Using Your Degree



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Using Your Degree

St. Kate's fashion merchandising major prepares you for careers in the wholesale and retail aspects of fashion including:

  • product and component sourcing
  • trend forecasting
  • visual merchandising
  • fashion event planning
  • fashion business analysis
  • retail management
  • individual or personal styling
  • entrepreneurship or running a boutique
  • product design and development

Our alumnae include:

  • Audra Simmering, vice president and owner of Trend Lab, LLC.
  • Kaitlin Vang, senior technical designer for Target Corp.
  • Stephanie Lesko, assistant product manager at The Bon Ton Stores, Inc. and freelance clothing designer
  • Britta Feuerhelm, assistant buyer at Christopher & Banks and lead designer for Barefaced Femme Apparel Co.
  • Ann Wieczorak Granger, talent acquisition manager for Target Corp.

Graduate School​​

Your fashion merchandising degree from St. Kate's will open doors for graduate work in fashion or design and other fields, including business administration, international relations, journalism, cultural anthropology or museum/archival studies.

Portfolios to attract employers

A collection of your best work is often the deciding factor in getting a job. When you graduate from St. Kate's fashion merchandising major, you'll have three portfolios to share with future employers: a department portfolio, a student portfolio and an e-portfolio. The e-portfolio is essential to marketing yourself in this information age.