Uf Career Showcase – UF Career Services APK Download – For Many Years, Saks Fifth Avenue has been a no-show in the University of Florida’s fall Career Showcase.
But not this year.
The iconic department store was among those 378 companies and organizations that showed up in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Sept. 29 and 30 to recruit prospective employees.
“We’re rebuilding our pipeline of candidates,” said Amanda Shuey, campus recruiter for Saks Fifth Avenue. “With the amazing retail applications that the University of Florida offers, we guessed it was a great university to associate with.”
Saks and the other businesses and associations comprised the most significant number of showcase recruiters because of 2008, said Heather White, director of career services in the UF Career Resource Center.
White said one of the 90 companies participating in the showcase, a few were novices, such as Facebook, or returned after taking a hiatus from recruitment on campuses such as Kellogg’s and Saks.
Mike Browne, vice president of consumer marketing at Kellogg’s and also a UF alumnus, said the occasion marks the first time that the company has recruited in the event in about a couple of years.
Student turnout in the show has grown by 10 percent every fall since that time, White said. This year’s overall attendance was 8,098, said Dana McPherson, advertising and digital media director at the UF Career Resource Center.
The showcase’s success gathering a high number of businesses and associations this year is proof of the university’s growing prestige, Browne said.
“This is a tangible example of where the college is moving,” he said.
Michael LeGardeur, the corporate recruiter at Wyndham Vacation Ownership, commented on the hiring chances firms currently have, and recognized the millennial generation as prime candidates.
“I think the market is picking up, companies are recognizing the need for varied talent in their organization,” he explained. “An influx of the millennial generation to the workforce brings a unique perspective.”
Derek Brockway, 23, information systems and operations management grad student in his final year, was selected for a location planning analyst internship with Ross Stores in New York City after talking with agents at previous year’s showcase.
“With this career fair the last term, I would not have needed my job in Manhattan over the summer, and I would not be as positive as I’m walking through [the show ] today,” Brockway said. “Career fair did the very best thing for me.”
The official mobile program for the University of Florida’s Career Resource Center will help students, employers, alumni, families, faculty, and staff browse via the Career Resource Center’s services. Stay up to date with all the CRC’s professional development workshops and events such as Career Showcase, the largest career fair in the Southeast.
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