While you're preparing to make your mark in the retail industry, our dedicated advisors and Career Center professionals work alongside you to make sure you're gaining the knowledge and experience you need to succeed after graduation. We'll help you find internships and hands-on experiences that will ready you to work in the retail and consumer sciences industry.
Students in our program enjoy a variety of hands-on experiences ranging from general retail to exposure to more specialized industries focused on athletic wear, high-end fashion, grocery stores, wine, banking, and more.
Experiences That Build Your Portfolio
The retailing and consumer sciences major is part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, which provides a Career Center dedicated to serving CALS students. You'll enjoy personalized career counseling and established industry relationships, complemented by our 100% Engagement Initiative.
The UA's 100% Engagement Initiative is our commitment to making sure that you experience career preparation beyond the classroom, while positively impacting the lives of others. You'll graduate with a strong set of personal and professional skills and be able to prove your readiness to future employers and graduate schools through an engaged learning notation on your transcript.
Engaged learning activities include:
- Undergraduate research
- Creative endeavors
- Study abroad
- Experiential learning
Where Our Students Find Internships
Internships are a great way to enhance your portfolio while increasing your skillset. Often interns receive a job offer at the conclusion of an internship.
Here's a list of some of the locations where our students have completed internships:
- Macy's Inc.
- REI Inc.
- Nike Inc.
- PetSmart Inc.
- Walmart Inc.
- Frito Lay
- Caesar's Buying Offices
- Ross Corporate (New York and Los Angeles)
- Safeway Corporate
- Kendra Scott
- The Brand Agency PR
- Wells Fargo
- Sunstreet Mortgage
- Christian Louboutin
- JCPenney Corporate
- Gallo Wine