The Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising encourages all students to complete an internship. An internship is one of the best experiences a student can have during their undergraduate studies. Internships provide hands-on, on-site learning and help students build their professional network. Internship opportunities are available all over the U.S, and some internationally, and include experiences in areas such as product development, design room assistant, buying or merchandise management assistant, forecasting, and technical design.
Internship Coordinator for Fashion Merchandising:
Sophie Li’s participation in the Fashion in Florence Study Abroad program inspired her to consider a career in trend forecasting. Sophia’s talents landed her an internship with Cotton Incorporated in the Product Trend Analysis Department. She sorted through the fabric racks acquired on research trips by fashion forecasters who work for Cotton Incorporated. She documented each fabric or garment taking stylized and still photographs.