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A great way to gain experience while making valuable work connections is through an internship or part-time job in the loss prevention department of a retail store. Contact stores directly to find out about employment opportunities. You can also search job listings on Web sites such as Glassdoor, Indeed, LinkedIn, Monster, and SimplyHired, to name only a few. Search for upcoming industry-related events and find other useful resources professional associations' Web sites, such as the Loss Prevention Industry Professionals Association, http://www.lpipagroup.com, and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants, https://iapsc.org/events. Conduct an informational interview with a retail loss prevention specialist to learn how they got started in this profession and what kind of education and training is required. Ask your school's career services office for help with setting up the interview and prepare your list of questions in advance.

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