Career fair to showcase Florida’s business schools’ best

Contact Aaron Reincheld
Communications Specialist

Gulfport, Fla. – At the statewide career fair on March 11, national and regional companies and corporations have an opportunity to meeting top graduate business students from 11 universities and colleges, including students enrolled in Stetson University’s J.D./M.B.A. dual-degree program.

The Florida M.B.A. and Graduate Business Consortium is sponsoring the 5th Annual Statewide Career Fair and is inviting local, regional and national companies and organizations to participate. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale.

The Stetson students attending are pursing both an M.B.A. degree from Stetson’s School of Business Administration and a J.D. degree from Stetson’s College of Law. Graduates of this program can use their J.D. degree to provide legal context for their managerial activities and the M.B.A. degree to sharpen their administrative and managerial decision-making skills. Stetson’s dual-degree program is the largest of its kind in the nation.

Each participating school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, which ensures that graduates possess the most up-to-date knowledge and skills available. The career fair will bring together a diverse population of students, including 23 percent minorities and 17 percent international students. There also will be students with a variety of professional backgrounds.

“Each year, hundreds of graduate students from around the state attend the career fair, giving companies the opportunity to recruit some of the state’s best and brightest students,” said Cathy Fitch, Stetson’s director of career services. “It’s a worthwhile venture and a real win-win for all those involved.”

Companies and organizations that have participated in previous career fairs include AT&T, Central Intelligence Agency, Coca-Cola, Eli Lilly & Company, Raymond James Financial Services, Office Depot, Walt Disney World and many more.

The fee for businesses that register between Feb. 11 and March 10 is $350. The fee allows two company representatives to participate in the fair. Additional representatives may attend for $30 each. Interested companies may register online by accessing the Web site at

For more information, please contact Cathy Fitch at (727) 562-7815.