Design, Retail + Apparel

ARE YOU INSPIRED BY THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF ART AND DESIGN? Do you have an interest in fashion, interior design, product development, management, or merchandising?

Consider utilizing this career community if:

  • You follow fashion trends and dream of creating your own collections.
  • You sometimes imagine solving common problems by designing new consumer products.
  • You love the idea of designing interior spaces and achieving the perfect balance between beauty and functionality.
  • You are drawn to the business side of fashion or design.
  • You are inspired by the challenge of working on complex projects, directing a creative team, and managing the financial and logistical sides of retail or product distribution.

Explore the Design, Retail + Apparel career community to gain valuable insights from working professionals, learn about internships and job opportunities, and keep up with current trends.

Apparel merchandising alumni Jordan Barnett says ‘no task is ever too little’

Jordan Barnett Uniqlo

In the spring of 2012, Jordan Barnett met with UNIQLO at a career fair on campus. She was prepared to graduate that May with a degree in apparel merchandising.

“I knew I wanted to do this from the start,” she …

By Maureen Langley
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Now Hiring: Hanapin Marketing seeks Graphic Design, Digital Advertising and Marketing Interns

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Hanapin Marketing is proud to be an industry-leading digital marketing agency that specializes in just one thing: pay-per-click advertising (PPC). Their objective is to make everyone better at it: themselves, their clients, their peers—the entire industry. This organization currently has …

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Q+A with ’04 Merchandising Alumna Karielle Day, Home Depot Director of Merchandising

Karielle Day – Home Depot

Target and Home Depot aren’t exactly sister stores, but Karrielle Day has left her mark on both companies. She’s an ’04 merchandising alumna and currently the Director of Merchandising of Outdoor Storage and Install at The Home Depot. She works …

By Kiki Lin
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Internship empowers junior Addison Bauer to begin her career a year early

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Tractor Supply started out a mail-order catalog business in 1938. Since then, they’ve grown to become one of the largest rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. They sell everything someone may need to maintain their farms, ranches, homes …

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Apparel Merchandising Major Monica Luu interns at the Oldest Company in North America

An Image of IU Student Monica Luu

Monica Luu, an apparel merchandising major, can now say she was a buyer intern at the oldest company in North America — Hudson’s Bay Company. 

Hudson’s Bay Company owns Saks Fifth Avenue, Hudson’s Bay and Lord + Taylor. She was able to …

By Maureen Langley
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