What's Happening in HRM in March?
What's Happening in HRM in March?
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March, 2020

Welcome to the Student Newsletter

This newsletter pioneers the Department of Hospitality and Retail Management's monthly student newsletter named HRM Happenings by student vote. The HRM Happenings' mission is to keep students updated on important events, opportunities, and awards within the department. Any relevant student news can be sent to ttu.hrm@gmail.com to be considered for inclusion in the newsletter.
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What's Happening?

Women Shaking Hands


JCPenney is partnering with the University Career Center on March 8, 2020 to provide professional clothing at a hugely discounted price. During the event, students can purchase suits, dresses, sport coats, pants, skirts, blouses, ties and shoes to build a career wardrobe. 
Don't forget to mark your calendars and REGISTER for the Retail Symposium on April 7, 2020 from 2-6 PM. Speakers from H-E-B, 7-Eleven, and HRM program grads will be in attendance. 
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Certificate Opportunities

Wine and Spirit Education Trust® Certification
Course: Wine Tourism - RHIM 4350
Certified Category Manager through Learning Evolution
Course: Category Management - RTL 4320
Certified InContext Solutions ShopperMX Specialist
Course: Category Management - RTL 4320
Dallas Field Trip

Field Study Opportunities

Dallas Corporate Field Trip
Tour corporate offices such as Fossil Group, Signet Inc., JC Penney, and Trunk Club. There are only a few spots left, sign up now!
Where: Dallas, TX
When: March 25-27, 2020
Cost: $350
Contact Mrs. Hlavaty at Valerie.Hlavaty@ttu.edu to sign up.

Student of the Month


Victoria Balderas

Victoria is a Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management student in her senior year. Victoria is the President of the RHIM Association and has accepted a position with Marriot in Dallas, TX.


Britton Simpson

Britton is pursuing a Master's in Hospitality and Retail Management. He works as a Teaching Assistant in the HRM department and is known for his outstanding work ethic. 

Student Accomplishments

The First Texas Tech Retail Students to Attend the Category Management Association Conference

Retail students Hanna Doerbeck and Anna Terrell participated in a Category Management project sponsored by Hershey's, Walgreens, and Frito-Lay. The project sent them to the Category Management Conference to present in front of professionals from all over the nation.
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Internship Opportunities 

Apply for Educational Housing Services and choose from six EHS residences in NYC and relax in comfort with amenities including A/C, free wifi, fitness centers, and networking activities. https://www.studenthousing.org/and/nycinternhousing
Retail Men’s and Women’s Apparel
Contact Michael Malouf at maichael@maloufs.com
Interns and Graphic Designers
Contact Shelbi Sanders at Shelbi.texasheartco@gmail.com
Hospitality Interns
Contact at Deborah Gould at dgould@cartercreek.com
Summer Manager
Contact Katie Joiner at info@liliesbridalboutique.com
Golf Shop Retail Interns
Contact Ulli Nilles at UNILLES@broadmoor.com
Leadership Training Internship
Contact Adriana Lazcano at adriana.lazcano@marriott.com
Corporate Intern
Contact Jenny McLaughlin at jenny.mclaughlin@hilton.com
Internship Program
Contact Bailey Gins at bailey.gins@sgws.com
Get Involved

Student Organizations

RHIM Association

Recycle Mania
Help us recycle! It's a competition with the entire Texas Tech Campus from February 3rd-March 28th.
Pie Bar Fundraiser
Join on February 10th from 12:30 PM-10 PM for cheesecake and mention you are with RHIM Association before check out!
Canned Food Drive
Between March 2nd-6th you can Drop off cans in El Centro or Canyon Room. Our goal is to collect 300 cans!
Arbor Day 
Join Texas Tech on April 24th to help replant the flowers and trees of the campus.
Casino Night
Games, Food, and Fun! April 28th at Skyviews 6 pm.

Texas Tech National Retail Federation

TechNRF Goes to Tech Baseball
Members will join together to indulge in hot dogs, ball caps and supporting the Red Raider baseball team! Get ready to bat with TechNRFSA on March 28th.
Retail Symposium
All members will receive 1 point for attending the Hospitality and Retail Management Symposium on April 7th.
Spring Final Meeting
Marks your calendars for Tech NRFSA's final Spring 2020 meeting held at Skyviews on April 23rd. 

Graduate Retail and Hospitality Management Organization

Meals on Wheels Mardi Gras Event
Members volunteered for the Meals on Wheels Mardi Gras Event on Tuesday, February 25th to give back to their community. 
First Friday Art Trail Social Event
Join GRAHM at the First Friday Art Trail on March 6th at 6:00 PM to indulge in one of Lubbock’s favorite free attractions. 
Don’t forget members must acquire 6 points before graduation to receive the GRAHM Chord.
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