From The Director

If you ask anyone in the retailing industry why they love their job, there are lots of answers: the fast pace, the high energy, the endless career opportunities and the constant parade of challenges. Those challenges and today’s unprecedented, breakneck evolution and industry disruption are the reasons the Lundgren Center exists.

The UA’s Retailing and Consumer Sciences degree program gives our students a vital foundation of retailing knowledge, and at the same time, we build a bridge to real-world, right-now experiences. By connecting students to the inside world of retailing, we give them a clear look at what a rich career it offers, and we give them the experience to create value for their future employers starting their first hour on the job.

Today, our team's job is to ensure the Lundgren Center develops those skills in students — for their success and the success of our corporate partners, whose investments help us create a talent pipeline like none other. That’s the value we create for retailing, and it’s the value we create for parents who want their kids not just to graduate but to launch — into

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