Opportunities for Retailers

A top priority of the Center for Retailing is to create awareness and excitement about the retailing industry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Retailers like you bring this goal to life!  Please contact Jerry O’Brien at jerry.obrien@wisc.edu to learn more about these opportunities and brainstorm how your organization may best connect. The possibilities are endless!

Networking with a RetailerPartnership with the Center for Retailing

As a partner, you are demonstrating your support for higher education while highlighting the retail industry as a positive and prestigious career choice. Your contributions to our fully partner-funded Center guarantees that future retail leaders will be prepared to lead and innovate within the industry.

Interested in becoming a partner? Click here for more info.

Students sitting around tables for Career Ecology.Retail Leadership Symposium & Class Presentations

The Retail Leadership Symposium is a 1 credit, weekly course is open to all majors and all academic years, and asks students to come in and learn about YOU and what you do in the ever-evolving retailing industry.

The Center staff also has connections with instructors in many other courses on campus who are looking for guest speakers from the retailing industry.


Career FairRecruit & Hire

Looking to infuse Badger talent into your retail organization? There are many opportunities to highlight your company as a top employer and recruit highly-qualified students. Serve as an internship site, attend one of our semesterly Career and Internship Fairs, post an open position on Handshake, or consider hosting an informational session or on-campus interviews in beautiful Nancy Nicholas Hall.


Connect with Students

There are endless, creative ways to connect with students beyond classroom presentations and career fairs. Educate students about your organization and expose them to the retailing industry by organizing a company visit, an interactive workshop with a student organization, a student case competition, an intimate chat or large-format presentation with an innovative company leader, a mock interview session, or any other idea you can dream up to give students that personal touch with you!