Career Expo provides networking, tentative job opportunities

With a record number of companies and internships available, the University Career Services‘ Career Expo looks to trump those before it.

Career Services has more than 100 companies coming to the expo Wednesday. Among them will be returning companies such as Accenture, Aldi Inc., American Airlines, Dillard’s Inc. and JCPenney. Companies such as VHA Inc., GolinHarris and Hedgemetrix LLC will make their debut, said Kimshi Hickman, interim director of the Alcon Career Center at TCU.

Hickman said the expo is a good opportunity for students to learn about the companies and see what jobs are available, whether they are internships, part-time jobs or full-time jobs.

More than 50 percent of the companies at the expo will offer paid internships, Hickman said. This number has been increasing with each expo and is something Hickman said she is excited about.

The Career Expo is a good networking tool not only in the Dallas/Fort Worth area but also across the U.S. as well, said Nicole Kinworthy, recruitment coordinator for Career Services.

Scott Huska, vice president of Aldi’s Texas and southern Oklahoma division, said students have represented the university well in past Career Expos.

“The students at TCU are among the best prepared and best qualified students out of the college campuses we visit,” Huska said.

Aldi isn’t the only company pleased with TCU students.

Fifty-eight percent of students walked away with interviews from last semester’s career fair, and 314 interviews were set up after the expo by companies, Hickman said.

The Career Expo is from 4 to 7 p.m. in the University Recreation Center, said Mary Kathleen Baldwin, assistant director of University Career Services. Baldwin said the best way for students to be prepared for the expo is to have their resumes ready and research the companies they would like to meet with.

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When: 4 to 7 p.m. today
Where: University Recreation Center