MBS graduate Olivia Schreiber’s energy and enthusiasm are contagious. On Tuesday, the entrepreneur, writer, fashion designer, and recent college graduate returned to campus to speak with members of the GLOW (Girls Leadership, Outreach and Worth) Club — an organization she founded six years ago as a sophomore.
“I loved being a student at MBS. It’s a place where you could create whatever you want to create,” said Schreiber, who founded the Fashion Club and the GLOW Club and organized a monthly speaker series, on-campus social events, and random acts of kindness. She was instrumental in bringing noted speakers to campus including fashion icon Bobbi Brown and Superior Court Judge Siobhan Teare ’77. She also coordinated “Stack the Caps,” a School-wide community service project to benefit children with cancer.
In December, she graduated early from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in journalism after studying abroad in Spain and Australia. Schreiber, who started a line of handbags called Latico by Liv, is currently working for Teen Vogue where she is busy preparing for Fashion Week. Schreiber is also a Zumba instructor, a radio host at WSUM 91.7 FM and a writer for the Chill Times.
“I thrive on chaos. I don’t think I’ll ever be the type of person who does just one thing,” she said.
She said that good networking skills have been a key to her success after her persistence helped her land a meeting with the CEO of Vogue.
“Networking is the key. I was a Crimson Ambassador out of the womb,” she laughed. “Challenge yourself every day and be fearless. You have nothing to lose.”
She answered a number of questions from GLOW Club members on a range of topics including choosing the right college, maintaining a positive attitude, bullying, the male/female dynamic in the workplace, and the power of being a young woman.
“It’s important to be grateful for this opportunity you have as an MBS student,” she told the GLOW members. “If I were to change anything, I would continue to befriend even more people. Just get out there and meet each other. Talk to everyone and meet as many people as you can.”