Mark your Calendar – Career Expo on September 14!

Copies of resume, formal attire, student ID and … confidence! – The essentials you would need to attend the Fall Career Expo. Brought by the School of Public Health (SPH) and the School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), the Fall Career Expo is taking place on Wednesday, September 14 from 3pm-6pm in Alumni Hall – Indiana Memorial Union. Through the Career Expo, you will get numerous opportunities to interact with employers who will be looking for potential candidates for a wide range of positions including internships and full-time ones.

A full list of employers can be found here, by logging into your Career Link account.

If you are wondering about positions employers are hiring for, their work culture and what are they seeking in applicants, look no further. Below you will find a list of platinum and gold partners for the Career Expo and their respective details.

Our Platinum Partner: Ritz Charles

Ritz Charles Logo [CMYK] smallLocation: 12156 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032

Representative’s Name: Kate Argyris & Conor Bugher

Position (s) you are currently hiring for: Part-time Servers, Bartenders, Doormen and Spring/Summer 2017 Interns

Could you tell me about Ritz Charles?

With over 30 years of experience in the special event industry, Ritz Charles specializes in innovative, upscale and superior event services. Ritz Charles has a strong presence in the event market. Our multiple culinary teams, service staff and event planners host a variety of on and off premise events year round. Our company has the resources to manage large events yet has the personal touch of a small caterer. With our fast paced energetic work environment, we have a need for motivated individuals who can give excellent customer service.

What’s the best part of about working at Ritz Charles?

The variety of events and the enjoyable atmosphere is the best part about working for Ritz Charles. Every event and every day is different. There are no two events alike which makes our company very enjoyable and fun.

Could you tells us a bit more about the position (s) you are currently looking to fill?

Our part-time service positions are banquet servers mostly on nights and weekends who work several types of events as well as our bartenders. Our internships vary depending upon the time of year. Our interns have the ability to work in or up to 5 different departments depending upon their preference and requirements.

Gold Partners


Locatismithb-logoon: 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Representatives’ Names:Sarah Moore (2013 alumnus) and Jared Dechowitz (2013 alumnus).

Position(s) you are currently hiring for:

Our hiring needs change throughout the year, but we constantly search for Membership and Operation Associates, Staff Accountants, Meeting Planners, Marketing and Communication Professionals, and Education and Learning Associates. We are also seeking December 2016 graduates for our Spring 2017 Part-Time Internship Program.

Could you tell me about SmithBucklin?

SmithBucklin is a nonprofit management company headquartered in Chicago. We provide a variety of business services to small and medium-sized professional associations worldwide and categorize our clients into three main industries: Technology, Business & Trade, and Healthcare & Scientific. We do everything from planning annual conferences and other large corporate events to promoting organizations through diverse media, doing program development and building certification courses, managing the clients’ daily operations, managing finances and accounting, etc.

What’s the best part of about working at SmithBucklin?

It’s hard to pinpoint just one answer! As a SmithBucklin employee, you gain exposure to so many people, including high-level executives, and diverse industries. We also promote personal and professional development, so you have the opportunity to attend free onsite workshops and take advantage of our scholarship program. Finally, we promote internally and everyone goes through an annual review process to ensure that all performances are acknowledged.

Could you tells us a bit more about the position(s) you are currently looking to fill?

Membership and Operation Associates: Membership and Operations Associates play an integral role in providing excellent customer service to the nonprofit volunteers and members of SmithBucklin’s client associations. This role requires strong computer skills and the ability to work well in a team and has a large administrative component.  The ideal candidate will be client-service oriented and have a history of successful project management experience.

Staff Accountants: Staff Accountants oversee and prepare financial statements for our clients and are an integral part of the success of the organizations financial operation.  Successful candidate will work with senior management on accounting-related matters and provide analysis, research, and answer questions regarding financial statements and accounting procedures.

Meeting Planners: Associates in the event services department assist with the full planning cycle for small and large corporate meetings, including luncheons, receptions, conferences, and tradeshows. The ideal candidate is an energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.  Associates require the ability to work quickly and efficiently on several projects at one time, are results oriented, have strong time management skills, and work enthusiastically in a constantly changing environment. 

Marketing & Communciation Professionals:  Marketing and Communication Professionals play a critical role in delivering service to SmithBucklin clients, including collateral development and delivery, conducting basic research that drives marketing strategy, writing for different audiences and across different media, and interacting with teammates, managers, service providers and clients. The Marketing and Communication Services environment offers a rich professional learning experience across a host of disciplines and competencies.

Education and Learning Associates: Education and Learning Associates are the front-line contact to various stakeholders within our association communities including speakers/presenters, education committee members, and attendees at various educational events. Help them reach their training goals by facilitating the webinar and on-line learning programs, supporting conference events and planning the logistics of key speakers to/from conferences. This role supports education and program planning, session scheduling, and working with volunteers to ensure the conference content meets the needs of the customers. At client conferences, part of the responsibility is to support onsite speaker management, virtual conferences, live content capture, session signage, and more (travel may be required). Additionally, you will have access to key executives both at SmithBucklin and with our clients across a variety of industries.

Part-Time Interns: We offer individuals a variety of ways to launch their career with a part-time internship that lasts 15 weeks in the spring of 2017.  By attending presentations, group discussions, workshops and networking events, our interns will learn about association management career opportunities while finessing the relationship building, collaboration, teamwork and presentation skills required to thrive in today’s work force.

Internship Program Components:

  • 18 total paid hours of work per week, 16 hours of on-the-job training and 2 hours of educational and professional development
  • Paid half-day orientation on Friday, January 13, 2017
  • Program begins January 16, 2017, and concludes April 28, 2017
  • Comprehensive performance evaluation at the end of the program
  • Competitive hourly pay

2. French Link Indiana

Location: 8670 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432

Representatives’ Names:    

Kirsten Neukam and Jessie Dyer

Position (s) you are currently hiring for:

Variety ranging from Culinary, Spa, Golf, Hospitality, and Gaming

Could you tell me about French Lick Resort?

French Lick Resort stands out among Midwest hotels for its AAA Four-Diamond accommodations and for the charm of its staff. Nestled in the Indiana countryside, the winner of the 2015 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Historic Hotel is both a breath of fresh air and an exciting family adventure. An easy drive from Indianapolis and Louisville, this upscale destination features championship golf courses, world-class spas, Vegas-style gaming, horseback riding and activities for kids. The beautifully restored historic French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel capture the opulence of times long past, and ensure an escape from the norm for everyone who visits.

What’s the best part of about working at French Lick Resort?

The best part of working for French Lick Resort is the wide variety of positions that the Resort, the West Baden Springs Hotel, and The French Lick Casino have to offer as a company. Also, there is room for growth. We offer internal transfers before opening positions to the public so that employees who have been with us have a first chance at furthering their career with French Lick Resort. We have a full benefits package for full time employment and benefits for our part time employees as well.

Could you tell us a bit more about the position (s) you are currently looking to fill?

We have full time, part time, paid internships, temporary, and seasonal ones. Benefits include, free gym membership, free dorms, employee discount program, $2 employee meals, 401k, bonuses, and tuition assistance. For full time employees we offer medical, dental, and eye insurance as well.

3. VillageMD



1 N Franklin, Suite 1205

Chicago, IL 60606

Representatives’ Names (IU Alumni): Christy McIntosh, Mike Leivant, Bianca Kelly, Scott Brody


Position(s) you are currently hiring for: 

  • Strategy and Operations Analyst
  • Healthcare Informatics Analyst

Could you tell me about VillageMD?

VillageMD is a leading provider of management services for healthcare organizations moving toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model. The VillageMD solution provides the tools, technology, operations, and staffing support needed to drive the highest quality clinical results across a population. VillageMD works with physician groups, independent practice associations, and health systems to improve quality, deliver a first-rate patient experience, and lower costs in the communities they serve.

What’s the best part of about working at VillageMD?

The best part about working at VillageMD is being part of a collaborative team that is committed to a common end goal of improving healthcare. The environment is relaxed, the people are nice, and we have a lot of fun working together, so that helps too!

Could you tell us a bit more about the position(s) you are currently looking to fill?

Strategy & Operations Analysts are crucial to driving performance. These resources review patient population analyses, identify data trends, and develop strategies to help physicians improve patient health.

Here’s how:

  • Track, monitor, and evaluate physician performance in managing patient populations
  • Produce analytical findings and propose operational initiatives to improve patient care
  • Collaborate with functional teams to develop strategic, operational, and technological solutions for improving the quality of care while reducing cost

Health Care Informatics Analysts are the driving forces behind our data-based decisions. These resources evaluate multiple health care data sources to develop analytical insights for decision support.

Here’s how:

  • Build performance dashboards using SAS and SQL to track key health care quality and efficiency metrics
  • Develop algorithms and analytical tools to identify high risk patients for care management programs
  • Provide business and technical requirements for database and system development

4. C. H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson logoRepresentative’s Name: John Clifford, Haley Widmeyer

Position(s) you are currently hiring for: 

  • Sales Executive Chicago Central (Entry Level) – January 2017.
  • Sales Executive Chicago Central (Entry Level) – Summer 2017,
  • Account Manager Chicago Central (Entry Level) – January 2017,
  • Account Manager Chicago Central (Entry Level) – Summer 2017,
  • Sales Internship Chicago Central – Summer 2017

Could you tell me about C. H. Robinson? 

C.H. Robinson is a recognized leader in third-party logistics. We work with a diverse mix of customers—from Fortune 500 companies to startups— to help get their products to consumers around the globe.  The fast pace of the logistics industry translates into a high-energy and collaborative workplace environment. You are empowered to make decisions, help our customers grow, and forge your own career path.

Join the vibrant team of employees worldwide who are accelerating their careers every day at C.H. Robinson.

Our dynamic Accelerator™ onboarding program will jumpstart your knowledge of C.H. Robinson and our industry, help you excel in our culture, and ensure your proficiency in our systems and processes. You will be immersed in an interactive and highly educational experience that combines classroom and hands-on sales training. After joining a sales team, you will focus your training for six months with a mix of learning activities to make you confident and skilled as you perform your job. You will come out of this experience ready to be a part of the success at C.H. Robinson.  We want you to be more than a crucial element to our customers and carriers – we want you to be a high-performing member of our team.

What’s the best part of about working at C. H. Robinson? 

The best part about working for C.H. Robinson is the opportunity for advancement as we only promote from within, as well as the culture! We also have an amazing training program that will help jumpstart your knowledge of C.H. Robinson and our industry.

Could you tell us a bit more about the position (s) you are currently looking to fill?

Sales: After Accelerator™ training, you will have the ability to choose your career path in either customer sales or carrier sales.  In either sales role with C.H. Robinson, you will have the opportunity to develop, maintain, and grow relationships with our customers or carriers to deliver supply chain and logistics solutions. You will be selling for the industry leader, and you’ll be backed by people, process, and technology that are second-to-none. Better yet, you will be provided with the training, tools, and resources needed to consistently win new business. As you start your sales career with C.H. Robinson, you will be in daily contact with a variety of clients, working to build relationships, analyze their business, and assess how a relationship with C.H. Robinson will meet their needs. Through this fast-paced, high-energy role, you will make an impact on the global supply chain every day.

AM: Our Account Managers are trusted, strategic partners to companies around the world. This is your chance to align with our customers to meet their supply chain and logistics needs while delivering a wonderful customer experience.  As an Account Manager, you’ll manage a group of small- to mid-size accounts to build strong, long-term relationships with account leadership. You’ll be empowered to manage and grow existing accounts by bringing forth new services, and expanding on existing services offered, with a focus on increasing efficiency, adding value, maximizing profitability through the account’s supply chain.

Internship: An internship at C.H. Robinson is more than a learning experience. It’s an opportunity to make an impact at a Fortune 500 global company.  As an intern, you’ll help some of the world’s most prominent companies move their products around the globe. The game of logistics is ever changing and you’ll be in the middle of the action, gaining business experience that will benefit you for a lifetime.

Sales interns are integrated into our teams, giving you the respect and responsibility needed to learn global freight services and help shippers and carriers optimize supply chains.

You’ll be exposed to multiple facets of the logistics and transportation industry, such as:

  • Sales and negotiation techniques
  • Building industry and customer relationships
  • Transportation information systems
  • Distribution management

To highlight your creativity and expand relationships you’ll also participate in a team project and competition with other interns across North America to solve a business-related challenge. At the end of your internship, you’ll present your solution to senior business leaders, with the top-rated projects earning special recognition.

5. Eli Lilly

Location:  Indianapolis, Indiana 46285 USA

Representative’s Name: Lindsay Klogoonradi

Position (s) you are currently hiring for: 

Internship opportunities for HR, Finance, Marketing, IT, Market Access Strategy and Pricing Analytics, and Sales.

The HR team will be attending the SPEA career fair specifically

Could you tell me about Eli Lilly?

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We’re a Fortune 500 company, determined to bring life-changing medicines to those who need them and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

What’s the best part of about working at Eli Lilly? 

There are countless benefits and advantages to working for Lilly. The internship program provides robust, individual projects and also provides opportunities for networking with other employees and leaders, and also provides interns the chance to see and live in the Indianapolis community.

Could you tell us a bit more about the position (s) you are currently looking to fill?

The internships last 10–12 weeks during the summer and offer paid salaries, housing is provided and there are many fun, social, & networking events.  The robust projects:

  • Target business issues in a real-world experience
  • Align with interns’ field of study, interests and/or experience
  • Provide collaborative setting with supportive supervisors, work colleagues, and interactions with senior level executives
  • Leverage projects that impact Lilly’s business of improving the lives of patients
  • Introduce interns to the complexities of the pharmaceutical industry

Last, but not least there will be our silver partners attending the Expo too and here is a list of them: Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina, General Hotels, Safety Management Group, Thomas P. Miller & Associates, Inc., White Lodging, Yelp.

Again, do not miss this wonderful opportunity to showcase your skills and experience. You might end up leaving the expo with an amazing offer!

Trish20150920_123959-2nee is a second year PhD student in the Department of Applied Health Science and her major is Health Behavior. She was born and raised in Mauritius and is currently having the best time pursuing her doctoral studies and working on her research goals in the wonderful B-town. Her hobbies include cooking, knitting, gardening, reading romantic novels, and playing with her pets. Anything related to health highly interests her and she hopes to reach out to others on health-related issues that matter.

By Trishnee Bhurosy
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