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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.

Ranked as a top fashion merchandising and design school!

New 2016 rankings by Fashion School show we’re No. 1 in the Midwest for fashion merchandising, No. 2 among public schools and colleges, and No. 2 nationally.

In fashion design, we’re No. 2 in the Midwest, No. 3 among public schools and colleges, and No. 8 nationally.

AESHM Announcements

New York Post highlights career of apparel, merchandising, and design alumna Brenna Lyden
Lyden is the voice behind Chic Street Style and the founder of ring company Everly. Chic Street Style is housed in Lyden's "Glam-V" RV on the open road, and Everly is based in Ames. Everly is valued at $1.25 million. More».

AESHM professor Sara Marcketti receives award for contributions to family and consumer sciences
Marcketti, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, on June 12 received the 2017 Elva Davies Research Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Iowa Affiliate. The award recognizes important contributions to the information base of family and consumer sciences. It will be presented at the group's annual meeting in MacKay and LeBaron halls at Iowa State. More>>

Summer, fall Rosenfeld interns announced

Five apparel, events, and hospitality students have been accepted into the Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship Program: Emily Koppang, Kelsey Leathers, Thuan Luong, Ellen McCauley,and Hangael Park. Rosenfeld internships provide undergraduate students in the College of Human Sciences with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience while they consider whether to pursue advanced degree. The program offers interns exceptional opportunities to work with faculty and learn how to conduct research in their chosen fields.

Iowa State ranked a top fashion school in the nation

Iowa State University is once again ranked a top fashion school in the nation, according to just-released 2017 rankings by Fashion School Career Advice. In fashion design, Iowa State is ranked No. 9 among the top 50 nationally, No. 4 among public schools and colleges, and No. 3 in the Midwest. In fashion merchandising, Iowa State is ranked No. 5 nationally, No. 5 among public schools and colleges, and No. 3 in the Midwest.

Elena Karpova and Eric Brown to receive faculty promotions
Two apparel, events, and hospitality faculty members are among those granted promotions, in action by the Iowa Board of Regents for the 2017-2018 academic year. Among those promoted to associate professor with tenure is Eric Brown in apparel, events, and hospitality management. Already-tenured faculty promoted to professor include Elena Karpova in apparel, events, and hospitality management. The promotions take effect Aug. 16.

Eighteen Iowa State students attend National Restaurant Association's NRA Show 2017

Eighteen Iowa State students and several faculty and staff members in hospitality and event management are this week attending the National Restaurant Association's "NRA Show 2017," being held May 20 to 23 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The event is the largest gathering of those in the restaurant, food service, and hospitality industry.

Siouxland Woman magazine features AMD alum Joi Mahon

Joi Mahon, a 1999 Iowa State graduate in apparel, merchandising, and design, was featured in a cover story last month by Siouxland Woman, a monthly magazine featuring informative articles and great photographs on topics of interest to local women.

College of Human Sciences' Chuck Achter, Darlene Fratzke, Anne Oldham, Chris Wise, Amber Kargol receive 2017 Learning Communities awards

Five College of Human Sciences staff members this year received awards at the Learning Communities Institute. Chuck Achter (Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers) and Darlene Fratzke (ANTS and MINDs Learning Communities) received the Learning Communities Champion award, which honors those who have significantly contributed to the advancement of learning communities at Iowa State.

AMD alumna Annihka Murray named semi-finalist for EcoChic Design Award 2017

Murray, a 2012 Iowa State graduate in apparel, merchandising, and design, was named one of 24 finalists for the international EcoChic Design Award, a sustainable fashion design competition organized by Redress, inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream clothing with minimal textile waste.

Marissa Carlson shares how she landed her internship in student profile

Marissa can't wait to work for a cruise line or country club. When she isn't studying she enjoys playing sports, painting, and reading. More>>.

AESHM News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

Look inside your own pantry or fridge to find the top culprit of food waste
Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Iowa State University experts have tips for reducing waste.
Summer internships provide springboard to careers
At least 345 College of Human Sciences students secured internships this summer in Iowa and across the globe.
International designers to lead weeklong workshop at Iowa State
Digital printing experts Heather and Hitoshi Ujiie will lead a weeklong fashion and textile design workshop at Iowa State.
Renovated labs provide researchers with critical space for advancements
Building renovations provide College of Human Sciences researchers with the space and equipment crucial to their research.
Students to showcase jacket with solar panels that charge electronics
Apparel and engineering students will showcase a jacket that uses solar energy to charge electronic devices at the National Sustainable Design Expo.
Apparel and engineering students partner to develop wearable electronics
Apparel, merchandising, and design students partnered with engineering students to develop wearable electronics.
Londonfest takes best of show at Entrepreneurship Showcase
Iowa State students who planned the first-ever Londonfest in Ames captured top honors at this year’s Entrepreneurship Showcase.
College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at spring convocation
The College of Human Sciences will recognize nearly 450 graduating students on May 5 and 6.
Iowa State University taps Eulanda Sanders to lead apparel, events, and hospitality management
Eulanda Sanders has been named chair of the Iowa State University Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management. Her appointment becomes effective July 1.
Winning garments take those who wear them on a journey
Sarah Mader’s “BECOMING” luxury resort wear collection took both Best in Show and first place for collections at The Fashion Show 2017 at Iowa State.