Retail Leadership Expo planned March 27

Retail Leadership Expo 2012NIU’s retail focus is on jobs that put your degree to use!

Come see what you can do at the Retail Leadership Expo, scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.

Retail hires college graduates for high-level careers in merchandising; retail operations (stores, field); merchandise planning; finance; information technology; inventory management; loss prevention; human resources; marketing and advertising; logistics and transportation; and multi-channel e-commerce and catalog. These are not cashier, stockroom or sales personnel jobs.

Even with a starting salary range of $32,000 to $52,000 for college graduates in the retail sector, NIU graduates (2012 and 2013) in the retail sector had an average starting salary of $45,000 – slightly more than the overall, national starting salary average for the Class of 2012 graduates from all sectors.

The expo is a professional networking event which includes retail career overviews presented by top retail executives followed a networking “mocktail” reception with 15 to 20 retail companies. Professional dress is required.

Bring plenty of résumés that were reviewed by Career Services.

Sponsored by Kohl’s, the expo takes place in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. Admission is free. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, call (815) 753-1641 or email careerservices@niu.edu.

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