By Adrian Stewart
Arizona Daily Wildcat
A series of panel discussions and social events this week will let students network with companies interested in hiring UA graduates.
This is BusinessWeek, which is described as a "career showcase" by John Shields of the Business and Public Administration Student Council.
The event will feature 23 companies, including IBM, Dillard's, JC Penney's, John Hancock, the Phoenix Police Department and the University of Arizona College of Law.
Recruiters from the companies will attend a social event with students and accept resum‚s tomorrow at a Career Night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Estes Atrium of McClelland Hall.
"This is to bridge the gap between students and prospective companies," Shields said. "It's targeted toward business students, but if someone wants to work at one of these places, this is a good way to start."
Recruiters will also talk about their professions to students in a panel discussion from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Berger Auditorium of McClelland Hall.
"The IBM recruiter will talk about what it's like to work at IBM, the police recruiter will talk about police work, and so on," said Julie Miranda, event organizer for the Business and Public Administration College.
Miranda said some companies, Ernst & Young for example, are looking to fill particular positions.
Ernst & Young, an accounting company, hired nine UA students last year. Lily Chen, a recruiter there, said that they will be looking to hire seven people from the UA this year.
"The UA has a very, very good program," Chen said. "I really like the candidates that come out of there. They're very well-rounded and not textbook nerds."
Panel discussions will continue on Wednesday and Thursday focusing on the individual business majors.
"For example, accountants will talk about what an accounting degree is really worth," Miranda said.
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