About 400 University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation students will participate in the college’s annual autumn job fair Friday, Oct. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union.
A total of 120 companies — including Medical Mutual of Ohio, the Cleveland Indians, Quicken Loans, Owens-Corning, Owens-Illinois, Dana Corp., ProMedica and 3M — will participate.
“Once again we are excited and happy 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,” said Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, the college’s senior associate dean. “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 college and recruiters for major national companies such as Marathon, Goodyear, Enterprise, Coca-Cola, 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, Gordon-Moore said, adding that freshman students also are encouraged to attend the job fair to engage these company representatives and begin a relationship with these employers.
“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 College of Business and Innovation students participated in internships, and the job placement rate for spring 2015 graduates was a record 88 percent.