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Leadership Retail Program

This one-of-a-kind student program was designed to provide you with the many opportunities available in the retail industry as well as focus on the soft skills recruiters are demanding that sets YOU apart from everyone else. We tapped a handful of seasoned executives as well as rising superstars to highlight the different innovative aspects.


The Leadership in Retail program featured a panel discussion followed by lunch and soft skills breakout sessions.


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The Cotton Summit

The Cotton Summit is the Spring Seminar Series of MSU's Retail and Product Development Center. This past event featured a symposium focusing on cotton and sustainability. Professionals and/or experts of various areas of the cotton global supply chain were invited to present lectures, host educational discussions, and/or conduct hands-on workshops for interested undergraduates across disciplines.


The program was hosted by the School of Human Sciences Fashion Design and Merchandising program and was funded by Cotton Inc. Importer Support Program.


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The CRCPD is proud to give our students the opportunity to attend multiple conferences, fashion shows, and study tours.