Career advice for students in the Retailing and Consumer Sciences program at the University of Arizona

Career Fairs come and go throughout the year but how can one be certain they left a lasting impression with recruiters?  Being a young adult in search of a job or internship is a very exciting time, however it can also be very stressful. In order to make attending a career fair less stressful, it helps to be prepared. At the Emerging Talent Recruitment Conference hosted by the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing, one of the keynote speakers, Rachel Mushahwar of Intel inspired the room of students with her adventurous life story and career advice. One piece of advice that resonated with the room was when she said, “You have to start before you’re ready, because you will never be 100% ready, so why wait?” This statement is absolutely right. In order to be successful you have to take a chance even if you are not 100% ready because you never know what may come of it. The same thing goes for attending a career fair. Committing yourself to attend a career fair is the first leap in the right direction when it comes to finding a job or internship. Continue reading

I am currently a senior majoring in Retailing and Consumer Sciences while minoring in e-commerce. I hold the position of Social Media Manager for the Terry J. Lundgren Center For Retailing at the University of Arizona, where I am responsible for creating social media platforms that not only enhance our brand but also educate the world about retail trends. I am what you call a Retail Enthusiast, I am intrigued by the way the retail industry is evolving and what it has to offer. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors, yoga, good music, and good company.