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Jobs in the fashion world for a recent grad

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The recent discussion of internships has me wondering about a student/advisee's future. She is an economics major who is writing a senior thesis on vertical structure and internet presence in the retail apparel industry. She will have a tiny bit of econometrics skills (and great ability to learn more) when she graduates. The technicalities aside, she is particularly interested in working in the fashion industry, for lack of a better word. But I think she would be more interested in the corporate side of things--i.e. as a new graduate probably doesn't want to work in a retail store. Nor should she work retail. She will be far overqualified for that. Aside from being a buyer or working in marketing what are the other jobs involved in all of this? Even job titles would be useful as I don't know. I suppose there must people who forecast demand and need for inputs, etc. What else? If someone could help out that would be great. I realize I'm asking for a fair bit of information. Cheers all, bob
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Having been trying to research this for the last few months i know a little but still trying to find that internship. Heres some job titles Storeline Sales and Sales Support Associates Alterations Beauty Advisor Commission Sales Associate Loss Prevention/Security: Detective Merchandising Team Associate Receiving/Processing Team Associate Sales Associate Selling Specialist Visual Team Associate Storeline Management Assistant Sales Manager Assistant Store Manager of Operations Divisional Sales Manager (Group Manager) General Manager Merchandise Manager Operations Manager Regional Merchandise Manager Sales Manager Senior Merchandise Manager Store Manager Store-line Executive Trainee Buying/Merchandising Assistant Buyer Associate Planner Buyer Director of Planning Divisional Director of Planning Divisional Merchandise Manager General Merchandise Manager Merchant Executive Trainee Planner Senior Assistant Buyer Go here and you can find out more http://www.retailology.com/bloomingd...bdescriptions/ also check this out http://www2.mayco.com/college/overview.jsp?divCode=M This is pretty much the point where i'm at with internships right now and it seems to go hand in hand with college recruiting. Also i know Gap inc. does and internship program and i've heard BB does as well but haven't found anything on it. Hopes this helps
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