Aryssa Braxton

Aryssa Braxton

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Braxton has accepted a position with DSW in Columbus, Ohio


Peachtree City, Ga.


Major: Fashion Merchandising, Brand Management Emphasis

Minor: Business

Certificate: Entrepreneurship


HOPE Scholarship Recipient; Zell Miller Scholarship recipient; Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship Recipient; prior Stylist for the Student Merchandising Association; prior dancer with the Pamoja Dance Company; 2021 UGA Campus Director for The Smith Agency; buying intern with Ross Stores; Couture a la Cart planning team inventory specialist

Why I chose my major

I have always had a passion for people, the fashion industry and being creative, and an interest in the business world. I find it so fascinating how the fashion industry and the business world require a deep understanding of the human psyche, experience, and culture in order to exist. My interest in culture and people lent me to want to build a career around something that brings joy into the human experience, and I have always felt as though fashion does just that. I love how fashion allows humans to express themselves and, in a way, understand each other.  I was so excited to find that FACS had a program within the fashion industry that incorporated both fashion and business. I am so glad I joined the college, as its classes such as Dress, Society, and Culture spoke exactly to my interests and led me to find my perfect ideal career.

What I like most about FACS

I really appreciate how the professors in FACS made sure to help us prepare to find a career in our field from the very beginning. They introduced projects that helped us pinpoint what we might want to do and were constantly presenting us with opportunities that helped me prepare for and get in front of industry leaders such as the Fashion scholarship Fund, The National Retail Federation mentorship seminars and recruiter events, and classes that incorporated helping us build our portfolios and interview skills. Also, classes were always relevant and adapting to what was occurring in the industry, giving me plenty to speak on in interviews. Lastly, professors in the FACS college were personable and eager to help you through whatever questions you had about the career finding process, and even helped me practice for interviews. I am so grateful for the dedication of FACS college professors in helping us in our journeys, and for guiding me to finding my dream job.

Post-graduation plans

I will be moving to Columbus, Ohio after graduation to begin my career with DSW in the Graduate Merchandising Associate training program training to become an assistant shoes buyer.

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