Fall career fairs are big hit with students – and employers

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Connecting students to employers is a top priority at the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. This fall, a record number of students and employers attended the annual career fairs hosted by Business Career Services.

More than 1,700 students attended the Business Career Fair on Oct. 5 at the Mizzou Rec Complex where representatives from 224 organizations were on hand to discuss employment options across all college emphasis areas, including marketing, management, accounting and finance. The organizations hailed from the public and private sectors and included the government and military.  

After outgrowing its previous space in the Memorial Union, the Accountancy Career Fair was held Sept. 21 in the Mizzou Rec Complex where it attracted 257 students and 57 companies.

“The career fairs are a great way for our students to tap into the college’s extensive network of companies and recruiters whether that be for full-time employment or an internship,” Molly Tullis, one of the career fair organizers, said. “Having all these companies in one place is an extremely convenient way for students to explore the endless opportunities for jobs and internships during their college careers and well after.”

Trulaske College of Business career fairs are open to current MU students, including undergraduate and graduate, in-seat and online. The college's Business Career Services team assists college graduates in landing competitive positions across the nation – and the world. And their efforts are paying off -- the college's most recent outcomes data (from 2021-2022) shows that 94.5% of students found full-time employment, were accepted into a graduate or professional program or were pursuing military or service careers. The data also showed that the average starting salary was $56,413.

“We always have a great deal of Mizzou alumni attending the career fairs,” Tullis said. “We love seeing them come back to campus to recruit more of our students.”