Retail Backstage

NRF Foundation All Access Retail Backstage

Tuesday, September 15, 4:00PM - 4:45PM ET
Burlington Market Shadows

Burlington is excited to offer market shadow opportunities for Juniors and Seniors interested in a career in buying! You will participate in a 45-minute presentation with a member of our Buying team to learn what “going to market” really means. They will walk you through how market days are scheduled, how the teams prep for the appointments and what to expect when you virtually join one of our buying teams during actual vendor appointments. You will then be introduced to one of our Buyers and his/her Assistant Buyer via email, where you will coordinate your schedules to join them in future vendor appointments.
This session is currently full.
 

Capacity

10 students per session (undergraduate juniors and seniors only)

Application Deadline

Monday, September 14

A note for this session: Participation in these sessions will be on a first come, first served basis. Please only sign up for one session. You will receive an email at least one week prior to the session letting you know if you are confirmed or not. If not, we will let you know if there are remaining spots for future dates. (max capacity: 10 students)

If you are confirmed for the session, business casual attire is expected as your video will be on. When you connect with your Buyer and Assistant Buyer about the day you are scheduled to join them “in market”, be sure to confirm the expected attire (expectations can vary based on merchandise category).

Tuesday, September 22 at 2:00PM ET - Session 1
Tour of East Region Stores

Join PetSmart as they host students to virtually tour their stores in their East Region and hear from top PetSmart leaders.

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Speakers
  • Jason McAtee, Senior Vice President Retail Operations – East
  • Regional, District, and Store Leaders across the East Region
Application Deadline

Sunday, September 20

A note for PetSmart sessions: If you register for the event, you will be invited. Unless you receive an email otherwise please hold this time on your calendars. If you have any questions or should you need to change your registration, email emergingtalent@petsmart.com. Communication on how to join the meeting will be sent on Monday, September 21.

Sessions will be hosted live via Microsoft Teams. Come prepared with questions for their leaders! The tours will cover information on Store Operations, Merchandising, Services, Supply Chain and more. Please plan to be on video and engage with their leaders to ask questions. PetSmart dresses for their day, so jeans and t-shirts are acceptable.

Tuesday, September 22, 4:00PM - 4:45PM ET
Burlington Market Shadows

Burlington is excited to offer market shadow opportunities for Juniors and Seniors interested in a career in buying! You will participate in a 45-minute presentation with a member of our Buying team to learn what “going to market” really means. They will walk you through how market days are scheduled, how the teams prep for the appointments and what to expect when you virtually join one of our buying teams during actual vendor appointments. You will then be introduced to one of our Buyers and his/her Assistant Buyer via email, where you will coordinate your schedules to join them in future vendor appointments.
This session is currently full.
 

Capacity

10 students per session (undergraduate juniors and seniors only)

Application Deadline

Monday, September 21

A note for this session: Participation in these sessions will be on a first come, first served basis. Please only sign up for one session. You will receive an email at least one week prior to the session letting you know if you are confirmed or not. If not, we will let you know if there are remaining spots for future dates. (max capacity: 10 students)

If you are confirmed for the session, business casual attire is expected as your video will be on. When you connect with your Buyer and Assistant Buyer about the day you are scheduled to join them “in market”, be sure to confirm the expected attire (expectations can vary based on merchandise category).

Tuesday, September 22, 5:00PM - 6:00PM ET - Session 2
Merchandising & Product Development – Concept to Customer

Learn more about the inner workings of Kohl's Merchandising and Product Development Teams. PD Manager, Heather Sinclair, and Senior Merchandise Manager, Dan Brown will walk you through the Concept to Customer timeline and how they bring products to life!

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Speakers
  • Heather Sinclair, Product Manager
  • Dan Brown, Senior Merchandise Manager
Capacity

200 students (all majors and years in school welcome)

Application Deadline

Friday, September 18

A note for this session: Students will be accepted on a first come first served basis until capacity is reached. Students will hear back regarding their status and details on the session by Friday, September 18. If you have any questions, please contact Jack Lindenberg at jack.lindenberg@kohls.com.

Tuesday, September 29, 12:00PM ET
Behind the Apron: The Home Depot’s Digital Transformation Journey

Hear from top leaders about the company's interconnected retail strategy and how they are bridging the gap between digital platforms and physical stores to provide the best customer experience.

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Capacity

1000 students (all majors and years in school welcome)

Application Deadline

Friday, September 25

A note for this session: Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached. A link to the event will be emailed to you 24 hours in advance of the session. Suggested attire is business casual, as students may be on camera for questions.

Tuesday, September 29 at 2:00PM ET - Session 2
Tour of West Region Stores

Join PetSmart as they host students to virtually tour their stores in their West Region and hear from top PetSmart leaders.

Apply Here

Speakers
  • Mike Schultheis, Senior Vice President Retail Operations – West
  • Regional, District, and Store Leaders across the West Region
Application Deadline

Sunday, September 27

A note for PetSmart sessions: If you register for the event, you will be invited. Unless you receive an email otherwise please hold this time on your calendars. If you have any questions or should you need to change your registration, email emergingtalent@petsmart.com. Communication on how to join the meeting will be sent on Monday, September 28.

Sessions will be hosted live via Microsoft Teams. Come prepared with questions for their leaders! The tours will cover information on Store Operations, Merchandising, Services, Supply Chain and more. Please plan to be on video and engage with their leaders to ask questions. PetSmart dresses for their day, so jeans and t-shirts are acceptable.

Tuesday, September 29, 4:00PM - 4:45PM ET
Burlington Market Shadows

Burlington is excited to offer market shadow opportunities for Juniors and Seniors interested in a career in buying! You will participate in a 45-minute presentation with a member of our Buying team to learn what “going to market” really means. They will walk you through how market days are scheduled, how the teams prep for the appointments and what to expect when you virtually join one of our buying teams during actual vendor appointments. You will then be introduced to one of our Buyers and his/her Assistant Buyer via email, where you will coordinate your schedules to join them in future vendor appointments.

Apply Here

Capacity

10 students per session (undergraduate juniors and seniors only)

Application Deadline

Monday, September 28

A note for this session: Participation in these sessions will be on a first come, first served basis. Please only sign up for one session. You will receive an email at least one week prior to the session letting you know if you are confirmed or not. If not, we will let you know if there are remaining spots for future dates. (max capacity: 10 students)

If you are confirmed for the session, business casual attire is expected as your video will be on. When you connect with your Buyer and Assistant Buyer about the day you are scheduled to join them “in market”, be sure to confirm the expected attire (expectations can vary based on merchandise category).

Tuesday, September 29, 5:00PM - 6:00PM ET - Session 3
Marketing Strategy Overview

Join Kohl's for a session with their Marketing teams to better understand the in’s and out’s of Marketing Strategy. They will discuss how they determine their core customer, the best ways to reach them, and ultimately how an idea is brought to life.

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Capacity

200 students (all majors and years in school welcome)

Application Deadline

Friday, September 25

A note for this session: Students will be accepted on a first come first served basis until capacity is reached. Students will hear back regarding their status and details on the session by Friday, September 25. If you have any questions, please contact Britt Rhoa at brittany.rhoa@kohls.com.

Tuesday, October 6 at 3:00PM ET
Meet the Merchandisers

Who is Qurate Retail Group? You know their brands – QVC, HSN, Zulily, Grandin Road, Frontgate, Ballard Designs, Garnet Hill and Ryllace. Now, get to know Qurate up close and personal! The team invites you to join them on 10/6/2020 at 3pm EST to learn about the Merchandising career path and how multiple teams within Merchandising collaborate to bring ideas to life. Last year, a very famous iconic fashion designer dropped by to say hello! Who knows who might pop in this time? One this is for sure – this will be one of the quickest hours of your week. You will walk away with a better understanding of Qurate’s unique business model and culture - an environment where you can be YOU!

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Capacity

100 students (all majors and years in school welcome)

Application Deadline

Thursday, October 1

A note for this session: Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached. A link to the event will be emailed to you the week of October 2.

Tuesday, October 6, 4:00PM - 4:45PM ET
Burlington Market Shadows

Burlington is excited to offer market shadow opportunities for Juniors and Seniors interested in a career in buying! You will participate in a 45-minute presentation with a member of our Buying team to learn what “going to market” really means. They will walk you through how market days are scheduled, how the teams prep for the appointments and what to expect when you virtually join one of our buying teams during actual vendor appointments. You will then be introduced to one of our Buyers and his/her Assistant Buyer via email, where you will coordinate your schedules to join them in future vendor appointments.

Apply Here

Capacity

10 students per session (undergraduate juniors and seniors only)

Application Deadline

Monday, October 5

A note for this session: Participation in these sessions will be on a first come, first served basis. Please only sign up for one session. You will receive an email at least one week prior to the session letting you know if you are confirmed or not. If not, we will let you know if there are remaining spots for future dates. (max capacity: 10 students)

If you are confirmed for the session, business casual attire is expected as your video will be on. When you connect with your Buyer and Assistant Buyer about the day you are scheduled to join them “in market”, be sure to confirm the expected attire (expectations can vary based on merchandise category).

Tuesday, October 6, 5:00PM - 6:00PM ET - Session 4
Stores Panel

Join previous Store Management Interns to hear about their journey to Kohl's and their career path at Kohl's! Hear about their biggest retail successes, tips on building rapport with store associates, and advice for students looking to start their career in retail. There will be an open Q&A so bring your questions for their awesome store leaders who were recently in your shoes.

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Capacity

200 students (all majors and years in school welcome)

Application Deadline

Friday, October 2

A note for this session: Students will be accepted on a first come first served basis until capacity is reached. Students will hear back regarding their status and details on the session by Friday, October 2. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Hall at Caitlin.hall@kohls.com.

Tuesday, October 6, 6:00PM - 7:00PM ET - Session 5
Wellness with Kohl’s

Feeling overwhelmed by finding a job/internship? Don't be! Join Kohl's for some tips and tricks on how to make a positive impression at the career fair and ultimately ace your interview! Immediately following, they will jump right into a relaxing virtual yoga session to de-stress and re-center!

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Capacity

200 students (all majors and years in school welcome)

Application Deadline

Friday, October 2

A note for this session: Students will be accepted on a first come first served basis until capacity is reached. Students will hear back regarding their status and details on the session by Friday, October 2. If you have any questions, please contact Britt Rhoa at brittany.rhoa@kohls.com.

Tuesday, October 13, 5:00PM - 6:00PM ET - Session 6
Art/Design Overview

Kohl's prides itself on the ability to provide value to their customer through a large brand assortment including national and private label brands. During this session you will hear more about the Art & Design process and how these teams work cross functionally to bring the most relevant trends to their stores.

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Capacity

200 students (all majors and years in school welcome)

Application Deadline

Friday, October 9

A note for this session: Students will be accepted on a first come first served basis until capacity is reached. Students will hear back regarding their status and details on the session by Friday, October 9. If you have any questions, please contact Mel Smith at Melissa.smith@kohls.com.