From a Student's Perspective
On Tuesday, September 19th, from 5-7pm, the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing hosted its annual Retail Fuse Event. This event featured brands like Victoria’s Secret, Walmart, Petsmart, Target, Winston Retail, and more. Recruiters from all of these large companies were eager to get to know the attending students and share information about summer internships and full-time opportunities available for ambitious individuals. There were two amazing guest speakers and even an alum panel, all giving advice and insight into their own personal experience with the retail industry.
Each recruiter from every company was assigned a table with 7-10 students, and they were given a question to discuss as a group. There was also 30 minutes before and after the scheduled program for students to walk around and network with the recruiters. This prevents any opportunity for awkward silence and allows for a more intimate environment to learn about each company. One has a non-intimidating way to approach these companies, and ask questions about anything, from location internships, to different career paths offered, and even company culture.