Kent State University's College of Business Administration Hosts Top Student Scholar Showcase
Kent, Ohio - Oct. 24, 2016
Kent State University's College of Business Administration held its fourth annual VanBenthuysen Top Student Scholars Showcase on October 7 in the Kent State University Ballroom.
The showcase brought together 110 undergraduate and graduate business students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, offered organizations an opportunity to network with top students and created an interview schedule for the day. More than companies including Goodyear, Fifth Third Bank, FedEx, Charles Schwab and Northwestern were in attendance at the event.
"Recruiting events such as the VanBenthuysen Top Student Scholar Showcase create opportunities for students to connect with employers for internship and jobs," said Erin Nunn, director of the College of Business Administration's Career Services Office. "These face-to-face networking opportunities are critical for students to have a successful, multifaceted job search approach."
To participate, students were required to complete a three-step process to prepare for the showcase: a resume review, mock interview and a professional development workshop. These requirements prepared students for a successful showcase enabling them to network effectively with corporate recruiters. Out of the 154 students who completed the requirements, over 700 applications were submitted and 269 interview spots were pre-selected and scheduled for the day for 110 students.
"What makes the showcase unique is that students are also applying and interviewing for open positions," said Nunn. "Many students receive second round interviews after attending the showcase. For employers, it offers the opportunity to meet with our top students."
The College's dedicated on-site Career Services Office is comprised of two staff teams who coordinate the showcase; the Career Advising Team who works to provide successful internships and career searches through customized career advising and career development workshops and the Employer Relations Team which partners with corporations for recruitment and hiring by connecting them with talented business students.