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Five ways to jumpstart your career in retail

By Cecilia Schulz Retail. Hold on. Before you continue to scroll beyond this article, I want to challenge you to give me 30 seconds of your time. Deal? Retail. It’s practically a four-letter word. When I talk with undergrads about studying to be a retailer they quickly halt the conversation with, “Been there, done that.” I say, “Been where, done what?” You’ve bagged groceries, folded sweaters, flipped burgers. I know these jobs were rough. Trust me, I’ve had my fair share

Fashion front and center as iconic designer visits UF

To hear Steve Madden describe his love of ladies shoes is curious, at first. Even he admits it sounds a bit strange. But it’s a genuine affection that has inspired him to create one of the most iconic fashion brands in the world. An enthusiastic crowd of approximately 300 UF students greeted Madden on Monday in Norman Hall as the renowned designer shared his thoughts on fashion, the solitary life of an entrepreneur, mistakes along the way, and the evolution

UF Retail Society to host fashion designer Steve Madden on Monday

The UF Retail Society, in partnership with CollegeFashionista, will host renowned fashion designer Steve Madden for a Q&A session on Oct. 24 at Norman Hall (Room 137). The discussion, led by CollegeFashionista Founder Amy Levin, will focus on entrepreneurship, fashion, and Madden’s iconic career. Madden, who began his fashion career in 1990 with a mere $1,100 investment, has developed one of the most iconic brands in footwear. He came to prominence in the early 1990s when he introduced a platform