University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

Retailing and Consumer Sciences

Why 50% Of College Graduates Need Help From Mom And Dad

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The latest installment of an ongoing Norton School, Take Charge America Institute study finds that more than half of those graduates require financial support more than two years after college. Moreover, 50.6% of college graduates surveyed say they rely on financial support from family members, including almost half of those who are employed full-time.

Father’s Day has come and gone, but many Dads are wondering when twenty-something son or daughter is going to get off the family dole. Read more »

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Dr. Joyce Serido
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The Truth Behind Gen Y’s Financial Optimism

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Results from the Norton School's APLUS study of recent grads reveals what it really takes to succeed today.

On the surface, Gen Y, those ebullient 20-somethings smiling into their phones as they snap selfies, can seem glowingly optimistic about their futures. Read more »

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Dr. Joyce Serido
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Half of college grads still relying on parents' money

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Two years out of college, half of graduates are relying on their parents or other family members for some sort of financial help, according to research from the University of Arizona, Norton School APLUS study.

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Dr. Joyce Serido
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2 Years On, Two-Thirds of This Graduating Class Aren’t Financially Self-Sufficient

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The last few years haven’t been easy for new graduates, with a tight job market and, more often than not, student loans to repay. As for how young adults are managing such challenges, and how that will affect their future, a study from the Norton School is poised to offer some answers.

The last few years haven’t been easy for new graduates, with a tight job market and, more often than not, student loans to repay. Read more »

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Dr. Joyce Serido
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The Postrecession Financial Literacy of Americans Is Still Pitiful

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Now, researchers at the University of Arizona are trying to change this by conducting a multiyear study into the way young adults develop and gain financial knowledge. (The latest results will come out this June and will focus on the way twentysomethings navigate the tough job market and its effect on their finances.)

The financial know-how of most Americans stinks, roughly five years after the global financial recession officially ended. Read more »

Business, Academics Unite at UA Global Retailing Conference

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The changing face of retail – and the growing convergence of the digital and physical shopping experience – was among the major topics of discussion at the University of Arizona's 18th annual Global Retailing Conference, held Thursday and Friday at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.

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The event, themed "Igniting the Customer Experience," was hosted by the UA's Terry J. Read more »

2014 Global Retailing Conference on CNBC

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Here are links to the three most prominent CNBC interviews during the conference. All include prominent plugs for the conference and the TJL Center.

CNBC
April 10, 2014 - 10:32 AM EST
Squawk on the Street
Walter Robb Interview Read more »

Global Retaling Conference Success

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This year's conference was an amazing success!  Thank you to all our sponsors and speakers for making this another successful event. Read more »

This year's conference was an amazing success!  Thank you to all our sponsors and speakers for making this another successful event.

Event Date: 
April 11, 2014
News Contact: 
Kim Brooke
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kbrooke@email.arizona.edu
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Retail Upstarts

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The Retail Entrepreneurship Club (REC), a student club within the Terry J. Lundgren Center for
Retailing, is starting a new initiative called Retail Upstarts that is designed to assist Tucson-based retail entrepreneurs-to-be in their business planning and market launch efforts.

Lindsey Walsh, President of REC, indicated that the program would be a great way for members of the club and others in the retailing program to help local entrepreneurs but also to learn about the Read more »

Shirts and caps are fine, but the Big Dance calls for shiny UA bling

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The Arizona Alumni Couture Pin — designed by a UA alumna — is the perfect way to cheer on the Cats during the NCAA tournament.

Check out more of this article at Arizona Daily Star!

Check out Bling by Wilkening! All designed by UA Alumna!! For more infromation on the line check out http://www.blingbywilkening.com/ Read more »



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