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 2019 Career Outcomes for Fashion Merchandising*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

  • Connect with Marla Ebert, your Career Consultant - click her to find information on how to schedule an appointment and drop-in hours
  • Fashion Merchandising Academic Advisor - Anne Allen
  • UGA TXMI Department - Fashion Merchandising


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  • Specialized - Check out Idealist for jobs in the Nonprofit sector and USAJobs for opportunities in the federal government. 


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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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 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)
Adore Bridal Boutique Manager
Andrew Gelwicks Studio Manager/Assistant Celebrity Stylist
Augusta National Golf Club Product Development Intern
Ballyhack Golf Club Merchandise Manager
Best Buy Computing Sales Consultant
Board & Brush Creative Studio Instructor
BPD Washhouse Summer Intern
Bridals by Lori Assistant Manager
Business Nitrogen Social Media Strategist
Connect Meetings Meetings Coordinator
fab'rik Social Media and Digital Marketing Intern
Fringe with Benefits Assistant Manager
IMG Live Creative Design Intern
Insight Global Recruiter
Jewel Branding & Licensing, Inc. Graphic Designer and Portfolio Manager
Marvi Beauty Founder and Creative Director
Mud Pie Production and Testing Coordinator
National Retail Federation Marketing Intern
Nordstrom Visual Merchandiser
Panache Lingerie Customer Service Administrator
Peace Corps Peace Corps Member
Saks Fifth Avenue Assistant Merchandiser
Sassanova Stylist
Simply Organic Beauty Marketing Coordinator
Spanx International Sales Coordinator, Inventory Planning Coordinator
The Conservatory Advisor
The Venue at Daisy Hill Special Event Coordinator
Trunk Club Clubhouse Stylist
University of Georgia Wesley Foundation Intern
VizSense Influencer Marketing Coordinator
VSoft Corporation Content Marketing Specialist
Walt Disney World College Program Cast Member
Zac Posen House of Z LLC Global Marketing and PR Assistant
* 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 2019 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 School Program(s)
North Carolina Agricultural and State University Supply Chain Management, MBA
The Creative Circus Art Direction, Certificate
University of the Arts London Global Fashion Retailing, MA
* denotes no responses received.