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Oklahoma State University

Alumna works at Pier 1 Imports


I entered the DHM program as an Apparel Merchandising option in 2004 with my heart set on being a buyer for a major retail company after graduation. I proudly lived in Drummond, a traditional dorm, which was perfect since the Human Sciences building was just across the street. As a DHM student I learned a great deal of information and processes that I still utilize on a daily basis. I absolutely loved my time as an OSU DHM student. I still can not think of a major that could've been more fun, nor can I think of a more fulfilling career that my DHM degree prepared me to achieve. 

After graduation in 2008, I started working for Pier 1 Imports, a company my professors and fellow students widely discussed in weekly lectures. I am now a housewares buyer at the corporate office in Fort Worth, Texas. I travel overseas a few times a year as well as domestically to decor and gift markets. All the retail math skills I learned in DHM have proven to be invaluable! I love my profession and am very excited to continue my buying career.