Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (AESHM)

Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, otherwise known as AESHM,  is composed of three majors:

  • Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
  • Event Management
  • Hospitality Management 

Through each of these three programs, students gain skills and knowledge to help them succeed in the real world. In addition to coursework, they complete an internship that closely relates to their career aspirations.

Graduates of these programs are the managers of your favorite resorts, the designers of your best jeans, and the coordinators of lavish events.  From fine dining to fine apparel, our students, alumni, faculty, and staff have an eye for the original and a taste for quality.

AESHM Announcements

Thirteen students selected to help with American Israel Public Affair Committee Policy Conference

Thirteen AESHM students were selected to work for Precision Meetings & Events, Inc. to help with the American Israel Public Affair Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington D.C. March 1-3. The thirteen students include Riley Hayes, Valerielizabeth Villa, Destiny Luchtel, Brianna Caudill, Sam Wenndt, Madeline Norling-Christensen, Emma Monthei, Jessica Florac, Ally Kreye, Megan Huftalin, Allyson Sedore, Taryn Kafer, and Kim Ferguson.

Iowa State student takes African fashion designs nationwide

Claire Kean is combining her talent in fashion design, love of travel, and personal connection with Africa to create a bold and colorful clothing line that’s gaining attention on the national runway.

Sidney Pezley of event management featured in student profile

Sidney Pezley, a senior in event management, is applying her knowledge and experience to real-life situations right on Iowa State's campus. In the past year she has interned as a conference manager for Iowa State's Conference Services Department and served as a member of the events committee for the Inter-Residence Hall Association. More»

Sara Jablon receives a $9,000 fellowship from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Sara Jablon, a graduate student in apparel, merchandising, and design, received a $9,000 fellowship from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology to use for travel in conducting interviews for her dissertation research.

AMD senior Brenna Lyden featured in Trend magazine for internship

Brenna Lyden, a senior studying apparel, merchandising, and design, was featured in Trend for her summer internship experience at Nordstrom in Seattle, Wash. More»

Hospitality management senior Dominique Williams receives MLK Advancing One Community Award

Williams, a senior studying hospitality management, was the student recipient of the Martin Luther King Advancing One Community Award.

Iowa State Daily features YMA scholarship winner Sally Stringham

Sally Stringham, senior in apparel, merchandising, and design and product development, won a $5,000 scholarship this year from the Young Menswear Association scholarship, aimed at encouraging gifted students to pursue careers in the apparel industry. More»

Apparel, merchandising, and design alum Whitney Rorah's gown worn at Critics' Choice Awards

Rorah, an apparel, events, and hospitality management alum, had one of the gowns she designed, Luella from her Primavera Collection, worn at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, January 15. It was broadcast on the A&E TV network. More»

Bob Bosselman elected President of Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau

Bob Bosselman, chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, has been elected President of the Board of Directors for the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau for 2015.  In this role he will lead the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau forward on its mission of bringing visitors to the Ames market with the potential of returning (hopefully often), and strengthening the hotel occupancy throughout the year. 

Hospitality management program excels at research conference

Hospitality management graduate students from Iowa State University made a strong impression on the field at the recent Graduate Student Conference in Hospitality and Tourism in Tampa.

AESHM News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

Hands-on learning takes center stage at ProStart competition
An Iowa State University student who previously won a premier high school culinary arts competition will return this year to help educate youth about career opportunities that lie ahead.
Iowa State student takes African fashion designs nationwide
Iowa State student Claire Kean is about to launch her business promoting the “Kranto Kolection,” her line of women’s clothing aimed at African women living in the U.S.
Design piracy focus of Iowa State professor’s lecture to air on C-SPAN
An Iowa State class lecture on design piracy and its impact on the fashion industry will be featured on C-SPAN’s American History TV this Saturday.
Iowa State students build their futures at Disney World
A handful of Iowa State students studying hospitality and event management are getting a leg up on their careers through internships with the Disney College Program.
Iowa State student aims to reduce waste with upcycled fashions
Andrea Tate, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design, brings new life to existing fashions with her line of upcycled apparel, Ohtatie.
College of Human Sciences offers new international programs in Chile, South Africa
Two new study abroad opportunities offered by the College of Human Sciences will allow Iowa State University students to study in South Africa and Chile this summer.
College of Human Sciences builds on strong legacy
Iowa State University's reputation for excellence in human sciences began in the 1800s with groundbreaking programs in home economics.
Graduation events will celebrate student achievement
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will celebrate the achievements of hundreds of graduating students in a series of events this weekend.
Iowa State’s distance learning programs open doors to higher education
Enrollment in College of Human Sciences online and distance education courses has grown 73 percent in the past five years.
Technology changes teacher-student communication
Different forms of social media is changing the way some College of Human Sciences faculty communicate with students in and outside of the classroom.