Western Kentucky University

College to Career Fair

Fall 2014 college to career fair

College to Career Fair Specifics:

What is the College to Career Fair?
The Center for Career and Professional Development  is partnering with local, national and regional organizations to create the 2014 College to Career Fair. This event is an opportunity for you (WKU Students) to interface with employers looking for the best  talent WKU has to offer. 

When & Where:

Wednesday, Oct 22, 11AM - 2PM
Downing Student Union Second Floor


Who is Coming: (So Far)

Brooksource - For over 14 years, Brooksource has established and maintained relationships that are designed to meet our clients IT staffing needs. With our national team of recruiters placed at 16 major hubs around the nation, Brooksource finds the people best-suited for our clients business. Opportunities include: Recruiter / Sales Account Executive

Campbellsville University - Higher Education with 7 online programs: Campbellsville University is a comprehensive, private, Christian University that offers 17 graduate programs including: Sports Management, MBA, Management and Leadership, Special Education, Education, RANK 1, Theology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Teaching English as a Second Language and 6 Music programs.


Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC) - is Southcentral Kentucky’s healthcare leader, providing a full range of medical and non-medical services to individuals and businesses. With four hospitals, numerous healthcare facilities and physician practices, CHC is prepared to meet the ever-changing needs of the community.  Visit our website at www.chc.net

Enterprise Rent A Car - With annual revenues of $16.4 billion and more than 78,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings and its affiliates own and operate almost 1.4 million cars and trucks. Enterprise Holdings â€" the largest car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet â€" and its affiliates together offer a total transportation solution. 
Opportunities include: Management Training Program / This is where thousands of successful careers are launched â€" including our current CEO, Pam Nicholson. Nearly all of our employees start in this program. You will learn our business from the inside out â€" taking care of customers, developing marketing plans and working with an energetic team of professionals.

Fruit of the Loom - Fruit of the Loom, Inc., is a global pioneer, specializing in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a number of iconic family apparel, athletic apparel, and sporting equipment brands including Vanity Fair®, Fruit of the Loom®, Spalding® and Russell Athletic®. Fruit of the Loom, Inc. is driven by market demands, innovation, and a strategy clearly focused on meeting consumers' needs. For open positions please visit www.fotlinc.com/careers. In addition to listed positions, we are always seeking top performing and forward thinking students interested in developing their career through intern and development opportunities.

Houchens Industries - Opportunities Include: Food Retailing Store Manager in training opportunities in Bowling Green market.

Jefferson National Financial - Jefferson National Financial is a growing, dynamic financial services company headquartered in Louisville, KY. We have successfully established ourselves as a differentiated product and service provider to fee-based financial advisors. Our unique investment platform has positioned us as an industry innovator providing low cost solutions to our advisors and the clients they serve.  Opportunities include: The Territory Consultant will be responsible for sales support of Jefferson National's groundbreaking, tax-deferred investment platform. This will involve market research, lead qualification, and relationship-building with financial advisors across your assigned territory. This is an outstanding career opportunity for an energetic individual looking to start a career in finance and investments.

Kirby Building Systems Design and fabricates steel buildings.  Opportunities include: Tekla Detailer/Drafters, Design Engineers, Estimators, Customer Service Representatives

Lowe's Home Improvement  - Opportunities include: Retailer Customer Service Associates on sales floor / Cashiers / Potentially any entry level hourly management positions that may be open at the time.

Macys Logistics and Operations - We are a direct to consumer warehouse, handing the online orders for Macys.com Opportunities include: Various positions available. MHE/Pick/Pack/Beauty/GOH/and more!

Modern Woodmen of America Financial services - Opportunities include: Financial Advisor, Managing Partner

Northwestern Mutual:  Build your career with a company focused on success. Yours. / / At Northwestern Mutual, success is built on our biggest asset: our people. Our internship program has been named one of America’s top ten internships for 18 straight years. Learn more about opportunities to reach your full potential by visiting www.northwesternmutual.com At Northwestern Mutual, we've been helping clients achieve financial security for more than 150 years. Join our team in carrying on the tradition. Here, you'll have access to award-winning training, technology, planning tools and supportive mentors who will help you deliver expert advice to your clients. And, as you build impactful relationships with clients and help them build a plan.

The Webstaurant Store - WEBstaurantStore.com has succeeded in creating and fostering an innovative, easy-to-use website to meet the purchasing needs of food service professionals throughout the United States and Canada. We are one of the largest distributors of restaurant supplies and equipment. Opportunities include: Operations Trainee - management program within our warehouse / Operations Internship - warehouse rotation learning different departments/positions / Customer Solutions Specialist - work first hand with customers in our customer service department / Customer Solutions Intern - get hands on experience in our customer service department

Total Quality Logistics - Company Description: / Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is a fast-paced, energetic sales organization in the transportation industry, and one of the nation’s largest third party logistics firms. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, we work with thousands of companies nationwide to facilitate their truckload freight movements. While our company doesn't own any trucks, our sales professionals arrange for a As a Sales Representative for TQL, you are the Chief Problem Solver, the Head of Quick Decisions, and Entrepreneur for your book of business. You are the one-and-only as far as your customers and carriers are concerned â€" making sure freight is picked up and delivered across North America, 24/7/365. If 

U.S Army Recruiting Center -  Modling and shaping the future of the Army. Office Candiate / Warrrant Officer / Pay tution / Salary / Experience from on the job training. / Special Forces / All Army Sport teams

United Rentals - As North America’s largest equipment rental company, with 870+ stores in the United States and Canada, we serve construction and industrial companies, utilities, municipalities, homeowners, and communities, with the goal of fulfilling customer needs and surpassing expectations. / / We go beyond equipment. We are the world’s largest fleet of problem solvers. Opportunities include: Entry level sales positions with upper level sales and management opportunities.

Victaulic -  Take a look inside many of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, and you will find Victaulic piping systems. Whether it’s joining pipe at the Hoover Dam or the Bird’s Nest National Olympic Stadium in Beijing, Victaulic is there. Our industry-leading fire suppression systems also protect many of the world's greatest treasures. Founded in 1925 and based in Easton, Pennsylvania,  Opportunities include: Sales Trainee Position / Sales Internship

Waddell & Reed -  Founded in 1937, Waddell & Reed is among the most enduring asset management and financial planning firms in the nation, providing proven investment and planning services to individuals and institutional investors. As a financial advisor your work & passion is comprehensive financial planning for businesses,individuals&families.Your role is to create a plan that is tailored to your client's needs,ambitions,risk tolerance&timeframe for investing.We see to it that the client's plan changes as their life does-we help people with their retirement planning,education funding,asset allocation&investment strategies.

Who's looking for what?

Recruiters will be looking for professional, poised students and graduates to fill full- and part-time positions, co-op positions, and internships. The career fair is also a great time to explore and discuss career options with recruiters.

What should I bring?
Bring copies of your current resume to distribute to recruiters. If you need resume help, contact The Center for Career and Professional Development for assistance or contact your Professional Development Specialist when she is on site in your academic building.

How should I dress?
Image isn't everything, but it's a lot. Business professional is best (Business suits, slacks with shirt and tie, pants or skirt outfits, dresses).

Will I get an interview?
Generally, the career fair provides an initial contact with an organization. Formal interviews may be scheduled at a later date.

How do I make the most of a job fair?
Effective preparation and communication are key in ensuring your career fair success. Research the participating companies and schools you are interested in prior to the event. Learn about them, their available positions, and what they are looking for in candidates. If you really want to go beyond the average, prepare a list of questions to ask those specific companies.

What should I do after the job fair?
Follow up by sending a thank you note a day or two later. Recruiters will meet dozens of people, so make sure they don't forget you. This is not only polite but it also lets the representative know you paid attention, are serious about the job, and are the right person.


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