The Students of Retailing Excellence (STORE) is focused on the development of professional knowledge through extracurricular programs that enhance the viability of students. STORE membership consists of three levels with a completion capstone class.
Students of Retailing Excellence (STORE), serves talented students interested in making retailing and related disciplines their career by offering them educational programs, opportunities to network with top retail executives and by providing students with an in-depth knowledge of retail and the retailing industry. Click Here for STORE Application.
The Center for Retailing Excellence was privileged to sponsor seven (7) members of Students of Retailing Excellence (STORE) to the NRF Big Show 2014 in New York City. Students earned this privilege through their participation in learning programs designed to educate participants on the many opportunities within the retail sector. Congratulations to Ian Rippl, sophomore Finance major and Retail minor; Mike Blose, senior Finance major; Anna Bogan, sophomore Undeclared Business major; Quan Feng, junior Supply Chain major and Retail minor; Rebecca Moix, sophomore Finance major; Anita Walker, senior Marketing major; Angeline Hartono, senior Marketing major; and Andrea Webster, sophomore Information Systems major as the 2014 NRF Big Show representatives of the University of Arkansas.
STORE Members Lily Jin, Maria Guzman, Alejandra Gonzalez, and Sophia Waller represented the Center for Retailing Excellence at the SHOP.org conference in Chicago September 29 - October 1, 2013. The student program featured Scot Wingo, CEO, Chairman of the Board and co-founder of ChannelAdvisor Corporation, and Vicki Cantrell, SVP, communities and executive Director, SHOP.org presenting Retail and the Future: From the Stone Age to the Digital Age. SHOP.org kept with the theme of the digital age of retailing and an exploration of the omni-channel opportunities.
Micy Liu, Alejandra Gonzalez, Jian Zhang, Lily Jin, Ian Rippl, and Angeline Hartono earned the privilege of attending the Saturday Morning Meeting at Walmart on November 16th as guests of Duncan Mac Naughton. Amid the business discussions and the celebrity appearances, students also learned how to roll on Saturday Mornings with Duncan Mac Naughton.
08/25/2014: First day of Classes.
08/27/2014: Walton College Block Party
09/02/2014: STORE General Meeting
09/09/2014: Mentoring Kick-Off
09/28/2014 - 09/30/2014: SHOP.org Summit
09/30/2014: Business Career Fair
STORE Conducts Group Mentoring Program
In partnership with board member Erik Wolff, E-Wolff Sales Solutions, STORE conducts the Group Mentoring Program each Spring and Fall. Industry experts discuss the product path-to-purchase providing a broad overview of the multiple processes for creating and selling a consumer packaged good.
Center Kicks Off One-to-One Mentoring Program
A one semester program that builds on the career opportunities introduced in previous levels of the STORE program. Students receive an overview of product path to purchases and the career opportunities associated with this process. One-to-one mentoring is intended to provide a more in-depth investigation of career choices. One-to-one mentoring includes: involving multiple members in job shadowing events as career exploration, mock interviews and job preparedness, career strategies, personal career choices, as well as store walks, negotiations, and observation of other meetings.