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September 12, 2006

Krannert School's Fall Career Fair run entirely by students

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The student-run Krannert School of Management Fall Career Fair will take place Wednesday through Friday (Sept. 13-15) in Stewart Center, Krannert Auditorium and the Purdue Memorial Union.

This year's event, which features 120 employers, gives students the opportunity to meet prospective employers and explore career possibilities with a variety of industries. The fair is one of two completely student-run career fairs at Purdue. The other fair, the Industrial Roundtable, takes place today (Tuesday, Sept. 12) and Wednesday (Sept. 13) in the Purdue Armory.

The School of Management Employers Forum, which is made up of 25 Krannert students, is in charge of the event. The forum develops and plans the fair, including inviting employers to participate. The group runs and manages two career fairs annually — the fall event taking place this week and another that takes place in the spring.

"We've had great success this year, as employer registration has gone up 20 percent," said Sheila Schwab, president of the School of Management Employers Forum. "Company presentations have increased 45 percent, as well."

From 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 13), companies will present information about career opportunities in Stewart Center and Krannert Auditorium. The goal is to give students a chance to discover with which companies they would like to interview. Following the sessions is an informal party from 6-8 p.m. in the Krannert Drawing Room for students and recruiters.

The career fair will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 14) in the Memorial Union Ballrooms and Room 118. The lunch break will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional company presentations will take place from 6-8 p.m.

On Friday (Sept. 15) in Stewart Center, companies will hold interviews scheduled between students and recruiters at the previous day's fair.

In addition to the official career fair events, the Employers Forum held preparation events on Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 11 and 12) for students needing help with resumes, interviews and job searches. Those events took place from 1-6 p.m. in the Krannert Drawing Room and Krannert Auditorium and were sponsored by the Center for Career Opportunities.

Information about career fair events and the School of Management Employers Forum are available online.

Writer: Bethany Bannister-Andrews, (765)494-2073, bbannister@purdue.edu

Source: Sheila Schwab, (219) 863-3841, sschwab@purdue.edu

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