Any fond memories about Merchandising Inc.? The people in that organization are so genuine and inspiring; we were all members because of the passion we share. The year I was vice-president was my most fond memory because of the impact we made to the organization.
What was a challenge you had to overcome on your path to success? I think I try to stay humble too often when it’s important to be proud of your accomplishments and give yourself the credit when due.
Do you have any advice for students? My advice would be to put yourself out there and take part in everything this organization has to offer. The events and guest speakers throughout the year give members the ability to explore career paths they might not have considered before.
-Jessica Paul, Allocations Analyst at Pier 1 Imports
Where Are They Now?
Our mission is to provide members with the tools to be well-rounded, confident individuals ready to take on the retail industry, whether it is in merchandising, digital retailing, or home furnishings.
Our members hear a lot of tips and tricks from guest speakers who have been in the industry for many years at reputable companies. However, along with those professionals, we feel it is crucial for students to hear from the professionals who walked this campus, took the classes they're in now, and graduated from the programs these members are pursuing. We want our members to hear the stories of UNT alums, so we ask, where are they now and how did they get there?
We are conducting interviews with alumni who have graduated from UNT and who participated in Merchandising Inc. Their stories are then published in Merchandising Inc's newsletter, NuView, and sent out to our members. We would like to show students how Merchandising Inc. and CMHT helped our alumni, and how it can ultimately help our current members.