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Kent State University's College of Business Administration Hosts Top Student Scholar Showcase
By: Kent State College of Business Administration
The showcase brought together 110 undergraduate and graduate business students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, offered organizations an opportunity to network with top students and created an interview schedule for the day. More than companies including Goodyear, Fifth Third Bank, FedEx, Charles Schwab and Northwestern were in attendance at the event.
"Recruiting events such as the VanBenthuysen Top Student Scholar Showcase create opportunities for students to connect with employers for internship and jobs," said Erin Nunn, director of the College of Business Administration's Career Services Office. "These face-to-face networking opportunities are critical for students to have a successful, multifaceted job search approach."
To participate, students were required to complete a three-step process to prepare for the showcase: a resume review, mock interview and a professional development workshop. These requirements prepared students for a successful showcase enabling them to network effectively with corporate recruiters. Out of the 154 students who completed the requirements, over 700 applications were submitted and 269 interview spots were pre-selected and scheduled for the day for 110 students.
"What makes the showcase unique is that students are also applying and interviewing for open positions," said Nunn. "Many students receive second round interviews after attending the showcase. For employers, it offers the opportunity to meet with our top students."
The College's dedicated on-site Career Services Office is comprised of two staff teams who coordinate the showcase; the Career Advising Team who works to provide successful internships and career searches through customized career advising and career development workshops and the Employer Relations Team which partners with corporations for recruitment and hiring by connecting them with talented business students.
For more information about the College of Business Administration's Career Services Office, visit http://www.kent.edu/
Kent State University's College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and one of the largest colleges of business in Ohio. The College has more than 4,300 students representing 50 countries with over 85 full-time faculty from 16 countries.
The college grants undergraduate through graduate degrees, and is one of only three public business colleges in Ohio with a comprehensive Ph.D. program. The MBA program is offered in an accelerated format. The Executive MBA program offers two tracks: one targeting corporate professionals and the other healthcare executives. The M.S. in Accounting and M.A. in Economics are specialized master's degrees for those seeking advanced study in these disciplines. The College also offers a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics (MSBA) that spans all industries and organizations. The college boasts 10 undergraduate majors, 12 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program.
The college is listed as a Best Business School by Princeton Review, ranked as a Best Business College by U.S. News and World Report, one of only 23 accounting programs worldwide to beendorsed by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)
The college boasts an onsite Career Services Center and International Programs Office dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.
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