fashion retailing frequently asked questions
Students who succeed in the field of fashion retailing possess people skills, enjoy working with numbers and thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. If you follow creative trends and modern fashion, a retailing major maybe just the right fit for you.
Absolutely. Each student in the fashion retailing concentration meets one-on-one with a faculty advisor during the fall and spring semesters. As the senior year approaches, students are involved in the internship process. Our internship coordinator guides Fashion retailing students through the entire application process as part of the course of study.
You can become a member of Fashion, INC., a student organization for apparel and textile students. The organization sponsors fashion events in both the fall and spring, showcasing the talent and designs of outstanding students. Planning and executing these events call on the skills of our retail students and provide excellent experience.
Yes! Students majoring in fashion retailing complete an internship with major clothing and accessory labels such as Donna Karan, Eileen Fisher, and Coach in cities that range from New York to Dallas and Atlanta. Faculty ensure students graduate able to translate classroom learning into real world experience.
Faculty members know students by name as well as career goal. Your academic advisor guides you through course selection each semester and the internship coordinator assists you in finding the perfect placement for your industry experience.
Fashion retail graduates are prepared for jobs that include multiple levels of merchandise buying and store and department management. Positions are found in both wholesale and retail companies. Fashion Retail positions offer a variety of opportunities for advancement into the corporate sector as well.
We welcome your interest in our program. While a personal visit is not required for admission, it helps you gain perspective about our programs, students, faculty, and facilities. To arrange for a campus visit or request additional information, write or call the Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design, Box 870158, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0158 or (205) 348-6176.