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100 companies to recruit UT business students at spring job fair

Approximately 500 University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation students will participate in the college’s spring job fair Friday, Feb. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Thompson Student Union.

Among the 100 companies recruiting business students on campus will be Dana Inc., Campbell Soup Co., The Coca-Cola Co., HCR ManorCare, Intuit Inc., Owens-Illinois Inc., Wright Patterson Air Force Base and ProMedica.

Some 500 UT College of Business and Innovation students are expected to attend the spring job fair.

“We are always excited and pleased 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,” noted Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, senior associate dean of the college. “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.”

Employers are looking for undergraduate students to participate in business internships and leadership development programs, as well as for seniors and graduates seeking full-time employment.

“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 semi-annual job fair is part of what we do to prepare our students for their futures,” she 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.”

More than 85 percent of UT College of Business and Innovation students participate in internships, and the job placement rate for spring business graduates was a record 93 percent for each of the last three years.