The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing works to ensure that students aren't just getting a degree, but that they have access to develop themselves outside the classroom by having real-world experiences prior to graduation. By supporting our University of Arizona-recognized student organizations, we are able to expand their reach, enriching the student experience and provide guidance as they develop key leadership skills.
Trend Fashion Club
Trend is the home of both business and fashion as our 60+ members learn from leaders in the industry and from faculty from the Fashion and Retailing and Consumer Sciences programs, and pursue their goals in the fashion industry.
Each year, Trend selects members to travel to the MAGIC Fashion Trade Show, the largest fashion trade show in the US, in Las Vegas, Nevada, participate in Phoenix Fashion Week, and are consistently learning from representatives from local and national retailers. However, our favorite event of the year is our completely student-run fashion show during UA Fashion Week that features looks of local designers and our own Trend members.
To showcase our member's work we maintain an active fashion blog. There, you will find our favorite trends, tips, and inspirations for your next look. Whatever your passion and goals are in fashion, you are sure to find a home in Trend.
With Trend, you are sure to find something that inspires you!
National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA)
The National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association and through their philanthropic arm, the NRF Foundation, they currently partner with 80+ colleges and universities on a program that promotes careers in retail. The University of Arizona's National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA) provides talented students with unique traveling and networking opportunities, case competitions, renowned scholarships, and access to the latest industry news and research. Each year, a cohort of NRFSA members are selected to attend the NRF Big Show Student Program in New York City and visit Terry J. Lundgren Center Corporate Partners to learn about potential career opportunities and network!
The NRF Foundation offers competitive student scholarship opportunities for students at member schools. In addition, students of any major are encouraged to join!
For more information about enhancing your professional development and gaining valuable leadership skills, email the NRFSA Executive Board today!
Retail Entrepreneurship Club (REC)
Started at the University of Arizona, the Retail Entrepreneurship Club (REC) offers students opportunities to apply their entrepreneurial spirit in partnership with local businesses and start-ups. REC members provide consulting and promotional services to entrepreneurial community members to support their businesses. REC members explores how the seed of an idea can grow into a thriving business and learn the challenges and rewards that come with entrepreneurship. Members get unique mentoring and network opportunities through their advisor and through the Tucson community.
REC is always actively seeking new members and is open to students of all majors at the University of Arizona!
Email us to get involved!
Student Advisory Board (SAB)
The Terry J. Lundgren Center Student Advisory Board facilitates relationships between the Center’s Corporate Advisory Board and University of Arizona's Retailing and Consumer Sciences students and the retail-minded students of various majors across campus. They serve as ambassadors, coordinating student programs and support the Center’s common values and share in its vision to promote and develop the industry’s future retail leaders. Ambassadors are selected to serve on the Student Advisory Board through a selection process at the end of each semester, which requires a professor's letter of recommendation and demonstrated passion for retailing.
Learn more about the Student Advisory Board and it's members, click here.
To learn about becoming a member, email SAB today!