CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 17, 2001
UI Career Center sponsors Careers Day Sept. 20
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Representatives from approximately 125 companies and
organizations will be on campus Thursday, Sept. 20 to meet with students at
the University of Iowa's 25th annual Careers Day, from noon to 5 p.m. in the
Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU).
Careers Day is designed to provide information and potential job contracts
for students in all majors and at all levels of their educational careers.
All classes (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students) are
welcome to attend.
Despite the recent economic downturn and less corporate recruiting, several
top employers from Iowa and across the United States will be represented at
Careers Day. Students can talk with representatives from national employers
such as Kraft, American Express Financial Services, Caterpillar, and Archer
Daniels Midland. Several Iowa-based companies including Pella Corporation,
Principal Financial Group and Maytag will be at the Career Fair, as well as
governmental agencies such as the Iowa Department of Division of Banking and
the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In addition to the diverse group of companies that will be at Careers Day,
there will also be representatives from non-profit organizations, government
agencies, law enforcement, and the U.S. armed services.
"Before the Careers Day, students should do some research and know
something about the companies they are interested in," advised Jayne
Swanson, UI program manager. "
All attending companies are listed the Career Center web site at: www.careers.uiowa.edu.
The site also includes a list of companies seeking students by their major,
and a complete directory with company and position information, and links
to company web sites. For more information, contact the UI Career Center at
(319) 335-1023. Events to help students prepare for Careers Day include:
-- "Career Day Tips" on Monday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Room
W401 of PBB.
-- "Meet the Accounting Firms" 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the
Richey-Triangle Ballroom, IMU.
-- "Globalize and Diversify Your Network" 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 19, in the North Room at IMU.
-- "Career Center: Vision for the Future" at 10:15 a.m. Thursday,
Sept. 20, North Room of the IMU.