Companies to recruit UT business students at winter job fair

February 6, 2014 | Events, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

More than 100 major companies will seek the talent their businesses need at The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation annual winter job fair Friday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union.

Among the nationally recognized companies scheduled to participate are Coca-Cola, Best Buy, Chrysler, DHL, Marathon, HCR ManorCare, Westfield Group and Kroger.

“The tremendous participation of so many well-known businesses at our semiannual College of Business and Innovation job fair reflects very positively on the quality of both our programs and our students,” noted Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, senior associate dean of the college. “It also demonstrates the extremely dynamic and mutually beneficial relationship enjoyed by the college and major national recruiting companies such as Enterprise, Healthcare REIT, Huntington and Cooper Tire & Rubber.

“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 added. “We also strongly encourage our freshman students to attend the job fair, engage these company representatives now, and begin a relationship with these employers.”

“This job fair is part of what we do to prepare our students for their futures,”

Gordon-Moore explained the job fair is part of how the college prepares students for their futures, adding that the Business Career Programs Office works year-round to assist them in acquiring internships and jobs upon graduation.

“We strive to provide the necessary resources so our students can conduct their own tailored job searches,” she said.

More than 85 percent of College of Business and Innovation students participate in internships, and the job placement rate for business graduates is greater than 80 percent even in recent economic times.

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