Big Ten Conference Career Expo, Mar. 10, 2016 @bigten
By Jane Jankowski
Indiana Sports Corp.
The Big Ten Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments return to Indianapolis in March, and with it, the opportunity for employers to connect with students and alumni from the 14 member universities at the Big Ten Conference Career Expo.
This year’s expo will be on Thursday, March 10, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Station in downtown Indianapolis, near Bankers Life Fieldhouse, which is the site of the conference tournaments.
The Career Expo will feature employer booths and a cyber café staffed with career counselors to assist students with interviewing skills and resume reviews. There also will be a special sports career-focused session, The Sporting Life: Careers in Sports, featuring a variety of panelists from the sports world at 10:30 a.m.
The Expo is free and open to Big Ten students and alumni who are looking for internships and employment or recent college graduates looking for a career change. This will be the seventh Expo held in conjunction with the Big Ten Basketball Tournaments.
“This event is a way for the Big Ten Conference to connect with Indianapolis in a way that goes beyond the great basketball tournaments we’ll host in March. It’s proven to be a great tool to connect companies with students from the conference. The employers have let us know they regularly follow up with the students after the event,” said Donna Wilkinson, senior vice president of human resources for Pacers Sports & Entertainment.
Registration for the Career Expo is free for all Big Ten students and alumni at www.BigTenCareerExpo.com. Students who register online are eligible for a drawing for a new iPad.
Sponsors of the 2016 Big Ten Conference Career Expo include Spectrum Brands, Anthem, Lilly, Magnitude Marketing Agency, the Indianapolis Star, Indiana Sports Corp and Pacers Sports & Entertainment.
More information about the 2016 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments is available at www.BigTen.org orwww.IndianaSportsCorp.org. The women’s tournament will be March 2-6 and the men’s tournament is scheduled for March 9-13, 2016.