Students get to meet face-to-face with recruiters and senior leaders from these companies and more to learn about industry practices and life as an assistant buyer, merchandise planner, or merchandise analyst, the three most common entry-level jobs in the industry.
The workshop has close ties with many retailers like Macy’s, The Home Depot, American Eagle Outfitters, and Meijer who partner with Kelley faculty to create interesting learning opportunities and help students prepare for careers in retail.
Workshop Application and Admission
Freshman or Sophomore Business Majors
Strong interest in a retail career. Excellent academic standing
Applications are open at 8:00am on 2/13/23 and close at 11:59pm on 2/24/23.
Final notification will take place in time to allow for Fall registration.
Details will be sent out in early spring. Interviews take place after Spring Break.
- BUS-M 349: Retail Workshop (3 credits)
Additional Retail Course Options
- BUS-M 339 – Retail Marketing Analytics (3 credits)
- BUS-M 419 – Retail Strategy (3 credits)
Workshop Time Commitment
Travel to headquarters of major retailers like Macy’s, GAP and American Eagle Outfitters. Participation in retail events like the Retail Speed Networking event that takes place the night before the marketing career fair. Opportunity to engage with retail companies in the classroom working on problems and opportunities in their businesses.