Retail Articles

January 24, 2022

Enterprise Holdings Captivates Students with Presentations Amy Casari, Talent Acquisition Manager, Enterprise Holdings This week, the Miller Retail Center welcomed Amy Casari, Talent Acquisition Manager at Enterprise Holdings. Amy presented to both the Retail You Friday session, and the retail leadership seminar class. During her presentations, Amy spoke about what helps create great mentors and [...]

January 18, 2022

Belk Speaker Enlightens Students Perrine DeShield Experiential Programming Manager, Belk On January 14th, Retail You! and Retail seminar course welcomed speaker, Perrine DeShield, Experiential Programming Manager at Belk. Perrine is the creator of two podcasts, 1stGens and The Quarantine Couch. Perrine is also an entrepreneur having started her own creative agency, Eclecs in 2019. During [...]

November 29, 2021

Students in Retailing My name is Grace Turner, and I am a senior pursuing a Bachelor Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Retail and a combined Master's in Information Systems and Operations Management. I am currently interning with the National Retail Federation (NRF) as a Foundation Intern. There are a couple full circle [...]

November 15, 2021

Students in Retailing Faith Lam My name is Faith Lam, and I am a Sophomore from Chicago, Illinois. I am currently majoring in marketing at UF. I love getting involved! On-campus, I am a PR/Events Member for Her Campus UFL and work as a Marketing Assistant at UF RecSports. This summer, I received the wonderful [...]

October 25, 2021

Walgreens Executive Visits UF On October 5th, The Retail Society welcomed speaker, Sarah Milford, Director of Pharmacy and Retail Operations at Walgreens. Sarah also serves as the regional chair for the Women of Walgreens business resource group. Business resource groups are groups of employees who come together with common interests, perspectives, and experiences around topics [...]

October 11, 2021

Miller Retail Center Advisory Board Meeting Fall 2021 This past Thursday, the Miller Retail Center had its annual Advisory Board Meeting to update members on the progress of the center, through the pandemic and this year. There were 30 leaders in attendance, ranging from representatives, interns, board members, and more! There were lots of progress [...]

October 4, 2021

Sales & Retail Career Mixer Virtual Sales & Retail Mixer On Tuesday, Sept 28th, the Retail Center hosted a Sales and Retail Mixer that allowed students to meet with hiring directors from big-name retailers such as Macy’s, Lowes, Bealls, and so many more. The mixer was hosted on Wonder, an app similar to Zoom that [...]

September 27, 2021

Alumni Spotlight - David Magnotta David Magnotta, Recruiting Manager for Amazon Operations The Miller Retail Center had the privilege of interviewing David Magnotta, Recruiting Manager for Amazon Operations. Read on to see how he got started in retail, what he's doing now and more. Hi Gators! My name is David Magnotta and I am currently [...]

September 7, 2021

Bealls: Florida, Family and Opportunities Bealls Outlet and Home Centric Store Bealls is a financially strong and growing retailer that places a premium on finding talent that aligns with our unique values-oriented culture. The company currently operates over 590 stores across 21 different states, consisting of Bealls Stores, Bealls Outlet, Burkes Outlet, and Home Centric [...]

May 26, 2021

Walgreens - Committed to Customer Health Ben Hawkins, District Manager for Jacksonville South, Walgreens We all know the value of the retailing industry and those who work in it. The pandemic has made everyone aware of how much we rely on having merchandise and services readily available. Our partner Walgreens has been instrumental in getting [...]