Hello, my name is Rosie Boulden, I am currently a junior majoring in Retail and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Esociety. In the retailing program, every semester has introduced new opportunities to get involved and connect with faculty and students. Serving as a Student Advisory Board Ambassador has been my most recent step for ensuring that the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing’s message and opportunities are at the hands of all retailing students. I joined the board to make a difference in the way students see their future in retailing and make sure they know what opportunities are available to them.
When I came to college in 2014, my major was undecided and I was not aware of the Retail Major. Through good word from a few new friends and older students, I discovered where I belong and the general career path I wanted to take. Most of my family members have pursued careers in business, and I’ve always been inspired by the opportunities a business degree can offer. However, I find myself to be more creative and analytical, I enjoy trends and understanding why information spreads. I am also very interested in technology and the way it continues to influence our social norms. The retail program has allowed me to explore my passion for the retail industry and the technology to aid in the industry’s growth.
The Student Advisory Board is not my only engagement with the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing. I’ve been the social media manager for about a year, and I have created a strategy to spread the Center’s message and all opportunities they have to offer our partners and students. I also am a part of the NRFSA club where we track industry news and the latest happenings in the retail industry. The more involved I get with the Retailing Center the more passionate I am about spreading the good word about the program and the center’s work.
Outside of the retailing center, I am actively involved in the University of Arizona Greek community as a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority. Upon attending the University, I’ve taken a strong interest in yoga. You can find me running from class, to yoga, to meetings, and to work on a daily basis. On the weekends I enjoy hanging out with friends and hiking the lovely mountains Tucson has to offer. Being outside and keeping busy is what keeps me motivated to succeed in this world.
I am so appreciative of the opportunities the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing has offered me and I am proud to represent them as an Ambassador of the Student Advisory Boards. It’s going to be a great year!