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Business Horizons hosts career fair


BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 22, 2004 – On Thursday, Sept. 23, the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business will host its 22nd annual Business Horizons Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Squires Student Center Commonwealth and Old Dominion Ballrooms

Since 1982, the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business has hosted the Business Horizons Career Fair on campus each fall semester. Last year, 115 companies and more than 2,500 students participated in the event. The career fair gives students the unique opportunity to meet more than 100 prospective employers and to practice their professional interviewing skills.

The following are a list of prospective employers scheduled to attend this year’s Business Horizons Career Fair:

7-Eleven, Inc.; Accenture; Access National Corporation; Advance Auto Parts; Advanced Solutions International; Allegis Group; American Infrastructure; American Power Conversion; Apex Systems, Inc. (Sales); Applebee’s International; Arnett & Foster, P.L.L.C.; Auditor of Public Accounts; Bank of America; BB&T; Becker Conviser Professional Review; Beers & Cutler, P.L.L.C.; Belk, Inc.; Blinds to Go; Booz Allen Hamilton; Brinker International/Corner Bakery Café; Brown, Edwards, & Company L.L.C.; Cambridge Associates L.L.C.; Canon UBM; Capital One; CarMax; Carter Machinery Company, Inc.; Centex Homes; CGI-AMS; Cherry, Bekaert, and Holland; Chili’s Grill and Bar; Cintas Corporation; Circuit City Stores, Inc.; Compass Group NAD; Consolidated Graphics; Cotton and Company LLP; Deloitte & Touche; Department of Defense; Inspector General; DMG Securities, Inc.; Dominion Resources Services; EchoStar Communications Corp.; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Ernst & Young, L.L.P.; FedEx Kinko’s; Ferguson; First Market Bank; Freddie Mac; Frito-Lay; GEICO; General Electric; Genuine Parts Company; Genworth Financial; Georgia Pacific Corporation; GTSI; Guardian Industries; High Performance Technologies, Inc.; Hilton Hotels Corporation; Houston’s Restaurants; Hyatt Hotels & Resorts; IBM; Ingersoll-Rand; Internal Revenue Service; International Textile Group; IRS-Criminal Investigation; John Hancock Financial Services; John Hancock Mid-Atlantic Agency; Johnson & Johnson; Kearney & Company; Keiter, Stephens, Hurst, Gary, & Shreves; KPMG L.L.P.; Kraft Foods; Kroger Mid-Atlantic; Legend Management Group; Liberty Mutual Group; Lockheed Martin; Lowe’s Companies, Inc.; Marriott International; MassMutual; The Washington Group; Maxim Healthcare Services; Maytag Corporation; McGladrey & Pullen, L.L.P.; Moore Wallace (An RR Donnelly Company); National Security Agency; Nationwide Insurance; Navigant Consulting, Inc.; Norfolk Southern; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; NVR/Ryan Homes; Olive Garden Restaurants; Otis Elevator Company; Philip Morris USA; Price Waterhouse Coopers; Progressive Insurance; Protiviti; Red Lobster; Reznick Fedder & Silverman; SCC; Science Applications International Corporation; Springer-Miller Systems; Stock Building Supply; Stryker Medical; SunTrust Bank; Target Stores; Target Corporation; TEDS, Inc.; The Boeing Company; The Dolben Company, Inc.; The Gallup Organization; The Greenbrier; The Homestead; The Pepsi Bottling Group; Trex Company, Inc.; Tripps Restaurants & Rock-ola Café; U.S. Department of Treasury; U.S. General Accounting Office; U.S. Investigations Services; USG Corporation; Virginia Asset Management L.L.C.; Wachovia; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Walgreens; Watkins; Meegan, Drury, & Company, L.L.C.; Wells Fargo Financial; Western Industries; Windsor Property Management Co.; Yount, Hyde, & Barbour, P.C.

For more information, visit the Business Horizons website at http://www.businesshorizons.org/, or direct questions to info@businesshorizons.org.

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 leadership skills and ethical values and the integration of technology in the academic curriculum, and prepares students for global business challenges through faculty-led study abroad programs. The college has research centers that focus on business leadership, electronic commerce, energy modeling, and wireless telecommunications. The college is committed to serving business and society through the expertise of its faculty, alumni, and students.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.