Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
PhD, University of Missouri; MS, University of Missouri; BS, Fontbonne University.
Jaime Mestres has been working to ensure overall undergraduate student success in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management for over 12 years. In her role, she counsels and advises students academically regarding policies, campus resources, program of study, class schedules, enrollment, and academic decisions. Jaime provides outreach presentations regarding the program and careers within the industry as well as assists with student recruitment by meeting with prospective students. She organizes special events featuring high level industry executives so students can learn more about the softgoods industry. In addition, she coordinates career related programs and services. She teaches a professional development course that covers resume writing, interview techniques, career strategies, and professionalism required for all majors in the program. Jaime provides sound career advice and refers students for industry positions by evaluating their qualifications, goals, and strengths with those of the respective company/position. Jaime assists with employer relations by facilitating on-campus interviews, presentations, and executes the TAM Career Fair.
Jaime has taught courses in a variety of areas, including professional development, social/cultural aspects of dress, e-commerce, branding, retailing, and consumer behavior. Her research interests include consumer behavior, marketing, social/cultural and historical development of the junior wear industry.