EMPHASIS ON PROFESSIONALISM
— “IUP’s Fashion Merchandising program has been a huge aid in getting
me to this point in my career. I consistently use information I learned
in textiles, ready to wear analysis, and other Fashion Merchandising
classes in my everyday profession,” said Christi Reuter ’16 (at left),
executive assistant to the creative director at Lafayette 148 New York.
Fellow alumna Hannah O’Malley ’16 added, “my knowledge of fabrics, the
construction of clothing, and the fashion cycle is critical in my daily
success. It's great to have peace of mind knowing I am well prepared for
Garment manufacturers, wholesalers, and retail stores may be a good place to begin a career. High-end clothing boutiques and fashion designers also need skilled personnel. Your fashion merchandising degree opens many doors. Tailor your career any way you wish.
Employment is one path, and entrepreneurial zeal is another. Many exemplary careers have been launched by opening an online store, for example. This choice allows you to blend fashion merchandising skills while also controlling the development of a personal brand.
With a BS in Fashion Merchandising from IUP, consider these positions:
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