M.B. Zale Leadership Scholars
The M.B. Zale Leadership Scholar program is the premier undergraduate professional development program in Mays Business School for students interested in retailing. Students in the program serve as ambassadors of the Center for Retailing Studies and Mays to the retailing industry. Named for the innovative merchant, the program provides an opportunity for students to participate in corporate visits, meet with retailing executives, provide community service, and promote retailing careers to high school students through a special outreach program.
Selection as an M.B. Zale Leadership Scholar is highly competitive. Five to ten students are chosen each semester based on their academic achievement, leadership potential, and above all, their commitment to pursue a retailing career. The program’s goal is to recognize and reward students passionate about retailing with unmatched personal development and networking opportunities.
- Meet with visiting classroom executives for a casual lunch to develop valuable industry contacts
- Attend the Retailing Summit in Dallas, TX, a conference for retailing executives
- Assistance with the M.B. Zale Visionary Merchant Lecture series, the Center's major academic lecture preserntation
- Travel to New York City to particpate in the New York City Market Tour
Participation in the Teens in Retailing project by instructing local high school students on career planning and transitioning to college, while promoting retailing careers among teens
|The below students are current M.B. Zale Leadership Scholars|