Big Ten Network presents Big Ten Career Expo in Indianapolis

CHICAGO, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference Career Expo, presented by the Big Ten Network, will take place Friday, March 14, at Union Station in Indianapolis. The career fair aims to pair students from 11 of the nation’s most prestigious universities with the staffing needs of elite and industry-leading companies.

This is a chance for Big Ten students and alumni to be introduced to top-tier employers that are interested in hiring full-time or internship positions within their companies. Expo participants are invited to register online at http://www.bigtencareerexpo.com.

“The Big Ten Conference Career Expo will be a great networking opportunity for students, alumni and employers,” said Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament manager Rich Falk. “In addition, downtown restaurants in Indianapolis will be designated for each Big Ten university, which gives Career Expo participants additional opportunities to meet other students and alumni.”

The Big Ten Career Expo will be different than any other – a business casual event with no suits necessary. It will take place in conjunction with the 2008 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in the heart of Indianapolis. The event is presented by the Big Ten Network and hosted by the Indiana Sports Corporation.

Some of the participating employers will include: Big Ten Network, Eli Lilly and Co., Wellpoint, Simon Property Group, Brightpoint, American Structurepoint, CareerBuilder.com, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Disney World Wide Services, Emmis Communications, Extron Electronics, Impact Networking, Indiana Sports Corporation, Indianapolis Colts, Momentum, NCAA, Nordstrom, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, St. Vincent Health, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Team Detroit (joint venture of several public relations firms) and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

The Big Ten Network launched Aug. 30, 2007, and became the first new network in cable or satellite television history to reach 30 million homes in its first 30 days. The network is available through DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-Verse, Insight Communications, WideOpenWest, RCN, Service Electric and nearly 200 other cable operators.

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