Career Services

The award-winning TAM Department provides a broad interdisciplinary approach, which allows you to create a personalized course program to meet your career goals. Most TAM majors, by default, earn a Minor in Business which strengthens their position in the recruiting market.

National studies show that the number of jobs in our field continues to grow. TAM students have access to TAM Career Services and the MU Career Center. In addition, the TAM Advisory Board serves as a wonderful networking opportunity for TAM students as they search for careers.

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TAM students are required to take TAM 2120: Professional Seminar. This class provides a solid foundation in respect to career development in preparation for the industry.

For additional assistance outside the course, please contact Dr. Jaime Mestres at mestresj@missouri.edu.


Challenging and exciting employment opportunities await TAM graduates. Examples of careers pursued by TAM graduates:

The Apparel Marketing and Merchandising Degree:

  • Stylists for Trunk Club & Nordstrom
  • Merchandise Manager at Land’s End & Design Resources, Inc
  • Buyers at Alexander McQueen, INTERMIX, Payless, Dillards, JCPenney, & Soft Surroundings
  • Sourcing Managers at Cintas & Jockey International
  • Planners at Macy’s & Restoration Hardware
  • Visual Merchandisers at Calvin Klein & Michael Kors
  • Project Manager at Baldwin Denim and Collection
  • Social Media Marketing at Eric Daman Style & Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Director of Global Communications at M.A.C Cosmetics
  • Manager at Digital Brand Architects
  • Director of Sales-Custom Division at Trunk Club
  • Account Executive, Women's Wholesale at Versace
  • Licensing Coordinator at Design Resources Inc.
  • Merchandise Coordinator Gap Japan Online at Gap Inc.
  • Operations Manager, Oxford Apparel corporate headquarters
  • Executive Vice-President/Secretary, Paramount Apparel International headquarters
  • All levels of store management at various retailers throughout the US
  • Importing specialists with shoe importers in the St. Louis area

The Apparel Product Development Degree:

  • Color Manager at White House Black Market
  • Technical Designers at White House Black Market, Kohl’s, & Soft Surroundings
  • Product Developer at Jason Wu NYC Atelier BOSS Womenswear at Hugo Boss, Kohls, & Soft Surroundings
  • Product Specialist at Bass Pro Shops
  • Lead Apparel Designer Motionwear
  • Footwear Developer / Athlete Services Manager at Nike
  • Production Manager at Ralph Lauren
  • Founder and Owner of Jennifer Ouellette, Inc. (upscale millinery) in New York City

Internship & Employment Opportunities

If you are an employer wishing to submit a job announcement, please go to http://www.hiremizzoutigers.com/ and click on Employer Login. If you have issues, please contact Dr. Jaime Mestres at mestresj@missouri.edu.