Western Kentucky University

College to Career Fair

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, March 19, 11AM - 2PM
Downing Student Union Second Floor

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.


Employers & Organizations

Become a U.S. Army Officer on Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserves.

Campbellsville University 
Graduate programs


Commonwealth Health Corporation/The Medical Center 

Crop IMS 
Accountant / Field Consulting (Agronomy) / Technology Specialist / Precision Data Specialist / Summer Intern

Dollar General Corporation    
We have a variety of positions available in all areas of our business, including corporate careers in Merchandising, Human Resources, and Supply Chain.

General Products Corporation    
Manufacturing Engineer / Responsibilities include: Complete product line ownership including, but not limited to, troubleshooting machine maintenance issues, machine cutting processes, tooling, scrap reduction, cycle time, material flow, productivity and efficiency. Continuous focus on improving manufacturing processes and reducing all forms of waste through the entire process. /

Gray Television Group Inc, dba WBKO, WKYT, WYMT    
Broadcast and website reporters, anchors, news producers, production assistants, production directors, videographers, broadcast and website sales positions.

Hensley & Throneberry CPAs    
Being a fast growing local CPA firm, we are looking for strong candidates to hire for our team.  Staff accounting positions are entry level.  You will work in many areas such as:  individual and business taxes, accounting and bookkeeping, and payroll. Client relations and customer service is a must.

Houchens Food Group  
Houchens Food Group has many opportunities in department management and store management.

Software Engineers

Insight Global    
Entry-Level Recruiter Position  /  Source, interview and place technical consultant and contractor candidates with clients  / Account Manager Position  /  Develop new business relationships and actively maintain network of clients from Fortune 1000 companies /  Entertain clients over lunch, dinner, sporting events, games, concerts, etc.  /

Kentucky State University    
Graduate Assistantship

Permanent part time sales floor associates to work in all areas of the store.  / Permanent part time cashier positions.  /  / Seasonal sales floor and cashier positions.  / Seasonal stocking positions, both day and overnight opportunities.   /  /

Marine Corps Officer Programs 
There are 25 "ground" careers available from Logistics, Communications, Human Resources, Public Affairs / Media Relations, Marketing and Advertising (as well as many others).   / Guaranteed Aviation as well as Guaranteed Law / Most importantly, students will gain invaluable leadership skills that will set them apart from their peers upon graduation through a proven Leadership Development Program

Marine Corps Officer Selection Office    
We offer paid summer leadership internships that look amazing on your resume, all the way to a career of your dreams offering over 25 different career fields.  We will provide you some of the best leadership experience that you can obtain anywhere, therefore setting you way above all of your peers.

Marketing Services Group, Inc.    
Entry level sales and administrative positions.

Modern Woodmen    
Financial Representative

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

Salem Radio WFIA AM/FM, 970 WGTK    
ADVERTISING CONSULTANT (WFIA AM/FM, WGTK Louisville, Kentucky) /  / Job Responsibilities:  /Advertising sales /  Prospect for new advertising clients /  Create and present sales proposals and client promotions / Develop and maintain excellent client relationships / Create, coordinate and schedule client commercials /  Develop commercial campaign strategies for clients

South Central Bank    
Tellers / Loan Processors / Loan Officers / Mortgage Processors....Much More.

Stage Stores    
Store Manager Trainee

Textbook Brokers    
We are currently interested in hiring candidates for a textbook buyer position.  If hired for this position, candidates would: /  /  - Buy college textbooks from individuals as well as businesses. /  - Identify possible sales leads through clients to build the business. /  - Follow up with prospects. /

The AroundCampus Group    
Summer Paid Sales & Marketing Internship / Work Full Time, Monday-Friday, May-August / Nationally Recognized, week long, expenses-paid Training Program @ UNC - Chapel Hill / Requirements: Vehicle, Open Summer, Housing in City of your Choice / Locations include: Bowling Green, Lexington, Richmond, Highland Heights, KY; Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Memphis, Martin, TN / All Majors Welcome

The WEBstaurant Store    
Operations Trainee  / Operations Internship / Customer Solutions Specialist / Customer Solutions Internship

Tires Plus    
The Bridgestone Leadership Development Internship Program allows you exposure to our core business unit, Retail Operations.  Through the ten week program you will have the opportunity to learn operations management, marketing, financial analysis, product knowledge, leadership development and our overall business strategy.  /  / The internship program will be a combination of group training and individ

Full-time and part-time sales opportunites as an insurance sales agent.  Full benefit package along with base pay as well as commission salary. /  / We also offer a Sales Leadership Program for college students!

Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors    
As a Waddell & Reed financial advisor, your work and passion is comprehensive financial planning for businesses, individuals and families.  A financial advisor works very closely with their clients to create a plan that is focused on their goals and dreams; built through a shared purpose; and supported by sound investment and insurance products. /

Walmart, Inc.    
Paid Summer Internship

WKU Graduate School    
Over 80 academic programs (certificates, masters, and doctoral) are available.

YMCA Camp Piomingo    
Camp Counselors - Residental Overnight / Camp Counselors - Day Camp /


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