Department of Consumer and Design Sciences


The Profession

Auburn’s apparel graduates build their careers in a variety of areas that include positions in firms based in the U.S. and abroad, as well as in large global enterprises and sole proprietor/ entrepreneurial businesses. A sampling of some of these career paths is listed below.

Retail Buyer
Merchandise Allocator
Marketing Director
Sales Manager
Market Researcher
Fashion Forecaster
Visual Merchandiser
Merchandising Analyst
Merchandise Manager
Employee Relations Manager
Store Owner/Manager
Apparel Designer
Costume Curator
Sample Maker
Fashion Illustrator
Pattern Drafter/Grader
Market Researcher
Production Sourcing Manager
Apparel Product Manager
Quality Control Manager
Fashion Editor
Special Events Coordinator
PR Manager

Undergraduate Degrees

Learn more about nationally ranked CADS undergraduate degree progams!

Graduate Degrees

Go beyond the undergraduate degree.

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