Welcome to the Fashion, Retail, and Consumer Products Community!
The following sampling of tools and resources should be combined with your own research. We suggest you use targeted keyword searches to find representative employers and opportunities, explore professional associations, join LinkedIN groups, and browse additional job board postings. Remember to also search LinkedIN and MyPenn (formerly QuakerNet) to connect with Penn alumni in fields related to your interests. Additionally, the sample jobs and employers are only a small selection of what’s posted in Handshake – log in to see much more!
We also suggest using the Career Exploration section of our website for more information or researching by major.
Explore Careers in Fashion & Retail
As an industry, fashion & retail covers a lot of ground and contains a lot of different jobs. Consider the diversity of roles across the industry – designer, marketing associate, consumer insights specialist, account manager, graphic designer, supply chain manager, buyer, social media, ecommerce, merchandizing, etc. Some roles are unique to specific areas of the industry, while others can be found across other industries, like marketing, computer science & technology, finances, and more. Check out Vault Guides to learn more. You may also wish to visit our Marketing, Advertising, & Public Relations community.
Connect with Employers and Alumni
Networking is simply talking and building relationships with professionals in careers that interest you to help you learn what it’s like to work in a particular role, field, or industry. In addition to MyPenn (formerly QuakerNet) and LinkedIN, you can take advantage of Penn institutions such as the Baker Retailing Center to connect with alumni. Read more about how to make connections.
While not all jobs in fashion, retail, or consumer products are posted through traditional job boards, Handshake is still a great place to start looking! If you’re on a larger job board or aggregator, make sure you’re using filters and keywords to hone in on opportunities that are relevant to what you’re looking for. We’ve also curated a list of industry specific job boards and other industry-specific resources that can help you launch your search.