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Megan Rogalski

A Merchandising EyeMegan__Rogalski_Profile.png Megan Rogalski grew up in Grand Rapids, often creating fashion illustrations and staying tuned to industry trends. She considered going to Chicago for college, but wanted the campus feel that the bigger city lacked.

Who knew a fashion merchandising and design program in small-town Michigan could be just her ticket? On a campus tour, Megan learned of CMU's robust program, climbing its way up national rankings. It was the best of both worlds. "I could stay in Michigan," she says, "and still get a great fashion education."

Fashion innovation. Through the Visual Merchandising 356 class, Megan helped create a window display for Lululemon, a company known for its athletic and yoga wear. She loved the chance to be creative, to wrap her hands around a project.

Flair for sales. Coupled with a minor in professional sales, Megan knows her eye for fashion is complemented by a mind for business. "You have to sell your own ideas," she says, "and the minor could make me a candidate for jobs outside of the fashion world."

Baby steps to the big city. After she graduates in May 2015 (in four-years' time!), Megan​ plans to return to Grand Rapids, find a job and save some money. "I would like to get into fashion buying," she says. "Then maybe work in Chicago, New York or Miami."
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