The 7th annual career fair, hosted by the Center for Retailing Studies, connected companies to a population of retail-minded students who have a demonstrated commitment to retailing through marketing and management classes and an affiliation with the Center’s retailing certificate and enhancement programs.Hundreds of retail-minded students passed resumes to representatives of 25 companies at the Retailing Career Fair in early February.

Companies including Wal-Mart, Neiman Marcus, Foley’s and JCPenney Company Inc. converged on Wehner’s first floor for the six-hour event. An on-the-spot relationship developed between students pursuing retailing and companies hoping to find employees and interns enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their businesses.

“This is the only career fair we come to for interns,” said Christy Lermer, a Crate & Barrel regional trainer. “I’m interested in people that have a passion for products and service, and that’s what students get here. That’s one of the reasons we feel great about hiring Aggie interns.”