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Liberal Arts Job Fair

Liberal Arts Career Fair Specifics:

What is the Liberal Arts Fair?

The Center for Career and Professional Development partners with local, national and regional organizations to create these events as an opportunity for YOU to interface with employers looking for the best talent WKU has to offer. 

When & Where?

Wednesday, March 22 12PM-3PM Downing Student Union, 3rd Floor WKU's Bowling Green Campus

Who's Looking for What?

Recruiters will be looking for professional, poised students and graduates to fill full- and part-time positions, co-op positions, and internships. The career fair is also a great time to explore and discuss career options with recruiters.

What Should I Bring?

Bring copies of your current resume to distribute to recruiters. If you need resume help, contact The Center for Career and Professional Development for assistance or contact your Professional Development Specialist when she is on site in your academic building.

How Should I Dress?

Image isn't everything, but it's a lot. Business professional is best (Business suits, slacks with shirt and tie, pants or skirt outfits, dresses).

Will I Get an Interview?

Generally, the career fair provides an initial contact with an organization. Formal interviews may be scheduled at a later date.

How Do I Make the Most of a Job Fair?

Effective preparation and communication are key in ensuring your career fair success. Research the participating companies and schools you are interested in prior to the event. Learn about them, their available positions, and what they are looking for in candidates. If you really want to go beyond the average, prepare a list of questions to ask those specific companies.

What Should I do After the Job Fair?

Follow up by sending a thank you note a day or two later. Recruiters will meet dozens of people, so make sure they don't forget you. This is not only polite but it also lets the representative know you paid attention, are serious about the job, and are the right person.

 

Who is Expected to Come?

Beacon Hill Staffing Group- Beacon Hill Staffing Group, one of the Nation’s Largest and Fastest-Growing staffing firms, is looking for professionals who are high energy, self-motivated, driven, results-oriented, and possess superior interpersonal and communication skills. You could be earning more than $100K with us within your first two years and you will be eligible for merit-based promotions within your first twelve months. Opportunities Include: Staffing Consultant - Recruiter, Account Executive - Sales. Desired Competencies: We are looking for professionals who are high energy, self-motivated, driven, results-oriented, and possess superior interpersonal and communication skills.

Beech Bend Park, Inc.-Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon Water Park is a 150 acre amusement park, water park and campground located in Bowling Green, KY. The park features dozens of rides including an award-winning wooden roller coaster and Michael Jackson's beloved Sea Dragon.  Splash Lagoon Water Park features a wave pool, lazy river, giant leisure pool, Tiki Island water playground, and seven water slides. Opportunities Include: Full time marketing position with full benefits, paid marketing internships available for mid-May through August, and paid management internships available for mid-May through August. Desired Competencies: All Microsoft Office programs, experience with major social media platforms, graphic design capabilities.

Cengage- CENGAGE Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company's products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever the, etc. Opportunities Include: Cengage Learning is currently seeking full time qualified sales professional to join their Inside Sales Team. While working from Cengage Learning's Independence, KY office, this position entails daily calls to college campuses and connecting with a variety of campus decision makers: instructors, bookstore managers, department chairs, etc. Desired Competencies: 32K plus bonus potential, benefits on day one start.

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art- Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of the Cheek Family in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens and a historic estate. Opportunities Include: Cheekwood offers internships for students seeking to build their professional experience in museum work. Progress your career through experience tailored to your goals, networking opportunities, museum experts to mentor your professional growth, exposure to the museum sector and an enhanced understanding of its career options in development, marketing, public programs, event planning and more. Desired Competencies: Cheekwood is seeking passionate candidates with a strong work ethic, savvy communication skills, and a sense of initiative.

Compass Rose Events- The nation’s elite corporations trust Compass Rose Events with their company entertainment, marketing and employee recognition events because we’re the nation’s largest corporate event provider—and the best. Compass Rose Events promises tailored event design, turnkey event management and professional event execution, and we deliver every time. Opportunities Include: Event Management and Delivery- Event Manager responsibilities include event set up and take down, client interaction, event staff management, quality control, problem solving and on-site vendor coordination. Event Managers handle all entertainment and logistical aspects of the event site and are face-to-face with the customer on delivery day. Desired Competencies: Reached at least your 21st birthday. Have a valid driver’s license and used it wisely for the past 5 yrs. A workhorse with a “Can Do” attitude. Smart, Organized and a bit OCD- at Compass Rose that can be a positive trait. A multi-tasker. Physically capable and loves working at a hands-on, outdoor job. A team player. 

Forever Communications- Radio Stations. Opportunities Include: Advertising Sales. Desired Competencies: Microsoft Office

Gray Television Group, Inc. dba WBKO-TV- Television broadcasting stations. Opportunities Include: Reporters/videographers, news producers, web producers, editors, unpaid internships, technical media producers, advertising sales people. Desired Competencies: Degree and/or work experience.

Inked Brands- Influencer commerce. Desired Competencies: Graphic Design, Communications, English, Marketing, Customer Service

Insight Global, LLC- Insight Global is a premier staffing services firm with 45 locations in the US and Canada. Insight Global provides contract staffing for IT and Accounting, Finance, and Engineering through its AF&E division. The company has been ranked one of the fastest growing staffing firms for the past 10 consecutive years and named the 3rd largest IT staffing firm in America by Staffing Industry Analysts. Ins. Opportunities Include: Develop new business relationships and actively maintain network of clients from Fortune 1000 companies, Entertain clients over lunch, dinner, sporting events, games, concerts, etc. , Present Insight Global to hiring managers as a resource for their staffing needs, Utilize relationship-based sales approach to build lasting business, Work closely with Recruiters and clients on candidate skills. Desired Competencies: Insight Global is seeking qualified college graduates. The best candidates for our company have gained leadership experience through internships or organizations on campus, held positions in sales/marketing, have a competitive drive, and love working with people. Candidates must have strong communication and time management skills, and be able to work well with a team. This opportunity is best for people who thrive in a results-oriented, competitive, social and fast-paced environment.  A four-year college degree is required.

Kent School of Social Work at UofL- Come find out if the versatile Master of Science in Social Work at the #1 Social Work master's program in Kentucky is the right graduate program for you and your professional development. Students are welcome to opt for a generalist approach to their education, learning and serving in internships that interest them in various ways, or they can specialize 7 different areas. Opportunities Include: Want to work a full-time, full-benefits position in youth services, receive free professional mentoring and a stellar resume right out of the gate? Ask about our KENTucky Kids: Building Careers in Youth Services program! Out of state students who participate can complete their MSSW degree with resident, in-state tuition. Desired Competencies: All majors welcome! A strong desire for social justice and working with vulnerable people.

Kentucky State Police - Facilities Security- The Facilities Security Branch of the Kentucky State Police ensures a safe and secure environment for public officials, employees and visitors in state-owned or leased buildings and facilities in Frankfort, Kentucky including the Capitol and the Capitol Annex. Opportunities Include: Hiring for a Kentucky State Police Facilities Security Officer. Desired Competencies: To be employed as a KSP Facilities Security Officer, applicants must be capable of meeting the requirements to receive a Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO) commission under KRS 61.900-930 – OR – be previously commissioned as a SLEO in Kentucky. In addition, KSP Facilities Security Officers must complete initial firearms training and maintain firearms qualification. 

KirkpatrickPrice- KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA and Information Security assessment firm, providing assurance services to over 500 clients in more than 40 states, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The firm has extensive experience in information security frameworks and auditing. Our services have been utilized in small businesses as well as Fortune 50 enterprises. Opportunities Include: KirkpatrickPrice is seeking current students for internships and also, soon-to-graduate students for full-time positions in technical writing, marketing, and corporate communication. Desired Competencies: Desired educational programs are English (Professional Writing), Communication, and Public Relations.

Kobelco Aluminum Products and Extrusions Inc.- We are a new Japanese start up company that produces aluminum parts for the automotive industry. Opportunities Include: Japanese/English Interpreter, Human Resources. Desired Competencies: Strong computer skills, ability to speak Japanese, public speaking skills.

Pilot Flying J- Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America with more than 650 locations in the United States and Canada. Opportunities Include: Field interns. Desired Competencies: Retail/restaurant background, customer service.

WDNS WKCT RADIO- Radio stations looking for broadcast students. Opportunities Include: Internships,Sales,On Air.

WKU - The Graduate School- The Western Kentucky University Graduate School serves both as the point of contact for prospective and current graduate students and as a liaison between students and faculty members of all graduate programs. We are ready to share information and to offer further direction for graduate study in more than 100 degree and certificate programs.

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