Prepare for your retail career with the National Retail Federation Foundation with these virtual events and scholarship opportunities.
Recruiter Panel Chats
From September 18-28 at 5:00 p.m. ET, students can join us for informal Recruiter Panel Chats on Zoom to learn about internship and full-time opportunities at various Fortune 500 retailers! Recruiters will answer questions about interview processes, internship experiences, career paths, workplace culture, etc. Recruiter panels last up to one hour and are open to all students, educators and recent grads to attend. Participating companies include Brilliant Earth, Nordstrom, PetSmart, Macy’s, Target, The TJX Companies, Wayfair and many more.
Virtual Career Fair
On Friday, October 6th 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. Students can join in at any time to meet one-on-one with recruiters from our participating companies. Recruiters are already reviewing the resumes of registered students and inviting them to scheduled conversations, so register for the career fair as early as possible. It should take less than a minute to register!
Lastly, on November 1st and 2nd, the NRF Foundation is offering a unique mentorship event that brings together diverse students and retail executives to network and build relationships. 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 and recent graduates of color. There is no difference between the two session options – students can sign up for one session or both.
NRF Foundation Ray Greenly Scholarship
The NRF Foundation Ray Greenly Scholarship Fund offers the opportunity for technology and supply chain students to attend the 2024 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 11-14, 2024 in New York City. The deadline is Friday, November 3rd, and students can apply directly here.
NRF Foundation Bright Futures Scholarship
The NRF Foundation Bright Futures Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that offers the opportunity for students to attend the 2024 NRF Foundation Student Program in New York City, free of charge. The NRF Foundation Student Program allows students to explore exciting career paths in the retail industry and accelerate their careers. If you're an undergraduate college student in a four-year college program or a two-year community college program with an interest in pursuing a career in the retail industry, you may be eligible to receive FREE travel and hotel accommodations to attend the 2024 NRF Foundation Student Program, January 11-14, 2024 in New York City. The deadline is Wednesday, November 8th, and students can apply directly here.