On Wednesday October 16, the Honors Business Association hosted its annual Company Dinner at the AT&T Conference Center. The recruiting event was designed for students to meet representatives from companies who have invested so much in their education through sponsorship of either HBA or the BHP. This dinner had appearances from Dell, PepsiCo, Sense Corp, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, JC Penney, Altria, and BP, allowing students a wide variety of exposure to several career interests, regardless of their major.
The event began with a networking session, allowing students the opportunity to mingle and get to know the company representatives. There were multiple representatives in attendance from each company and about 90 students participated in the event.
Following the networking session was a three-course meal, where attendees were able to chat over a delicious food in smaller groups of 10 at each table. Neal Makkar, HBA Corporate Relations VP, made a short speech before dinner began. Students attending the event ranged from freshmen to seniors, with some looking for internships, some looking for full-time offers, and some just trying to figure out what major they should pursue. Representatives answered questions about what their company culture is like, and how they decided on their current career path.
This event proved to be both a great time and wonderful opportunity as the attendees continued to network after the meal, exchanging business cards and moving around to other company tables they were interested in learning more about. The HBA Annual Company Dinner is one of the most popular events of the year, and this year did not disappoint!