More than 130 employers to attend Pamplin's Business Horizons

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 21, 2005 – More than 130 employers are scheduled to attend the 23rd annual Business Horizons career fair of Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business on Thursday, Sept 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Squires Student Center Commonwealth Ballroom.

The career fair, organized annually by Pamplin undergraduates, gives Pamplin students and recruiters a good opportunity to meet and interact with each other in an informal setting. Many employers who attend Business Horizons return to campus during the fall semester to do first-round interviews for new hire and internship positions, said Gary Kinder, Pamplin’s career services director for undergraduate programs.

To make the most effective use of their time, students are advised to prepare for the event by doing research on the companies at the Business Horizons web site. Students can find out which majors are in demand at various companies and learn more about each company in general, Kinder said. The site also provides pointers on getting resumes to recruiters, dressing appropriately for the event, and registering for on-campus interviews.

Those employers scheduled to attend this year’s Business Horizons career fair: 7-Eleven, Inc.; 84 Lumber Company; Accenture; Access National Corporation; Advance Auto Parts; Aerotek; American Woodmark Corporation; Ameriprise Financial; APC - American Power Conversion; Apex Systems, Inc.; Applebee's International; Arnett & Foster , P.L.L.C.; Auditor of Public Accounts; BB&T Corporation; BearingPoint, Inc.; Becker Professional Review; Beers & Cutler PLLC; Belk, Department Stores (Belk, Inc.); Brinker International; Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P.; C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.; Cambridge Associates, LLC; Canon UBM; CarMax; Carter Machinery Company, Inc.; Centex Homes; Central Intelligence Agency; CGI-AMS; Cherry, Bekaert, and Holland; Cintas; Circuit City Stores, Inc.; Clarkston Consulting; Club Corp; Compass Group, The America's Division; Consolidated Graphics; Cotton & Company LLP; Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Resort; Danaher Motion; Defense Contract Audit Agency; Defense Intelligence Agency; Deloitte; Department of Defense, Inspector General; DMG Securities, Inc.; Dominion; Eastman Chemical Company; Eli Lilly & Company; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Epes Carriers, Inc; Ernst & Young; ExcelaCom, Inc.; FactSet Research Systems Inc.; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Ferguson; First Market Bank; Freddie Mac; Frito Lay, Inc; GE; GEICO; Genworth Financial; Georgia Pacific Corporation; Goodman & Company; Graduate Funding Services; Grant Thornton LLP; Great American Restaurants; Hyatt Hotels & Resorts; IBM; Ingersoll-Rand; Internal Revenue Service; IRS - Criminal Investigation; JCPenney Company, Inc.; John Hancock; Johnson & Johnson; Johnson Lambert & Co./VERIS Consulting; Julio & Sons Company; Kearney & Company; Keiter, Stephens, Hurst, Gary & Shreaves; KPMG; Kraft Foods; Langan Associates; Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, P.C.; Liberty Mutual Group; Lockheed Martin; Lowe's Companies, Inc.; ManTech; Marriott International; Maxim Healthcare Services; McGladrey & Pullen, LLP; McLeod & Company; Mosaic Tile Company; Navigant Consulting, Inc.; Navy Financial Management Trainee Program; Newell Rubbermaid; NMS Imaging; Northrop Grumman; NorthStar Express; Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; NVR,Inc.; Odyssey Cruises; Olive Garden Restaurants; PAR Springer-Miller Systems; Philip Morris USA; PlatinumSolutions, Inc.; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Progressive Insurance; Protiviti; Pulte Homes; Randstad; Red Lobster; Reznick Group; SCC; Siemens; Stock Building Supply - a Wolseley Company; SunTrust Bank; Target Corporation; Target Distribution; The Boeing Company; The Carlyle Group; The Greenbrier; The Kroger Co.; The Pepsi Bottling Group; Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; Trex Company, Inc.; Union Bankshares Corporation; United States Gypsum Company; US Army Recruiting; US Government Accountability Office; Virginia Asset Management; Virginia Farm Bureau; Vulcan Materials Company; Wachovia Corporation; Walgreens; Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Company, L.L.C.; Western Industries; Yount, Hyde & Barbour.

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Virginia Tech’s nationally ranked Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing. The college emphasizes the development of ethical values and leadership, technology, and international business skills. A member of its marketing faculty directs the interdisciplinary Sloan Foundation Forest Industries Center at Virginia Tech. The college’s other centers focus on business leadership, electronic commerce, and organizational performance. The college is committed to serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students. It is named in honor of Robert B. Pamplin (Class of 1933), the former CEO of Georgia-Pacific, and his son, businessman and philanthropist Robert B. Pamplin Jr. (Class of 1964).