Insight and Advice from Megan Fitzpatrick (’13) in the Retail Industry

In 2013, Megan Fitzpatrick graduated with a degree in Finance. She is now an Associate Merchandise Planner at Macy’s Inc. Read on to learn more about what it’s like in the retail industry as well as her own career tips.megan

Industry Insight: What my day is like at Macy’s Inc.


Megan at the Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade. Perks of working at Macy’s Inc.

Every morning I check my sales from the previous day and I work with my team on opportunities to continue to drive sales.  We’re constantly looking for new ways to approach our business and stay relevant with the customer.  I work closely with the buying team and we decide where to send the product across America.  It’s very interesting to look into selling reports to analyze how different regions of the country have different selling patterns and how the customer responds to varying product and pricing. I love how fast the retail industry moves and working with a team.  Every day is different!

Career Tips:

  • Don’t get frustrated if you don’t know everything at first, you have to start somewhere.
  • Keep your options open.  I was a finance major who had no retail experience and I love my job!
  • When you’re interviewing make sure the company is a good fit for you.
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