National and regional companies
and corporations will get a chance to look over the “cream of the crop”
graduate-business students from 12 universities and colleges at the annual
statewide career fail in late February.
The Florida MBA and Graduate Business Consortium is sponsoring the third
annual event and is inviting local, regional, and national companies and
organizations to participate. The fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb.
28, at the Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa in Walt Disney World, Orlando.
The University of Tampa and the University of South Florida are participating
and encourage greater Tampa Bay businesses to attend this event.
In addition to UT and USF, graduate business students from 10 other Florida
colleges and universities will be attending. Each of the participating schools
is accredited by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business, ensuring that graduates possess the most up-to-date
knowledge and skills.
The Career Fair will bring together a diverse population of students,
including an average of 23 percent ethnic minorities and 17 percent
international students, as well as students with a variety of professional
Each year, hundreds of graduate students from around the
state attend the Career Fair, giving companies the opportunity to recruit some
of the state’s best and brightest students,” said Russ Coughenour, Director of
Career Services at The University of Tampa. “It’s a worthwhile venture and a
real win-win for all those involved,” adds Megan Newman, Interim Director of
Employer Relations at the USF College of Business.
Companies that have participated in previous career fairs include AT&T,
Central Intelligence Agency, Coca-Cola, Eli Lilly & Company, Raymond James
Financial Services, Office Depot and many more.
Registration prior to Jan. 31, is $200 per company. The fee for businesses
that register after Jan. 31 is $250. The fee includes two company
representatives at the fair. Additional representatives may attend at a cost of
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