Retailing and Tourism Management News

Textile Testing Lab Hosts STEAM Academy Intern

The Department of Retailing and Tourism Management hosted a student from Fayette County School’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Academy Internship Program during the spring semester. STEAM is a broad umbrella that promotes innovation and authentic, problem-based learning experiences in the workplace. This program is individualized and designed to allow students to engage with potential future careers and earn course credit through volunteer, job-shadowing, or intern experiences.

RTM Students Attend National Retail Federation’s BIG Show

Eight students from the Department of Retailing and Tourism Management (RTM) recently attended the National Retail Federation's (NRF) BIG Show in January, along with Dr. Scarlett Wesley, Associate Professor. The show was held January 15-17 in New York City and provided nearly 500 students from across the country a unique opportunity for career exploration. With attendance at the BIG Show, students don’t have to wait until graduation to learn about retail’s diverse career paths, build relationships or make connections in the industry.   

Student Organization Profile: Retailing and Tourism Management Club

The Retailing and Tourism Management (RTM) Club is a student organization with active engagement for networking, site visits, study tours and social interaction for its members. The club is a merged group formed from the previous Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles (MAT) Club and the Hospitality Management Association (HMA). It offers excellent opportunities for members to advance their professional career by networking with peers, alumni and business leaders in the Lexington community and surrounding areas.