Record number of companies to recruit UT business students at fall job fair

September 25, 2014 | Events, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

Approximately 400 students in The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation will participate in the annual autumn job fair Friday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.

A record 133 companies — including Coca-Cola, the Cleveland Indians, Quicken Loans, Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois and 3M — will participate.

“We are truly excited and pleased for our students by the fact that so many well-known companies are coming to the UT College of Business and Innovation to find the talent they need,” said 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 our college and recruiters for major national companies such as Marathon, Chrysler, Goodyear, Enterprise, and Ernst & Young.

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

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