CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
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
"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,
For more information, contact Hurst at (319)
335-1023. For a list of Careers Day employer participants, see the BLAPO web
page at: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/placemnt/libarts/Student/.