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College & student programs

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College and student programs

Get the resources needed to excel in the retail industry.

Retail is an industry that allows you to pick your passion and pursue it down an exciting career path, filled with endless opportunities. 


Explore resources that will help you understand different retail career paths, learn more about executives in our industry and find out which retail careers may be right for you.

Explore our scholarships
We offer a variety of scholarship programs for college students to enhance your education, experience retail in a new and exciting way, and make valuable connections to take the next step in your career.
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NRF Foundation Student Program
Join retail professionals and undergraduates from universities nationwide to accelerate your career.
University Membership
You work hard for your students, let us help you.
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Students at NRF Student Big Show 2018 Enjoy the Executive Mentor Experience
NRF Student Association
Are you interested in exclusive educational and employment opportunities in the retail industry? Find out how your school can become a part of NRFSA today.
Wondering what it's really like to work in retail?

10 interns share how their internships changed the way they thought about careers in the retail industry.


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4 reasons computer science grads should be looking for jobs in retail
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As computer science graduates look for their dream job, they should consider what retail has to offer.
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A way forward: Old Navy General Manager finds limitless opportunity in retail
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Garrett Legbetter talks about his story from working full-time while being a full-time student.
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Simon Sinek on finding and cultivating a purposeful career
Simon Sinek speaks at Retail's BIG Show Student Program 2017
As Keynote speaker of Retail's BIG Show Student Program 2017, Simon Sinek gives career advice
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