More than 100 major companies sought the talent their businesses need at The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation (COBI) annual winter job fair on February 7 in the UT Student Union. Among the nationally recognized companies which participated were Coca Cola, Best Buy, Chrysler, DHL, Marathon, HCR ManorCare, Westfield Group and Kroger.
More than 475 COBI students
attended the event.
“The tremendous participation of so
many well-known businesses at our semi-annual COBI job fair reflects very
positively on the quality of both our programs and our students,” noted
Terribeth Gordon-Moore, COBI Senior Associate Dean. “It also demonstrates the
extremely dynamic and mutually beneficial relationship enjoyed by COBI 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 freshmen
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, 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% of COBI students
participate in internships, and the job placement rate for COBI graduates is
greater than 80%, even in recent economic times.