URSA Engage Program 2013
Position Descriptions for Students to Apply For


Faculty Name & Department/School: Dr. Minjeong Kim, School of Design and Human Environment


Research Project Title: Fast Fashion and Gen Y Consumers


Project Overview: 

This research aims to examine factors influencing Generation Y’s fast fashion consumption. A pilot study completed through focus group interviews showed a divide between lower vs. upper-class college students in fast fashion consumption; participants also showed a general lack of awareness  regarding the ramifications of fast fashion consumption. This research will investigate personal, social, and situational factors determining Gen Y’s fast fashion consumption, and examine their level of awareness regarding the ramifications of fast fashion consumption. Research objectives will be accomplished through focus group interviews and subsequent web surveys based on the pilot study findings.


What skills will students obtain in this project? 

I expect a student to gain:

Student research tasks: 

Responsibilities will include assisting with arranging and conducting focus group interviews, interview transcriptions, library work, database search and other administrative work.



Period of work - Spring and Fall


Number of hours per week expected of student:     4-6


Preferred Faculty Contact Information: Minjeong.Kim@oregonstate.edu

(note - applications are NOT sent to mentors - see instructions)


x Yes  q No:   Human Subjects 

q Yes    xNo:   Live Vertebrate Animals

q Yes    x  No:   Recombinant DNA Molecules Transgenic Plants or Animal, and/or Infectious Agents of Plants, Animals, or Humans

q Yes    x  No:   Ionizing Radiation

q Yes    x  No:   Chemical Carcinogens

q Yes    x  No:   Scuba Diving, Free Diving

q Yes    x  No:   Small Boating Operations


IRB # 4498

If you are interested in applying for this position, you MUST complete the student application HERE and email it to Dr. Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu

Do NOT email your application to the faculty mentor.