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Gordon Ford College of Business Job Fair

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Job Fair Specifics:

What is the Job Fair?
The Center for Career and Professional Development  with the Gordon Ford College of Business are partnering with organizations to create the 2014 GFCB Job Fair. This event is an opportunity for you (WKU GFCB Students) to interface with employers looking for the best talent WKU has to offer. Employers from businesses, government agencies.

Who is coming? 

Aerotek -  Since 1983 Aerotek has been providing the highest quality technical professionals to a wide range of industries and clients, including 95% of the Fortune 500. Aerotek is a part of Allegis Group, the largest recruiting agency in the United States, and fourth largest recruiting agency in the world. We serve a wide range of technical and industrial staffing markets in the U.S. and Canada.  

Aerotek is currently hiring for our Sales/Recruiter position in our offices in Bowling Green, Louisville, and Nashville! We have 200 offices nationwide. We are seeking high-energy, motivated individuals for recruiter positions leading to sales. In this role, you will support our customers by identifying, placing, and managing candidates in a variety of industries.

ARAMARK - Aramark delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative services in food, facilities management, and uniforms. We provide award-winning services to healthcare institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses in 22 countries around the world.

Recruiting for ARAMARK full time leadership program. The possibilities are for all areas of the ARAMARK corporate.

Bankers Life - Bankers Life has been in business for over 130 years and is a leader in the insurance industry and growing retirement market. We are looking for motivated, career-minded sales professionals who want the ability to control their owen career success. If you are motivated, intelligent, dedicated, and want the opportunity to earn unlimited income, we want to hear from you!

         We are looking to fill three positions, Insurance agent, Financial Advisor, and our Management Trainee Program. We also   
         have a paid summer Internship starting in June 2015!

Buckeye International - Buckeye International, Inc. is the innovative leader in manufacturing cleaning/maintenance products industry with a heritage marked by a history of quality products, profitable operations, and consistent financial strength

         Opportunities include: Sales Management Program / Field Sales Representative This is an entry-level full time business-
         to-business salaried sales position. The Field Sales Representative sells the Buckeye line of environmentally/user friendly
         products to a particular market segment within their territory. These market segments are schools/government, healthcare,
         retail and industrial accounts.

Carpenter Co - Carpenter Co is the world's largest producer of comfort cushioning products, i.e. urethane foam, molded foam, carpet cushion, fiber, air filtration media, bedding and consumer products...just to name a few.

We are always looking for management and marketing candidates.

Enterprise Holdings -  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 – the largest car rental service provider in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet – and its affiliates together offer a total transportation solution.

Management Training Program This is where thousands of successful careers are launched – including our current CEO, Pam Nicholson. Nearly all of our employees start in this program. You will learn our business from the inside out – taking care of customers, developing marketing plans and working with an energetic team of professionals.

Fastenal - We are a nationwide, branch based distributor of indutrial supplies. We have 60 stores in the state of KY and many more in the surrounding states.

        We are looking for career minded, part time sales trainees.

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. Fruit of the Loom, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit fotlinc.com.

Business Analyst, Forecast Analyst, Sourcing Analyst, and Cost Accountant

Franklin Bank & Trust Company - Full Service Bank, including Trust Services

Opportunities available can range from part-time tellers to commercial lenders.

Internal Data Resources, Inc. - IDR needs competitive team players that are driven to make a positive difference & that are serious about making an impact day one!

We are looking for sales professionals, but above all else, we need leaders. Entry Level -We will train an develop you into an Elite Sales Professional, but you must live these traits: / •Fearless, High Activity, Passionate, Fanatical, Coachable and Driven! 

J.B. Hunt Transportation - Since our incorporation in 1961, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. has grown into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico.

Manager Trainee Positions, Carrier Sales Coordinator Positions

J&L Marketing - J&L Marketing is the nation's highest rated Automotive Owner Marketing agency (based on dealership vendor reviews on Driving Sales for the last three years 2011-2013). For more than 23 years, automobile manufacturers, large dealer groups and single point dealers have partnered with J&L Marketing to increase their traffic, market share and bottom line.

We are hiring for Sales positions, Promotion Coordinators, and other Marketing related positions. / Please check out the website to identify the exact openings. / http://www.jandlmarketing.com/careers/careers.asp

Kroger - The Kroger Co. is the largest traditional grocer in the country with 82B in revenue and 328,000 associates. The company operates 2,476 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banners including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, Dillons, QFC and City Market.

Management Trainee

Marine Officer Selection Station - Looking for young men and women to become Leader of Marines. Can offer anywhere from a paid summer leadership internship to a career of a lifetime. We have the best leadership training and experience the Nation has to offer and we want to give it to you. The Marines can give the knowledge and experience you need in order to get the dream job you have been looking for.

Your number one job will be to Lead. But we offer 25 different jobs, including anything from Administration and Logistics to Intelligence and Artillery. As a Marine Officer you can be guaranteed a Career as a Pilot or a Lawyer as well.

Modern Woodmen of America Financial Services Company is looking for Financial Advisor, Managing Partner, and Internship programs.

Northwestern Mutual 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. 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.

Republic Finance ~ Murfreesboro -  Consumer Finance Company is looking for Assistant Managers and Customer Service Representatives

Republic Finance ~ Antioch - Republic Finance is a consumer finance company that provides personal loans and associated products. We have been helping customers meet their financial needs since 1955. Today we are committed to serving over nearly 200,000 customers in over 135 locations across 6 states. We pride ourselves on our reputation for service in the lives of our customers and our communities.

The Assistant Manager is our entry level management role. Here's an opportunity to gain valuable and on-the-job paid management training in all aspects of managing, lending, servicing and collecting! Assistant Managers are involved in a 12 to 18 month training program assisting the Manager with sales, account maintenance, credit and collections, customer service, finance and management functions.

Social Security Administration is a Federal government agency in charge of administering all aspects of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.

Opportunities available for service representative positions. Veterans with 10 point preference, people with disabilities, and bilingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Southeastern Freight Lines - Less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company. Southeastern has over 80 facilities in the Southeast portion of the United States. Opportunities include: Account Managers & Account Development Managers in Kentucky, including Cincinnati OH.

Speedway LLC - Speedway LLC is the fourth largest company owned and operated convenience food store chain in the United States. With a history dates back to the early oil industry in the late 1800's we're committed to enhancing the legacy of our parent company, Marathon Petroleum Company LLC through a simple pledge: to be the best in the business.  

District Manager Trainee (LPP) - position is an entry level position designed for both the career-minded college graduate and the experienced retail professional. This developmental position prepares an individual to oversee 8-11 retail convenience store locations as a District Manager. / Store Manger Trainees / Operations Interns 

SS&C Technologies - SS&C provides the global financial services industry with a broad range of highly specialized software, software enabled-services and software as a service (SaaS) solutions for operational excellence. We deliver mission-critical processing for information management, analysis, trading, accounting, reporting and compliance.

Opportunities include: Fund Accountant, Private Equity Fund Accountants, Investor Service Associate, Software Engineers, Valuation Control Representatives, Financial Reporting Accountants, Quality Assurance Analyst

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. - Tier I automotive manufacturer of electrical distribution systems. The Bowling Green office is our corporate headquarters with approximately 90 associates. Currently there are 1300 associates in the United States.

We have Accounting, Information Systems, Purchasing, Production Control and Human Resources functions located at this facility. We currently have openings in our Information Systems group as well as Accounting and Production Control.

The Medical Institute of Kentucky - The Medical Institute of Kentucky (TMIKY) provides career training for Medical and Dental Assistants in an accelerated and fully credentialed program with 5 campuses throughout the Commonwealth.

         We have immediate openings for Admissions Representatives in Bowling Green and Louisville as of this writing. Successful
         candidates will experience a high energy environment and possess passionate skills to serve and guide others. Competitive
         base salary with monthly bonus levels for achieved team goals. Job is primarily Mondays through Fridays with leads provided.

Tom James - Business to consumer Sales International company 500 million 4 company

Opportunities available in Memphis, Nashville, Louisville, Lexington, St. Louis, New York, Atlanta, Knoxville, Roanoke, and Raleigh.


Volunteer State Bank - Community bank serving Sumner and Robertson Counties through a network of 9 offices. Volunteer State Bank was formed in 1977 and now has roughly $400mm in assets.

The candidates we seek would begin their career as Personal Bankers while we train them on teller responsibilities, opening new accounts and consumer lending. From there, our Bankers can pursue branch management, relationship management (commercial lending) or bank operations. We typically promote from within so our training caters to our philosophy where our employees can perform many tasks.

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 job 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 job 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 job 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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