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.

Now Hiring: Paid, Remote ‘Microinternships’ in Partnership with ParkerDewey


The Walter Center for Career Achievement is continuing to closely monitor the challenges associated with COVID-19 and its impact on student internships.  As such, we want to let you know of a new partnership we have with Parker Dewey that …

By Will Reed
Will Reed Senior Associate Director, Employer Relations Will Reed
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Caroline Yauck Stitches Together Future Plans after Internship in Women’s Denim

Caroline Yauck

Do you own a pair of American Eagle jeans? 🙋‍♀️

Senior Caroline Yauck spent last summer on the women’s denim team at American Eagle Outfitters, which is a huge sector of the company. She spent her days sending financial recaps to …

By Lia Thayer
Lia Thayer Peer Coach Lia Thayer
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Interior Design Major Allison Hector Puts Her Craft to the Test in Design Contest

Allison Hector

Interior design students from the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture, and Design recently competed in the Big Ten Student Design Competition, which acknowledges learning can take place outside of the classroom in dorms, libraries, and social spaces. Students are challenged …

By Lia Thayer
Lia Thayer Peer Coach Lia Thayer
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Senior Studio Art Major Julia Spector Builds up Portfolio at National Retail Federation

Julia Spector

Julia Spector, a senior studio art major, worked as a creative marketing intern with the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C the summer after her junior year.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is the world’s largest retail trade association. In …

By Kasey Cassle
Kasey Cassle Peer Coach Kasey Cassle
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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
Maureen Langley Designer & Marketing Coordinator Maureen Langley
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