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.

Below is a list of places where students have had internships in the past.

Apparel Co., Product Development, Merchandising, & Showroom

BCBG Max Azria - New York, NY, Vernon, CA
Versace-USA - New York, NY
Nautica (VF Sportswear) - New York, NY
Roman and Sunstone - St. Louis, MO
DRI - Kansas City, MO
Under Armour - Baltimore, MD
Elizabeth and James - New York, NY
Hampshire Group - New York, NY
Weissman Dance - St. Louis, MO
B The Collection - St. Louis, MO
Titleist - Carlsbad, CA
Nike- Beaverton, Oregon
Oscar De La Renta - New York, NY
Nanette LePore - New York, NY
Donna Karen - New York, NY
Norma Kamali - New York, NY
The Normal Brand - St. Louis, MO
Arch Apparel- St. Louis, MO
Kendra Scott - Austin, TX
Maui Jim Sunglasses - Lahaina, HI
ZAC Zac Posen - New York, NY
Buck Mason - Venice, CA
Citizens of Humanity - Los Angeles, CA
Coconut Groves Intimates - New York, NY
Cynthia Rowley - New York, NY
Marc Jacobs - New York, NY
Milly - New York, NY
VERA WANG - New York, NY
Kleinfeld Bridal - New York, NY
Honey Punch - Los Angeles, CA
Underwriters Laboratories - Bentonville, AK
Rebecca Minkoff - New York, NY
Soft Surroundings - St. Louis, MO

Retail Buying Merchandising Office

Macy's - New York, NY
JC Penney - Plano, TX
MU Bookstore - Columbia, MO
Walmart - Bentonville, AK
QVC - Philadelphia, PA
Von Maur - Davenport, IA
Kohl's - Menomonee Falls, WI
White House Black Market - Fort Myers, FL
Abercrombie & Fitch - Columbus, OH
Lee Jeans - Merriam, KS
Ascena Retail Group, Justice - New Albany OH

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

Rent The Runway - New York, NY
Major Model Management - New York, NY
Jan Strimple Productions - Dallas, TX
Lands' End - Dodgeville, WI
Home Shopping Network - St. Petersburg, FL
Elle - New York, NY
Esquire - New York, NY
Agentry PR - New York, NY
Premium Retail Services - St. Louis, MO
The A List - Beverly Hills, CA
BMF Media - New York, NY, Austin, TX
Next Model Management - Beverly Hills
Erin McSherry Stylist LLC - New York, NY
Salehi & Schuffman - Los Angeles, CA
Bridal Salon NYC - New York, NY
Trunk Club - Dallas, TX, Chicago, IL
Issues & Answers - Virginia Beach, VA
10 Squared PR - Atlanta, GA

Retail Management

Dillards - Various locations
Nordstrom - Various locations
Buckle - Various locations
Kohl's - Various locations
Macy's - Various locations
Target - Various locations
Von Maur- Various locations
Ann Taylor - Various locations
Maurices - Various locations
Swank - Columbia, MO
Paperdolls Boutique - Ballwin, MO
Kirkland's - Hendersonville, TN
Ross Dress for Less- Chicago, IL
AKIRA - Chicago, IL
Altar'd State - St. Louis, MO

Visual Merchandising

Build-A-Bear - St. Louis, MO
Michaels Kors - New York, NY
Paper Source - Chicago, IL