The Fashion Organization of Retail and Marketing is the only pre-professional, fashion-oriented organization at Rutgers University. FORM strives to unite Rutgers students with an interest in the fashion industry, and provide educational and networking opportunities to create pipelines into fashion-related careers. Through speaking panels and workshops with industry professionals, students can collaborate ideas and foster a fashion-oriented community through interactive activities.
Our organization stems from 2 Rutgers Alum who were interested in working in the fashion industry & wanted to create a space on campus where they could connect with professionals and learn how to break into the fashion industry.
We host a Fashion Fair every fall semester, the one-and-only retail industry-specific networking event at Rutgers. This is our biggest professional event of the year, giving students the exclusive opportunity to connect with industry professionals from a wide range of renowned brands within the fashion industry.
In the Spring semester, we host Rutgers Fashion Week, which comprises of panel discussions ranging from topics on diversity and inclusion to sustainability in the fashion industry, company information sessions, pop-up thrift stores-just to name a few! We conclude each year with a student-run fashion show that features designers from both the New Brunswick and greater NYC community.
How to Join
Brands we've worked with:
September 2013 - May 2014
2014 - 2016
2016 - 2020
2021 - present
FORM is conceptualized and the club is founded by two students interested in pursuing a career in fashion. The goal of the founders was to create a space on campus where students could become more connected to the industry.
General member count grows, first contacts are made with recruiters across the luxury retail space through Rutgers alumni.
Major event additions:
Annual Retail Fashion Fair
Headquarter trip (i.e. Trip to NYC to visit Aerie)
Company Information Sessions
Student-run Fashion Show working with designers and vendors from the New Brunswick community/greater NYC area
Recruiting pipelines across the luxury retail space are fully built out; regularly recruiting companies include Dior, Tapestry, Burlington, Ross, Target, Capri Holdings, Bulgari, and more.
FORM continues to evolve to encompass the entire fashion space, including events exploring the intersection of beauty, technology, and finance, with fashion.