Macy’s Recruits Retailing Stars at Kelley
Vice President of Executive Recruitment and College Relations, Macy’s, Inc.
“We have a longstanding tradition of recruiting at Kelley, and it’s because we get great talent. The students are bright, well rounded, and very well prepared.”
Macy’s, Inc., a Fortune 100 business that includes Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, takes pride in giving back to its stores’ communities: contributions from the company, the Macy’s Foundation, and employees—as well as customer contributions through the company’s signature giving campaigns—totaled approximately $74 million in 2008. Macy’s, Inc. is also very involved at the Kelley School, where the company has found many exceptional employees.
“We have a longstanding tradition of recruiting at Kelley, and it’s because we get great talent,” says Anne Voller, vice president of executive recruitment and college relations for Macy’s, Inc. “The students are bright, well rounded, and very well prepared.”
Macy’s staff members have spoken in Kelley classes about opportunities in retail and have solicited feedback from students about business problems, such as the 2007 decision to convert several regional department stores to the Macy’s brand. The company even invited Kelley students to New York City to recommend improvements to its flagship store’s juniors department.
Voller credits Center for Retailing Director Theresa Williams for the strong relationship between Kelley and Macy’s, Inc. “The reason it works is the passion she has for retailing,” Voller says. “It’s a wonderful partnership.”