Industry Speakers and Site Visits

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In AMM we love to bring the industry to the classroom and take the classroom to the industry! 

A number of AMM courses utilize industry speakers or site visits to local businesses and events as part of their experiential learning approach.  They help make a real connection between what you learn in the classroom, what is happening in the business world, and what is expected of you as a future professional.

Get the inside story from industry professionals, including company presidents, marketing executives, buyers, product development directors, sourcing specialists, human resource managers, and market researchers.  Executives enjoy sharing their experience and career perspectives with students.   Our alumnae are among the many professionals who donate their time.  They provide a true portal to your future as an industry professional.

Industry Speakers

Here is a list of companies that have visited with us to speak in the classroom:

  • Target
  • US Customs
  • Ross Stores
  • BCBG
  • Nordstrom
  • Disney
  • St John Knits
  • AIMS
  • Kohls
  • Brighton Collectibles
  • UPS

Industry Site Visits

Companies that students have visited recently include:

  • American Apparel
  • BCBG
  • MAGIC Apparel Trade Show, Las Vegas
  • Jaya Apparel group
  • Kellwood
  • LA Fashion Week
  • LA Fashion District
  • Li & Fung
  • Pomona Valley Hospital
  • St John Knits

Heard about it in class, read about it in the book, now let’s go and see it for ourselves!  Depending on the course, site visits may take place in apparel manufacturers, fashion retailers, wholesale showrooms, textile companies, and special events, such as LA Fashion Week, the LA Textile Show, and the MAGIC (apparel trade) Show in Las Vegas. Try your hand at being a buyer at the world’s biggest trade show for a day!

Thanks to all our previous speakers and site visit locations for the value they bring to the AMM program.  Are you an industry professional or an AMM alumnae interested in speaking to our students?  If so, please contact the AMM Department Chair, Dr. Peter Kilduff, at

Three AMM students at a Target store