Careers from the Terry J. Lundgren Center

College is a means to an end. You attend not just to learn but also to prepare for a career, and when selecting a school, it’s important to consider how your choice can ultimately help launch and advance your professional life.

When it comes to future careers, the Lundgren Center gives UA students an advantage in three important ways.


By bringing together the leading forces in retailing and the people who plan and deliver your education, we ensure that what you learn at the UA is bleeding-edge relevant to today’s careers and that you graduate with the knowledge today’s jobs demand.


No one succeeds anymore based on books and classes alone. The Lundgren Center enhances the UA’s academic programs by layering in real-world exposure and expertise. We bring gurus into classrooms. We help create hundreds of internship opportunities. And we host special events that illuminate the world waiting beyond your degree.


By the numbers

71 percent of hiring managers say that retail provides its employees foundational skills and experience that are transferable to other industries and recommend that employees include retail experience on their resumes.

80 percent of hiring managers state that the skills and traits that are most important to them are the same skills and traits that more than eight in 10 current retail employees say they use regularly.

78 percent of current retail employees are satisfied with their job and nearly eight in 10 describe themselves as happy working in retail.
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Our corporate partners include today’s top retailers, manufacturers and service companies. Our community partners bring results to the Arizona economy. And our alumni are changing the face of retailing and consumer sciences. Together, they give us a resource unlike any other. Through our connections, we get students behind the scenes, in front of the right people and into life-changing experiences.



Parents and Students: Need more information on Career Choices? Our Partner can help you: 

For cutting edge information on where a career in retail might take you, look at the National Retail Federation's website. It's just for students: