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Student Stories

Catherine Ding

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“The Baker Retailing center was one of the reasons that initially drew me to Penn.”

I am a senior in Wharton concentrating in OID and Retailing. I am currently the VP of External Communications for Wharton Retail Club, where I liaise with Baker regarding upcoming events that the center is hosting to communicate to our club members. Additionally, I am co-CEO of Penn Fashion Week this year, and have been working with Susan and Keith to plan the weeklong series of events taking place in the spring. The Baker Retailing Center has proven to be an amazing resource throughout my time at Penn, providing both exposure to different areas of the retail industry as well as academic and career support. The Center gives students so many opportunities to connect with retail companies and industry leaders, and has really helped expand my knowledge and understanding of retail and shape my interests for the future. I interned at Bloomingdale’s as an Omni Buying Intern this past summer and will be returning full-time after graduation.