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Sample Sale!

We had an ‘all hands on deck club bonding event’ on Tuesday, December 4tth, otherwise known as the Home Products Club Sample Sale!

During the semester, club members reached out to vendors to request samples, and they answered the call! Inventory came in from so many generous showrooms (Loftex, Sunham, Rizzy Home, to name a few) with beautiful options, all proceeds going toward future club activities.

Not knowing what to expect, a few of us hung around after class to help set up (we transformed our classroom into “the shop”!) and when we saw how many mugs, plates, towels, placemats, pillows (you get it, right?) were coming out of the bubble wrap, everyone put their merchandising hats on and started styling.

Customers lined up early and it was worth the wait! Candles that were regularly $40ish were $10. Plates, $2; rugs, $20. So many bargains, and so much fun for all of us to see where all this learning is leading. Someday our own products will be what people are lining up to buy!

The sale lasted an hour, which flew by, and we are already looking forward to a bigger, better one next time around.

Customers lining up!
Sale’s on!
This gorgeous mug!
More mugs!
Towels were a hot item

 

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FITSA Awards

Kudos to our super Flea Market officers, Megan Scuderi and Molly Silsby for an outstanding year of fundraising!

2015 Fundraising Award

The Home Products Club earned the FITSA Fundraising Award for 2014/2015. The club hosted 5 flea markets through out the year to raise funds in order to attend the Highpoint Furniture Market and the Chicago International Housewares Show. With support from the other officers and club members, and partnering with local manufactures and showrooms, Megan and Molly merchandised samples and overstocks into the highly anticipated HP flea markets on campus. The officers made a great team this year – Well Done All!

2015 Club Officers

HP Club Officers:
Amy Glaun, President / Gabi Lewis, Secretary / Megan Scuderi, Flea Market / Molly Silsby, Flea Market / Megan Dobesh, Vice President / Olivia Arata, Treasurer / Sarah Hobert, Vice President

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IFDA Career Night

IFDA Career Night    As students get ready to venture out on their own careers, the HP Club recently hosted the International Design & Furnishings Association Career Night at FIT.

The IFDA put together an expert panel that discussed career choices and must have skills sets from different areas of the industry. Where to find posted positions, what to put on your resume, how to get an interview, what to bring on the interview, and how prospective employers interpret resumes and applications gave the students real world perspectives. We were please to host the IFDA, Susan Hirsh as Moderator and The Panel:

Iliada Bass, Marketing Director Cliff Young, Ltd.
Laura Bohn, Principal Designer, Laura Bohn Design Associates
Susan Arann, Interior Designer + Space Planner, American & International Designs, Inc.
Tim Button, Interior Designer, Stedila Design Inc.
Scott Bromley, Interior Designer, Partner Bromley Caldari Architects
Paul Newman, Corporate HR Recruiter, Benjamin Moore

IFDA Career Night_Speakers

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