health System today formally dedicated the regional campus of Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, offering a program for third-year medical students unique in northern New Jersey.

At a ceremony held today at Morristown Medical Center, members of the university and the health system gathered to mark the culmination of the academic alliance and celebrate the inaugural class of medical students as they begin the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC), a special model of medical education that reinforces continuity of care and patient-centered treatment.

“The partnership of Atlantic Health System and Jefferson that enables the foundation of our LIC represents a bold commitment to excellence in medical education by both institutions,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health. “It is the expression of a vision of the ideal physician, prepared to provide the best possible patient care in the 21st century.”

“Today is all about our students, who are truly pioneers in medical education,” said Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System. “Their desire to learn and engage with patients in innovative ways will enable us to create the future of care we all envision–one that puts the patient at the center of a true network of personalized, accessible and affordable care designed for a lifetime of health and wellness.”

The regional campus is among the recent strategic partnerships by Atlantic to strengthen its position as the premier provider of high-quality healthcare in New Jersey, as well as an important step in Jefferson’s growing presence in New Jersey, following strong growth throughout eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.

In 2015, Jefferson entered into an agreement with Atlantic Health System to establish the campus, the first site at which SKMC is establishing an LIC. The regional campus’s inaugural class of six students, all in their third year of training, recently completed inpatient rotations throughout Morristown and Overlook. They will now begin the innovative LIC curriculum, following selected patients through the full healthcare continuum of Atlantic Health System’s network of care–in many cases, from patients’ primary care doctors to specialists, both in the traditional hospital setting and with providers in community settings.

Both organizations believe that the innovative LIC model for medical education and training reflects how medicine has become less reliant on care within the hospital walls. SKMC chose to pilot the LIC model at Atlantic Health System due to the organization’s robust continuum of care–a system comprised of more than 400 sites of care, including the network of more than 2,500 community-based healthcare providers in the Atlantic Alliance, and the high level of care offered at its six hospitals.

For Aisha Golaub, one of the six LIC students, continuity was a big factor in choosing a third-year program. The Wayne, N.J., native noted that the inpatient rotations had already allowed her to witness patients’ progression through multiple stages of their care, an experience that is not traditionally found in medical education.

“It was almost magical to see these fields converge, and it felt like a sign that this year would be truly different than the traditional third-year experience,” Golaub said. “Third-year is when you are trying to decide just what kind of medicine you want to practice, so the early exposure that the SKMC regional campus at Atlantic Health System offers to the variety of healthcare specialties is already proving to be invaluable.”

Students can choose to return to the regional campus for their fourth year of training.

Earlier this year, SKMC and Atlantic Health System appointed vascular surgeon and medical educator James Alexander, MD, as associate dean for the regional medical school campus. Prior to joining Jefferson and Atlantic Health System, Dr. Alexander was the vice chairman for education in the department of surgery at Cooper Medical School, as well as professor of surgery. At Cooper, Alexander piloted a third-year longitudinal integrated clerkship for the school, established in 2012.

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Jefferson Uncoded: Your Guide to Talking the Talk on Campus

By: Kellyn ‘19

Picture this: you’re walking around campus on a beautiful fall day during your first semester at Jefferson, when suddenly, someone comes up to you and says “Hey! I know you’re ID and I’m TMT, but wanna grab CFT after FYS? Or would you rather go to the Hub for some Late Night?” And then you’re all like…”Um…IDK?”

When starting at Jefferson it can be hard to get used to all the lingo that gets thrown around. Between the names of buildings, majors, and events, you might feel you need your own dictionary to keep track of all of the abbreviations used by both students and faculty. No need to fear! I am here to break down some of the most commonly used words and phrases used around campus. Think of this blog post as your guide to Jefferson lingo!

Different Majors:

Trying to keep track of which major is which:

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With the wide range of programs you can study on campus (more than 40 majors!), there can be many abbreviations you might hear without having any idea what they mean.

FMM = Fashion Merchandising and Management
ID = Industrial Design
TMT = Textile Materials Technology
PA = Physician Assistant
OT = Occupational Therapy

Buildings and Rooms on Campus:

Not every building is called by what’s on the front of the building – with all those long names we found better ways to say them.

DEC = The Lawrence Field DEC Center
A&D = Architecture and Design Center
KPS = Kanbar Performance Space
White House = Reichlin House, where administrative offices are
The Hub = RavenHub
Roxborough House = aka the Arlen Specter Center, where Roxborough Roundtables take place
Quad = Grassy area between Kanbar and the Gutman library
White Corners = the admissions building on the corner of Henry Ave and Schoolhouse Lane

Looking for your building on the first day of class like:

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General Lingo:

How are you supposed to know whether CFT is about food, class, or an event on campus? And what is CAB?

Studio = can refer to any design studio on campus; where some students basically live
Chicken Finger Thursday (CFT) = when Common Thread serves chicken fingers for lunch on Thursdays – get there early to get in line!
Ram Van = the shuttle bus around campus
Late Night = the meal period from 8-12pm in Ravenhill
Break Period = the period from 12:30-2:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays
CAB = Campus Activities Board, who plan many of our campus events
FYS = First Year Seminar

When you and your roommate figure out what CAB means:

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Philly Lingo:

If you hear something that sounds almost like a foreign language on campus, it might just be our Philly locals – or students that adapted to living here already.

SEPTA = the Philly public transit system
KOP = King of Prussia, one of the biggest malls in the U.S. – only 30 minutes away!
Wudder = aka water, H20, what you should hydrate with
Hoagie = a subway sandwich/hero – try one from Wawa ASAP
Water ice = a sweet release from every heat wave, sold at Rita’s all over the city; basically flavored slushies but better
The Birds = Eagles, you know, the NFL world champs, ever heard of ‘em?

You trying to translate Philly language:

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Whether you are a new student trying to adapt to Jefferson Student Life or a prospective student visiting campus, I hope you now feel better equipped to use Jefferson jargon in everyday life. TTYL, and see you at White Corners!

 

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