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Developing Skills for Success
While you’re getting your education in Fashion Marketing, get on-the-job training in a fashion- related field with a sponsoring business. Cooperative education provides you with the work experience required to get the job you really what when you graduate. Fashion Marketing students also complete volunteer projects in advertising, visual merchandising, fashion shows and special events for small fashion retail businesses. The capstone experience for this program is cooperative education, in which students apply classroom knowledge and skills to fashion-oriented jobs in the local workplace.

Careers
Fashion marketing careers emphasize a well-rounded skills set for its graduates, including strong communication skills, leadership ability, initiative, high degree of motivation and energy, analytical ability, good eye for coordinating and commercializing trends and the ability to work with team members and management, computer skills and flexibility.


Career choices include:
  • Department manager
  • Assistant store manager
  • Assistant buyer
  • Distribution planner
  • Product development trainee
  • Showroom sales representative
  • Retail sales coordinator
  • Merchandising assistant
  • Visual merchandising assistant
  • Personal shopper
  • Stylist

Salaries and working conditions vary widely in the fashion marketing field. A good source for median salaries and growth trends for careers paths in fashion marketing are available from America’s Career InfoNet.