Monthly Archives: February 2018

League’s Hiring! Join Our Brand Merchandiser Team On Campus

League is a  lifestyle brand inspired by the iconic looks of the Ivy League. In keeping with our collegiate tradition and to support our natural connection to campuses, we launched our Brand Merchandiser program.

This unique, on-campus experience offers career-focused students the opportunity to build their skills in merchandising, sales, marketing, and advertising. We’re looking for independent, self-motivated, and outgoing people who are friendly and energetic. Experience with social media and retail is important. And of course, you should love  both your school AND League!

What Does A League Brand Merchandiser Do?

There are two aspects to the position — Merchandising and Marketing.

Merchandising is all about the products. Collaborate with your campus bookstore to receive in, replenish, and merchandise League products in store displays. Take before and after photos to document your work. Build relationships with the store managers and provide the ideal customer service to both store customers and employees.

Marketing is a multilayered process. Compete with your fellow brand merchandisers in four marketing challenges per semester. Offer feedback to the League Design & Development team through surveys and conference calls. Wear, promote, and represent League around your university!

 

 

Job Perks

Not only will you gain valuable merchandising and marketing experience, but you’ll also be the first to hear about new League releases. And yes, there’s swag and packages from League’s headquarters outside of Philadelphia. You’ll be featured on League’s social media (all the photos included in this post are from our Brand Merchandisers!), and be eligible to apply for both internships at League and new career openings!

 

 

Why You Should Work For League

We’re more than just an apparel company. Our classic and timeless pieces are designed  to celebrate your college moment — but are also built to last so you can savor your college memories for years to come.

Best of all, we do it with integrity. We consider our company to be a family, and we don’t believe in outsourcing to low cost factories. Unlike our competitors, we make our own goods — ethically and responsibly at our world-class production facility. We are passionate about empowering our employees through good will initiatives, and we believe our company has a higher purpose to lead the way for more ethical practices in the apparel industry and beyond. So when you work for League you know you’re working with the best.

How To Apply

To apply, please send your resume to Catherine Podlogar at catherine.podlogar@league91.com.

We are actively hiring at the schools below. If you are interested but don’t see your school below, please inquire with Catherine.

  • Grand Valley State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Georgetown University
  • UCLA
  • Ithaca College
  • Indiana University

League’s Starting Line Up: Meet John Donaldson, CFO

League is the leading collegiate lifestyle brand that you know and love today thanks to our fantastic team members. League has a great team working behind the scenes. Today, we introduce to you Chief Financial Officer John Donaldson.

John started with League in 2016. “It has been a fast and furious 2 years,” he said. He’s enjoyed his time here, and he’s loved being part of the League family. “Everyday there is something new going on, and always a challenge to go after.” He also deeply enjoys his visits to League Central America. “I visit LCA several times a year, and the enthusiasm and loyalty of everyone working there is just a very heartwarming atmosphere.”

John helping deliver food items collected during a League food drive.

He’s also a big fan of League products. But what’s his favorite? “That is a tough one with all the new products League continues to introduce,” he said. “But you can’t go wrong with the BT300 Long Sleeve Pocket Tee or L900 Victory Falls Tee, just to name a few.” His family likes League products too. “My two boys are past their college years, but are still fans of the League line,” he said.  Since his kids are grown and flown, the family Golden Retriever is now the baby of the family. “Our dog enjoys all the attention my wife and I can shower him with.”

While not quite a native Philadelphian, John did attend a local college. “Right here in downtown Philadelphia, I went to Temple University.”John was thrilled when the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl recently. “I consider myself a local Philadelphia resident even though I was born in Chicago, Illinois,” he said. “I’ve been a lifelong fan of the Eagles and now that we finally have reached the top of the mountain and I’m already thinking of a repeat!”

John (center, top) and other League team members volunteering at the local Special Olypmics.

He’s found recent inspiration from the book, The Captain Class by Sam Walker. “The most successful sports teams all had the Leadership and Chemistry that was needed to achieve great success in that sport, ” he states. “If that combination was achieved the team could be champions for many years to come.” Let’s hope the Eagles keep that chemistry!

John also finds inspiration from his fellow man. “This year it seems we have been hit with several natural disasters and I am amazed at the resilience, strength and compassion that complete strangers bring for one another,” he said. Maybe that’s why his mantra is the Winston Churchill quote, “If you’re going through hell, keep going!”

Thanks for being an inspirational team member John!  So glad you found us at League!

Here’s How To Beat The Winter Blues on Campus

Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog, saw his shadow last week, and that means six more weeks of winter. If you find yourself feeling a bit blue as you walk across campus, we get it. Winters are cold, grey, and long. But we’ve got some great suggestions to help you beat back the winter blues and keep your energy up to make it to midterms and spring break!

Here are some ideas to try.

Get Plenty Of Sleep

Because there’s so much less daylight during the winter months, it can be challenging to get regular sleep. Being tired can make the winter blues feel worse, so making sure you’re getting your eight hours is important. Try to get up when the sun is up, too, so you can get as much daylight as possible.

Pace Your Workload

At this point in the semester, your workload is starting to grow with papers due and midterms to prepare for. When you’ve got the winter blues it can be pretty easy to let the work pile up, but then you add stress to the mix. Set a careful pace for yourself with your work so you don’t feel overwhelmed at the last minute.

Eat Better Food

We know you know this, and you probably do your best to make smart choices daily. But when it’s cold and gray it can be easy to take comfort from foods that fall closer to the unhealthy range. Make sure you’re eating a good variety of foods including fresh fruits and veggies — it can be a real mood booster.

Get Outside During The Day

The number one way to combat the winter blues is to get out into the sunshine to collect that Vitamin D. We know it’s hard to gear up and get outside in the cold weather, but spending thirty minutes outside every day will definitely help you fight off the winter blues. A sun light can also help, but nature is free!

Exercise

Getting plenty of movement is a great way to fight off winter blues. You can hit two birds with one stone if you head outside to get your exercise and your thirty minutes of sunshine a day! So take the long way to class in the morning, and you’ll feel better all day.

Listen To Music

We already know music can help you focus when you study, but it can help fight off winter sadness as well! Crank up the music and have yourself a study-break dance party, and you’ll likely find that your happiness factor increases too. So take the time daily to enjoy your favorite tunes!

Volunteer

Helping others can help you, too. There’s no better way to gain some perspective on your own life then volunteering with those less fortunate than you. Help out at a homeless shelter, a local animal shelter (especially if you miss your pets back home), or another local organization that could use some extra hands. Check with your college, too — they might have some volunteer opportunities available for you to take advantage of.

There are plenty of ways to fight off the winter blues. And just remember — each day brings one more minute of sunshine! Soon it will warm up and we’ll have longer days. You got this!