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The Fashion Business Association

Where Fashion Meets Business at West Virginia University.

2017-2018 Officers

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President: Austin Evans

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Vice President: Lauren Filiaggi

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Secretary: Jordan Regini

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Treasurer: Emma Ervin

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Event Coordinator: Mary Bordelon

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Social Media: Sydney Lorik

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Promoter: Mackenzie Clark

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Pumpkin Sale on National Pumpkin Day

 

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As a fun and creative fundraiser for the FBA, we decided to decorate and sale pumpkins in the free speech area here at WVU.

We had many students come out and buy these adorable pumpkins from batman pumpkins to breast cancer awareness pumpkins. These were perfect pieces to put in your dorm room or apartment to decorate with during the fall season.

The FBA would like to thank everyone that came out to help with the event and also to the people that put in time decorating the pumpkins. We truly appreciate the time that you put into this event to make it such a success! Also a big thanks to everyone that donated the pumpkins for the event! They turned out great and made a wonderful fundraiser for us.

Trunk or Treat with FBA

What a great way to spend our Friday evening then by participating in the WVU Trunk or Treat event held at the coliseum! We were happy to give candy to such cutes witches, dinosaurs, and so many more cute costumes!!  We were so happy to be able to see these kids and give them some great candy that was donated from members of the FBA. So thank you to everyone that made this event a great event to be apart of! We truly appreciate it.

Meeting Number Two

We were super excited to see a full house at the second meeting of FBA for the year! We discussed topics such as this semesters December showcase, fundraisers throughout the semester, and things we would like to accomplish before this semester is over. For the December showcase we will be showing exclusive designs from our own designers from the design program. We are still researching on where the event with be taking place because of space, money, and also availability. But will have a decision before the next meeting approaches. If you have any questions about the December showcase be sure to contact us and we are happy to answer them. We also discussed future fundraisers that we hope to have members help when having them this upcoming semester. Were excited to have such an  eventful semester so be sure to come out and get involved!! Also be sure to follow us on all of our social media at WVUFBA to stay up to date on upcoming events!!IMG_4949-1.JPG

Interested in becoming an FBA officer?

Last week we introduced officer elections for the 2016-2017 school year. There are 6 officer positions available and if you are interested in having a position please email your resume and cover letter to fba.wvu@gmail.com Once you send in those documents you will be asked to meet with the current officers to talk with us and answer any questions we may have for you or that you have for us.
Positions available:

– -President
– -Vice President
– -Secretary
– -Treasurer
– -Social Media Coordinator/Historian
– -Event Coordinator

What you will need:

– -Resume
– -Cover Letter
– -“Why I want to be…”–in which you will tell us why you should be
the desired position in 100 words or less.
– -A 3-5 minute presentation (lecture) describing what makes you a good

Filling these officer positions has a lot of benefits–
You really get to steer the direction of the club and organize events. It’s an amazing addition to your resume. You are able to take on a leadership position. And it’s fun, above all else.

February 15 meeting details

Did you miss our meeting? Well click the link below to recap what we went over. If you have any questions or want to become a member email us at fba.wvu@gmail.com

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Women’s Empowerment Night AAUW

 

The women of WVU AAUW (American Association of University Women) had asked us at the Fashion Business Association to participate in the second annual Women’s Empowerment Night. The event was filled with activities like adult coloring, fraternity serenades, nail painting, a “ladies against humanity” card game, trivia with questions about famous women in history, a knitting circle and of course our Women in Business Attire fashion show. The fashion show showed women what is appropriate to wear to work in the real world and what outfits are causal but still professional. The show only lasting 5 minutes was both fashionable and empowering. “The show was fun! and having the girls walk to Beyonce (Who run the world: Girls) was perfect” said Ashley who was watching the show from the front row.

After our show guest speaker Spencer Wempe, spoke about her experience with rape and violence, it was very moving. “I think this is a chance to remind yourself that you are worth it, to take care of yourself…””…and then on the other hand this is to educated on the different issues that women have in society” said Sabrina Ridenour the founding president of WVU AAUW.

AAUW as a whole, huge organization, has a number of issues that we focus on, and we thought that we could bring all of those together, educate the students here while empowering them”- Ridenour

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First Meeting of the 2015 Fall Semester

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This past Tuesday Sept. 1st the Fashion Business Association of West Virginia University held their first meeting. At 7pm people started coming in and taking a seat as we welcomed them to the first meeting of the semester. Starting right away we introduced our new 2015-2016 FBA officers who are:

Lindsey Stout- President

Diamond Stevenson- Vice President

Emily Sherrard- Secretary

Melissa Escobar- Tresurer

Jacob Klettner- Social Media/Historian

We then showed a PowerPoint on what the Fashion Business Association is, what we do and events that we participate in during the school year. We then got to the main part of the meeting, the pizza! Just kidding, we talked about the importance of internships and how they will help you in the job market after you graduate college.

We had two guest speakers from the Davis College come in and talk to us about how to find internships, what are good companies to chose from and who is not good to work for. Nora MacDonald and Hannah Gnegy presented us with a list of interview questions to help prepare us, a list of “key words” to use in our cover letters and resumes, and gave a list of companies that West Virginia University has connections with that are willing to work with the department in order to help get students jobs and internships during or after graduation.

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Overall the meeting was a huge success with 28 potential new members ranging from freshman to seniors. We answered questions, ate pizza, and felt more in control of our future because of everything that we learned. Thank you to all that attended! See you for the next meeting September 22nd.

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