Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing

Through a strong partnership with business and industry, the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing (http://terryjlundgrencenter.org) seeks to create the foremost, globally recognized center supporting the study of retailing and consumer sciences and providing education, research and outreach benefiting students, faculty, industry and consumers. Through the support of industry partners the Lundgren Center for Retailing is able to enhance the classroom experience for students in the Retailing and Consumer Sciences (RCSC) program, and provide unique, enriching opportunities outside of it as well.  Lundgren Center partners provide industry speakers, case study opportunities, field trips and study tours – all to enrich the educational experience and to encourage top talent to pursue careers in the retailing industry.

This exposure to industry also supports the professional development of students. The Lundgren Center partners offer internships and career placement to students at the University of Arizona and students in the RCSC major are uniquely positioned to take advantage of this network of employers. TJL partners support numerous professional development opportunities for RCSC students to develop the skills needed to secure placement with a top notch company. The partners in the Lundgren Center are essential to our success. We strive to build a bridge from the classroom to industry and we do this by involving our partners. In this past year we have hosted executives in the classroom, sponsored professional development workshops, coordinated field trips and study tours. The Lundgren Center provides an entry point for our partners to reach out to students, build relationships and hopefully successfully recruit tomorrow’s retail stars.

How to develop your leadership skills?

The Center sponsors numerous leadership opportunities within student organizations which focus on professional development, leadership enhancement, and professional networking to prepare students for work in the retail industry.

Terry J. Lundgren Center Student Advisory Board (SAB)
A premier student touch point that connects retailing students to the Lundgren Center for Retailing’s Corporate Advisory Board partners, on and off campus. For more information see: https://terryjlundgrencenter.org/sab

UA Enactus
UA Enactus combines competition, community projects, leadership development, and business into one! Join UA Enactus to increase your involvement and help those in need through the positive power of business. You make the decisions that improve people's lives. For more information please email at presidents@uaenactus.org

TREND is a business club catering to the fashion industry. We participate in Tucson Fashion's Night Out, Phoenix Fashion Week, planning Dillard's and Homecoming fashion shows and going to Las Vegas for the Magic trade show in February! If you love fashion or want a career in it, this is the place for you! For more information please contact us at uatrend.president@gmail.com

Black Retail Action Group (BRAG)
Black Retail Action Group’s (BRAG) mission is to promote the inclusiveness and awareness of minorities in retail and related industries. We provide exclusive internships, scholarships and networking opportunities. For more information please email at uabrag.president@gmail.com

Retail Entrepreneurship Club (REC)
Retail Entrepreneurship Club (REC) strives to expose those with an entrepreneurial spirit to real life experiences that foster and cultivate skills needed to take on new ventures. For more information please email at rec.recruiting@gmail.com

NRFSA (National Retail Federation Student Association)
The NRF Foundation currently partners with colleges and universities to promote careers in retail and provides students exclusive access to retail industry research, educational events, networking opportunities, and scholarships. Through the College and University Partnership, all studentsare eligible to join the NRF Student Association. For more information please email at kvanek@email.arizona.edu

Learn more about our Corporate Partners and opportunities for Recruiters

Over 30 partners share the TJLC vision and provide financial support for student activities, scholarship, research, teaching and a variety of outreach activities. For more information about how you can join, visit http://terryjlundgrencenter.org/partners.html.

How to get involved in the RCSC program

We welcome involvement from our alumni and corporate partners. You can participate in a variety of outreach events such as speaking in a class and participating in an alumni panel. For more information, please contact terryjlundgrencenter@cals.arizona.edu.

What networking opportunities are there?
Our Global Retailing Conference (http://globalretailingconference.org) is an annual spring event that brings many of our alumni and corporate partners to Tucson. The two-day conference highlights innovative strategies in retailing and highlights today’s industry leaders. They in turn educate, inspire, and motivate the next generation of retail leaders.

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