More than 80 companies to recruit UT business students at spring job fair

February 7, 2013 | UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

Approximately 400 University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation students will participate in the college’s spring job fair Friday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union.

More than 80 companies — including 3M, Nabisco, Huntington, Sherwin-Williams and Kroger — will participate.

“The fact that so many well-known companies are coming to the UT College of Business and Innovation to find the talent they need reflects very positively on the quality of both our programs and our students,” said Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, senior associate dean of the college. “It also demonstrates the extremely dynamic and mutually beneficial relationship enjoyed by the UT College of Business and Innovation and major national recruiting companies such as Chrysler, Marathon, FedEx and General Motors.

“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. “Furthermore, we strongly encourage freshman students to attend the job fair, engage these company representatives, and get a relationship going with these employers now.

“This semiannual 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 College of Business and Innovation students participate in internships, and the job placement rate for the college graduates is greater than 80 percent even in recent economic times.

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