Thursday, December 9, 2010 myBiz Blog
Abercrombie & Fitch on Campus TODAY! by Kelly Cuene

Abercrombie & Fitch recruiters are going to be on campus this afternoon and evening (12/9) and Friday morning (12/10).  They will present at the UW-Madison Student Retailers Organization at 7pm at the Lucky Building. All are welcome to attend. 

A&F is planning expansion in Europe and China and they are interested in meeting with domestic students interested in international opportunities as well as international students studying here at UW-Madison.  If you are interested and want to speak with their recruiters please attend the presentation at 7pm at the Lucky and/or contact Louise F. Root-Robbins, in the International Studies division, at rootrobbins@international.wisc.edu to set up an appointment to meet with the recruiters either Thursday between 4-6pm or on Friday morning. For more information about A&F career opportunities go to: https://abercrombie.taleo.net/careersection

 Here is an example of one of their offerings:

Manager in Training Program The Manager in Training (MIT) Program is a blended-learning, ten week program focused on immersing a manager in all aspects involved in managing a multi-million dollar business for Abercrombie & Fitch.  Training takes place in  domestic and international store locations.  Each week the program focuses on a different aspect of running the business.  The Program trains the MIT on the necessary principles of management; including creating the best in-store experience, recruiting, diversity, human resources, store operations, stockroom systems, and visual merchandising.  The Program is structured and provides the MIT with daily and weekly feedback from the Store Manager and District Manager.  The MIT completes daily readings and exercises, experiences and learns through on the job training, and completes weekly assessments.  The MIT must successfully complete the training program to be moved into an Assistant Manager role.  

Successful completion of this program is the first step for leadership.  At Abercrombie & Fitch, we strongly advocate a philosophy of promotion from within.  All of our District Managers, Regional Managers, Directors – even the Senior Vice President of Stores – have gone through the MIT Program.  With the growth of the company domestically and internationally, career opportunities for an MIT have never been better.