The Retail & Luxury Goods Club at Columbia Business School aims to educate students about the retail and luxury goods industries through guest speakers, panelists, industry tours, alumni networking, and our annual conference. Additionally, the club helps students find school-year, summer, and full-time employment in the retail and luxury goods industries and works with the administration on the retail curriculum
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The retail & luxury goods curriculum is comprised of three core courses, including the Luxury Master Class, where MBA students work with students from Parsons to work on a semester-long consulting project for a luxury brand.
Throughout the school year the club invites speakers to share their views on current trends affecting the retail and luxury goods industries, as well as career advice and entrepreneurship experience. The club also arranges several company visits per semester.
The club's 12th annual conference, scheduled for February 2nd, will center on “Tailoring Retail Strategy to the Customer in an Uncertain World,” and we have lined up a great list of speakers to provide keynote speeches and participate in in-depth panel discussions.
Each year, RLG organizes and stages a fashion show that is perennially one of the biggest social events of the spring semester. This year's Fashion Show will be on February 22nd.
RLG members have diverse backgrounds and experience both within retail and other industries. One of RLG's goals is to connect recruiters looking for top talent with students, which we do through our exclusive Job Board, Resume Book and Career Workshops.
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The LEF encourages young talent and creativity by bringing students together with luxury executives, organizing educational events such as the Luxury Round Table. For a full list of LEF programming, please visit the LEF's Programs page.
RLG strives to foster a strong relationship between alumni and current students by arranging alumni receptions and events that enable current students to interact with alumni.
The club depends on the generosity of retail and luxury goods companies in order to continue our event programming and build our network. With various different opportunities to be involved, we hope you will support our initiatives.
Use the form below to contact us. For more information regarding events, recruiting, conference or fashion show, please see our programming pages and contact information.