Retail Backstage

NRF Foundation All Access Retail Backstage

Tuesday, November 10, 12:00PM - 1:00PM ET
The Art of Buying: It’s All About the Negotiation

Join us for a deep dive into the art and science of buying. Learn key tactics to negotiate successfully and hear how these negotiation skills can be utilized in all aspects of your personal life. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

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Capacity

30 students (open to juniors only)

Application Deadline

Monday, November 2

A note for this session: Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached. A waitlist will be started after that point. A link to the event will be emailed to you one week in advance of the session. No dress code required.

Wednesday, November 11, 1:30PM - 2:30PM ET
Amazon Operations

Come learn about opportunities within Amazon's Operations network! Amazon has full-time as well as intern opportunities nationwide. The company is looking for bright, adaptable, emerging leaders willing to overcome and succeed in a fast paced, high energy environment. They are seeking all majors and no previous industry experience is required. In this tour, Amazon will be showing an in-depth look into what happens behind the scenes in an Amazon FC in order to bring smiles to customers across the globe. You will also have an opportunity to hear from current Operations leaders about their careers within Amazon Ops.

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Capacity

150 students (all years and majors welcome)

Application Deadline

Monday, November 9

A note for this session: Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached. Students will hear directly from Amazon via email with the link to join the meeting no later than end of day on Nov. 10. Students will not need to be on video for the event.

Tuesday, November 17, 12:00PM - 1:00PM ET
Toys"R"Us Backstage: The Holiday 2020 Reset

Planning for Holiday 2020 at Toys“R”Us starts more than 15 months in advance. It begins with visiting vendors, attending toy shows, and using our collective experience to find the hottest toys and ultimately selecting the toy assortment. While all of this is happening, we are also beginning to think about the holiday marketing theme, and how that will come to life in store, across our website, on social, and other digital channels. All of this comes together with a reset of the store that include all the hot new products, holiday campaign graphics and displays, and the announcement of the Toys“R”Us Hot Toy List. Join us as we give you a behind the scenes look at this process and hear from some of our toy retail experts about this journey!

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Capacity

100 students (open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors)

Application Deadline

Friday, November 13

A note for this session: Students, 18 years of age or older, will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached. If you are confirmed, a link to the event will be emailed to you in advance of the session, but no later than Friday, Nov. 13. No dress code required.

Tuesday, November 17, 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 full.
 

Capacity

10 students per session (undergraduate juniors and seniors only)

Application Deadline

Monday, November 16

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).