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TEX Chats

The Wilson College of Textiles offers a variety of options to connect with us. Explore our TEX Chats and connect with current students, faculty and alumni. These topics are just a sampling of how interdisciplinary the textile industry is.

Fall 2022 TEX Chats

Working for Athletic Companies

Tuesday, September 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. (ET)

Textiles play an important role in the athletics industry, and many Wilson College of Textiles current students and graduates have landed internships and jobs at companies like adidas, Nike, Under Armor, lululemon and more. Whether you have an interest in design, engineering, chemistry or business, there is a place for you in athletics. Hear from some of Wilson College’s very own on their experiences with textiles and athletics.

Minorities in Textiles

Tuesday, October 4 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. (ET)

Join some of our alumni and faculty of color as they talk about their experiences in Wilson College, NC State and the workplace.

Sustainability in the Textile Industry

Tuesday, October 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. (ET)

Join some of our current students and alumni to learn some of the ways they are working to make their respective industries more sustainable.

Spring 2022 TEX Chats

Internship Experience

February 15, 2022

Internships are a phenomenal way to gain real world work experience, learn true professionalism and confirm your career aspirations. Most students at the Wilson College of Textiles will complete an internship experience at least once during their time as undergraduates.

Join students from all 5 undergraduate majors as they talk about their 2021 internship experiences.


March 8, 2022

What if yoga pants could help correct your poses? Or, if your hoodie had lights that sync with your music? This session focuses on e-textiles (electronic textiles) and their applications for our daily lives.

Working for Your Favorite Brand

March 29, 2022

We all have our favorite brands that we wear or dream of buying. Learn about the experiences our students have had interning at their favorite brand or alumni who work for their favorite brand. Dreams really do come true!

Color Chemistry: Making Colors Pop!

April 5, 2022

If you’ve ever walked into the NC State University bookstore to purchase some apparel, you’ve probably noticed that there are red items all around you. But, it’s not just any red; it’s Wolfpack red, and it takes a special knowledge of color chemistry to get that same Wolfpack red on many different materials. Join us as we talk with Wilson College of Textiles alumni on their careers in color chemistry within the textile and apparel industries.

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