A number of students attended this year’s BIG Show as part of study tours with their colleges and universities and have blogged about their experiences as part of NRF Foundation’s collegiate blogger team. The following is a profile of Marvena Edmond, an MBA student at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Name: Marvena Edmond
University: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Graduation Year: 2010
Why did you attend NRF’s BIG Show?
While my professional background has been primarily in the financial services industry, I have developed a keen interest for the retail industry along the way. When I heard about the NRF BIG Show, I immediately thought it would be a great opportunity to learn more about the professional services that are important to the retail industry.
What was your favorite Super Session and why?
The new luxury paradigm – I’m particularly interested in the luxury goods market. The speakers detailed the trends they foresee in the space while presenting their thoughts on successful strategies to be a leader.
What was the most exciting thing you saw or learned?
What other fun things did you do while in New York City?
I love New York, I took the time to have dinner with friends that I hadn’t seen in awhile.
What’s your dream retail job?
In the long term, I would love to be considered for a CFO role at a leading specialty retail company.