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Using Gumption to Land that Job

Friday, October 8, 2010

On September 15, thousands of students gathered in the Kohl Center to pass out their resumes and meet with potential employers.  According to Duane Cooper, student services coordinator in the Business Career Center, the central goal of the career fair is to give students and employers a chance to interact before the students submit their resumes on BuckyNet, an internal business networking site.

Attendance at this year's career fair rose an estimated 46 percent over last fall.  This year, there were 235 employers from a variety of companies including, non-profit organizations, governmental internships and jobs, as well as corporate opportunities.

Not only were there a multitude of companies, but over 2,300 students attended as well, a 60 percent increase from last year.

Below are some of the images from this year’s career fair, click through to see some of the networking between employers and students.

Photography: Lois Flad