For the first time, The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation’s fall job fair will be held in a virtual format.
The job fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 and can be accessed on Handshake, a virtual fair platform. It will provide business students with opportunities to expand their job search and connect with numerous recruiting organizations through video, audio and text chat.
More than 70 employers will be in attendance ready to hire for full-time, part-time and internship roles. These companies will have online “booths” providing information and conduct virtual meetings discussing available positions, advancement capabilities and professional development options.
Some of the companies attending include 3M, Amazon, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Fifth Third Bank, Hilti North America, Marathon, Owens Corning, ProMedica, Quicken Loans and Savage and Associates.
“The Business Career Programs Office is proud to be able to adapt and innovate to meet the needs of the changing educational and hiring landscapes,” said Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, associate dean of the College of Business and Innovation. “We are extremely excited to be able to play a role in enabling our students to continue their career progression despite the challenges that accompany the pandemic.”
Before attending the Virtual Job Fair, students can view all of the companies and the roles they are looking to fill on the Handshake website. The site also provides features that enable students to sort based on job types, employment types, desired school year standings, majors and industries to better tailor their search to fit their personal needs.
Job seekers can pre-schedule one-on-one or group sessions with employers or join an open session on the day of the event.
Group information sessions are available to learn more about the company. The 30-minute group sessions are limited to three sessions per employer and a maximum of 15 people can join each session.
Over the past five years, the College of Business and Innovation has consistently achieved over a 90% job placement rate of its graduates in their chosen field. In addition, business students have an 85% internship participation rate, allowing them to build an impressive resume while still in school.
To learn more about the Job Fair, the companies that will be in attendance or register for the event, visit Handshake’s Virtual Job Fair website.