The most important element of BARC is its ability to provide vital interfacing opportunities between SJSU students and BARC Executive Board partners. These interfacing opportunities include the most elemental but all-so-important classroom presentations for which BARC provides Executive Board partners with an efficient matching service. They also include more elaborate events such as when BARC Executive Advisory Board members 1) become a stop on the annual BARC Retail Study Tour, 2) provide a speaker for the annual BARC Conference.
Retail Study Tour (Spring Semester)
Tour of greater Bay Area retailing and retailing-allied industry.
Chartered bus takes students to visit various stores, corporate headquarters, warehouse distribution centers, and other facilities of retailers and retail supply chain members to acquaint students with the spectrum of the industry and career opportunities, therein.
Retail Conference (Fall Semester)
Executive Board assists in securing speakers for program of student-oriented conference.
Staged professionally at student union to maximize participation (1000+ attendance).
Companies staff networking/recruiting table at back of auditorium.
Themes include, Retailing: The Societal Edge, Retailing Diversity Among Consumers and Workforce, Innovative Technology and Systems in Retail Productivity, Strategies for an Uncertain Economy, Multi-Channel Retailing, Consumer-Driven Strategic Road Maps
Class Presentations (Throughout year)
Matching service/list provided for Executive Board members.
Approximate 45-60 minute presentations to 40-120 students.
Recruiting portion preceded by topic content for maximum impact.
Very basic interface opportunity with tremendous recruiting traction.
Retail Internship Forum
Testimonials by interns and their corporate sponsors.
Designed to build stronger internships
Designed to build student participation in internships.
Designed to prepare students who are seeking internships
Soft Skills development
Student Advisory Board Career Building Workshops
Attended by BARC Student Board Members
Interviewing, networking, career-building skills workshops
Students and executives interact in both phases