Approximately 400 UT College of Business and Innovation students will participate in the college’s annual autumn job fair Friday, Sept. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union.
More than 100 companies — including the Cleveland Indians, Owens-Illinois Inc., Owens Corning, 3M, Ernst & Young, 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 our college and major national recruiting companies such as Marathon, FedEx, Lowe’s and HCR Manor Care.”
She added, “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. Furthermore, we strongly encourage our freshmen 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 College of Business and Innovation students participate in internships, and the job placement rate for UT business graduates is greater than 80 percent, even in recent economic times.