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Beyond its novel #HireHarbert hashtag, the Harbert College’s Office of Professional and Career Development now uses an entirely new approach in connecting industry recruiters with business students seeking internships and jobs.
OPCD will now offer one-stop shopping for recruiters and students eager to impress them. Its new recruitment event, “The Main Event,” scheduled for Tues., Oct. 6 at Auburn Arena, replaces a previous career fair format of multiple events with different themes held over a four-week period. The new approach enables potential employers from a variety of business disciplines to meet with students in one venue, all in one day, where representatives from more than 100 firms are expected.
“Firms need somebody to count the money, market their products, get the products from Point A to Point B and manage their people,” said Employer Development Specialist Mike Stover. “They can hire everything that we produce. When we did the smaller fairs, students got lost in which one they should go to.”
This event eliminates that question. The “Main Event” splits the recruiting process into three segments:
On Monday, Oct. 5, students have an opportunity to meet representatives from 35 firms from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Lowder Rooms 005, 015, 110, and 129. There, students will be given a better understanding of what qualities firms are looking for in potential hires. A 6 p.m. networking session is scheduled on the ground floor.
On Wednesday, students invited for interviews will meet with potential employers at Auburn Arena.
“Students need to start early and work each term to make sure they are ready for great internships and full-time job offers,” said Melissa Voynich, Student Engagement and Marketing Coordinator in the Office of Professional and Career Development. “In the ideal situation, our Harbert College graduates would walk off the stage and into a job!”
How can students get prepared?
“The OPCD also provides mock interviews and training so that you are well-prepared, and we take our training suggestions from our recruiters and current job trends,” Voynich added. Students can use Tiger Recruiting Link (www.jobs.auburn.edu) to schedule an appointment with a career coach.
Firms expected to attend the Big Event include: