Mountains of Opportunity

Graduate Career Fair

This event was a great opportunity to meet our highly talented Walker College of Business Graduate Students in a one-on-one setting. Our students were seeking full-time positions, internships , business practicums and capstone analytics projects. All of our students are enrolled in either the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics, IOHRM or Master of Science in Accounting programs.

 A few of the event highlights include:

  • 15 employers attended the career fair

  • 98 students registered for the career fair - all were students in the MBA, IOHRM, MS in Applied Data Analytics, and MS in Accounting programs

  • Of the students who attended, 8 were alumni of the MBA program which we are very excited about as they are continuing to utilize our program as a resource

  • Ryder Logistics sponsored the Ryder Logistics Evening Wine Social, where top students were invited to network with employers at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts after the career fair 

  • On-campus interviews were held for students on Friday, March 16, and job offers have been received by our student

Student Feedback:

 " I had the opportunity to meet with Fortive, who was not even looking to hire in my career field, however after meeting with them they wanted to interview me. They said that there was a large possibility of them creating a position for me, because they were seeking talents that I had."

"I was extremely impressed with the employers that attended, and how many connections they had with Appalachian."

"The wine social after was a great way to follow up with employers and network in a more relaxed way. I really enjoyed the wine social and would definitely like to see something like this again! "

Employer Feedback:

"Wonderful event. Enjoy both groups of students but having the opportunity to network solely with graduate students was a positive experience for us."

"The students we spoke with were poised and professional"

"We thought it was great like other fairs we've been too - great service, helpful people, good candidates."