Nearly 100 employers — including major national companies such as Coca-Cola, Reynolds and Reynolds, Quicken Loans, Dana Holding Corp., Owens-Illinois Inc., and Owens-Corning — are coming to The University of Toledo to participate in the College of Business and Innovation fall job fair Friday, Sept. 29.
“One of the four key components of the College of Business and Innovation brand is transform, and that is exactly what happens at each of our two yearly job fairs,” said Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, senior associate dean of the college. “Seniors are already securing job offers, underclassmen are polishing their job skills by acquiring internships, and freshmen are encouraged to participate to immediately begin developing their valuable connections and job-seeking skills.”Approximately 500 UT College of Business and Innovation students will participate in the annual autumn job fair from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Thompson Student Union.
Among the companies recruiting COBI students will be the Cleveland Indians, 3M, Chick-fil-A, Dish Network, Eaton Corp., Fifth Third Bank, Hilti, Marathon Petroleum, Therma-Tru Doors, UPS and the U.S. Department of Defense.
“We are always excited for our students that so many well-known companies come to us to find the talent they need,” Gordon-Moore said. “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.
“This semiannual job fair is a very important part of what we do to prepare our students for their futures,” Gordon-Moore explained, adding 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.”
The job placement rate for spring College of Business and Innovation graduates has been at least 93 percent for several years.