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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 3rd Floor


Who is Coming: (So Far)

Aramark - Aramark delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people's lives through innovative food, facility, and uniform services. United by a passion to serve, our more than 250,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people around the world. ARAMARK is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Opportunities include: As an Accelerate to Leadership Program participant, you will be directly responsible for: • Management of the day to day operations of a client account in either food, facilities, sales or a functional area within Aramark • Leadership/supervisory responsibility of a team of supervisors and/or hourly associates • Oversight of safety and sanitation as well as client/customer satisfaction • Adherence

Baumann Paper Company - Baumann Paper Company is the premier supplier of foodservice supplies, janitorial supplies, and packaging to businesses throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We are a woman-owned, family-owned business that takes great pride in delivering exceptional customer service and programs to our customers. We are growing our business and are looking for exceptional individuals to join us. Opportunities include: Sales Representatives: Work with great businesses throughout Kentucky to assist them in developing cleaning programs and product selection to help their business thrive. Sales Internships: Full time or part time paid internship to learn about the sales industry and the rewarding process of helping our customers succeed in their business.

Bridgestone - With over 43,000 employees, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., eclipses its nearest competitor in the industry. And this means BIG opportunities for people who want to develop their career at the world’s largest tire and rubber organization. Just how big are the opportunities available? It's up to you. Most of our senior teammates have grown their careers through internal promotional opportunities. Opportunities include: The Bridgestone Leadership Development Internship Program provides you exposure to our core business unit, Retail Operations. Our ten week internship is paid and will begin in June of 2015. You will have the opportunity to learn operations management, marketing, financial analysis, product knowledge, leadership development and our overall business strategy.

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

Courier Printing - Courier Printing Company began as an addition to a small newspaper printer near Nashville, Tennessee in the late 1920s. In the 1950s, the business moved away from newspaper printing and entirely into commercial printing. Over the last 40 years, Courier Printing has evolved into an industry leader in technology and customer service. Opportunities Include: Our Leadership Development Program is described more in depth here:

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.

FedEx Ground - FedEx Ground is a leading North American provider of ground small-package delivery services, providing service to the U.S. and Canada. FedEx Home Delivery, the industry's first ground service dedicated to residential delivery, is available from FedEx Ground and is backed by a money-back guarantee. Opportunities include: Entry level position as a Package Handler available. Being that FedEx promotes from within, other internal career fields include administrative work, management, finance, and other career fields related to logistics.

Fiserv - Fiserv, Inc. is a leading global provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry, providing integrated technology and services that create value and results for our clients. Fiserv drives innovations that transform experiences for more than 14,500 clients worldwide, including banks, credit unions and thrifts, billers, mortgage lenders and etc. Opportunities include: Title: Software Developer/Tester Intern Job Description: • Enhance/update existing bill payments distribution applications (Java or .net). • Work with senior developers to resolve application defects and issues. • Support bill payments distribution applications in production environments. • Develop and execute both manual and automated test plans and scripts.

Forever Communications - Forever Communications operates radio stations WLYE-FM, WUHU-FM, WBGN-AM and WBVR-FM in the Bowling Green area. Opportunities include: sales positions, internships

Freed-Hardeman University - Opportunities include: graduate programs in education, clinical mental health counseling, business, and theology.

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 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.

Galmont Consulting, LLC - Galmont Rural Onshoring (GRO) - Galmont Rural Onshoring (GRO), located in Lexington, KY offers expertise in Business Analysis, Software Quality Assurance/Testing and Java Development. Opportunities include: Opportunities in Software Quality Assurance/Testing, Business Analyst and Java Development.

General Motors - Automotive manufacturing. Opportunities include: Internships.

Henderson Police Department - The Henderson Police Department is a municipal law enforcement agency in Western Kentucky that serves a population of over 28,000. It is staffed by 61 full time law enforcement officers and is very progressive. Opportunities include: Law Enforcement Officer & Emergency 911 Dispatchers

Hitachi Automative Systems Americas, Inc. - Throughout its' history, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. has been synonymous with safety, quality, growth, and continuous improvement. Adhering to these core values has enabled us to succeed as a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive market. Opportunities Include: Mechanical, Electrical, and Industrial Engineering.

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.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance - Kentucky Farm Bureau is one of Kentucky's largest property and casualty insurance companies. For more then half a century, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance has met the needs of its members, remembering at all times that it succeeded because of a commitment to excellence and to the people it serves and employs. When you choose to apply for a position on the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies. Opportunities include: We hire all majors. At Kentucky Farm Bureau we have all the departments that one would need in order to support what we do as a great company. For example, we are currently hiring in our IT , Customer Service, and Claims area. We are also looking for Agents throughout the State of Kentucky.

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

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. Opportunities include: Management Trainee

LG&E, KU - LG&E and KU Energy, based in Louisville, Ky., is a diversified energy services company. Operating in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee as one of the U.S.'s lowest-cost energy providers & an industry innovator, our mission is to provide exceptional value and service to our customers. LG&E and KU have a generation capacity of 8300 MW and serve 943000 electricity & 318000 natural gas customers. Opportunities include: Engineering co-ops, various locations throughout the Kentucky. Seeking Electrical, Chemical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering majors.

Lipscomb University, Graduate School of Business - Opportunities include: MBA, PMBA, MAcc, MHR, MM

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 Opportunities include: Various positions available. MHE/Pick/Pack/Beauty/GOH/and more!

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. Opportunities include: 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 - 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 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.

Recruiting Management Services - The Recruiting Management Services Division is responsible for posting vacancies in the preferred service and collecting and reviewing all applications for such vacancies in order for state government agencies to have the most qualified candidates to fill positions. Most jobs with the state are covered by the preferred service, in which there are approximately 1,300

Servpro Industries Inc. - At Servpro Industries, Inc., it is our vision to be a premier cleaning and restoration company in the world. So when disaster strikes, homeowners, businesses and insurance providers will rely on us to respond with unparalleled service excellence. As a nation's leading fire and water cleanup and restoration company we have more than 1,600 franchises nationwide. We are interested in talking to all majors but most of our needs are in Information Technology especially Computer Science/Engineering majors.

Tennessee Tech University, Graduate Studies - WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE OF GRADUATE STUDIES At Tennessee Tech, your path to advancement continues with a graduate degree from a quality university that is nationally ranked. Tennessee Tech offers graduate degrees from the master's to the doctoral level, including a specialist in education degree.

The Webstaurant Store - 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

Thomas & Betts Corp., A Division of the ABB Group - We are a quality manufacturer of plastic electrical outlets, fittings, switchboxes and ties providing to both the residential and commercial areas. Opportunities include: We are currently seeking Engineering Interns and Engineers (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial) for our manufacturing facility located in Portland, TN. We are also always seeking top performing and forward thinking students who may be interested in developing a career with our organization.

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.

UBS - UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Together with a client-focused Investment Bank and a strong, well-diversified Global Asset Management business, UBS will expand its premier wealth management franchise and drive further growth across the Group. Opportunities include: The UBS Nashville Business Solutions Center (BSC) opened in June 2014 and represents a critical element in successfully executing UBS’s global hub strategy. Nashville's central location in the US enhances our business continuity efforts, while retaining valuable proximity to our business in terms of language, time-zone and regulatory requirements.

UnitedHealth Group - UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow. Already Fortune 14, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good. Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance. Opportunities include: Fulltime: Business Analyst, Project/Product Analyst, Systems Analyst, Application Developer, Software Engineer, Interns: Business Analyst Intern, Project/Product Analyst Intern, Systems Analyst Intern, Application Developer Intern, Software Engineer Intern

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.

University of Louisville MBA Programs - University of Louisville Full-Time MBA Our Full-Time program is an innovative accelerated 13 month MBA that creates exceptional career advancement by combining our proven curriculum with significant paid internship opportunities. It provides students valuable professional experience and elevates their coursework to a higher level. Opportunities include: Full-Time MBA with a paid internship! GET PAID TO EARN YOUR MBA.

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

U.S. NAVY Officer Programs - The US Navy is seeking College students to become Pilots, Nuclear Engineers, Instructors, Dentist, Nurses, Logistic Officers more. Stop by and see us at the fair to get more information. Opportunities include: Pilot, Flight Officer, Logistic, Intel, Engineering, PA, DMD, MD

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 & time frame 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.

Walgreens - Opportunities include: Assistant Store Manager Trainee Community Management Internship

YMCA Camp Piomingo - For more than 75 years Camp Piomingo has provided inspiring, engaging and educational co-ed camp programs for children ages 6-16 — all supervised by experienced and caring staff members. Piomingo's 120-acre campus has been home to countless friendships, life lessons and summertime memories for generations of campers, earning Piomingo a reputation as one of the premier overnight camps in the region. Opportunities include: Cabin Life Counselor - Spend a summer living in a cabin with campers and enjoying all camp activities. All staff will receive training on all program areas as well as receive a certification for high ropes, or life guarding. Aqautics Director - Oversee Pool and beachfront Ropes Director - Oversee high ropes and rock wall Media Director - Oversee social media and camp photos

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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