Part of my responsibilities at the Norton School are as an educator. The synergy between students and the material I'm teaching in the Leadership, Ethics and Management Practices class is especially transformational and truly rewarding.
In addition to teaching, I am the coordinator for the outstanding RCSC internship program. This program allows me to maintain my interaction with retailers, keep current with retail trends and assist students with their career choices.
The third component of my position is as both an advisor and a recruiter. These roles allow me to meet students from the entire campus in addition to students from Pima Community College. Recruitment and advising are truly the activities that impact the major most substantially.
Working with university students on a daily basis is a great career, and being able to mentor them based on my 25 years of progressive retail management experiences is a privilege.
See my regular column “Going Places” in The Retail Link, a publication of the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing.