Prospective Undergraduates

Whether you’re interested in sustainable textile production methods, incorporating technology into fine hospitality and resort experiences, or planning a stunning banquet, AESHM has a program for you. You’ll learn from faculty who’ve had years of experience in the apparel, hospitality, and event management fields. Their expertise is so well-known, you may just end up using a textbook they wrote. Or when you’re searching for an internship, you’ll meet an alum of the program who will connect you with an opportunity of a lifetime. Students choose from three majors and a host of concentration areas: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design (AMD) The apparel, merchandising, and design major opens doors to some of the hottest careers in the textiles and apparel industry. When you major in this field, you’ll study fashion design, product development, costume history, merchandising and marketing strategies, production processes, business practices, and consumer behavior. Event Management More than ever, companies and individuals are relying on experienced, professional event management majors to coordinate conferences, weddings, festivals, and other special occasions. You’ll study trend analysis, hospitality, and resource management to organize momentous gatherings on time and within budget. Hospitality Management In Iowa State’s world-renown hospitality management program, you will learn essential principles of managing a variety of hospitality organizations, such as hotels, restaurants, clubs, and foodservice companies. You’ll also develop expertise in managing diverse functions, such as accounting and finance, foodservice, human resources, marketing, and lodging.

AESHM News

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>>.