Fashion Industries Organization - NIU - College of Health & Human Sciences

Fashion Merchandising

Fashion Industries Organization

Ideal for students majoring in Fashion Merchandising (B.S.) or Fashion Merchandising minors or any student interested in the fashion industry.

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Mission Statement

The purpose of Fashion Industry Organization is to:

  • Give students with an interest in fashion the opportunity to interact with each other in a fun environment and to promote leadership;
  • Facilitate networking between the organizations' members and professionals including alumni, advisory board, and industry members;
  • Education student members on the job opportunities in the fashion industry by inviting guest speakers, taking trips to local corporate headquarters, attending workshops, and hosting a yearly fashion show;
  • Enhance community involvement by volunteering and providing assistance to local charities.