Through a strong partnership with business and industry, the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing (http://terryjlundgrencenter.org)seeks to create the foremost, globally recognized center supporting the study of retailing and consumer sciences and providing education, research and outreach benefiting students, faculty, industry and consumers. Through the support of industry partners the Lundgren Center for Retailing is able to enhance the classroom experience for students in the Retailing and Consumer Sciences (RCSC) program, and provide unique, enriching opportunities outside of it as well. Lundgren Center partners provide industry speakers, case study opportunities, field trips and study tours – all to enrich the educational experience and to encourage top talent to pursue careers in the retailing industry.
This exposure to industry also supports the professional development of students. The Lundgren Center partners offer internships and career placement to students at the University of Arizona and students in the RCSC major are uniquely positioned to take advantage of this network of employers. TJL partners support numerous professional development opportunities for RCSC students to develop the skills needed to secure placement with a top notch company. The partners in the Lundgren Center are essential to our success. We strive to build a bridge from the classroom to industry and we do this by involving our partners. In this past year we have hosted executives in the classroom, sponsored professional development workshops, coordinated field trips and study tours. The Lundgren Center provides an entry point for our partners to reach out to students, build relationships and hopefully successfully recruit tomorrow’s retail stars.
The Center sponsors numerous leadership opportunities within student organizations which focus on professional development, leadership enhancement, and professional networking to prepare students for work in the retail industry.
Terry J. Lundgren Center Student Advisory Board (SAB) –
a premier student touch point that connects retailing students to the Lundgren Center for Retailing’s Corporate Advisory Board partners, on and off campus.
Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) –
Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) combines competition, community projects, leadership development, and business into one! Join SIFE to increase your involvement and help those in need through the positive power of business. You make the decisions that improve people's lives. Join us for a kick off meeting on Wednesday, September 12.
SIFE will meet Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm in McClelland Park Room 101.
(For more information please email at presidents@UASIFE.ORG)
TREND – TREND is a business club catering to the fashion industry.
This year we are participating in Tucson Fashion's Night Out, Phoenix Fashion Week, planning Dillard's and Homecoming fashion shows and going to Las Vegas for the Magic trade show in February! If you love fashion or want a career in it, this is the place for you!
TREND will meet Thursdays at 4:00-5:00pm in Room 206 in the Norton School.
(For more information please email Stephanie at email@example.com)
Black Retail Action Group (BRAG) –
Black Retail Action Group’s (BRAG) mission is to promote the inclusiveness and awareness of minorities in retail and related industries. We provide exclusive internships, scholarships and networking opportunities.
Join us this Wednesday, September 12 if you'd like to find out more about our organization and all of the upcoming events we have, including a trip to New York and our second annual Fundraising Fashion Show.
BRAG will meet every other Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm McClelland Park Room 402
(For more information please email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Retail Entrepreneurship Club (REC) –
Retail Entrepreneurship Club (REC) strives to expose those with an entrepreneurial spirit to real life experiences that foster and cultivate skills needed to take on new ventures.
Join us this Wednesday, September 12 to learn more about our club and upcoming plans for the future!
REC will meet every other Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 in McClelland Park Room 402
(For more information please email at email@example.com
Family Studies and Human Development (FSHD) Ambassadors -
Through philanthropic efforts and outreach, FSHD Ambassadors educate potential and existing students about the benefits of service in the community, provide for families in need, build relationships among faculty, students, alumni, and community, while developing future service professionals.
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- University of Arizona TREND
- University of Arizona SIFE
- Brag UA
- U of A Retail Entrepreneurship Club
RCSC students are eligible for merit and need based scholarships awarded through the Lundgren Center for Retailing and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. All students must apply online through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. For more information, see:
The Lundgren Center for Retailing awards merit based scholarships funded by our corporate partners:
The YMA Scholarship Fund is a national nonprofit association consisting of influential members of the fashion community, dedicated to promoting the education of the fashion arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students at 28 participating universities. This scholarship also facilitates internships, mentorships and career programs. The fund gives 80 $5,000 awards annually, with an additional four $25,000 awards given to applicants chosen as Geoffrey Beene Scholars. Awards will be presented to scholarship recipients at the FSF Annual Award Dinner in New York City. This competitive national scholarship program is open to RCSC students with GPA of 3.0 and higher and an interest in pursuing a career in fashion. Candidates are selected every Fall semester. For more information, see:
In order to help students focus and highlight their RCSC elective coursework and internship experience, the Lundgren Center awards Certificates of Completion to those students pursing one of the tracks below:
- Ecommerce and Retail Technology
- Financial Services
- Strategy and Planning
- Promotion and Product Development
- Sales and Distribution
For more information, please contact Martha Van Gelder, TJLC Director
Over 30 partners share the TJLC vision and provide financial support for student activities, scholarship, research, teaching and a variety of outreach activities. For more information about how you can join, visit http://terryjlundgrencenter.org/partners.html.
We welcome involvement from our alumni and corporate partners. You can participate in a variety of outreach events such as speaking in a class and participating in an alumni panel. For more information, please contact Martha Van Gelder, TJLC Director
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Our Global Retailing Conference (http://globalretailingconference.org) is an annual spring event that brings many of our alumni and corporate partners to Tucson. The two-day conference highlights innovative strategies in retailing and highlights today’s industry leaders. They in turn educate, inspire, and motivate the next generation of retail leaders.