Graduates of the Fashion Design & Management major have earned a reputation among employers in the apparel and textiles industries for their ability to think creatively, and are attractive candidates for leadership positions in fashion and related industries. Alumni are designers, executives, technical designers, buyers, account managers, computer-systems designers, financial analysts, and human resource managers for influential fashion houses and under their own labels. Graduates also do specialized design in fields such as elite athletics and the protective clothing industry, and use their creativity in public-relations, fashion journalism, publishing, and theater design.
Those who go on to graduate work are well prepared for programs in business administration, communications, marketing, law, museum studies, apparel design, costume history, textile design, and theatrical costuming.
Fiber Science Careers
Fiber Science students have found jobs in diverse industries such as aerospace, consumer products, fashion, textiles, automotive, oil/gas, sports, and communications. Recent graduates have begun careers in the fiber, textile, and chemical industries, as well as with government agencies developing and evaluating new products, conducting research, providing technical services, helping to ensure product safety, and coordinating consumer information programs.
Many students pursue programs at the nation’s top professional programs in medicine, business, and law, as well as graduate degrees in science and engineering majors.