Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Record 133 companies recruited UT business students at fall job fair

Approximately 400 students in The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation (COBI) participated in the college’s annual autumn job fair on Friday, September 26. A record 133 companies - - including Coca-Cola, the Cleveland Indians, Quicken Loans, Owens-Corning, O-I and 3M - - participated.

“We are truly excited and pleased for our students by the fact that so many well-known companies came to UT COBI to find the talent they need," noted Terribeth Gordon-Moore, COBI 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 COBI and recruiters for major national companies such as Marathon, Chrysler, Goodyear, Enterprise 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,” she added. “Furthermore, we strongly encouraged our freshmen students to attend the job fair, engage these company representatives and begin a relationship with these employers now.”

“This semi-annual 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.

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