Retailers tap UNT talent at 24th annual expo event
February 23, 2011

The Merchandising Career Expo, partially underwritten by Target, was held on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 on the UNT campus.  Eleven retailers shared company information and employment opportunities with approximately 300 merchandising students.  Companies in attendance included:  Buckle, Dillard's, Follett Higher Education Group, Kohl's, Michaels, Neiman Marcus, Sally Beauty Company, Shepler's, Target, Toys "R" Us, and Zale Corporation. 


After the Expo event, several companies conducted interviews with merchandising students seeking summer or fall internships.  The 2011 Expo marks the 24th anniversary of this event, which has become an integral component of the merchandising program.  Dee Wilson, merchandising lecturer and career development coordinator, says "We appreciate the continued support of employers for their attendance, as well as providing employment opportunities for our students.  Based on student feedback, the annual event is the perfect venue for developing their professional network.


  • "This program gives us so many networking opportunities and tools for success;  I am excited about putting this knowledge to action." - Lianne Pittman, Merchandising Sophomore


  • "I am grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the types of positions and companies that could possibly be a part of my future in the workforce."  - Meagan Paparella, Merchandising Senior


  • "Hearing the people that work for these corporations and discovering how much they enjoy their jobs makes me that much more excited to graduate and start my own career path."  - Tiffany Henderson, Senior.


If you are an employer and are interested in participating in the 2012 Merchandising Expo on Wednesday, February 15th, please contact Ms. Wilson at

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