Approximately 100 major companies will be seeking talent at The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation annual winter job fair Friday, Feb. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.
Local and national companies scheduled to participate include Buckeye CableSystem, Chrysler, First Solar Inc., HCR ManorCare, Libbey Glass, Marathon Petroleum Corp., Owens Corning and Therma-Tru Doors.
“The tremendous participation of so many well-known businesses at our semiannual job fair reflects very positively on the quality of both our programs and our students,” said Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, senior associate dean of the UT College of Business and Innovation. “It also demonstrates the extremely dynamic and mutually beneficial relationship enjoyed by our college and major national recruiting companies such as Coca-Cola, JP Morgan Chase Bank and the Finish Line.”
“Employers are looking for undergraduate students to participate in business internships and their leadership development programs, as well as for seniors and graduates seeking full-time employment,” she added. “We also strongly encourage all our students, including freshmen, to attend the job fair, engage these company representatives now, and begin a relationship with these employers.
“This job fair is part of what we do to prepare our students for their futures,” Gordon-Moore explained, adding that the college’s Business Career Programs Office works year-round to assist students in acquiring internships and jobs upon graduation. “We strive to provide the necessary resources so our students can conduct their own tailored job searches.”
More than 85 percent of UT College of Business and Innovation students participate in internships, and the job placement rate for these business graduates is greater than 80 percent, even in recent economic times.