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15 companies were hiring at the College of Business Corporate Connections event

Photo credit: Rebecca Forman

It’s incredibly difficult to find a job these days, right? Think again.

On Thursday, in the College of Business Atrium, sat tables with 15 companies waiting to talk to graduate students of the college. All of them had full-time positions to fill.

Lindsay Burke, a graduate student earning a master’s of science in marketing, arrived decked out in her business attire, ready to mingle with her possible future employers.

“I hope to make at least some sort of connections for some possible job opportunities,” she said.

Burke was most excited to talk to Nielsen, which is one company she would like to do data and market research analysis for.

Another company represented was Internet retailer Web Direct Brands. The CEO, Anthony Gaeto, who is a USF alum, enjoys coming to campus because it is a tie to the community.

“We’ve actually got four people that we’ve recruited from these types of events. One of them being our vice president and one of them our director of operations,” he said.

Gaeto realizes this is a challenging job environment but he said students are coming to the table with lots of talents. He shared some advice as to what impresses him and makes students stand out.

“We really look for a sort of consistency, an ethics in their past jobs. We shy away from people who change jobs every six months. Even if you’re a bag boy for three years, it shows the ethics to stay with your work,” he said.

So, Bulls, there are jobs out there waiting for you – you just have to look in the right places. Heck, I even got asked what I was doing after graduation!

Companies in Attendance:

  1. Chase
  2. TQL (Total Quality Logistics)
  3. Bisk Education
  4. Tech Data Corporation
  5. Defense Contract Audit Agency
  6. Verizon Wireless*
  7. Nielsen
  8. First Investors Corporation*
  9. Citigroup
  10. Northwestern Mutual
  11. Target Corporation
  12. Kass Shuler, PA*
  13. Accounting Principles
  14. Prudential
  15. Web Direct Brands

* denotes new to the event


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