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Retail Merchandising & Apparel Design Career Fair

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Take a look at the PDF iconCareer Fair Booklet to see where all 40 employers will be at the fair, whose hiring for internships vs part-time vs full-time jobs, and descriptions of each company.

Attend this career fair to connect with organizations for full-time opportunities and internships.  Bring a resume, have your personal commercial ready, and dress professionally. Pre-register on GoldPASS by September 21 for a chance to win a padfolio to use at the fair!  Registration encouraged, drop-ins welcome.  Students and alumni from UW-Stout, St. Catherine University, and the University of Minnesota are welcome at the fair. Connect with us #RMADFair

Fields represented:  Product development, product design, buying, visual merchandising, store management, planning, creative design, and technical design.

Employers Registered*

Abercrombie & Fitch
Altar'd State
Bachman's, Inc.
Bluestem Brands, Inc.
Caribou Coffee
Christopher and Banks
Clothier Design Source
Creative Kidstuff/GreaterGood Retail
Duluth Trading Company
Graham Jewelers
Great Lakes Northern Outfitter
Hammer Made
JL Buchanan
Kelle Company
Kinneberg Management Group
Kohl's Corporation
Macy's, Inc. - Retail
Made For Retail
Michael Kors - Northeast Outlets
Nike, INC - Nike Retail
Portu Sunberg
Target Corporation - Target Headquarters
Textile Center - Textile Center Shop
The Creative Partners Group
The Line Up
The Stable
Von Maur - Von Maur Center
VStar Entertainment

*updated weekly, see GoldPASS for recent additions

For Employers

Retail Merchandising and Apparel Design students from the University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Stout, and St. Catherine University will be attending this Career Fair so you can meet these outstanding students in one day for your hiring needs. Students at all stages, from brand new freshman to job ready seniors, will attend.

The Retail Merchandising & Apparel Design Career Fair will connect you with undergraduate students looking for internships as well as full-time opportunities in: Retail Merchandising, Product Development, Product Design, Buying, Visual Merchandising, Store Management, Planning, Apparel Design, Creative Design and Technical Design.

Employer registration will take place in GoldPASS on June 1, 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 15, 2018
Registration Deadline: August 31, 2018

  • Companies over 200 employees: $350 ($400 starting August 16, 2018)
  • Companies with 100 – 199 employees: $250 ($300 starting August 16, 2018)
  • Companies with 50 – 99 employees: $150 ($200 starting August 16, 2018)
  • Entrepreneurs or companies with fewer than 50 employees: $75

For Students

Looking for advice on how to best prepare for the fair?  Check out our career fair preparation tips for everything you need to know including how to conduct research, how to introduce yourself to employers by creating a personal commercial, and how to dress for the fair.

How is your resume looking?  Drop-in and get your resume reviewed just in time for the fair through Resume Review Mania.  This three-day event will have career counselors and peer advisors available to offer feedback on your current resume.  No sign-up necessary.  Just drop-in on September 20, 21, or 24 at 198 McNeal Hall between 8:30am-4:00pm with a printed or electronic version of your resume.

For a complete listing of registered employers, check out the fair on GoldPASS.  Pre-register on GoldPASS by September 21 for a chance to win a padfolio to use at the fair!  Registration encouraged, drop-ins welcome.

For Volunteers

Would you like to help out with the fair? There are many flexible opportunities for students and staff to volunteer.

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