The primary objective of TAM 4949-Field Training is to coordinate the practical aspects of work experience in a career choice with a university education. Upper level undergraduate students (majors or minors), as well as graduate students, in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management have this opportunity to enrich their curriculum with intensive experience at the employer of their choice. On-the-job experiences should parallel those of an entry-level position for university graduates. The experience may be taken during the fall, winter, or summer semester and in any geographic location. Variable credit is given according to the scope of the program agreed upon with the faculty supervisor. Download a complete description of the TAM 4949 guidelines (PDF).

Below is a list of places where students have had internships in the past. If students are interested in any of these possibilities, a good place to start is with the Human Resources Department with the company. You can often find that information from the company's homepage.

Apparel Co, Product Development, Merchandising, Showroom

BCBG Max Azria - New York, NY
Rebecca Taylor (Kellwood) - New York, NY
Versace-USA - New York, NY
Nautica (VF Sportswear) - New York, NY
Cardigan New York - New York, NY
Marco Polo Showroom - Milan, Italy
Outfit Chicago - Chicago, IL
Jaytex Group - Toronto, Canada
Roman and Sunstone - St. Louis, MO/Morton Grove, IL
DRI - Kansas City, MO
Under Armour - Baltimore, MD
Elizabeth and James - New York, NY
Hampshire Group - New York, NY
C. Wonder - New York, NY
Weissman Dance - St. Louis, MO
B The Collection - St. Louis, MO
Titleist - Carlsbad, CA
Oscar De La Renta - New York, NY
Nanette LePore - New York, NY
Donna Karen - New York, NY
Norma Kamali - New York, NY

Retail Buying Merchandising Office

Macy’s - New York, NY
JC Penney - Plano, TX
MU Bookstore - Columbia, MO
QVC - Philadelphia, PA

Visual Merchandising

Build-A-Bear - St. Louis, MO
Michaels Kors - New York, NY

Retail Management

Dillards - Various locations
Nordstrom - Various locations
Buckle - Various locations
Kohl’s - Various locations
Macy’s - Various locations
Target - Various locations
Ann Taylor - Various locations
Maurices - Various locations
Forever Young - Various locations
New York and Co. - Various locations
Swank - Columbia, MO
Britches - Columbia, MO
Paperdolls Boutique - Ballwin, MO
Mustard Seed Fair Trade - Columbia, MO
Jeans, Jackets & Jewels - Cheterfield, MO
Walgreens - Cahokia, IL
Marta’s Boutique - Ellisville, MO

Promotions, Public Relations, Marketing, Stylist, Modeling, Publishing

Rent The Runway - New York, NY
Major Model Management - New York, NY
Jan Strimple Productions - Dallas, TX
Factory PR - New York, NY
The Pontes Group - Pompano Beach, FL
Lands’ End - Dodgeville, WI
Home Shopping Network - St. Petersburg, FL
Elle - New York, NY
Esquire - New York, NY
Next Model Management - Beverly Hills
Latoya Elnora, LLC - t. Louis, MO