Apparel Studies Option:
Graduates of the apparel studies program are able to choose challenging careers that build on their particular interests. For example, graduates have accepted position in production development and management, visual merchandising, technical design, fashion writing and editing, quality control, museum collection management, and theatrical costuming. Other graduates have used their skills to successfully run their own business.
Retail Merchandising Option:
Graduates of the retail merchandising program hold positions such as buyers, store managers, visual merchandisers, regional managers, store owners, interior merchandisers, account executives and fashion forecasters with such companies as Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, Land’s End, TopShop, PVH (Phillips Van Heusen), Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body works, The Gap, The Buckle, Shop NBC, Scheels, and American Eagle, to name a few. Many stores limit their management positions to employees who have completed a four-year degree. Often, recruiters consider the degree a minimum requirement for a management and/or buying career.