Harbert College students will soon have more opportunities to learn about internships and career
opportunities while meeting with corporate representatives from a variety of firms.
Spring semester’s Career Weeks, sponsored by the college’s Office of Professional and Career Development (OPCD), is on the horizon, and with it comes four weeks of events, including career
fairs, interview grooming, and résumé building. They are:
Marketing/Sales/Retail – Jan. 26-30 (career fair Jan. 29 from 3-6 p.m. at Lowder Hall)
Finance – Feb. 2-6 (career fair Feb. 5 from 3-6 p.m. at Lowder Hall)
Consulting and Technology – Feb. 9-13 (career fair Feb. 12 from 3-6 p.m. at Lowder Hall)
Supply Chain and Aviation Management – March 9-18 (career fair on March 17 at the AU Student Center)
Representatives from roughly 60 firms visited Harbert College during the fall semester’s
round of Career Weeks.
“One of the many benefits of the Career Weeks is that they provide a number of events
that students can participate in,” said Frank Oprandy
, Director of Graduate Career Services. “The value to students is it gives them more
than one chance to meet, and get to know, the employers while they are on campus.
Seeing employer representatives as many times as possible gives the student the opportunity
to start, or build on, the relationships that the firms depend on when looking to
select which students they should interview and hire.”
The schedule of events for each respective Career Week is as follows:
Monday: Career Fair Prep in OPCD at 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Career Fair Prep in OPCD at 3:30 p.m.; Second interviews/case interviews in OPCD
at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Employer Résumé Reviews and Mock Interviews in OPCD from 2:30-4 p.m.; Practice Your
Pitch with Recruiters in Alabama Power Room from 6:15-7 p.m.
Friday: Post Career Fair Interviews in OPCD from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
“What sets Auburn recruits apart is professionalism,” said KPMG Campus Development
Manager Kristin J. Spivey. “We find that Auburn candidates have a good pitch. Their
mannerisms and dress are extremely professional. I’m on campus constantly and students
seek me out, say hello and maintain a network, which is extremely crucial.
“We’re very lucky that we have fabulous candidates to fill slots in our three practices
(tax, audit and advisory). Auburn does a wonderful job to set up the students to network
with these employers.”