Matt Orosco

Numbers, fashion, and most importantly, consumer habits were always a passion for the 2000 Retailing and Consumer Sciences (RCSC) graduate, Matt Orosco, followed his goals and interests, landing him a dream career with the online shopping website, Gilt Groupe. Not only does he get to travel the world and visit renowned cities such as Berlin and Milan, but as Director of Merchandising for Gilt, Matt’s everyday life is filled with excitement and much responsibility. On a daily basis, Matt states, “I lead a team to curate merchandise for our daily sale events. This involves working with vendors and manufacturers to secure discounted fashion merchandise. In addition, I also collaborate with our internal teams to ensure we are attracting our target consumer through creative and styling. The explanation I’m more likely to give at a cocktail party is ‘I buy cool stuff and sell it online’.” As a Retailing and Consumer Sciences major at the University of Arizona, Matt will be the first to say that the program provided him with the foundation, essential to be successful in any chosen career prior to graduation. After much hard work and success, Matt leaves with a bit of advice for current retailing students. “Be true to yourself. If you love to make clothes, be a designer. If you love numbers, be a planner. If you love visuals, be a creative director. Don’t try to change who you are to fit this industry. We have a place for everyone.

On a daily basis, Matt states, “I lead a team to curate merchandise for our daily sale events. This involves working with vendors and manufacturers to secure discounted fashion merchandise. In addition, I also collaborate with our internal teams to ensure we are attracting our target consumer through creative and styling. The explanation I’m more likely to give at a cocktail party is ‘I buy cool stuff and sell it online’.”

As a Retailing and Consumer Sciences major at the University of Arizona, Matt will be the first to say that the program provided him with the foundation, essential to be successful in any chosen career prior to graduation.

After much hard work and success, Matt leaves with a bit of advice for current retailing students. “Be true to yourself. If you love to make clothes, be a designer. If you love numbers, be a planner. If you love visuals, be a creative director. Don’t try to change who you are to fit this industry. We have a place for everyone.

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