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Fall 2013 Business Career Fair
October 1, 2013
Employer registration for the Business Career Fair will begin in June.
What is the Business Career Fair?
The Sam M. Walton College of Business Career Fair focuses on helping students make connections with employers and allows employers an opportunity to meet and hire great students.
We encourage all industries to attend the Business Career Fair including, but not limited to: Retail, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Marketing, Management, Sales, Finance, Customer Service, Research, Banking, Service Industry, Food and Beverage, Communications, Hotel Management, Supply Chain, Transportation, Logistics, Trucking, Energy, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Information Systems, Telecommunications, Computer Science, Defense Contractors, Accounting, Consulting and Government Agencies. You can recruit multiple majors and all majors at the Business Career Fair.
The Business Career Fair is sponsored by the Walton College Career Center, the Center for Retailing Excellence, the Information Technology Research Institute and the Supply Chain Management Research Center.
Date, Location & Time
October 1, 2013
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Reynolds Razorback Stadium - East Indoor Club
* Attendees should enter at gate 15 and take the elevator to the third level.
* Click here for travel and parking directions, as well as local hotel accommodations.
This event is a blend of a traditional Career Fair and a Networking Event with an exciting venue, which provides you with the opportunity to network with students while overlooking the football field. Transportation from the Harmon Parking Deck to the Reynolds Razorback stadium and back will be provided from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
- 9:00 - 10:00 am : Employers can check-in at the registration table at the East Indoor Club of Reynolds Razorback Stadium
- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm : Business Career Fair open to all students
- 12:00 - 1:00 pm : Employer lunch break
- 1:00 - 3:00 pm : Business Career Fair open to all students
Table Size and Assignments
Each organization will be provided with one small cocktail table (approximately 2.5 feet in diameter and 3.5 feet tall). We will provide a table cloth or you can bring your own company branded cloth. Your organization will also be provided with a laminated sign displaying your company logo. Companies are welcome to bring small giveaway items. You will not need to ship large displays - saving your company money and time!
Parking is available in the Harmon Parking Deck. Transportation from the Harmon Parking Deck to Reynolds Razorback stadium and back will be provided. BRING YOUR PARKING TICKET TO THE STADIUM TO HAVE IT VALIDATED. Click here for travel directions and local hotel accommodations.
Cost & Payment Options
- No charge for CRE, ITRI or SCMRC board members
- $450 Corporate (Non-Board)
- $250 Government or Non-profit
Organizations that have never attended a business career fair event are eligible for a first-time attendee discount:
- First-Time Corporate Rate: $250
- First-Time Government/Non-Profit Rate: $200
Two options for payment:
- Check: Make Check Payable to: University of Arkansas
- Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
The day of the Business Career Fair Express, you will have the opportunity to interview students on campus. The East Indoor Club has several areas to conduct one-on-one interviews. Use one of the many available booths or interview candidates in stadium seating overlooking the field!
You can also schedule on-campus interviews after the Business Career Fair. To schedule an on-campus interview, please contact Tommi Featherston at 479-575-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Career Fair attendee, you are invited to attend a networking event: Monday, September 30, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 pm. This fun networking event will provide an opportunity for you to meet Sam M. Walton College of Business faculty, staff, Leadership Walton students, graduate students, and other recruiters and company representatives. We hope you can join us for great food, spirits and music.
You'll meet great students to fill your hiring needs!
- Well-Trained Undergraduates
Business executives often tell collegiate business schools that business problems are interdisciplinary and students need to be better able to integrate business disciplines. Our faculty responded to this environment by developing an innovative business core curriculum. This curriculum pushes the frontier of business education beyond efforts currently in existence at any major U.S. research university. Our curriculum replaces traditional business core courses with integrated courses based on business processes that are essential for any organization to be successful.
The Walton College encompasses the following undergraduate majors: Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Business, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, Management, and Transportation & Logistics. Additionally, the Walton College offers the following business minors: Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial Economics, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and Transportation & Logistics. All business students are encouraged to attend the Business Career Fair and all U of A students are invited to attend.
- MBAs Like No Other
The Golden Triangle: IS, Logistics, Marketing
Three forces have helped to revolutionize the CPG and retail industries - the golden triangle of information systems, logistics, and marketing. The revolution in retailing is based on shared information and data not just within a company, but across companies, from suppliers to vendors to retailers. Logistics models applied to that information in turn help to drive out inefficiency and deliver better value to consumers and better profit margins throughout the supply chain. Finally, marketing savvy, from purchasing, to consumer insights, from merchandising to in-store promotion and marketing, are undergoing significant change. The synergy among these three areas is vital to the ongoing strategy and success of the CPG and retail industries. By leveraging our strengths in these three disciplines and using them as the foundation of the Walton College MBA program, our graduates gain a distinct advantage in the post-MBA career marketplace.
From Theory to Practice
Every MBA program is faced with finding the right balance between theory and practice, between academic rigor and professional relevance. The MBA program at the Walton College is designed with this balance in mind: providing rigorous academic training and a strong theoretical base in the core courses with courses that are directly relevant to particular career paths in the CPG and retail industries. Every MBA student takes the 28 credit-hour core including economics, accounting, finance, marketing, strategic management, and information management. Students then choose a 12 credit-hour career track or concentration area that leads to a specific post-MBA career path. Finally, students can customize their MBA further by selecting from an array of 1 credit-hour professional development seminars designed to add the cutting edge skills that grab the attention of corporate recruiters. Real world applications are also emphasized in the 3-hour consulting project and the summer internships.
- Master of Information Systems
The Master of Information Systems is designed to provide professional preparation for positions in business and government. It is designed with sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of students with various backgrounds and foster lifelong learning and innovation. Students may concentrate in one of five areas:
- Information Technology Management
- Enterprise Resource Planning Management
- Telecommunications Management
- Software Engineering Management
- Transportation/Logistics Technology Management
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