Business Career Services launches first Virtual Career Fair

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Business Career Services launches first Virtual Career Fair

The David Eccles School of Business hosted its first virtual career fair on April 29. The hiring-focused event highlighted companies that are currently seeking skilled student candidates. This successful pilot drew in several prominent employers, including Access Development, TEK Systems, Pronto, University of Utah Health, and many more.

With a high student-to-employer ratio, students shared their elevator pitches whilst also inquiring about the company’s current full-time positions or internships. Although the virtual career fair occurred solely online, it still offered a high-level professional interaction like any other in-person networking event — but students could call in from anywhere and only had to dress to impress from the waist up.

“This was a great networking opportunity while maintaining recommended social distancing,” said Daniel Graham, a new Eccles Information Systems alum. “Even using remote methods, I felt I was able to connect well with the employers that were there.”

Instructional technology experts provided the technological magic using a combination of Canvas and Zoom, a cinch to navigate for both students and employers. By utilizing these two existing software programs, the David Eccles School of Business could forgo purchasing another costly program and offer the service free of charge, even for the employers.

In this ever-changing time, the David Eccles School of Business continues to innovate to serve our students quickly.

“We are committed to providing networking and career opportunities for Eccles School students in any circumstances,” said Katie Abby, assistant dean of Business Career Services & Corporate Outreach. “We’re constantly looking for new ways to connect them with employers. We’re especially focused on helping our new graduates and students who may have had a summer internship lined up that didn’t pan out due to the crisis.”

Business Career Services is busy planning similar events for the future. All student classes will benefit from the experience, from incoming freshmen to new graduates.

Your premier Eccles Experience. Business Career Services (BCS) offers comprehensive career coaching and resources to students at the David Eccles School of Business. Paired with a dedicated corporate outreach team, BCS also allows students to gain real-world experience through job and internship opportunities with top employers. For more information, visit