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.

An Open Letter to Job Seekers from a 2008 Grad

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Depending on your age, you may or may not recall that 2008-2010 marked the early chapters of great economic challenges in the United States. While the nature of the struggle was not the product of a public health crisis as …

By Heather Farmer
Heather Farmer Associate Director of Employer Relations, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design Heather Farmer
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Virtual Career Fairs: How to Stand Out While You Network Online

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You got the experience. You had your resume reviewed. You practiced your elevator pitch, and you are so totally ready to rock the career fair. But one hiccup…. 

The career fair is virtual, and you’ve never done one of those …

By Hillary Nienhouse
Hillary Nienhouse Assistant Director, Employer Relations Hillary Nienhouse
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Senior Annie Hope Mazzola’s Career Journey through 3 Retail & Fashion Internships

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Many college students aspire to obtain internships that will help them achieve their career goals and, for some, find out exactly what their career goals are.  Senior Annie Hope Mazzola hasn’t just had one internship during her time at IU, …

By Lia Thayer
Lia Thayer Peer Coach Lia Thayer
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No GRE Required to Apply to O’Neill’s Graduate Programs

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As a graduating senior, we know your college experience has been cut short in a dramatic fashion. No Little 500. No Commencement. You’re missing out on the final weeks of your college career in Bloomington, and our campus and school …

By Maureen Langley
Maureen Langley Designer & Marketing Coordinator Maureen Langley
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Take a Post-Graduation Gap Year with City Year

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Before Allie Zatkin graduated from IU, she wasn’t really sure what she wanted to do.

“I knew I wanted to work with people and work for a mission I was passionate about, but in full transparency, I didn’t really know …

By Maureen Langley
Maureen Langley Designer & Marketing Coordinator Maureen Langley
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