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.
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.