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.

*Professional Distinction in Retailing points


President – LeAnn Percivill `20
VP of External Affairs – Addison Maynard `21
VP of Internal Affairs – Emelie Gulde `22
VP of Finance, Socials, & Philanthropy – Claire Kitchel `21
VP of Recruitment – Noemi Torres `20
VP of Recruitment
– Payton Bickham `20
VP of Socials and Philanthropy – Audrey Noell `20

For information on how to join, visit the Center for Retailing Studies in Wehner (Suite 340).

Professional Distinction in Retailing points:

“TNT” – Tuesday Night Trainings Experiences and Service
Meeting: Orientation 25 7:00-8:30 Cocanougher NYFW-NYC* 100
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
Resume Review 10 Any
Social media: Instagram (limit 2) 10 Any
 TOTAL POSSIBLE 375 Social media: Facebook (limit 2) 10 Any