Category Archives: Retail Merchandising

Jenna Koller (BS '02 Retail Merchandising) Named National Account Manager for L'Oreal

Jenna Koller (BS '02 Retail Merchandising) accepted a position as National Account Manager for L'Oreal Paris Skin and Sun Care, one of the largest beauty care companies in the world. Koller, who previously worked as the Key Account Manager for L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics, will be responsible for achieving L'Oreal Paris Skin and Sun Care sales volume, market share, and profit objectives for Wal-Mart. In her 2011 career profile, Koller's advice for current students is to keep an open mind about the future, "Retail is a large industry, its not just about becoming a Target or Macy's buyer. Retail encompasses grocery, manufacturing, sales, product design and the list goes on. Retail is everywhere and there are so many different avenues one…

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Retail Students Create Window Display for the Weisman

This spring, students in Juanjuan Wu's course on visual merchandising competed for the chance to have their window display designs showcased by the Weisman Art Museum."We are thrilled to provide a real world opportunity for students pursuing careers in retail merchandising," says Weisman shop manager Marissa Onheiber who helped judge the designs. "It has been a joy to witness the student's creative process in coming up with designs inspired by the Weisman's collection and to see how they translate their ideas into a window installation."Students also worked with Danica Andler, a visual merchandising specialist who formerly worked for Anthropologie, on ideation consultation. The winning display was implemented over spring break. Stop by and let us know what you think! Interested…

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Ada Ojiaku (BS Retail Merchandising '06) Joins Target Corporation

Ada Ojiaku (BS Retail Merchandising '06) announced that she will be joining the Target Corporation as a product manager. She'll work with buyers to source vendors used for hard line, private label brands. Previously a video game software buyer for Best Buy, Ojiaku is the current alumni president of the Design Student and Alumni Board. You can find more information about the retail merchandising program here.Would you like to be a member of the Design Student and Alumni Board? Applications are currently being accepted for the 2012-2013 school year (download PDF)….

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What do the Netherlands, Istanbul, and Japan have in common?

Students, do you want to travel this summer? You can earn credit for school living in Europe's largest port city, sketching buildings in the former capital of the Roman Empire, or participating in a traveling design studio across Japan. There are no language prerequisites for our design-based programs in the Netherlands, Istanbul, and Japan. Detailed program information (including cost) is available on the University's Learning Abroad Center website. Sustainable Urban Design in Rotterdam, Netherlands May 13 to June 2 Where: Based in Rotterdam, Netherlands with visits to Utrecht, Amsterdam Docklands, and Biesbosch National Park What: A course focused on climate change and sustainable urban design Who: Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Urban and Regional Planning students Info: Detailed…

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Your Gift of Shelter, Their Mission Continues

Thank you for your support! Because of your generosity, we surpassed our $10,000 goal to help extend our initiatives with local Habitat for Humanity projects. Your gifts, in large and small amounts, will provide funding to continue developing projects like our Zero-Energy Home – researched, designed, refined, and developed by two College of Design architecture classes – and Habitat's Restores, which involves our retail merchandising students. We also have two housing studies faculty serving as advisors for the University's Student Habitat for Humanity Chapter. Your gift will provide additional hands-on, real-world experiences for our student and furthers our mission to address and solve real-world problems, while adhering to socially responsible, sustainable, and collaborative design thinking. To continue giving the…

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