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NRF Foundation Student Program Accelerate

The NRF Foundation is here with everything you need to accelerate your career – both in person and online.

Throughout the fall, free online events will prepare you for your retail career and help you maximize your experience at the NRF Foundation Student Program, which is returning to New York City Jan. 13 – 16. Explore our schedule now and sign up for recruiter chats that start Sept. 13, along with resume and interview coaching on Sept. 24 and our virtual career fair on Oct. 8.

Plus, beginning in September, we’re releasing new, on-demand episodes of our popular “20 Questions” conversations with leaders from retail’s most exciting companies to give you an inside look at the industry.

And we’ve made it easier for you to realize your dream to join us in NYC with scholarship opportunities with the NRF Foundation Ray Greenly Scholarship and the NRF Foundation Student Challenge.

Registration for the NRF Foundation Student Program is open now, so start making your plans now to join us for sessions with industry experts, mentoring opportunities with top executives, access to NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show and more.

What to Expect

Making connections, building careers
Students enjoy the NRF Student Program
NRF Foundation Student Program draws 1,100 students from more than 130 universities.
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Young retail professionals reflect on success and stumbles
Panelists on stage at the 2020 NRF Foundation Student Program
Young professionals who participated in NRF Foundation scholarships in recent years returned for a panel discussion
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NRF Foundation Student Program highlights tech roles
NRF Foundation Student Program Future of Retail
Technologists highlighted the value of tech skills for retailers
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How to show up to move up in your retail career
Four people on Zoom video conference
Talking with retail professionals who have a few years of experience – and a ton of lessons learned 
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Macy’s, Inc. HR exec on how to prepare to go to work
Danielle Kirgan
Macy’s, Inc. Chief Transformation and Human Resources Officer Danielle Kirgan reflects on two decades of experience
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Georgia Southern wows in NRF Foundation Student Challenge
NRF Foundation Student Challenge 2020 top team on stage at the Honors
Georgia Southern edged out more than two dozen other teams in the NRF Foundation Student Challenge
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