Industry News 10/9/2014

EVENT Recap: FIDM Alumni Shmooz in Partnership with

The first Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandizing (FIDM) Alumni Shmooz turned out to be a great event.  It was well attended, with an electric atmosphere, networking opportunities, food, drinks, and of course, opportunity to make contacts at great companies for current and future hiring needs.  Participating companies included: Quiksilver, DC, Roxy, Tilly’s, Vans, Reef, Asics, Angry Blossom, Michael Kors, Boot Barn and more.  All participating companies are headquartered in the vicinity of FIDM’s Orange County campus which created a great draw of area FIDM alumni. 

This relevant and timely event was conceived by Gregg Garcia, Talent Acquisition Manager at Quiksilver and FIDM Alumnus, and then developed as a partnership between and FIDM.

Enjoy photo highlights of the event:

FIDM Alumni Shmooz welcoming area; became a packed house as the event progressed.

Darlene Castellanos from the Vans & Reef recruiting team has a lively conversation.

Looking in to see Vivian Nguyen of Tilly's.

Amber Costello, pictured left, and the Asics recruiting team - ready to go.

iSanctuary was represented.


Dawn Jansen of Michael Kors.

Ann Taylor, Inc.

Angry Blossom.

What's a Shmooz without happy hour?  It's simply not a Shmooz.

Ashlee Stater and Kelly Bader of