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Release: Sept. 14, 1999

More than 200 employers represented at UI Careers Day Sept. 23

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Representatives from more than 200 companies and organizations will be on campus Thursday, Sept. 23 to meet with students at the University of Iowa's 23rd annual Careers Day.

Careers Day will run from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Employers targeting a variety of majors will be in the Main Lounge of Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), while employers targeting engineering and technology majors will be in the Second Floor Ballroom of the IMU.

Careers Day -- sponsored by the Business and Liberal Arts Placement Office (BLAPO), Career Development Services, Engineering Career Services and MBA Career Services -- is designed to provide information and potential job contacts for students in all majors and at all levels of their educational careers.

"We always try to emphasize that it's never too early to begin thinking about career possibilities," said Deanna Hurst, BLAPO director. "Careers Day has something for every student, whether you are a freshman looking for internships or a senior looking for your first job."

A diverse group of employers from Iowa and across the United States will be at Careers Day, including Microsoft, Caterpillar, Hershey Foods and Tommy Hilfiger. Students can also consider companies with possible international assignments such as Deutsche Financial Services and Sprint, or look at Iowa-based companies, such as Pella Corp., HON Industries and Maytag. Representatives from Greater Dubuque Development Corp. and the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce will show students the advantages of working in Iowa after graduation.

In addition to representatives from companies in the fields of finance, manufacturing, retail, engineering, health care and technology, there will be representatives from non-profit organizations, government agencies, law enforcement and the U.S. armed services. Hurst suggests that students ask about jobs outside their major areas and seek referrals in other areas of companies represented at Careers Day.

Career Development Services, Multicultural Business Students Association and Opportunity at Iowa is also offering a seminar for employers titled "What's the Best Way to Connect with Minority Students at the UI?" at 9:30 a.m. in the IMU.

Several events are planned prior to Careers Day to help students prepare for the session, including a workshop on researching companies at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 in

Room S401 of the John Pappajohn Business Building and "Meet the Accounting Firms," 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 in the Triangle Ballroom, IMU.

For more information, contact Hurst at (319) 335-1023. For a list of Careers Day employer participants, see the BLAPO web page at: