Annual Summit 2013

September 30 - October 2, 2013
Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, Chicago #shoporg13

NRF Foundation Student Program

Monday, September 30, 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NRF Foundation Student Program

The inaugural Annual Summit Student Program aims to introduce talented students from across the nation to the digital retail community, and showcase the exciting career opportunities the retail industry offers. The Student Program brings hundreds of the brightest students face-to-face with retail veterans sharing valuable career advice, retail rookies discussing how to get your career in retail started and stand out from Day One, and retail recruiters from top companies hiring for internships and entry-level positions. Check out the agenda below for more details on the program and speakers!

The program is only open to registered students and educators.

Monday, September 30

8:30 - 9:30am

Room: E265

Twenty-six deserving students and recipients of the Spring 2013 Ray M. Greenly Scholarship award will have the opportunity to meet and dine with... more

Room: E353

Recruiters come together with retail educators over breakfast to discuss how best to attract top talent for the retail industry.

10:00 - 11:00am

Room: E353

Scot Wingo

CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder
ChannelAdvisor Corporation

Vicki Cantrell

SVP, Communities and Executive Director,
National Retail Federation

Retailers are ditching cash registers for computers, as we enter into the age of digital retailing. From mobile apps that make purchasing... more

11:00 - 12:00pm

Room: E353

Nick Blannin

Director, DTC Merchandising
Abercrombie & Fitch

Ross Miller

Executive Director, Analytics and Email Operations
Estee Lauder Companies

Retail "Game Changers" Talk Creative Career Paths in the Industry 

Retailers hire more finance employees than... more

12:00 - 1:30pm

Room: E353

Retail recruiters from top companies across the nation will be on hand to network with the next generation of retail leaders over lunch,... more

1:30 - 3:00pm

Room: E353

Bob Myers

President and CEO
Sheplers Western Wear

Retail Execs Share Their Stories - and Valuable Career Advice

Catch this exclusive chance to hear retail... more

3:00 - 4:00pm

Room: E353

Students, faculty, speakers and recruiters will have the opportunity to network, discuss the day's events, and answer any last questions... more