Schedule | NRF Foundation Accelerate Spring 2022

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Prepare for your retail career with the NRF Foundation.

NRF Foundation Scholarship Calls

Gain experience outside of the classroom and earn tuition awards with scholarships from the NRF Foundation. Join us for informational calls to learn more about 2023 NRF Foundation scholarship opportunities. Sign up and come prepared with your questions.

SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
NRF Foundation Student Challenge
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 AT 12 PM ET

The NRF Foundation’s team business competition is due Oct. 9. Undergraduates at NRF University Member Schools are encouraged to bring their questions to the last NRF Foundation Student Challenge info call. The NRF Foundation team will also review the marketing and launch strategies that teams are tasked with including as they complete the case study.

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Past Events
NRF RESEARCH: 2022 BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRENDS WEBINAR
TUESDAY, JULY 19 AT 1 PM ET

Get expert insights on what’s happening in the retail industry with the National Retail Federation’s presentation on consumer spending plans for back-to-school 2022. Hear from NRF’s research team on expectations for back-to-school shopping, along with an overview of the economy and impact of inflation.

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NRF Foundation Scholarship Calls

Gain experience outside of the classroom and earn tuition awards with scholarships from the NRF Foundation. Join us for informational calls to learn more about 2023 NRF Foundation scholarship opportunities. Sign up and come prepared with your questions.

SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
NRF Foundation Student Challenge
FRIDAY, MAY 13 AT 12 PM ET

Undergraduates at NRF University Member Schools can join the call to learn more about the NRF Foundation's team business competition. The NRF Foundation team will do a deep dive into the market expansion, strategy development and financial components of the NRF Foundation Student Challenge case study.

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NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship
MONDAY, MAY 9 AT 5 PM ET

Join us to ask your questions about our top scholarship (due May 23). Educators and undergraduates at NRF University Member Schools are invited to drop in to learn more about how to complete the first phase of the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship.

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NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship
TUESDAY, MARCH 1 AT 5 PM ET

Undergraduates at NRF University Member Schools who will be juniors and seniors in January 2023 are invited to learn more about the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship - the highest honor the NRF Foundation awards to a student. The NRF Foundation team will review the requirements, timeline (applications are due May 2 by 12 p.m. ET) and more.

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NRF Foundation Student Challenge
FRIDAY, MARCH 25 AT 12 PM ET

Get ready to use what you’ve learned in your classes and get real-world experience in the NRF Foundation’s team business competition for undergraduates. Join the NRF Foundation team for an overview of the NRF Foundation Student Challenge case study, how to coordinate with your campus advisor as you form your team and more.

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NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship
TUESDAY, APRIL 5 AT 5 PM ET

Undergraduates at NRF University Member Schools who will be juniors and seniors in January 2023 are invited to learn more about the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship – the highest honor the NRF Foundation awards to a student. The NRF Foundation team will review the requirements, timeline (applications are due May 2 by 12 p.m. ET) and more.

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NRF FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE MENTOR EXPERIENCE

Our signature NRF Foundation Executive Mentor Experience, made possible by American Express, returned Feb. 16, 17, 23 and 24. You can watch the opening remarks from each here. During the virtual sessions, students connected with top retail executives to learn how they built successful retail careers.

EXECUTIVE MENTOR EXPERIENCE SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16
3:30 PM ET – 6 PM ET

This session will open with remarks from DICK’S Sporting Goods Vice President of Talent Penelope Sur and will be followed by breakout rooms where students will participate in small group discussions with retail leaders.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 17
3:30 PM ET – 6 PM ET

This session will open with remarks from Bloomingdale’s Chairman and CEO and NRF Foundation Board of Directors Chair Tony Spring and will be followed by breakout rooms where students will participate in small group discussions with retail leaders.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23
3:30 PM ET – 6 PM ET

This session will open with remarks from Allbirds Senior Supply Chain Planner Courtney Nash (the top recipient of the 2018 NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship) and will be followed by breakout rooms where students will participate in small group discussions with retail leaders.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 24
3:30 PM ET – 6 PM ET

This session will open with remarks from Burlington Stores, Inc. Senior Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity Mecca Mitchell and will be followed by breakout rooms where students will participate in small group discussions with retail leaders.

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Recruiter Chats

The NRF Foundation hosted panel conversations with retail recruiters who shared information about their companies, opportunities and the interview process. Videos of the chats are available to watch here

RECRUITER CHAT SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
Macy’s, Inc., PetSmart, REI and Ross
TUESDAY, FEB. 1 AT 5 PM ET
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Kohl’s, Qurate Retail Group, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
and Tractor Supply Company
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2 AT 5 PM ET
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Saks, Carter’s, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Meijer
THURSDAY, FEB. 3 AT 5 PM ET
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Gap, Amazon, Belk and Williams Sonoma
MONDAY, FEB. 7 AT 5 PM ET
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Target, CVS Health, DICK’S Sporting Goods and Burlington
TUESDAY, FEB. 8 AT 5 PM ET
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The TJX Companies, UNIQLO, The Home Depot and Walmart
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9 AT 5 PM ET
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Nordstrom, H-E-B, Lands’ End and Sephora
THURSDAY, FEB. 10 AT 5 PM ET
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From Campus to Career: PetSmart Internship Alumni Panel
Friday, Feb. 11 at 2:00 pm ET

They walked the walk, now hear them talk the talk. Come hear from PetSmart internship program alumni who are now working full-time at PetSmart. Learn how their internship experience helped shape their careers, what they wish they knew on day one and what’s in store for them in their future at PetSmart.

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Holiday Retail
Virtual Career Fair
Friday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. ET - 2 p.m. ET

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

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Career Fair
VIRTUAL COACHING: Resumes & Interviews
Friday, Sept. 24, 12 p.m. ET - 2 p.m. ET

ONLINE — Build a better resume and get tips for being your best self in an interview in one-on-one sessions with retail recruiters.

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Resumes & Inverviews
Fall Career Fair
Friday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. ET - 5 p.m. ET

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

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Career Fair
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 - Ross

Ross Recruiter Chat, Fall 2020

RECRUITER CHAT SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Monday, September 13, 5 p.m. EST
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Meijer
Tuesday, September 14, 5 p.m. EST
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PetSmart
Wednesday, September 15, 5 p.m. EST
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Amazon
Thursday, September 16, 5 p.m. EST
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Bath & Body Works
Friday, September 17, 5 p.m. EST
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Carter's
Monday, September 20, 5 p.m. EST
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The TJX Companies
Tuesday, September 21, 5 p.m. EST
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Dick's Sporting Goods
Wednesday, September 22, 5 p.m. EST
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H-E-B
Thursday, September 23, 5 p.m. EST
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Nordstrom
Friday, September 24, 5 p.m. EST
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Walmart
Monday, September 27, 5 p.m. EST
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Kohl's
Tuesday, September 28, 5 p.m. EST
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Target
Wednesday, September 29, 5 p.m. EST
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Ross
Thursday, September 30, 5 p.m. EST
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GAP
Friday, October 1, 5 p.m. EST
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Burlington
Monday, October 4, 5 p.m. EST
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Kohl's
Tuesday, October 5, 12 p.m. EST
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The Home Depot
Tuesday, October 5, 5 p.m. EST
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Tractor Supply
Wednesday, October 6, 5 p.m. EST
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Belk
Thursday, October 7, 5 p.m. EST
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CVS
Monday, October 11, 5 p.m. EST
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Amazon
Tuesday, October 12, 12 p.m. EST
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Wayfair
Tuesday, October 12, 5 p.m. EST
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Petsmart
Wednesday, October 13, 12 p.m. EST
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Macy's
Wednesday, October 13, 5 p.m. EST
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Saks
Thursday, October 14, 12 p.m. EST
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REI
Thursday, October 14, 5 p.m. EST
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Fostering Diverse Connections Event
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3:00 p.m. EST - 5:30 p.m. EST

Fostering Diverse Connections 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 mentors will share valuable insights on transitioning to the workforce, navigating the workplace and what diversity, equity and inclusion means to them.

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Retail Backstage
The Home Depot Campus Career Day
Wednesday, Oct. 20

Join The Home Depot for the first-ever THD Campus Career Day on Oct. 20. This event is your opportunity to hear insights from some of the company’s top leaders and learn more about our summer 2022 internship and entry-level opportunities. See below for a schedule of events to tune into throughout the day! Interested in registering? Text CCD to 52270 or click the registration button below to sign up! Registration closes on Oct. 19.

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The Home Depot Campus Career Day
Target Tuesday Series: Interview Tips & Tricks
Tuesday, Oct. 26

Join Target at our upcoming developmental series, Target Tuesdays. Learn how to ace your interviews as Target team members share interview tips and tricks, interview question examples and the STAR method. There will also be optional breakout rooms following the session to learn more about job openings at Target.

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Target Career Day
2021 NRF HOLIDAY RETAIL SALES FORECAST
Wednesday, OCT. 27, 1 P.M. EST

Get access to the same important insights that industry professionals rely on when you join us Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. EST for the National Retail Federation’s 2021 holiday sales forecast webinar. NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz and NRF Senior Director for Industry and Consumer Insights Katherine Cullen will discuss consumer spending and shopping trends.

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Holiday Retail
CVS Health Retail Management Internship & Post-Grad Opportunities
Tuesday, Oct. 19
Tuesday, Nov. 2
Tuesday, Nov. 16
Tuesday, Nov. 30

Stop in to virtually connect one-on-one with a member of the CVS university relations team about retail management internship and post-graduation opportunities within CVS Health. The event will kick off with a brief overview of the programs that CVS offers and then connect you to a one-on-one video chat with a recruiter on the CVS Health team. Whether you are interested in summer internship opportunities in management and leadership, or are ready to explore post-graduation possibilities as a retail store manager, connect with the opportunities to kick-start your future career.

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CVS Career Day