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Professional Development

Shop.org Student Summit 2014

Seniors majoring in Retail Management and Apparel Design & Technology attended The Shop.org Summit in Seattle, Washington. The summit is designed to educate college students across the nation on the digital and e-commerce world of the retail industry, and the career opportunities that await them post-graduation. The goal of this program is to have students leave with tangible examples, connections, and insights into a career path within digital retail.

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Internships and Professional Development Courses

When you think about a college education, classroom learning is most-likely what comes first to mind. However, college is increasingly about learning experiences that take place outside the classroom. To enhance your classroom education, all students in the Department of Consumer Science are required to complete an internship or field experience in their area of study as part of graduation requirements.

For information on career fairs, employer information sessions, job search services, and employment resources, visit Purdue's Center for Career Opportunities.

Internship Information Sample Syllabus
Apparel Design and Technology (CSR 322) PDF
Financial Counseling and Planning (CSR 480) PDF
Retail Management (CSR 300) PDF
Selling and Sales Management (CSR 307) PDF


2015 Fall Sales, Retail, & Financial Services Career Fair


Mark your calendars for our Spring Career conference

Our full day spring career conference is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10th.
Optional interview day is Wednesday, Febrary 11th.

February 10th, 2015Career conferance
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

This event is an opportunity to develop a two-way partnership between your company and the undergraduate programs in the Department of Consumer Science. Majors include Selling and Sales Management, Retail Management, Financial Counseling and Planning, and Apparel Design and Technology. CSR is one of nine academic units in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS). This year, the career fair will be held in partnership with fellow HHS unit, Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM). For more information contact Sally Harmon at 765-494-8306 or Lana Burnau at 765-494-8303.