PULLMAN, Wash. — Nearly 40 companies from across the nation will send representatives to talk with job-seekers and students at the Seventh Annual Business Career Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Compton Union Building Ballroom on the Washington State University campus.
The public fair was organized for students in all disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is sponsored by the MBA Student Association, a graduate student club within the WSU College of Business and Economics.
Companies such as Andersen Consulting, IBM, PACCAR, John Hancock Financial Services, Mervyn’s, US Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Micron, Cabletron, and Airborne Express are just a few of the diverse representatives slated to be at the event. Others are The Boeing Corporation, Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, PEMCO Financial Services, National Bank of Alaska, and Software Spectrum.
“This is expected to be the largest fair on the Palouse dedicated to business careers,” says Amy Ehrstine, MBA club member in charge of event promotions. “For a full and updated listing of companies, you can check the MBA club website at . It’s updated every day so interested students and job-seekers can see the broad spectrum of companies coming to campus to meet with us.”
This year’s Career Fair is expected to be larger than last year’s record-breaking event when more than 1,000 students — many dressed in suits and armed with resumes — visited with representatives from some 40 companies at their corporate booths.
“It proved to be a wonderful opportunity to explore career options without the situational stress of an interview,” comments Val Miskin, head of the graduate programs within the WSU College of Business and Economics. “Students can ask questions about industry opportunities, potential career paths, or geographic mobility. And, they can get an idea from the representatives about how well they are focusing in their major to prepare them for a career.” This year, as last, several companies will conduct interviews with students through the WSU Career Services Office in the days following the fair.
Helping the MBA students with arrangements this year is the college’s new internship and placement officer, Kevin Bennett. “The Business Career Fair is a great way for companies throughout the nation to meet our students. And, it’s a great leadership experience for our students to create this event and help other students discover career opportunities within the comfortable and supportive environment of WSU,” Bennett says.
For more information about the Business Career Fair, contact MBA club president Chris Bernardi at 509/335-7617.
The MBA Student Association is one of several student clubs within the business college. The college has 2,000 certified undergraduate majors in its 15 options, and more than 300 students in its graduate programs.