Ways to Give – SUPPORT OF COMPETITIONS AND CONFERENCES
STUDENT COMPETITION SUPPORT
May be in any amount and designated for Merchandising and Digital Retailing majors. May also be in the form of travel or hotel reward point redemptions. Students annually travel to the Shop.org and NRF retail conferences, where they compete in prestigious competitions. UNT competitive teams have placed annually in the Student Challenge, a national business-case competition, achieving 1st through 3rd place national awards and scholarships. The process involves three rounds of judging by industry executives.
CONFERENCE TRAVEL SUPPORT
May be in any amount and designated for Merchandising and Digital Retailing majors. Students annually travel to the Shop.org and NRF retail conferences where they experience first-hand opportunities to network with retail industry leaders, learn about evolving eCommerce technologies and see product demos from innovating companies. Selected students are awarded scholarships to defray travel expenses, based on their demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in Digital Retailing and their academic achievement. All Digital Retailing and Merchandising students are encouraged to apply. Previous industry leader experiences have included Facebook, Rebecca Minkoff, Nike, Kendra Scott, Target and Petsmart.
To learn how you can support our Global Digital Retailing Research Center and programs, please contact:
Director of Development