UGA Specific Information for Fashion Merchandising

The Fashion Merchandising major at the University of Georgia combines business, art, science, social science, and the humanities. The Product Development and Design emphasis of the Fashion Merchandising major takes creative students and gives them tools to succeed in apparel and textile careers. Courses give emphasis on creativity, product development, appareal and surface design processes, computer-aided design, manufacturing, apparel line development, digital presentations and portfolio, technical spec sheets, patternmaking, draping, and sewing.

Students learn merchandising, product development, and design skills to prepare them for employment with retailers, manufacturers, marketing research firms, and product information services. Students may take positions in management, merchandising, inventory control, sales promotion, and product design and development. Graduates travel the world, start their own businesses, and make positive impacts on their companies and communities.

Employers Hiring UGA Fashion Merchandising for the Class of 2016*

810 Showroom | American Threads | AmericasMart Atlanta | Backwoods Outdoors, LLC | Carter’s | OshKosh B’gosh | Concepts Sport | David’s Bridal | Delta Air Lines, Inc. | Elizabeth and James | Empire South Clothier | Fabrik Boutique | Free People | Greater Athens Properties | Hanky Panky Ltd. | Insight Global | Latitude Showroom | Level Showroom | Macy’s, Inc. | Magnolia Market | Marc Jacobs | Middle Georgia State University | Mud Pie LLC | Neely & Chloe | Nordstrom, Inc. | Pure Barre, LLC | Rachel Zoe, Inc. | Ralph Lauren Corporation | S.R. Gambrel Inc. | Shoshanna | Spanx, Inc. | Surya, Inc. | The Defining Point | The Salvation Army | Tory Burch | Trenery | umano co. | United Parcel Service | Urban Outfitters, Inc.

Job Titles of UGA Fashion Merchandising Majors for the Class of 2016*

Account Executive | Assistant Manager | Assistant Visual Manager | Brand Ambassador | Executive Development Program Trainee | Fashion Stylist | Financial Administrative Assistant | Flight Attendant | Forecasting Trainee | Global Sourcing Coordinator | Instructor | Management Trainer | Marketing | Merchandise Planner | Merchandising and Buying Director | Merchandising Assistant | Merchandising Trainee | Merchant-in-Training | Personal Stylist | Planning Analyst | Production Assistant for Fashion and Kids | Production Coordinator | Realtor | Recruiter | Sales & Marketing Associate | Sales Assistant | Sales Clerk | Sales Coordinator | Sales Data Manager | Sales Manager | Social Media and Online Giving Coordinator | Southeast Sales Representative | Stylist | Supply Planning Coordinator | Temporary Merchandising Assistant-Footwear | Vintage Designer/ Sales Associate | Web Manager - Women's Buying Assistant | Wholesale Sales Representative | Women's Department Team Lead

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Fashion Merchandising Majors for the Class of 2016*

Georgia State University-Perimeter College | The Creative Circus | The New School | The University of Georgia

UGA Fashion Merchandising Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2014 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

-Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest.

-Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.

-Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.

-Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.

-Take on an internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunity related to your career fields of interest. Utilize Handshake to find these opportunities. 

-Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.

-Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET (click on Find Occupations)

Occupational Outlook Handbook  (type in general term for career of interest)

Career One Stop

Career Insider: Vault Guides  (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "Career Insider". Select "Industries and Professions".)

Candid Career  (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "". View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)

Fashion and Textiles Job Roles

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Professional Associations/Resources