The Texas A&M University’s Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School will host its semi-annual Retailing Career Fair on Wednesday, September 14, from 9:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. The event invites students to meet over 30 companies to learn about career positions and internships in merchandising, store management, professional sales, marketing, and buying. All majors welcome.
While more companies are participating — a sign of a recovering economy — many are making hiring selections earlier. Students looking for summer 2012 internships are encouraged to seriously search now, as job offers may be extended in November, rather than spring. Cheryl Holland Bridges, director of Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School Center for Retailing Studies, says, “Retailers want to hire the best talent. They are eager to meet candidates now. This event connects them with students passionate about building a career retailing.”
Participating companies include many top 10 retailers, like Walmart, Walgreens, Home Depot, and Target, as well as fashion leaders like Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s. New among the recruiters is Island Companies, a chain of 30 high-end jewelry stores serving cruise ships and Caribbean vacation travelers in Grand Cayman. The retailer is traveling over 1,100 miles to hire Aggies for its professional sales team. Other first-time recruiting companies include AutoNation, Nestle Waters, and Reynolds & Reynolds.
View a complete list of participating companies at crstamu.org/career_fair.php.
The revamped website links to each company’s careers page. Students can easily research which retailers offer executive training programs, corporate positions, internships, and roles in store leadership. This research enables them to effectively plan for a successful career fair experience and positively impress recruiters with their company knowledge.
About the Retailing Career Fair
The Retailing Career Fair serves to connect retailers with students interested in careers in store management, sales, merchandising, planning, and other related services. It is held each semester and is hosted by the Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School, Texas A&M university.
For more information, contact Regina Gomez, event coordinator, at email@example.com.
About the Center for Retailing Studies
A retailer’s challenge in 1980 was the catalyst for the creation of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University. Donald Zale, son of Morris B. Zale who founded the well-known jewelry corporation, challenged three business schools: “Do something for retailing.” Texas A&M responded and Mays Business School became the first business school in the nation to make a formal commitment to retailing education. Since being founded in 1983, the Center for Retailing Studies has helped more than 2,500 students prepare for professional careers in retailing by teaching diverse business skills, practical experience and the ethical values needed by today’s business community.