Executive Mentor Experience

NRF Foundation ALL ACCESS - Executive Mentor Experience

Our exclusive Executive Mentor Experience, made possible by American Express, offers the unique opportunity to connect with industry executives and leaders in small groups to receive valuable career advice and learn about various roles in retail. These leaders will share their perspectives, insights on career advancement, and stories from their career journeys.

These interactive, fluid conversations will take place virtually through eight sessions throughout September and October.

Each Executive Mentor Experience session will feature 25 mentors and will host 250 students divided into 25 breakout groups of 10 students each.

Each mentor will speak with 4 different groups of students within a 2.5-hour time frame. Students and mentors will be assigned to groups based on their expressed areas of interest.

Don't miss your chance to speak directly with the best leaders in the industry. Join us for the Executive Mentor Experience, made possible by American Express.

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Executive Mentor Experience:
The Student Experience

The Executive Mentor Experience will give you a broad understanding of the different roles and careers in retail - and valuable career advice which will help you prepare for your first job out of school and a successful career in the future.

During your 2.5-hour session, you will be placed in a group of approximately 10 students and will meet with 4 different industry leaders in breakout rooms. You will remain with your assigned group while mentors rotate through the rooms. Each round will last about 20 minutes.

You do not need to prepare anything in advance, but please come to your session video ready and prepared to learn, engage, ask questions based on the conversation, and maximize your time with each mentor.

After your session, you will have the opportunity to write thank you notes to the mentors you met. Remember their names when they introduce themselves, as this is a unique opportunity to make connections and build relationships in the industry.

Executive Mentor Experience:
The Mentor Experience

The Executive Mentor Experience offers college students the opportunity to connect with retail executives like you. You will get the chance to share your perspectives on retail, your insights on career advancement, and stories from your retail career with our students.

Each Executive Mentor Experience session will have 25 mentors and 250 students. Each mentor will start in one of ten breakout rooms with just 10 students.

You will speak with 4 different groups of students within the 2.5-hour time frame via these breakout rooms. Each breakout will last 20 minutes before you’ll change to a new group of students. You will be matched with groups of students based on the areas of interest. We will provide a question for each group to get the conversation started.

This is your chance to create an interactive, fluid conversation with students who are excited to learn from your experiences.

Sessions

Our Executive Mentor Experience schedule:

  • Session 1 – Thursday, September 17
  • Session 2 – Friday, September 18
  • Session 3 – Thursday, October 1
  • Session 4 – Friday, October 2
  • Session 5 – Thursday, October 15
  • Session 6 – Friday, October 16
  • Session 7 – Thursday, October 29
  • Session 8 – Friday, October 30

All sessions will take place from 3:30PM – 6:00PM Eastern.

Participating companies include:

The NRF Foundation All Access Executive Mentor Experience is made possible by American Express.

If you and your company would like to be a part of the Executive Mentor Experience, please contact Robin Wagher at wagherr@nrf.com