More 'Business Connections' than usual will made October 6

A record number of employers are set to attend Walker Business Connections — Appalachian State University's premiere career fair for business students — on Thursday, October 6.

The career fair will take place on the floor of the Holmes Convocation Center from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., and all students majoring in business are invited to attend.

In pursuit of its mission to deliver transformational educational experiences, the Walker College of Business emphasizes the importance of connecting industry professionals with students on campus. Walker Business Connections is one of many ways the college does just that.

Jackie Garner, assistant director of business career services and event coordinator, said there are a few reasons why students will get to meet so many employers in one day this year.

"Many organizations that were under hiring freezes during the pandemic are back to hiring at 100%," said Garner. "Plus, there are 27 new companies attending Business Connections that haven't recruited with us before!"

Garner said she expects more than 120 employers on site for the event, aiming to provide full-time careers, part-time work, internship opportunities and, in some cases, international jobs to App State business majors. 

Attending Employers

Sponsoring employers include: Acrisure, Alex Lee, AmWINS, AvidXchange, Axle Logistics, Bank of America, Builders Mutual, Camelot 3PL Software, CH Robinson, CNP Technologies, Curi, E&J Gallo Winery, ECM Solutions, EMC Insurance, Enterprise Holdings, Equitable Advisors, Fifth Third Bank, Flow Companies, Gallagher Re, Granite Insurance, Hanes Companies, HLI Government Services, IAT Insurance Group, Kelly Office Solutions, Key Risk, Lowe's Companies, Inc., Markel Corporation, National General Insurance, NC Rate Bureau, Penn National Insurance, Rush Enterprises, Selective Insurance Company of America, SPX Corporation, Sunbelt Rentals, Sunrise Technologies, Syfan, Travelers, Truist Insurance Holdings, Unifi and United Rentals.

See a complete list of attending organizations.

While on campus, many of the industry representatives will also participate in associated activities, including networking socials, mock interviews, and presentations for student organizations, among others.

Related: See photos from past Walker Business Connections.

Register Online

Students are encouraged to pre-register for the career fair.

Student participants can also receive a professional photo at no cost, on the concourse of the Holmes Center.

Free shuttles will run from Peacock Hall to and from the Holmes Center from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Dress is professional. Students are encouraged to bring copies of their resume.

Register online or learn more at

About Business Career Services

Business Career Services in the Truist Student Leadership Center provides opportunities for business students to build career skills through professional and leadership development training. The center provides career services with personalized coaching and support to business students as they prepare for a career beyond Appalachian. Learn more at

More 'Business Connections' than usual will made October 6
Published: Sep 30, 2022 4:05pm