Student Retailing Association
Sponsored by the Center for Retailing Studies, the Student Retailing Association is one of the largest student organizations within Mays Business School. Open to all majors, the focus of SRA is to serve students who are passionate about pursuing careers within the retail industry. Throughout the year, SRA hosts more than a dozen retail executives who discuss topics such as company culture, leadership potential and how to network, as well as industry trends, challenges, and the vast amount of career opportunities.
Previous speakers have included H-E-B, Wayfair, PetSmart, Neiman Marcus, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Nature Nate’s, Macy’s and more. SRA strives to increase awareness of internships and careers available, facilitate communication and contact between students and retailing professionals, and provide students with assets to thrive in the business world.
Along with company meetings, we also host socials throughout the semester to allow our members the opportunity to get to know each other better. Additionally, each semester we focus on one philanthropy project in an effort to give back to the community. Lastly, our members have multiple opportunities for travel including but not limited to: NY Fashion Week, Private Label Manufacturing Association tradeshow in Chicago, National Retail Federation Student Program in New York, NYC Market Tour over spring break, as well as local store tours and HQ meetings. Members also have exclusive opportunities to network one-on-one with recruiters at the Retailing Career Fair during the fall and spring semesters by hosting visiting companies and volunteering during the event.
Lastly, students who are active members in the Student Retailing Association will earn 100 points per semester towards the Professional Distinction in Retailing.
2018-19 SRA OFFICERS
President – Allison McGraw `19
VP of External Affairs – Avery Heldenfels `19
VP of Internal Affairs – Maris Moreno `19
VP of Finance – LeAnn Percivill `20
VP of Recruitment – Maggie Moore `20
VP of Recruitment – Jackie Rowell `19
VP of Socials and Philanthropy – Lillian Kelley `19
VP of Socials and Philanthropy – LeAnn Percivill `20
For information on how to join, visit the Center for Retailing Studies in Wehner (Suite 201).
Professional Distinction in Retailing points:
|“TNT” – Tuesday Night Trainings||Experiences and Service|
|Workshop: Career Fair prep||50||7:00-8:30||Cocanougher||Retail Road Trip-Austin*||100|
|Social: Macy’s||25||7:30-8:30||TBA||PLMA – Chicago*||100|
|Meeting: H-E-B||50||7:00-8:30||Cocanougher||Externship-Any (limit 2)||100|
|Meeting: Stage Stores||50||7:00-8:30||Cocanougher||RILA Global Case Competition-Montreal*||100|
|Meeting: Midway||50||7:00-8:30||Cocanougher||NRF Big Show-NYC*||100|
|Meeting: Brazos Running Club||50||7:00-8:30||Cocanougher||SRA Officer||50|
|Store Tour: TBA||50||7:30-8:30||TBA||R Career Fair: Company host||25||25-Sep|
|End Year dinner||25||7:00-8:30||TBA||R Career Fair: set-up/clean-up (limit 1)||25||24-Sept, 25-Sept|
|R Career Fair attendance||10||25-Sep|
|R Career Fair: 1 Social media post||10||25-Sep|
|BSC Career Fair attendance||10||26-Sept, 27-Sept|
|Gallery Furniture, CEO lecture||25||26-Sep||5:30-6:30||Bush Library|
|Management Careers Mixer||10||16-Oct||4:30-6:00||Wehner Lobby|
|Career Center Workshop: LinkedIn||25||24-Oct||4:30-5:30||Koldus|
|Zale Visionary Lecture: Buc-ee’s||25||9-Nov||12:30-1:20||Wehner 113|
|Social media: Instagram (limit 2)||10||Any|
|TOTAL POSSIBLE||375||Social media: Facebook (limit 2)||10||Any|