Student Opportunities

You’ll have many opportunities to prepare for your career in the apparel, textile and fashion industry while at WSU. Our graduates work for many different companies including Nordstrom, Amazon, Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Anthropologie, UGG, Old Navy, Kohl’s, Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, REI, Target, Eddie Bauer, Abercrombie & Fitch, The Buckle, ROSS, San Mar, Speedo, Zumiez, Zulily etc.

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AMDT Study Tours

Tours to international and domestic locations are offered annually. You’ll learn about the industry by visiting manufacturing plants, design studios, and corporate headquarters. You’ll also meet industry speakers. Tour locations may include New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and China.

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Connect with Industry

You will have opportunities to connect with industry:

  • Guest speakers share career options and opportunities to connect with different companies
  • Company visits allow you to meet, network, and present resumes to recruiters
  • Career fairs
  • Industry feedback on student projects
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Internships offer hands-on, real-world experience. Merchandising and Apparel Design majors are required to complete an internship. Internships are offered fall and summer semesters.