Accelerate Your Future Retail Career

September 22, 2022

Starting this week through early November, the NRF Foundation is offering a free virtual event series designed to help students find their next job opportunity, enhance their knowledge of the retail industry and expand their professional networks. Linked below are two flyers with more information, but we are directing everyone to visit our website to find out the details and register.

Program Overview

Recruiter Panel Chats

From today through September 28 at 5 p.m. ET, students can join us for informal Recruiter Panel Chats on Zoom to learn about internship and full-time opportunities at a wide variety of top Fortune 500 retailers! Recruiters will answer questions about interview processes, internship experiences, career paths, workplace culture and more. Recruiter panels last up to one hour and are open to all students, educators and recent grads to attend. Participating companies include Gap Inc., Kohl’s, Levi Strauss & Co., Nordstrom, REI, Saks, Target, The TJX Companies, Walmart, Wayfair and many more.

Virtual Career Fair

On Friday, October 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET, we are hosting a Virtual Career Fair where dozens of retail companies will be ready to meet with you and discuss internships and full-time roles. You can join in at any time to meet one-on-one with recruiters from all of our participating companies. Recruiters are already reviewing resumes of registered students and inviting them to scheduled conversations, so make sure to register for the career fair as early as possible. It should take less than a minute to register!

Fostering Diverse Connections

On October 27 and November 3, the NRF Foundation is offering a two-part series titled Fostering Diverse Connections, sponsored by Ross. The first part is a dynamic professional development session with Halleemah Nash, founder of Rosecrans Ventures where she’ll take a deep dive into strength-based strategies for underrepresented talent and managing up, using influence without authority. The second part is a mentorship event where students will meet with executives from across the retail industry in small groups to discuss transitioning to the workforce, navigating the workplace and what diversity, equity and inclusion means to them. Note: This event is open to students of color.

Additional Opportunity

The NRF Foundation Ray Greenly Scholarship Fund offers the opportunity for technology and supply chain students to attend the 2023 NRF Foundation Student Program in New York City, free of charge. Retail companies, including some of the most exciting brands in the country, are driving big tech innovation. The NRF Foundation Student Program introduces exciting career paths that might not have been considered, with sessions highlighting the impact tech, supply chain, fulfillment, and data and analytics jobs have on retail businesses. If you're an undergraduate college student pursuing a technology major (computer science, engineering or data science) or a supply chain major, you may be eligible to receive FREE travel and hotel accommodations to attend the 2023 NRF Foundation Student Program, January 12-15, 2023 in New York City. The deadline is Friday, November 18 and students can apply directly.


The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.The NRF Foundation has partnered with DECA to expose students to unique educational and employment opportunities that highlight the exciting, diverse career paths within the retail industry.

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