CONTACT: GEORGE McCRORY
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
More than 200 employers scheduled at UI Careers Day Sept. 24
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Representatives from more than 200 companies and
organizations, the largest number of employers to attend the event in its
22-year history, will be on campus to meet with students at the University
of Iowa's annual Careers Day Thursday, Sept. 24.
Careers Day will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Main
Lounge and Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU). The
event is free and open to the public.
Careers Day, sponsored by the Business and Liberal Arts Placement Center,
Career Development Services, and Engineering Career Services, and MBA Career
Services, is designed to provide information and potential job contacts
for students in all majors and at all levels of their educational careers.
"We always try to emphasize that it's never too early to begin
thinking about career possibilities," said Deanna Hurst, director
of the Business and Liberal Arts Placement Office. "Careers Day has
something for every student, whether you are a freshman looking for internships
or a senior looking for your first job."
Hurst said the increased number of companies at Careers Day, particularly
in the technology and engineering areas, led to its expansion to the Second
Floor Ballroom. She added that students from outside technology and engineering
should visit with these companies, as they may be able to refer students
to company contacts in the areas of sales, marketing, and public relations.
In addition to representatives from companies in the fields of finance,
manufacturing, engineering, and technology, there will be representatives
from non-profit agencies and organizations. Some companies, such as Kimberly
-Clark and Enterprise Rent-A-Car also have possible international assignments
once a student is hired by the company.
Careers Day is the key event in the UI's annual "Careers Week."
The week's events are also sponsored by the Study Abroad program and International
For more information, contact Hurst at (319) 335-1023.For a list of
Careers Day employer participants, see the Business and Liberal Arts Placement
Center's web page at: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/placemnt/libarts/student/carfair/co-list.html.
Careers Week events include:
*Business and Liberal Arts Tips for Careers Day Success
Monday, Sept. 21 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 24 Phillips Hall
Tuesday, Sept. 22 - 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., 24 Phillips Hall
*An Engineer's Guide to Careers Day, Monday, Sept. 21 9
a.m. to 10 a.m. Ohio Room, IMU
*Study Abroad Fair, Tuesday, Sept. 22 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., IMU
*Careers Around the Globe, Wednesday, Sept. 23 - 1:30 p.m. to
5 p.m., IMU
Keynote Address - 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Illinois Room
Workshop sessions - 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. including non-profit organizations,
global health, foreign service, international business, immigration, and
working in the U.S.
Workshop Sessions 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. including: teaching abroad,
internships and short-term work abroad, engineering, international law,
international entrepreneur and working in the U.S. panel discussion for
*Pre-Careers Day Events
International Reception - Wednesday, Sept. 23 - 7 to 8:30 p.m., International
Minority Reception - Wednesday, Sept. 23 - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rm.302-Commons,
Meet the Accounting Firms, Wed., Sept. 23 - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sun Porch,