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Cool jobs panel discussion at the Summit Student Program
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In their own words: Top tweets from the Summit Student Program

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As soon as Seattle's strong coffee kicked in, #shoporg14 conversations from the Student Program at the Summit started buzzing yesterday on Twitter and Instagram.

During a panel discussion with young digital professionals about their "cool jobs" in retail, students shared quotable tidbits from REI's Allen Moore, Walmart's Mike Luu, Lilly Pulitzer's Eleni Tavantzis and Amazon's Anne Carrihill.

"Be ferocious with your quest to make an impact" - Allen Moore @REI #shoporg14 @NRFFoundation

— UW Center for Retail (@kcre_uwmadison) September 29, 2014

Success tip: don't be afraid to ask the question "what if?" - Eleni Tavantzis from @LillyPulitzer #shoporg14

— Liz Tanner (@liz_tanner) September 29, 2014

Mike Luu Sr. Mngr of Site Merch Walmart - "80% of customer base research online before purchasing" #shoporg14

— Evan Chisholm (@famco03) September 29, 2014

Advice for #millennials in retail: get out of your chair and go talk to the person. #Amazon #shoporg14

— Marsha Everton (@AIMsights) September 29, 2014

In a second panel discussion moderated by HSNi CEO Mindy Grossman, innovative digital retail leaders shared their best advice with students about getting started and finding success in their future careers. Words of wisdom from Blue Nile's Harvey Kanter, Starbucks' Ben Straley and Gilt's Alexandra Wilkis Wilson included these tweetworthy insights.

Of course, the learning didn't stop after morning panel discussions. In the afternoon, retail executives were on hand for impromptu mentorship conversations. Here's what students learned:

Editor's note: @Retail_Careers, mentioned above, is the former Twitter account for the NRF Foundation. Follow @NRFFoundation for more retail career news, advice and content.