Professional> Retail Business Association (RBA)

The Retail Business Association (RBA) helps UCLA Anderson students strengthen their knowledge of the retail industry and the various functions within it, such as marketing, supply chain and operations. The club supports students’ desires to learn more about the retail industry, enter the retail sector, and/or launch their own businesses.

The retail industry is changing more rapidly than ever before. The increasing pressures to adapt and compete in retail is complicated by ever-expanding consumer demands. 

February 22, 2019

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RBA Officers


Joanna Cohen


Varshita Venkatesh

VP of Career and Alumni – Retail

Cara Bonito

VP of Career and Alumni - CPG and E-commerce

Ally Kleinman

VP of Finance/Marketing

Ryan Jaworski

VP of Evolve – Operations

Keely Schneider

VP of Evolve – Conference

Julia Brown

Julia Brown

VP of Evolve – Conference

Logan Van Meter

VP of Admissions

Laura Biersteker

VP of Cross Club Collaboration

Maria Mireles

VP of FEMBA Relations




San Francisco Day on the Job (DOJ) Trek
The RBA travels to San Francisco during DOJ week in the fall to visit companies such Gap, Levi’s, Williams-Sonoma and more. Each visit typically includes a company presentation, office tour and a meet-and-greet with employees.

Evolve Conference
Evolve, an annual retail conference, is put on by the RBA, in partnership with the UCLA Anderson Morrison Center for Marketing Studies and Data Analytics. This daylong conference creates an atmosphere for knowledge sharing and networking among students and professionals in the retail industry.

Los Angeles Days On the Job
Days on the Job (DOJs) give students the opportunity to spend the day at a company and learn firsthand about an organization and its core operations. Visits typically include presentations, an office tour and networking with employees. Last year's DOJ visits included Vans, Reformation, and Guess?.

Winter Career Night
Winter Career Night is a chance for students and recruiters to discuss full-time and internship opportunities within the field of retail. Last year’s participants included Reformation, TOMS, Halston, Target, Ross, Goop, FabFitFun and more!

Dinner for Eight (D48)
The D48 program provides students with an exciting opportunity to meet with professionals in a smaller-group setting, which fosters interactive discussion. Dinner guests’ experience ranges from design to marketing to entrepreneurship.


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