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Champaign, Ill. – 110 top businesses and organizations and more than 2,000 job seekers will attend the 15th annual Winter Business Career Fair at the campus Activities and Recreation Center on Monday, February 2 & Tuesday, February 3, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
The event is designed for ILLINOIS students and alumni from all three campuses interested in business careers with such companies as Archer Daniels Midland, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, State Farm, and many others.
"This is a great opportunity for all ILLINOIS students seeking full-time jobs and internships for a chance to network and exchange information. While most of the companies are recruiting for business positions, the fair is open to all students at the University," said Rebecca Goben, assistant director for recruitment.
Goben also noted that prior to the career fair workshops are available to help students get the most out of their experience. On January 28th at 5:00pm, PricewaterhouseCoopers and cosponsoring student business fraternity Beta Alpha Psi will present "Effective Resume Writing." On January 29th at 6:00pm, the Kellogg Company and their cosponsor, American Marketing Association & Business Media Group, presents "Career Fair Success," a workshop geared to preparing students how to sell their skills successfully at the career fair. In addition to the workshops, business students may sign-up to have a recruiter critique their resume, or select from more than 15 companies who will help them polish their interviewing skills.
The event is planned and managed by Business Career Services of the College of Business, along with the following co-sponsoring student organizations: Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), Business Council, Finance Club, and Minority Business Students Association (MBSA).
For additional information, contact Rebecca Goben or visit www.business.illinois.edu/bcs.
Rebecca Goben, Assistant Director for Recruitment Business Career Services @ The Ernst & Young Center for Career Advancement College of Business at ILLINOIS (217) 333-2840 or Fax: (217) 333-7502
Participating companies as of 1/20/09:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2
AMERICAN MARKETING & PUBLISHING
AMERICAN TRANSPORT GROUP, LLC
BON-TON STORES, INC. (THE)
BRADFORD GROUP, THE
CHICAGO NORTH FINANCIAL GROUP
CHICAGO TRADING COMPANY (CTC)
CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP, LLC
COVIDIEN - IMAGING & PHARMACEUTICAL
DRURY INN & SUITES
E & J GALLO WINERY
ERNST & YOUNG LLP
FIFTH THIRD BANK
FIRST MIDWEST BANK
IMC CHICAGO (HOLLAND TRADING HOUSE)
KEMPER CPA GROUP LLP
MASSMUTUAL FINANCIAL GROUP - CHICAGO OFFICE
NAVIGANT CONSULTING INC.
PARK NATIONAL BANK
SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
SIEMENS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES
TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES (TTI)
THRIVENT FINANCIAL FOR LUTHERANS
TRUE PARTNERS CONSULTING
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
UNITED STATES NAVY
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
W.W. GRAINGER, INC.
WALGREEN COMPANY, THE
WOLSELEY NORTH AMERICA
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO.
AMERICAN CHARTERED BANK
ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND
BECKMAN COULTER, INC
BROOKSOURCE/TECHNICAL YOUTH, LLC.
CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, INC.
ELI LILLY AND COMPANY - SALES
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CHICAGO
FIRST STATE BANCORP
FORSYTHE TECHNOLOGY INC.
GRANT THORNTON LLP
ILLINOIS OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL
IMPACT NETWORKING, LLC
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
JP MORGAN CHASE
KENRICH GROUP LLC (THE)
MASSMUTUAL FINANCIAL GROUP - PEORIA OFFICE
MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES
MCGLADREY & PULLEN, LLP
MEDIX STAFFING SOLUTIONS
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FINANCIAL NETWORK-MCCLURE
ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION
ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION - POWER TOOLS
SKTY TRADING, LLC
SMART BUSINESS ADVISORY AND CONSULTING, LLC
STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES
TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD
WAL-MART STORES, INC. - CORPORATE
WAL-MART STORES, INC. - OPERATIONS
WELLS FARGO BANK
Lois Meerdink, assistant dean and director of Business Career Services, was interviewed by WICD News at the Career Fair.