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WRC Video

  1. 1. www.whartonretailclub.com<br />
  2. 2. RETAIL<br />
  3. 3. But what is retail exactly?<br />
  4. 4. Some may think of retail as . . .<br />Merchandising<br />Stores<br />Fashion<br />Design<br />Shopping<br />
  5. 5. The textbook definition is:<br />A sector of the economy that is comprised of individuals and companies engaged in the selling of finished products to end-user consumers.  <br />
  6. 6. Retail does overlap with the fashion industry, with designers, and with consumer shopping; however, it’s more about . . . <br />The business of fashion<br />The analysis of design trends<br />The strategies for selling to shoppers<br />AND SO MUCH MORE!!<br />
  7. 7. Did you know. . .<br />The University of Pennsylvania is the only ivy league school to offer a degree in retail.<br />
  8. 8. A little bit about Wharton Retail Club. . . <br />
  9. 9. WRC facilitates the personal and career development of students interested in retail by building a network of exceptional undergraduates, faculty, and professionals.<br />
  10. 10. Wharton Retail is . . . <br />
  11. 11. What does Wharton Retail do?<br />
  12. 12. Career Trek to Polo Ralph Lauren Headquarters in NYC<br />
  13. 13. Career Trek to Saks Fifth Avenue headquarters in NYC<br />
  14. 14. YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Case Competition <br />
  15. 15. Jay H. Baker Center networking events with top retail executives<br />
  16. 16. Wharton International Program’s (WIP) retail trip to Milan and London<br />
  17. 17. Marketing, Advertising, Retailing, and Consulting Conference (MARC) with MUSE<br />
  18. 18. Penn Fashion Week with Penn’s Fashion Club, Design2Show<br />
  19. 19. Vera Wang delivering her keynote speech at Penn Fashion Week<br />
  20. 20. Opening Night of Penn Fashion Week 2011<br />
  21. 21. Retail Internship Panel with former L’Oreal, Polo, and Bloomingdale’s interns<br />
  22. 22. Philadelphia Swap O Rama philanthropy event with Urban Outfitters.<br />
  23. 23. Speaker series with the CEO of Macy’s, Terry Lundgren<br />
  24. 24. General Body Meetings featuring networking sessions with our corporate sponsors<br />
  25. 25. “The Best of All Worlds: Retail, Design, Social Entrepreneurship, and Technology” event with Warby Parker’s founder, Neil Blumenthal<br />
  26. 26. President and COO of Polo Ralph Lauren, Roger Farah, addresses students during the Baker Center Speaker Series<br />

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