Retail Merchandising and Apparel Design Students Attend NRF Student Program

Retail merchandising students at Rockefeller Center

Accompanied by retail merchandising instructors Peggy Lord and Jaye Thompson, students from retail merchandising, apparel design, the College of Liberal Arts, and Carlson School of Management attended the 2019 NRF Foundation Student Program in New York City January 9 through 13.

The NRF Student Program is a unique opportunity for students to meet and connect with retail industry leaders, hear from CEOs and senior executives, network with global recruiters, and familiarize themselves with the latest innovations in retail technology. “This is a great opportunity for students to hear first hand from leaders in the retail industry, gain valuable experience networking at the Career Fair, build relationships with each other and explore a great city like New York,” said Lord. Highlights of the trip included the opportunity to meet Steve Madden and visit his showroom and ice skate at Rockefeller Plaza.

During the trip student Rachel Duerksen (Retail Merchandising), had the opportunity to compete in the Next Generation Scholarship contest and was named a semi-finalist while Maxine Britt (Apparel Design) competed in the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and was named a semi-finalist.

In total, over 1,000 students attended the event from 85 schools across the nation.

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  • Participating in these programs is very helpful to students.
    I’m Saeed, 26 years old, from Iran and I always attend a student program. In my opinion, participating in these programs will make students more creative.

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