Approximately 450 University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation students are expected to attend the college’s annual spring job fair Friday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union.
A total of 110 companies — including Marathon, Owens-Illinois Inc., Dana Holding Corp., Coca-Cola Co., ProMedica and Owens Corning — will participate.
“Once again we are excited and happy for our students that so many well-known companies are coming to the UT College of Business and Innovation to find the talent they need,” noted Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, senior associate dean of the college. “This reflects very positively on the quality of both our programs and our students. It also demonstrates the extremely dynamic and mutually beneficial relationship enjoyed by the College of Business and Innovation and recruiters for major national companies.”
She said all UT business students should plan to attend the event.
“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 our freshman students to attend the job fair, engage these company representatives, and begin a relationship 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 UT College of Business and Innovation students participate in internships, and the job placement rate for spring 2015 College of Business and Innovation graduates was a record 88 percent.