Schedule | NRF Foundation Accelerate

NRF Foundation Accelerate 2022

Schedule

Prepare for your retail career with the NRF Foundation.

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR
FRIDAY, OCT 7 10 AM - 2 PM ET

Meet with recruiters, learn more about companies and explore available roles.

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Fostering Diverse Connections
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Professional Development session with Halleemah Nash
THURSDAY, OCT 27 5 PM - 6 PM ET

Fostering Diverse Connections, sponsored by Ross, is a unique opportunity for diverse students and mentors to meet, network and build relationships. Students will participate in a dynamic professional development session with Halleemah Nash, Founder of Rosecrans Ventures, and take a deep dive into strength-based strategies for underrepresented talent and managing up/influence without authority. Note: This event is open to students of color.

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Mentorship Event
THURSDAY, NOV 3 3:30 PM - 6 PM ET

Fostering Diverse Connections, sponsored by Ross, is a unique opportunity for diverse students and mentors to meet, network and build relationships. Students will meet with executives from across the retail industry in small groups to discuss transitioning to the workforce, navigating the workplace and what diversity, equity and inclusion means to them. This is a unique opportunity to build your network, develop relationships and meet peers from across the country.  Note: This event is open to students of color.

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NRF Foundation Student Program
January 12 – 15, 2023 | Marriott Marquis Times Square, NYC

The NRF Foundation Student Program in New York City gives college students the unique opportunity to launch their future careers in retail and experience all that the industry offers. Retail executives in marketing, merchandising, talent, entrepreneurship, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, supply chain, technology and more will share their stories, insights, and what they learned in their careers, and students will explore various careers paths in the retail industry, meet with dozens of recruiters from their favorite brands and create visions for their futures, all in just four days.

The NRF Foundation Student Program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and all educators and staff at any U.S. college or university.

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Thursday
  • Join retailers for our NRF Foundation Tours & Talks - private tours of NYC store locations, offices, or logistics centers and meet with their team members to gain exclusive insights into the day to day operations of their businesses
Friday
  • Hear from dozens of speakers during our main stage sessions at the Marriott Marquis Times Square
Saturday
  • Attend a live taping of NRF’s ‘Retail Gets Real’ podcast with NRF Foundation Executive Director and podcast host Bill Thorne
  • Meet with dozens of retail executives during our NRF Foundation Executive Mentor Experience presented by American Express
  • Connect with retailers at our NRF Foundation Career Fair
Sunday
  • Begin the interview process with retailers you met the day before at the career fair at NRF Foundation's Get Hired event (invitation only)
  • Explore NRF 2023: Retail's Big Show

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Past Recruiter Chats

Top retailers are ready to talk to you about company culture, internship programs and full-time job opportunities they have to offer. These are unique chances for you to have direct conversations with the companies participating in the NRF Foundation Virtual Career Fair.

 
RECRUITER CHAT SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
Carter's, Macy's, Inc., Meijer
Monday, September 19, 5 p.m. EST
Closed
Belk, Lands' End, Target, Wayfair
Tuesday, September 20, 5 p.m. EST
Closed
Amazon, Ross Stores, Inc., Williams Sonoma, Inc.
Wednesday, September 21, 5 p.m. EST
Closed
Burlington Stores, DICK'S Sporting Goods,
Levi Strauss & Co., Qurate Retail Group
Thursday, September 22, 5 p.m. EST
Closed
Gap Inc., UNIQLO USA, REI, Walmart
Monday, September 26, 5 p.m. EST
Closed
Gap Inc., UNIQLO USA, REI, Walmart
Monday, September 26, 5 p.m. EST
Closed
Nordstrom, Northern Tool + Equipment,
The TJX Companies, The Home Depot
Tuesday, September 27, 5 p.m. EST
Closed
H-E-B, Kohl's, PetSmart, Saks
Wednesday, September 28, 5 p.m. EST
Closed