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Fashion Merchandising Career Opportunities

The list will include former internship placements and then list places of employment of graduates.

Internship sites

Bath and Body Works, Pittsburg, KS*
The Buckle, Pittsburg, KS*
Maurices, Pittsburg, KS
Rave, Joplin, MO*
Victoria's Secret, Joplin, MO*
Speedo, New York City
Niketown, New York City
Women's Wear Daily, New York City
Nicole Miller, New York City
Showroom Seven, New York City
Tobe Fashion Retail Consultants, New York City
Fairchild Publications, New York City
Kenneth Cole Productions, New York City
Barry Bricken, New York City *

Joseph Abboud, New York City *
Jeffrey, New York City
Jeffrey, Atlanta, GA*
BCBG Max Azria, Los Angeles*
Halls, Kansas City
American Bridal, Kansas City*
Gerson Company, Kansas City*
Lee Company, Kansas City
Gear for Sports, Kansas City
Brown Shoe Company, St. Louis
Elan-Polo, St. Louis*
Watters and Watters, Dallas, TX*
JC Penney Corporate Headquarters, Plano, TX*
JC Penney Local Stores *

* indicates placement site


Where do graduates of FCS Fashion Merchandising work?

MERCHANDISING:

TEXTILES
Fabric Librarian
Market Researcher, Textiles
Product Manager, Textiles
Sales Representative, Textiles
Textile Colorist
Textile Conversion Manager
Textile Designer
Textile Research Scientist
Textile Stylist

PRODUCTION/MANUFACTURING
Accessory Designer
Costing Engineering
Cutter
Fashion Designer
Fashion Forecaster
Fit Model
Industrial Engineer
Logistics Manager
Marker Maker
Merchandiser
Pattern Grader
Pattern Maker
Piece Goods Buyer
Product Manager, Apparel
Production Manager
Quality Control Specialist
Sales Representative, Apparel
Sample Maker
Sewing Machine Operator
Showroom Sales Representative
Sketcher
Specification Technician Spreader
Technical Designer

RETAIL
Boutique Owner
Buyer's Clerical
Cashier
Department Manager
Distribution Planner
Fabric Store Manager
Fashion Buyer
Fashion Coordinator
Loss Prevention Manager
Merchandise Manager
Retail Sales Associate
Stock Clerk
Store Manager
Visual Merchandiser

MEDIA
Fashion Editor
Fashion Illustrator
Fashion Photographer
Fashion Stylist
Fashion Writer
Web Content Producer

PROMOTIONS
Advertising Professional
Copywriter
Event Planner
Fashion Public Relations Specialist
Fashion Show Producer
Graphic Designer
Marketing Manager
Media Buyer
Print Model
Runway Model

EDUCATION
College Professor
Consultant
Wardrobe Consultant

OTHER FASHION CAREERS
Controller
Costume Designer
Database Manager
Human Resources Administrator
Recruiter
Web Designer

Accessory Designer
Account Executive

Advertising Manager
Alterations - Seamstress
Apparel Import/Export Specialist
Apparel Manager
Apparel Manufacturer's Representative
Apparel Product Engineer
Assistant Buyer  
Assistant Manager of Fashion Store 
Assistant Plant Manager - Apparel  
Assistant Store Manager  
Boutique Owner
Bridal Consultant
Buyer  
Catalogs
Color Coordinator
College Professor
Comparison Shopping Bureau
Computer aided designer
Consultant
Consumer Reporter
Costumer Service
Customer Relations
Database Manager
Department Manager  
Distributor/Planner
District Manager
Divisional Manager
Drug Store Manager
Entrepreneur
Event Planner
Fabric Librarian
Fabric & Sewing Specialist
Fashion Consultant
Fashion Coordinator
Fashion Copy Writer 
Fashion Design Publicist
Fashion Editor
Fashion Forecaster
Fashion Illustrator
Fashion Merchandiser
Fashion Model Agent
Fashion Photographer
Fashion Reporter
Fashion Writer
General Manager   
General Merchandise Manager
Gifts Industry
Global Manufacturing Coordinator   
Home Shopping Network
Human Resource Specialist
Jewelry Department Manager  
Jewelry Sales   
Layout & copy writer
Makeup Artist
Mall Manager
Management Trainee
Manufacturer's Representative: Accessories
Manufacturer's Representative: Apparel
Manufacturer's Representative: Designer Apparel
Manufacturer's Representative: Sporting Goods
Manufacturer's Representative, Wholesale
Market Researcher / Analyst  
Marketing Assistant
Marketing Director
Marketing Representative
Merchandise Management
Merchandise Manager
Merchandise Planner
Merchandising Analyst
Merchandising Executive
Museum Curator - Costume Collection
Operations Manager
Pattern Maker
Personal Shopper
Piece Goods / Trims Buyer
Product Coordinator
Product Development 
Product Demonstrator  
Program Director
Public Relations Specialist
Purchasing Agent  
Quality Assurance Supervisor
Quality Control Analyst
Researcher - Product Improvement & Development
Retail Assistant Manager  
Retail Co-Manager   
Retail Executive Trainee  
Retail Manager  
Retail Sales Associate  
Retail Store Buyer   
Sales Assistant  
Sales Representative 
Sales Training Coordinator
Specialty Store  
Store Manager
Stylist
Supermarket Assistant Manager
Teacher
Textile Colorist

Textile Designer
Textile Stylist
Textile Laboratory Assistant  
Visual Merchandiser
Visual Merchandising Manager
Warehouse Distribution Manager 
Web Designer
Window Designer

With additonal education:

Special Needs Clothing Designer
Fashion Designer
Fabric Designer