Applications for the Class of 2019 have closed.

Please stay tuned for the 2020 application deadlines.



Members of LIO are promising thinkers, engineers, creators, designers, and entrepreneurs recruited out of top universities for a yearlong placement in our Innovation Team. We look for individuals with the audacity to think big, the humility to be curious, and the demonstrated persistence and leadership necessary to bring their ideas into the world. We look for talent from every major and every background. If you are passionate about the retail, fashion, and lifestyle industries, and you have the courage to build something that makes an impact, we want to talk to you. (Please note: Creative Strategist at LIO is a full-time, salaried position. We are currently only accepting candidates with less than two years of full time work experience post-graduation.)



LIO is a year-long program building towards a final pitch day. After graduation, LIO members may be funded to continue developing their innovation as a business opportunity for Centric Brands or may be absorbed into a relevant division inside of the company. Funding and placement are not guaranteed, and are based on the merits and applicable skillsets of each individual LIO member.