Terry J. Lundgren Center Student Programs

Our student programming connects our partners' expertise and current industry insights with the next generation of leaders. Through engagement in these programs, students build relationships to launch careers with employers who discover and help develop talent early.

PetSmart Product Lifecycle Tour

PetSmart executives lead students through the process of how an idea becomes a private-label product on the store shelves, including tours of the company's store support group, merchandise staging, distribution center and behind-the-scenes at the store.

PetSmart executives lead students through the process of how an idea becomes a private-label product on the store shelves, including tours of the company's store support group, merchandise staging, distribution center and behind-the-scenes at the store.

Home Depot Marketing Challenge

Students compete in teams to apply their knowledge of retail and fashion trends as well as products, consumers and marketing to recommend a new product for the Home Depot’s private label décor line.

Students compete in teams to apply their knowledge of retail and fashion trends as well as products, consumers and marketing to recommend a new product for the Home Depot’s private label décor line.

Who's Managing the Store?

Store leaders and students connect to explore careers in retail store management. Students leave with new insight into how their passion for people and product connect to provide dynamic career opportunities.

Store leaders and students connect to explore careers in retail store management. Students leave with new insight into how their passion for people and product connect to provide dynamic career opportunities.

New York City Study Tour

Each January, up to 20 UA students travel with the TJLC to engage with executives at the National Retail Federation's Big Show and glimpse the action behind the scenes with UA almuni working in the business of fashion in New York City.

Each January, up to 20 UA students travel with the TJLC to engage with executives at the National Retail Federation's Big Show and glimpse the action behind the scenes with UA almuni working in the business of fashion in New York City.

Fitting In While Standing Out

Students and retail executives gathered to engage in an all-day disucssion of why diversity matters for people and profit. Topics included inclusive leadership, intergenerational dynamics, the importance of mentorship, and issues of particular interest to women in leadership roles and LGTBQ professionals. Sponsored by Target with support from Macy's, Altria, JCPenney, PetSmart and Nike. 

Students and retail executives gathered to engage in an all-day disucssion of why diversity matters for people and profit. Topics included inclusive leadership, intergenerational dynamics, the importance of mentorship, and issues of particular interest to women in leadership roles and LGTBQ professionals. Sponsored by Target with support from Macy's, Altria, JCPenney, PetSmart and Nike. 

Scholarship Awards Program

High achieveing UA students interview with Macy's Chief of Stores and YMA board member Peter Sachse and those selected submit a case study for consideration for $5,000 and an expense paid trip to the Fashion Scholarship Fund gala held at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel. One of the UA scholars will be selected to submit another case for a chance to win a Geoffrey Beane National Scholarship Award of up to $30,000.

High achieveing UA students interview with Macy's Chief of Stores and YMA board member Peter Sachse and those selected submit a case study for consideration for $5,000 and an expense paid trip to the Fashion Scholarship Fund gala held at New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

National Retail Federation

The Terry J. Lundgren Center is the University of Arizona's connection to the NRF Foundation's excellent programs for developing student talent and providing visibility to retail careers. A student team will represent the UA in a national case study competition and we support student applications for the NRF Next Generation and Ray Greenly scholarship programs.

The Terry J. Lundgren Center is the University of Arizona's connection to the NRF Foundation's excellent programs for developing student talent and providing visibility to retail careers. A student team will represent the UA in a national case study competition and we support student applications for the NRF Next Generation and Ray Greenly scholarship programs.