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 global supply chain management. Students will also learn that fashion is not simply a business, but a cultural industry. Students choose between two emphases. In the Product Development and Design Emphasis, students learn that inspiration and design concepts drive the creation of garments, along with identifying the target market. Skills emphasized in the curriculum include creativity, digital presentation and portfolio, patternmaking, draping and sewing, among others. The Fashion Brand Management Emphasis provides expertise in both creative and analytical aspects. The curriculum puts special emphasis on entrepreneurship, fashion promotion and visual merchandising, retail buying and planning, as well as global sourcing and retailing.

Graduating students have exciting employment opportunities as buyers, merchandisers, brand sales representatives, store managers, fashion directors, merchandise managers, product managers, and trend forecasters, as well as opportunities in product development and design, technical design, and sourcing.


Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Fashion Merchandising*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  

My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  

Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  

Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  

UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  

Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 

Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  

Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you.

Employment Websites


  • Handshake (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)  

  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 

  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 

  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 


 • FashionUnited • The Creative Loft • F-Jobs • BusinessofFashion Careers • Fibre2Fashion • Organization of Black Designers Job Board •FashionWorkie (UK Fashion Jobs) • AllRetailJobs • WorkinRetail • Outdoor Industry Jobs • Malakye: Job Search for Outdoor and Lifestyle Industries • American Marketing Association Job Board

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


LINKEDIN- Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your career interests.  To search, select "groups" & type in your keywords. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined & consider joining those as well. To login, visit the LinkedIn main page. 

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Fashion Merchandising majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 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)
Alice + Olivia Sales Supervisor
Aloka Operations Assistant
AlpVision Head of US Sales, Marketing, and Operations
Altar'd State Merchandising Intern
American Eagle Outfitters Merchant Teammate
Anthropologie Design Coordinator
Augusta National Golf Club Product Development and Design Intern
Ballard Designs Sales Associate
Carter's, Inc. Product Development and Commercialization Coordinator
Carter's, Inc. Assistant Merchant
Carter's, Inc. Assistant Merchant
Carter's, Inc. Assistant Buyer
Crosby by Mollie Burch Sales Executive
Dell Technologies Service Sales Specialist
Dillard's Inc. Corporate Assistant Buyer
Get Engaged Brand Social Marketing Intern
Kohl's Assistant Merchant
Kohl's Management Trainee Program Associate
Kohl's Production Coordinator
Kohl’s Manager in Training
LTK Account Executive
Macy's Merchandise Planning and Allocation EDP
Macy's Assistant Buyer
Madewell Assistant Merchant
Michael & Paula Hyman, Inc. Account Executive
Mindshare Planning Associate
Mohawk Group Product Specialist
Mud Pie, LLC. Merchandising Assistant
Mud Pie, LLC. Apparel Merchandise Coordinator
RaceTrac Merchandising Operations Analyst
Rainbowwave Showroom and Operations Coordinator
Rainbowwave Showroom and Operations Coordinator
Ross Stores, Inc. Assistant Buyer
Saks Fifth Avenue Luxury Sales Stylist
SFbrand Sales and Marketing Specialist
Sheila Fajl Sales Representative
Southern Tide Production, Design and Merchandising Intern
Spanx Inventory Planning Coordinator
Stylitics Client Operations Coordinator
Target Service and Engagement Executive Team Leader
The Home Depot Merchandise Planner Analyst
The Home Depot Logistics Analyst
The Home Depot Merchandise Planner
Tiffany & Co. Digital Content Operations Coordinator
Tootsies Fashion Stylist
Victoria's Secret Pink Brand Operations Manager
Vintage La Rose Studio Manager
* 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 2023 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 2023 Fashion Merchandising majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 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)
College of Charleston Business Administration, MBA
Northern Illinois University Unspecified Master's Program
University of Georgia Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors, Degree Not Specified
* denotes no responses received.