Northern Illinois University has joined the NRF Foundation to promote retail careers to students.
Through the foundation, NIU students and faculty have access to resources to be informed about retail careers, scholarships, educational events, and networking opportunities.
Partnering colleges can nominate students for the newly created Next Generation Scholarship, designed for students who demonstrate the skills and passion to become a future retail leader.
The NRF Foundation’s objective is to shape the retail future by building awareness of the industry; fostering career growth; and developing talent through education, experience, and scholarships.
The foundation is part of the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association.
NIU and the University of Illinois are the only Illinois universities that are part of the partner program, according to the NRF Foundation.