I’ve never really been passionate about what I’m taking in school until now. It took me 12 years of grade school & almost 4 years of university for me to FINALLY be passionate about what I’m learning.
When people think of retailing (myself included), they usually think of shopping or working in a clothing store. That’s part of it, but just a small part. This semester I’m taking a Retail and Channel Management class and boy, has it changed my entire view on retailing. There’s so much coordination and skill involved in the retail industry, from properly segmenting, to store layout, to buying and category management. I quickly became really interested in the topics we discussed in class and in the process of applying for some retailing internships this summer. I’m even considering taking interior design after graduating and pursue retail store design after a retail store designer presented to my class. I’m also thinking of going on the retailing trip in May 2012 and visit some of the corporate headquarters of some of the biggest retailers in Canada. The opportunities are endless!
After looking at the courses I’ve taken so far, I will actually complete an unofficial double major upon completion of my degree in Human Resources Management and Retailing & Services. Personally I think both the concentrations will complement each other quite well; you need the right people to be successful in the retailing industry.
But don’t count me out of the event planning industry just yet. Maybe I’ll do both. Who knows? ;)