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Careers Pursued by TAM Graduates

The department prepares students for a range of positions in the softgoods industry and the business world more broadly. This includes jobs with apparel firms, retailers, textile firms, marketing firms, sourcing firms, museums, media, public relations firms, and many others. Please consider joining Mizzou TAM LinkedIn Group to engage with TAM graduates and alumni.

  • Product Developer, Nike corporate headquarters near Portland, Oregon
  • Technical Designer, Abercrombie & Fitch headquarters in Columbus, OH
  • Various areas of store management, Target Corporation, Kohl’s, and many chains
  • Technical Designer, Laundry (a division of Perry Ellis International), New York
  • Merchandising Trainee, JCPenney Corporate Office
  • Visual Concepts Coordinator, BCBG Max Azria Group in New York
  • Assistant Product Execution Specialist, Jockey International in Wisconsin
  • Visual Merchandising, Dolce & Gabbana, New York
  • Technical designer, Design Resources Incorporated, in Kansas City area
  • Merchandise Distribution Analyst, Payless ShoeSource corporate headquarters in Topeka, KS
  • Supply Chain Improvement Bear, Build-A-Bear Workshop, London
  • Visual Department/Retail Design Coordinator, Dillard’s St. Louis Division
  • Buyers in several areas of Dillard’s, Macy’s
  • Manager of Public Relations, Van Cleef & Arpels headquarters in New York
  • Market Analyst, Invista (formerly DuPont Textiles) in Wilmington, DE
  • Importing specialists with shoe importers in the St. Louis area
  • Distribution Analyst, Brown Shoe Company, with headquarters in St. Louis.

Examples of Positions Held by Graduates with Additional Experience:

  • President of Sales, Kenneth Cole Reaction Division in New York City
  • Creative Director, Juicy Couture Baby, New York
  • Founder and Owner of Jennifer Ouellette, Inc. (upscale millinery) in New York City
  • Curator of Fashion, Phoenix Art Museum
  • Vice President, Marketing and Retail Services, Perry Ellis International, Miami headquarters
  • Technical Designers at corporate offices of Kohl’s, Talbot’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Target & others
  • Sourcing Manager, Cintas Corporation, Chicago area
  • Textile & Apparel Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • Operations Manager, Oxford Apparel corporate headquarters, in Vidalia, Georgia
  • Executive Vice-President/Secretary, Paramount Apparel International headquarters
  • President/Founder/CEO of in New York
  • Deputy Managing Director, Taiwan Textile Federation in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Purchasing Coordinator, Toray Flourofibers (America), Inc. in Decater, AL
  • Buyers, Macy’s, Wal-Mart, JCPenney, Target, Dillard’s, and others
  • VP of Merchandising, Summit Resource Imports (sports/outdoor wear) in Montana
  • Positions with many other key companies in the industry including Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Coach Liz Claiborne, Pier 1, Crate & Barrel, Kellwood, Russell Athletic, Vanity Fair, Li & Fung, Gap, QVC, Tiffany and Company, The Limited, Victoria’s Secret, Loveable, Carter’s, Avia, and Guess?.