Melanie Weber
School Year: 
2014
RCSC

"After attending the YMA FSF Gala and the National Retail Federation Big Show, I could not be more excited for my future in such an expansive industry. I was truly inspired to recognize how retail has fostered a widespread support network of individuals from different companies and I took away an important lesson in the power of collectiveness for a common cause. As a finalist for the NRF Next Generation Scholarship, I met four other passionate retail students... we shared insightful conversations about the future of the retail industry and from these conversations I learned the value in motivational friendships and collaboration. These experience put into perspective how intertwined our paths are with other like-minded innovators who share the same love for the art and science of retail."