Internships & Careers
Real-world Experiences to Job Placement
The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing is committed to connecting motivated and eager student talent with retail leading companies, both big and small. We believe in developing leadership and provide meaningful mentorship experiences to ensure students are ready to meet today’s workforce needs and are primed to become its future captains. The Center enhances the UArizona’s academic programs by layering in a strong vision for careers after graduation. Our efforts have created hundreds of internship opportunities and exposure to a variety of career paths.
LinkedIn Resume Building and Career Guidance
Through the Center, students and graduates are welcome to visit with our staff at anytime to receive one-on-one coaching on resume formatting, interview skills, development and use of a professional LinkedIn profile, cover letter writing and guidance on their career exploration. From there, we are able to connect students with opportunities that fit their specific interests and provide them with ways to gain the skills and experiences necessary to move in the direction they choose.
If you are looking to get started on your own, we encourage you to utilize the tools provided by the University of Arizona's Office of Student Engagement and Career Development, specifically the Wildcat Career Guide.
Internship and Career Placement Support
The Center, in conjunction with the Corporate Advisory Board and the retailing and consumer sciences faculty, supports University of Arizona students in their learning outside of the classroom through internship placement support. While we do not put students directly into internships, as most have a competitive application process, we do provide guidance and support students in creating competitive applications should they seek the assistance. Student interns come away from the experience with tangible skills, professional references, and sometimes job offers post graduation.
Beyond the Brand: Employer Showcase
For companies who are members of our Corporate Advisory Board, the Center showcases career opportunities through Beyond the Brand: a series created to share company values, opportunities and career paths with students who are then able to make connections.
These tools allow students to learn about the varying and unique retailing companies out there and begin to develop their own understanding of culture and person-organization fit, which leads to a better fit down the road and job satisfaction.
Looking to get started, but don't know where to begin?
Send us an email so we can schedule a time to chat about your unique interests and experiences. We are always happy to support you in reaching your goals.