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Pitt Business Doubles Size of Spring 2018 Career and Internship Fair

Students network with recruiters at the 2018 Pitt Business Career and Internship FairHundreds of University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration students lined up to shake hands with recruiters from over 60 companies at the 2018 Pitt Business Spring Career and Internship Fair at the University Club. In only its second year, the career fair doubled in size and attracted companies from many industries, including Apple, DICK’S Sporting Goods, BNY Mellon, Target, and many more.

“Pitt Business has made more companies available to students this year, which is an empowering start for students to begin networking with recruiters” says John Frederick (BSBA - Marketing, Class of 2018), who also attended the event last year.

Other Pitt Business students echoed this theme. "I am really impressed with the amount of companies this year,” says Arlind Karpuzi (BSBA - Finance, Class of 2018). “Whether you are a marketing, finance, or human resources student looking for an internship or a full-time position, there are opportunities for you.”

Chris Reye, assistant director of Pitt Business Career Development, says Pitt Business was able to build on the success of prior career conferences and the program’s growth in the rankings to draw more recruiters. Pitt Business is ranked #4 by recruiters among public business schools for the quality of its graduates in Bloomberg Businessweek.

“Recruiters have been impressed with how our students presented themselves and the level of professionalism demonstrated across the board," Reye says.

Maria Snyder, a corporate recruiter for PLS Logistics, was among those impressed by the Pitt Business students’ preparation and business acumen. "We have hired at least five Pitt Business alum in the last year. We are always impressed with the preparation that Pitt Business students exhibit," Snyder says.

Maddie Meyers (BSBA - Finance and Accounting, Class of 2020) says that she came to the event for the networking experience and the exposure to recruiters. "The more you do something, the easier it becomes. I find that networking takes some practice, but attending events like these is very beneficial."

Kyle Guinness (BSBA - Undeclared, Class of 2020) explained how being proactive as an underclassman allows recruiters to be able to put a face to a name. "As an underclassman, it is important that I begin networking early and getting to know the recruiters. This event has a lot of opportunities specifically for internships, which is important to take advantage of.”

"At Pitt Business, we aim to provide our students with the necessary skills and experiences to be able to make an impact from day one. Our students and graduates continually prove to recruiters and employers that they are ready to move from the classroom, to the city, to the world," adds Audrey J. Murrell, associate dean of Pitt Business and director of the school’s David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership.

More Information

Planning is already underway for the 2018 Pitt Business Career Development Conference on September 21, 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

Registration is open for students and recruiters on Handshake. Recruiters who register before June 1, 2018 are eligible for an early-bird discount.

Visit www.cba.pitt.edu/careerconference to learn more.