The Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School is hosting H-E-B Day at Texas A&M University on Tuesday (Feb. 28) on campus. Fifteen high-ranking H-E-B executives, including presidents, vice presidents, and directors, will address more than 2,000 students in more than 20 classes during the one-day period.
The center partners with the 107-year-old San Antonio-based retailer for this interdisciplinary educational event to show students that H-E-B is an innovator in not only the grocery business, but also in supply chain, finance, animal science and industrial distribution. It is a profitable, growing company, rich with career opportunities.
New concept stores, such as Joe V Smart Shop, the Latino-focused Mi Tienda or upscale Montrose Market, demonstrate how this independent grocery chain carefully adapts to better serve its diverse customers in their own communities. The company uses the tag line, “My H-E-B,” because if you shop at one store, it feels like your personal store.
“The H-E-B executives enhance classroom curriculum by discussing solutions for real-world workplace challenges,” said Cheryl Holland Bridges, director of the center. “Speakers have coordinated with hosting professors to customize content for each class based on what students have been studying.” By addressing classes across different majors – including marketing, agri-business, poultry science, meat science, information systems and others – the event communicates to students that a $13 billion grocery company encompasses all business fields and is eager to hire Aggies.
Texas A&M is the company’s top university partner, serving as a pipeline to talent for many years. Recruiter Shelley Hajovsky says, “Texas A&M is a natural fit for H-E-B. We share the same values of history, tradition, leadership, integrity & service. Aggies who begin their careers with H-E-B have done incredibly well.”
Bridges adds: “When so many senior officers from a major corporation make a commitment to come to campus from all over Texas, it really says something. H-E-B is making a huge investment in Aggie education.”
The Center for Retailing Studies promotes and supports retailing through student and executive education programs, research and service.
For complete list of H-E-B executives planning to be on campus, visit crstamu.org.