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NRF Foundation Student Program Accelerate

The NRF Foundation is here with everything you need to accelerate your career – both in person and online.

Throughout the fall, free online events prepared you for your retail career and your experience at the NRF Foundation Student Program, which is returning to New York City Jan. 13 – 16. 

Registration for the NRF Foundation Student Program is open now, so start making your plans to join us for sessions with industry experts, mentoring opportunities with top executives, access to NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show and more.

Plus, we’ve made it easier for you to realize your dream to join us in NYC with scholarship opportunities. 

And if you missed any of our new content from the fall, you can access the episodes on-demand when it's convenient for  you.

What to Expect

Hear from iconic designer Steve Madden at the NRF Foundation Student Program
photo of Steve Madden and NRF Foundation Student Program 2022 logo
Iconic designer Steve Madden to share insights at the NRF Foundation Student Program
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On stage in NYC: ‘Retail Gets Real’ podcast with Target CEO Brian Cornell
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See NRF’s “Retail Gets Real” – hosted by NRF Foundation Executive Director Bill Thorne – in person this January.
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Making connections, building careers
Students enjoy the NRF Student Program
NRF Foundation Student Program draws 1,100 students from more than 130 universities.
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NRF Foundation Student Program highlights tech roles
NRF Foundation Student Program Future of Retail
Technologists highlighted the value of tech skills for retailers
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Young retail professionals reflect on success and stumbles
Panelists on stage at the 2020 NRF Foundation Student Program
Young professionals who participated in NRF Foundation scholarships in recent years returned for a panel discussion
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How to show up to move up in your retail career
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Talking with retail professionals who have a few years of experience – and a ton of lessons learned 
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