Fashion Merchandising students are required to complete an internship at an establishment of their choice during a summer of six to twelve weeks. The internship is to be within the field of apparel retailing, sales, management, buying, visual display and promotion, or distribution and must be approved by a faculty advisor. Prior to enrolling in FCS 4392, students must have completed the prerequisites FCS 3312 Advanced Textiles, FCS 3391 Merchandising, Planning, and Control and FCS 3393 Visual Merchandising. An internship position should be secured prior to the end of the spring semester of the junior or senior year for students fulfilling internship experiences during the summer.
Should network during classes as well as the professional world and job fairs
Must compile a resume and cover letter prior to seeking an internship
Seeks and acquires an internship position with the approval of the faculty supervisor
Must be under the supervision of a professional in the merchandising industry
Will work a minimum of 240 hours in an approved retail organization to earn three credit hours.
Is responsible for all lessons and reporting to the faculty advisor during the internship experience
Is provided with an internship packet prior to the field experience.
Upon completion of the internship, the student will provide fashion merchandising faculty and peers with a summary of his/her experiences. Powerpoint presentations with photos of their work experience are required.
In the past fashion merchandising majors have completed internships both within the states and internationally. Locations have included New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Dallas as well as numerous other locations.
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