Design, Retail, and Apparel

Design, Retail, and Apparel is a career community focused on the creation and design of goods and opportunities in merchandising, store management, and buying. These positions exist in environments such as corporate organizations, wholesale or manufacturing establishments, theater or dance companies, and design firms in large cities.

To the Class of 2018…


Spring Semester 2018. Graduation. Packing. Transition.

Saying goodbye to beloved IU and this idyllic university town can be bittersweet as you prepare to begin a new chapter.

First, congratulations on all you have accomplished since arriving in Bloomington.

What’s next? …

By Marcia Debnam
Marcia Debnam Career Coach Marcia Debnam
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What to Know Before Starting Your Graduate Program

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Making the transition from undergraduate to graduate student can be just as challenging, or even more so, than the leap from high school to college. For those of you who are starting up with an advanced degree this coming fall …

By Aaron Brutkiewicz
Aaron Brutkiewicz Graduate Intern & Career Coach Aaron Brutkiewicz
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Career Advice From a Soon-To-Be Graduate

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As my time at Indiana University and The Walter Center comes to an end, I can’t help but feel a little sad.  It’s the end of an era for me.  But over my 3 years at IU, and in my …

By Kaitlynn Cull
Kaitlynn Cull Peer Coach Kaitlynn Cull
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Video Game Expert? Make A Career Out Of It!


Who doesn’t want to get paid for playing video games? I know I sure do! Did you know that you can make a career out of not only playing video games but also creating them as well? It’s true! Becoming …

By Carrye Simmons
Carrye Simmons Peer Coach Carrye Simmons
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Alumni Spotlight: Karielle Day (Merchandising ’04)


Karielle Day graduated from IU with a BS degree in Merchandising in 2004. Karielle is now the Director of Merchandising at The Home Depot and is happy to share her advice on her career path and current role for students …

By Dana Vanderburgh
Dana Vanderburgh ER Graduate Assistant Dana Vanderburgh
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