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Careers and Internships

​​What can you be with a degree
in Fashion Merchandising and Design?
Our grads have found jobs with the following companies
  • Senior Designer, Quiksilver
  • Visual Merchandiser, Forever 21
  •  Textile Designer, Bershka
  • Technical Designer, ​Urban Outfitters
  • Color and Materials Designer, Nissan Motor Company
  • Show Planner, Home Shopping Network
  • Product Developer, Jansport
  •  ​Small Business Owner: Tiny You, Gina’s Boutique
  • Colorist, Carhartt
  • ECom Merchandise Manager, Shinola
  • Merchandise Analyst, Kohl’s
  • Stylist, Club Monaco
  • Lead Trim Engineer, Johnson Controls             International
  • CAD Designer, General Motors
  • Merchandise Manager, Urban Outfitters

 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.

Fashion Merchandising and Design students are required to complete an internship as part of their course of study. Recent students have interned in places such as:​


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