UGA Specific Information for Fashion Merchandising

The Fashion Merchandising major is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of merchandising related to the apparel and textile industries. The program emphasizes the skills and competencies needed for careers in fashion promotion, buying, retailing, merchandising, and management. Students in the Product Development and Design emphasis learn to work in a number of ways to design products. Inspiration and design concepts drive the garments' creation, along with identifying the target market. All designs are first prototypes in muslin, design and fit problems addressed and resolved, before the final garment is constructed. Student designers present their final projects to the class, professor, and invited judges.

Fashion merchandising offers a wide variety of career opportunities with retailers, manufacturers, marketing research firms and product information services. Graduates travel the world, start their own businesses and make positive impacts on their companies and communities.

Class of 2021 Career Outcomes for Fashion Merchandising*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

  • Connect with Jessica McLeod-Waddell, your Career Consultant - click here to find information on how to schedule an appointment 

  • Daily Drop-In Hours: (staffed by Career Center graduate assistants and student interns)\

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Professional Associations/Resources

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Organization of Black Designers • American Sewing Guild • Fashion Group International New York • International Textile and Apparel Association • Council of Fashion Designers of America • Surface Design Association • Fashion Footwear Association of New York • Costume Society of America • Association of Sewing and Design Professionals


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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Fashion Merchandising majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s), Inc. Account Manager
Ascension Lingerie & Swimsuit LLC Wholesale Sales Assistant
Atlanta First Agency Showroom Sales Representative
Authentic Brands Group Entertainment Marketing Cooridnator
AZIONE Account Coordinator
Bealls, Inc. Merchant Trainee
Burlington Stores Assistant Buyer
Carters Inc. Buying Coordinator
Clark Design Studio Interior Design Assistant
Dormie Network Merchandise Manager
Dormie Network Merchandise Manager
Dormie Network Merchandise Manager
Dormie Network Merchandise Manager
Flypaper Digital Marketing Product Specialist
House of Wallace Retail Associate
HSN Assistant Buyer
Ivy & Leo Social Media Coordinator
Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C Attorneys at Law Legal Assistant
Kirna Zabete, Inc. E-Commerce Operations Coordinator
L’Etoile Sport Assistant Designer
Lauren DeLoach Interiors Junior Designer
Louis Vitton Regional Events Coordinator
LoveShackFancy Social Media Coordinator
LUCKIE Content Strategy Coordinator
Macy's Merchandising Assistant
Magnum Contracting Marketing & Public Relations Administrator
Moda Operandi, Inc. Social Media Coordinator
Mud Pie LLC Catalog Production Assistant
Mud Pie LLC Digital Marketing Assistant
NDA Executive Assistant
Nordstrom Merchandiser
PPI Apparel Group, Inc. Assistant Designer / CAD Designer
Prada Retail and Wholesale Merchandising Intern
Rebag Associate Buyer
Red Dress E-Commerce Merchandiser
Rooms To Go E-Commerce Merchandising Associate
RTW Charleston Sales Associate
S. Carter Designs Sales Associate
Saks Fifth Avenue Luxury Sales Stylist Assistant
Saks OFF 5TH Merchandise Assistant
Signet Jewelers Assistant Buyer
Springbot Business Development Representative
Stylitics Digital Stylist
Tessa Fay Studio Designer
Tessa Fay Studio Designer
Tessa Fay Studio Designer
The Home Depot Project Planner Contractor Analyst
Tom James Company Professional Clothier
Uncommon Fashion Account Executive
Veronica Beard Sales Supervisor
Wedding Angels Bridal Consultant
* denotes no responses received.
*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2021 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.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Fashion Merchandising majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Athens Technical College Not Specified
Savannah College of Art and Design Fashion Design, MA
University of Georgia Data Analytics, MSBA
University of North Georgia Undeclared, BA
* denotes no responses received.