2007 Winter Business Career Fair: Double-digit Growth

The College’s Business Career Fair truly stands out in its class.

The 2007 Winter Business Career Fair, held January 30-31, brought together a record number of companies, students and alumni for a chance to network and to exchange information.

The number of participating companies, 160 total, increased over last year’s winter fair by 20 percent. They represented a wide variety of industries, from accounting firms, to banks and investment institutions, major retailers, pharmaceutical and software companies, just to name a few. There were more students participating this year (about 2,600) as well.

“While business career fairs in other regions and university campuses are typically having trouble getting students and companies to attend, University of Illinois is just the opposite,” said Lois Meerdink, assistant dean, Business Career Services.

“This speaks well to the enthusiasm and ‘go-getter’ attitude that our business students have,” she said. “Also, it’s a bonus that so many alums like to come back as recruiters at the fair.”

In a follow-up survey disseminated to recruiters, many remarked on the students’ solid professionalism and preparation