Retail

A steadily increasing number of Wharton MBA graduates are pursuing careers in retail, working in strategy, marketing, merchandising, business development, operations/supply chain, finance, and analytics. Students are interested in various sectors of the retail industry including apparel/footwear, fashion/luxury, department stores, mass merchandisers, beauty, and e-commerce. Wharton MBAs have interned at top retailers including Coach, Nike, Rent the Runway, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears Holdings Corporation, and Walmart E-Commerce, among many others.

Wharton is the only Ivy League school to offer a concentration in retail – through the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center– in which retail theory and practice are integrated into Wharton’s business curriculum.

Meet the Wharton Graduate Retail Club

The Retail Club invites interested companies to network with their members through Lunch and Learns, the Retail Speaker Series, Retail 101 and other club-sponsored events.

Participate in the Wharton Retail Conference

The Retail Conference is a day of keynote speakers and panels held on a variety of topics concerning the retail industry and provides excellent networking opportunities for students and employers.

Host Retail Treks

Each year our students organize corporate visits to New York City, the West coast and Europe. Treks are a great opportunity to share your story and network.

Additional Resources

Retail Recruiting At Wharton

Sample Retail Internship Projects

Wharton MBA Career Management Key Contacts

Rebecca Kass
Relationship Manager
rezoe@wharton.upenn.edu

Sugirtha Stathis
Career Advisor
sugirtha@wharton.upenn.edu

Baker Retailing Center

215-5-RETAIL
bakerretail@wharton.upenn.edu

Wharton Graduate Student Retail Club Contacts 2021-22

Allie Gray
agray22@wharton.upenn.edu

Courtney Clower
cclower@wharton.upenn.edu

Hannah Smith
hansmi@wharton.upenn.edu