Fashion careers are not limited to designing the latest trends. In fact, the retail industry is vast, and a degree in Fashion Merchandising & Retailing can position you for a variety of marketing, managerial, and executive positions.
“The fashion program often gets misunderstood,” says Professor Laura Egeln, PhD, of Johnson & Wales University. “People assume that you need a design background or that you have to be able to sketch to be successful in this type of degree program, and that’s not the case at all. This is not a fashion design program, this is a fashion merchandising program.”
Professor Egeln is not only an industry professional—she worked in New York City’s Garment District—but she also teaches at the JWU Charlotte Campus and for the College of Online Education. “Bringing industry knowledge into the classroom is really, really important, because it’s one thing to learn how things are done, but you really have to be able to have enough information to apply it when you go out into the work world,” she says.
Professor Egeln infuses her expertise, excitement, and passion for retail into the online classroom. “It’s my responsibility to as the instructor to enhance [the online-learning experience] so that [students] get drawn in and they can’t wait to log in to the class.”
Learn more about the BS – Fashion Merchandising & Retailing degree program from Professor Egeln in the video below:
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