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Launch your career where you can
make a difference

Retail has the power to spark impressive change and the reach to build extraordinary careers; and it needs best-in-business minds to lead it into the future. To help support a bigger, better pool of talent for retailers nationwide, the NRF Foundation Student Program exposes college students to the limitless, exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in retail.

The Student Program is the only one of its kind designed specifically for students. This event provides opportunities for them to:

  • Hear from CEOs and senior executives
  • Be mentored by industry leaders
  • Gain access to the latest in retail technology
  • Network with recruiters representing global brands from across the country

Hear from the industry's best

Top retail leaders attend the Student Program. See who students heard from last year!
  • Neil Blumenthal

    Co-Founder & Co-CEO
    Warby Parker

  • Daymond John

    Star of ABC's Shark Tank
    CEO of The Shark Group

  • Michelle Gass


  • Michael Lastoria

    Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director

  • Kavita Shulka

    Founder & CEO

  • James Rhee

    Executive Chairman & CEO
    Ashley Stewart

    Founder & President
    FirePine Group

  • Rebecca Minkoff

    Fashion Designer

  • Terry Lundgren

    Former CEO

  • Stephen Sadove

    Former CEO
    Saks Incorporated