National Retail Federation - Big Show!

Friday, January 12, 2018

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Event Details

The National Retail Federation and the UMD University Career Center have partnered to offer 9 free registration tickets to the Student Program at their annual conference in New York City. Learn more about the Student Program - it’s agenda, speakers, etc.!

Dates: January 12 - 15


This is the largest retail hiring event and will provide students will be provided access to a 3 day professional development conference to meet retail industry professionals.

A sample of Employer participants include:

  • The Home Depot

  • Kohls

  • Neiman Marcus

  • William Sonoma

  • The Walt Disney Company

  • Sam’s Club

  • Walmart

  • Nike

  • Warby Parker

  • And More!

Access to this exclusive offering will provide students with:

  • Industry connections and networking

  • Resume feedback

  • Industry news and who is hiring!

  • Tips on how to market yourself as a competitive candidate in the ever changing retail industry

Hear from students who attended last year!

In order to attend, students must provide their own transportation to NYC and lodging once there.  

To be considered for 1 of the 10 registration tickets, please apply by December 15th

  • Fill out this form  to share with the University Career Center why you should be selected to attend!

  • The University Career Center will review all submissions and make a decision about who to grant the 8 registration tickets to. Upon return, students will be asked to submit a reflection about what they learned/gained from the experience.

Important No-Show Policy:

A participant is considered a "no-show" when he/she fails to cancel their RSVP with sufficient notice by January 5, 2018. If you find you cannot attend this event, please contact Annie Weinschenk immediately at or 301.314.7245 so that someone from the waiting list may take your spot. If you do not show up or notify us prior to the event, you will lose the privilege of signing up for further Career events for the remainder of the semester and will be charged $25 to your account.

Why we need a No-Show/Cancellation Policy for events:

Please be considerate of this opportunity to meet employers and to attend this free opportunity. When participants no-show for an event, it is unfair to potential participants who wanted to attend but couldn't due to a possible wait list. In addition, for this event, the career center has secured free tickets so having no-shows for this event not only reflects negatively on you, but on the University of Maryland as a whole. While we understand that sometimes emergencies come up that no one can foresee, we hope that this new policy will prevent the majority of no-shows in the future.

In order to regain your ability to utilize these services throughout the semester, you must meet with our Industry Development Specialist to discuss your no-shows and request your access be reinstated.

Questions? Email Annie Weinschenk at


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