Full name: Amie DiCarlo
Program: Fashion Business
Grad Year: June 2011, With High Honours
Current Position: Entrepreneur
What is your favourite Seneca memory?
My favourite Seneca memory is when I came back in 2019 as an Alumni to speak to first year students about how to run your own fashion business.
If you could give one piece of advice to a student completing the same program as you, what would it be?
The one piece of advice I would give would be to pay attention to every detail of the program. The program is very focused and there is not one piece of information that is not relevant. When learning, try to put each piece of information into the context of a real-world scenario.
How has your career evolved?
My career has evolved from the “idea” of opening my own boutique to building a fashion empire that’s continuously growing. What started with a brick-and-mortar store has expanded into a business that incorporates fashion and styling to help women feel confident from the inside out. I want to stress that I could not have done it alone. I am grateful for my team of employees who put their best heeled foot forward every day. From this day forward, my business will continue to evolve and expand in the process. It is healthy and necessary to be open to change.
How did your Seneca program help you get to where you are now/your current career?
The Fashion Business program at Seneca was a keystone in my career development. It is such an incredibly hands-on program. Whatever I learned I was able to directly apply to my business.
Do you have any other thoughts or memories you would like to share?
I would like to make a point of saying how important it is to appreciate your professors. To this day, I am grateful that I can still keep in touch with the amazing professors with which I had the pleasure of learning during the course of my study at Seneca college. They have been my mentors and were always there when I reached out to them long after I graduated from the program. To me, that says a lot about a college. It shows how much the professors really care.