Graduates of the apparel merchandising and design major are highly successful in obtaining dynamic job placements that set the course for their careers. Below is just a sample of positions obtained by our students.
Visual Merchandiser, Nordstrom
|Assistant Designer, True Religion|
|CAD Designer, Hollister|
|Department Manager, Macy's|
Why are our graduates so successful?
- Our graduates are uniquely prepared by an academic program that integrates design and merchandising functions in a way that closely reflects industry trends.
- The success of our graduates can be attributed to the reputation CMU has built by providing the industry with excellent graduates of our apparel and merchandising program. Companies continue to return to CMU to recruit future employees.
- The success of our graduates can also be attributed to the fact that our students receive a quality, structured internship experience that equips the graduate with executive level training. Students work in a position and setting that matches their career aspirations.
Additional Career Options
In addition to the careers listed above, graduates with a major in apparel merchandising and design may find career opportunities in fashion illustration, buying, fashion promotion, fashion journalism, quality control, textile research and development, product development, and theatrical costuming. Job titles may include textile or apparel stylist, museum curator, general merchandise manager, event coordinator, color analyst, theater wardrobe supervisor or public relations director.