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A career fair that offers students access to global companies

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Nikolas Zalesky was one of the business students visiting prospective employers. Nikolas Zalesky was one of the business students visiting prospective employers.
Amazon was one of the many companies at the career fair. Amazon was one of the many companies at the career fair.

    By: Ashley Dyer

    A record number of companies were looking for members to add to their team at the annual USC business school career fair Wednesday. The fair hosted 75 companies ranging from BB&T to BMW.   

    Business recruiters and Moore School of Business students packed the arena with high hopes of makingthat right connection.  Among them was Nikolas Zalesky, a junior international business and marketing student, who says this business fair is always helpful. 

    He tells us even though he's still young he has been going to career fairs for a while to try and land internships.  Zalesky said his main goal is to get his foot in the door and with a resume like his it is clear he has higher goals than most.  

    "I'd like to go to Japan and live in Tokyo and work there.  Hopefully for an American company that's fairly large and has a really big global presence," Zalesky said.

      The wide variety of businesses gave students like Nikolas the chance to speak with global company recruiters.  His first stop was the online retail giant Amazon.  Zalesky said they are one of his favorite stops because all the representatives offer great tips to students who are just starting out. 

    "The working environments they described to me seemed like they would be really great and I'm really excited," said Zalesky.

    Event director, Georgia Holmes-Doran was thrilled with the turn out.  She said the career fair was expected to have roughly 1,000 students in attendance.     

    "The opportunity for them to interact with global businesses on a one on one basis is phenomenal for them as far as an opportunity to sell themselves and market themselves to the decision makers who decide on hiring."

    Nikolas left on a positive note as did many other students and clearly today was all about making the right connection.

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