Monthly Archives: June 2017

Stay Sharp Over College Summer Break With These Five Podcasts

How can you stay sharp and learn new things for free, anywhere you go? Podcasts! Podcasts are like vintage radio shows and can be found on nearly any subject. From in-depth explorations into crimes to discovering the latest news in your area of study, you’ll find highly entertaining shows that you can download and listen to on road trips, at the gym, or vacation at the beach!

Here a few recommendations to get you started, including some of our League team favorites!

League Account Manager Megan Tomlinson loves podcasts.

Myths & Legends:

The unique Myths & Legends weekly podcast offers a deep exploration into the stories that have shaped humanity. You’ll learn a totally new way to look at history, and even discover how gruesome your favorite fairy tale was in its original form.

Girl Boss:

Our League Brand Merchandiser for University of South Carolina Taylor Kitchen is on the fast track to being a girl boss.

Before there was the Netflix series, there was GirlBoss Radio. Created by entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso, this podcast features hilarious and smart interviews with young women entrepreneurs.

Let’s Know Things:

Want a deeper dive into things you hear on the news? On “Let’s Know Things,” host Colin Wright takes a current news story and “unspools” it to highlight aspects being left out of the story. A great way to return to class fully informed!

How To Do Everything:

Created by two of the producers of NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” (another podcast worth checking out), How To Do Everything hosts Mike Danforth and Ian Chillag take how-to questions from listeners and then tell them ways to achieve their goal. These guys cover everything from how to open Velcro quietly to planning the perfect wedding!

Podcasts are a great way to learn beyond the text book.

All In The Mind:

On the Australian podcast All In The Mind, host Natasha Mitchell dives deep into aspects of psychology, brain chemistry, and human behavior. Even if you aren’t  majoring in psychology, this podcast will teach you how to be a good leader and understand what motivates people.

My Favorite Murder:

Listen in as hosts and true crime enthusiasts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark delve deep into their favorite real life mysteries on My Favorite Murder. Many of our own League employees are big fans of their light commentary!

With these podcasts, you can head back to campus this fall with your mind sharp and full of new information! We hope you find them as helpful as we do.

League Account Team Manager Tori Santangelo is a podcast fan!


Work For League: The Best Job on Campus!

League is offering a unique opportunity to college students seeking a fun job while in school. Gain marketing and merchandising experience through our Brand Merchandising Program on a campus near you!

This paid, part-time, on-campus opportunity is a great stepping stone for anyone looking to get into the fashion or marketing industries.  We are looking for enthusiastic, creative, and reliable students to help raise brand awareness on campus.

Our Brand!

The League Showroom. Find these items at the Penn Bookstore.

League Collegiate Outfitters is a lifestyle brand that is inspired by the iconic looks of the Ivy League. We honor the rich heritage of the universities and institutions that have come before us. We’re known for vintage-inspired designs, iconic logos, and for the all-around American classic aesthetic. We’re based in Philadelphia where an appreciation for history comes with the turf.

As a Brand Merchandiser, you will represent League through merchandising at your campus bookstore and participating in marketing challenges. You’ll gain valuable real-life experience in merchandising, sales, marketing, and advertising.

BRAND MERCHANDISER RESPONSIBILITIES:

A few members of the 2016 Foot Patrol Team
  • Collaborate with your campus store to receive in, replenish, and merchandise League product in store displays
  • Take before-and-after photos to create a recap of your in-store work day
  • Build retail relationships with the management team at the store
  • Provide exceptional service to store customers and employees
  • Compete in bi-weekly marketing challenges on campus
  • Each month, submit a picture that incorporates the League brand with your University to be featured on our social media
  • Offer feedback to League’s Design & Development Team about new products and trends you see on campus through surveys and conference calls
  • Wear, promote, and represent the League brand around your campus!

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

To be a League Brand Merchandiser, you need to be self-motivated, outgoing, and energetic!  Social media and retail experience are a definite plus!

THE PERKS:

Photo by Taylor Kitchen, a 2016 League Foot Patrol Member.
  • Valuable merchandising, marketing, and advertising experience
  • League Swag
  • Chance to be featured on our social media
  • First look at new internships and career openings at League

WHERE WE’RE HIRING:

  • Grand Valley State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Princeton University
  • UC Davis
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Houston
  • University of Washington
  • USF, Tampa
  • Washington State University
  • West Chester University
Click here to apply!
Photo by 2016 University of Delaware Foot Patrol member Lia Pignotti.

9 Things Every College Student Can Do This Summer

Summer is here, and it’s time to have fun. If you’re not sure what to add to your summer bucket list, we’ve got a few suggestions for you.

Travel

Whether you’re backpacking across the country or traveling abroad,  summer break is the perfect opportunity to explore the world.   Get out there, see museums, historic sites, bike ride, hit the nature trails.  Lots to see and do even a few hours away from home.

Learn a New Language

Learning doesn’t stop when classes do. Challenge yourself to learn the language of someplace you’d like to visit. Think of it as an investment in your future.  Being bilingual today can add serious heft to your resume!

Make a Movie

Today’s video editing software makes it easier than ever to create your own professional quality videos complete with credits, fades, and musical soundtrack. Building your skills in movie making is also another great way to add points to your resume, and it might even help you next semester with class projects!

Build a Website

Create a personal website that makes a clear statement about who you are, what you care about, and what you want to do in life. Don’t forget to buy your name as a domain if you haven’t already, and keep the site professional. You never know who will be checking you out online.

Take a Cooking Class

Tired of being at the mercy of take-out, and too broke for gourmet restaurants? Learn how to make delicious dishes at home! Scan the internet for recipes you would like to try, take a cooking class, or buy a cookbook.  Cooking for yourself is a less expensive and healthier option, and can help you whip up some dorm room recipes!

Canoe, Kayak, Tube, or Raft On a River

Challenge yourself with some white water! It’s a great way to stay in shape and cool off at the same time. Don’t have a boat? No worries—there are plenty of places offering day rentals. Check out your closest river communities.

Volunteer in Your Community

From big cities to small towns, community projects are everywhere—and they need your help. Plant a community garden, help paint a mural, or coach a local kids team. Show you care about where you live!

Learn to Play an Instrument

Ever wish you could play guitar, drums, violin, or sax? Summer is the perfect time to learn. Playing music isn’t just fun, it’s a great way to decrease stress too. Scientists say playing an instrument can also make you smarter, and help improve your retention skills—another great boost for next semester!

Go to an Outdoor Festival

Whether you’re into drag racing, indy rock, or Renaissance Fairs—get out with friends and sample the scene. Festivals are a fun way to meet new people and enjoy your favorite activities in a truly immersive way.

Summer is the time to have fun-have a great one!