Monday, September 19, 2011

Students to network and explore possibilities on Business Career Day, Oct. 27

More than 100 organizations will arrive on the campus of Western Michigan University on Thursday, Oct. 27 for Business Career Day. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center and is open to all students, alumni and the public.

Hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi and the Career Center, Haworth College of Business, Business Career Day is designed for students to network with employer representatives to discuss internship and professional career opportunities.

Some employers will arrive on Wednesday, Oct. 26 for the Food Marketing Career Night, to deliver informative presentations and network with students at the Fetzer Center. In addition, many employers will be conducting on-campus interviews on Friday, Oct. 28 as well as in the weeks following the event. “Students are encouraged to attend Career Day to meet hundreds of recruiters and WMU alumni representing a variety of diverse organizations and learn about opportunities in accounting, IT, marketing, sales, management, supply chain and finance," says Ade Weir, Business Career Day intern. 

"We are thankful for the commitment employers make to WMU by recruiting our talented students,” says Linda Ickes, director of the Career Center.  “The 2011-12 Career Center premier partners are C.H. Robinson, Coyote Logistics Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Kraft, Meijer, Stryker and Walmart. Additional employers sponsoring the event include American Transport Group, Borg Warner, New York Life and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

Candidates are asked to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes. A list of participating employers is available from The Career Center website at . Students may also use their smart phones to read the QR code from the Business Career Day promotional materials for the most current listing of employers attending the event. Employers may also visit the Career Center website site until Oct. 20 to register to attend the Business Career Day.

Two programs designed to help students prepare to network and interview with employers are scheduled. They are Resume Critique Night on Monday, Oct. 3 and Practice Interview Day on Friday, Oct 7. Students may sign up through Broncojobs or by visiting the Career Center, 3020 Schneider Hall. 

Beginning Oct. 7, students are invited to pick up a “Business Career Day Booklet” from the Career Center at the Haworth College of Business.