There are a number of liberal arts schools to choose from in today’s society. The United States just so happens to be home to one of the best. This for-profit school is known as the Academy of Art University, and it has certainly produced many talented professionals who work in the fields of fashion, design, entertainment and communications. Some of the names includes are Lauren Conrad, Asencio, Chris Milk, Heidi Montag, Vicky Jenson and Brandon Kee. The Academy of Arts University offers development programs, offers graduate degrees, offers certificates and offers undergraduate degrees. Its beautiful urban campus sits firmly in central San Francisco, and it has a wide array of exhibits, galleries and state-of-the-art facilities.
Have you ever heard of an up-and-coming journalist by the name of Adriana Georgiades? If you haven’t heard, then you’re definitely not alone. This 23-year-old woman has won the AAU’s Fashion Journalism Scholarship Contest for 2018. The topic of choice was to write about how social media is impacting the fashion industry. There were plenty of entries that were submitted, but there was only one that could be the winner. Georgiades was the actual winner in the end as she proposed an in-depth report on the subject. This young woman now has a chance to intern at the affluent TRC Marketing company as well as use a $1,500 scholarship for furthering her education in fashion journalism.
Georgiades grew-up in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has always had a love for fashion, but she didn’t have the opportunity to pursue it by attending Rhodes University. While studying at this fine institution, Georgiades specialized in sports blogging, and she was the editor of her school’s newspaper. After attaining a B.A. Journalism, she would move across the pond to the US.
The Academy of Art University has welcomed her with open arms. Georgiades fits in perfectly with the American culture, and she sports a 3.9 GPA. Bigger and better things are on the horizon for this budding journalist and the Academy of Art University gives her full-support.
Vijay Eswaran is a very successful businessman and a generous philanthropist. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of the record-breaking direct sales company the QI Group. Started from nothing while Asia struggled economically, the company now generates annual revenues in excess of $750 million. While the company’s income has helped Eswaran and the entire QI Group staff to prosper, Vijay Eswaran has also given away tens of millions of dollars to the less fortunate personally and through the two charitable organizations he founded, the RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundation.
Born and raised in a working-class community in Penang, Malaysia, Vijay Eswaran was determined to become a successful businessman. He envisioned himself doing great things, then put in the hard work it took to make it a reality. That is the basis of the business and personal philosophy that has been his key to success. By believing in himself, having a burning desire to become prosperous and help others, seeing himself doing so in his mind and working systematically to make it a reality, Vijay Eswaran rose to prominence. He also helped millions of others to prosper by sharing the essence of his philosophy and the mechanic of making it a reality through his books, articles and motivational speeches.
In his books ‘On The Wings of Thought’, ‘In The Thinking Zone’, ’18 Stepping Stones’ and ‘In the Sphere of Silence’ Eswaran offers a step-by-step guide for developing the mindset and thinking patterns that lead to a happy and prosperous life. He also helps people to face and harness their fears and use them to provide the power they need to make the changes they want. Eswaran provides a blueprint for transforming fear into a positive force in his inspirational articles Two Minutes From The Abyss, 3 Ways Fear Drives Success, The Stages Of Change and 5 Cs of Servant Leadership. These writings are gifts he gives to people worldwide.
Vijay Eswaran also published a compilation of his thoughts, observations, writing and speeches fittingly called ‘As I See It’ to help people improve their lives and the world in general.
San Francisco-based online luxury brand consignment boutique, the RealReal, recently opened their first New York brick-and-mortar storefront in the city’s trendy Soho neighborhood. The company, which carries consignment high-end, luxury designer apparel, fine jewelry and art pieces; goes further to set itself apart from competitors by additionally having on staff a cadre of art curators, gemologists and “brand authenticators” who serve as experts to vouch for the authenticity of all theRealReal store merchandise.
Founded in 2011 by CEO, Julie Wainwright, the RealReal has positioned itself as an expert, trusted go-between for wealthy sellers who come to them to place their high-end belongings on consignment offered up to connoisseurs more than willing to shell out big bucks for the lovingly used luxury items. According to Wainwright, there are four buyers for every one RealReal seller and about half of the sellers end up purchasing items too–luxury brand names like Chanel, Birkin, Hermes and Rolex—names that the average consumer demographics have probably heard of only in passing. Wainwright’s novel concept has gained considerable traction with a certain demographic of consumers who are more than willing to pay for the chance to own luxury products at a slight saving–not much though, as these products generally don’t have much of a depreciation value. While the average consumer will rarely luck up on such finds at their local consignment shop, TheRealReal has made a fortune by gambling on this unique niche market–which Wainwright claims includes every demographic from millennials to baby boomers. Wainwright has astutely positioned TheRealReal as a trustworthy intermediary between high-end luxury item sellers and buyers and believes providing unassailable trust and authentication guarantees drive theRealReal’s phenomenal success. But Wainwright has also been savvy when it comes to marketing herself and the RealReal business modal to prospective investors. Her company was recently able to secure over $170 million in funding from venture capitalists to fund further expansion. The RealReal now employees about 1,500 employees, with storefronts on both US coasts and in its less than 10 years of existence; has attracted about eight million members to its online site.
Richard Dwayne Blair is a financial expert, a business leader, a financial planner, and an instructor. He is the founder of Wealth Solutions, a company he started in 1994. It is located in Austin, Texas.
The company specializes in financial planning and wealth management. It also offers the so much more to its clients. Richard Dwayne Blair offers financial instruction and educational opportunities for his clients. His desire to educate as many investors as possible is one of the unique benefit at Wealth Solutions. It has helped the company and the man stand out from the rest. Richard’s company has grown enormously from its early days as a start-up new business. For an investor who is seeking to learn and understand more about making smarter investment choices, Richard is ready to share his financial insight. His many years of investing experience has provided him with the knowledge and the understanding of the multifaceted world of investing, the importance of timing, and the importance of identifying an opportunity. He is passionate about helping others educate themselves and ultimately obtain greater financial gains. The company has financial experts on board that offers the services of financial planning and wealth management to its clients. The investment plan is based on the individualized goals that the client desires to achieve in their financial future.
Dating back to his days as a young boy, Richard Dwayne Blair was surrounded by teachers, and he was greatly influenced by them. In his own family, there were three generations of women who became teachers by trade. He learned the importance of teaching, and he dedicated his career to teaching. This then led him to start his own business more than two decades ago. The individualized needs of the clients are always of the utmost importance to Richard Dwayne Blair and his entire staff. Their clients are encouraged to gain more knowledge about their investment options, so that they can make the best possible financial decisions with confidence and optimal success.
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