Recruiters from nearly 100 leading companies will be on campus on Friday, Sept. 24, to meet with students from the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business during the Fall 2010 Business Career Fair hosted by Rockwell Career Center.
Companies will be looking for students to fill jobs and internships, said Brett Hobby, director of employer services and recruitment at Rockwell. The number of companies signed up for the fair has increased from Spring 2010, he added.
In part, it’s about the demand.
“Houston is such a great job market. Bauer is the largest and strongest business school in the city that is the biggest and strongest employment market in the south,” said Jamie Belinne, UH Bauer assistant dean for career services and executive director of the Rockwell Career Center.
And it’s about the supply of students ready to make a contribution.
“About 70 percent of our students are working, which is higher than the average business school and the average age is a bit higher than average,” Belinne said. Both factors appeal to employers looking for mature workers able to soon make a contribution.
The growing number of employees with training in specialized fields, like Supply Chain Management, is also a draw.
Recruiters registered for the Career Fair include many of the biggest names in Houston, from Chevron and CenterPoint Energy to Ernst & Young and Deloitte.
As in previous years, recruiters seeking accounting majors represent the largest single area of interest. Also in demand are majors in finance, supply chain management and management information systems, Belinne said.
The event will be held from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the UH University Hilton. UH Bauer students are encouraged to RSVP for the Career Fair through their Career Gateway accounts and to review the list of companies attending here. Business professional dress is required.
By Stephen Rassenfoss