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B&E alumni: Why not hire a fellow Mountaineer?

Students at Career FairThe College of Business and Economics Career Fair is less than two months away, and presents an opportunity for alumni to hire top talent coming out of the College.

“The B&E Career Fair is a great reminder that our alumni can make valuable connections with their alma mater by hiring graduating students,” said Kellyn Smith, director for B&E’s Center for Career Development. “Current students are the benefactors of better resources than ever, ranging from networking and professional development activities, experiential learning inside and outside the classroom, and countless opportunities that lend themselves to overall career preparedness. We encourage our alumni to take a look at our students for internships and fulltime employment.”

The B&E Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 19, at the WVU Rec Center on the Evansdale Campus from 1 to 5 p.m. A networking reception will immediately follow at Evansdale Crossing, located adjacent to the Rec Center, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sarah Rotruck Glenn, associate director of the Center for Career Development, said the career fair is not the only opportunity for alumni to connect with B&E during the recruitment process.

“The B&E Career Fair makes it easy for alumni and their organizations to recruit on campus,” said Glenn. “This event is one of more than a dozen events we host for students as we work to help them become career-ready.”

Career development events include mock interviews, resume workshops, on-campus/virtual interviews, a professional development conference, and an etiquette dinner, just to name a few.

Specific to the career fair, Glenn said students will be looking to land internships and/or fulltime employment.

“Alumni who are not in hiring roles are encouraged to provide this information to their human resources team,” Glenn said. “Alumni-driven recruitment is a win-win for employers and students alike.”