While U.S. presidential candidates regularly speak future job growth, the current job outlook for students in The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation is bright, as evidenced by 120 companies coming on campus to participate in the college’s fall job fair Friday, Sept. 30.
Approximately 500 UT business students will participate in the college’s annual autumn job fair from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union.Companies including the Cleveland Browns, Coca-Cola, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Dana Holding Corp., Owens-Illinois Inc., and Ernst & Young will participate.
“The issue of jobs is at the top of the minds of many Americans during this election year,” Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, senior associate dean of the College of Business and Innovation, said. “That only reminds us of how excited and happy we are 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. 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 La-Z-Boy, the Detroit Pistons, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Quicken Loans and Thyssenkrupp Materials.”
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 noted.
“We strongly encourage our freshman students to attend the job fair, engage these company representatives, and begin a relationship with these employers now,” Gordon-Moore said.
“This semiannual job fair is part of what we do to prepare our students for their futures,” she 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 business graduates was a record 93 percent.