Career Fest 2019, Co-Sponsored by Walmart

The University Career Development Center, in collaboration with academic colleges and representatives from Walmart, will host Career Fest from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Verizon Ballroom of the Arkansas Union.

This event is designed to prepare and equip UA students with the skills and knowledge necessary for career success. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from knowledgeable employers and staff. Career Fest will include Walmart Career Day and Walmart Networking Event. 

  • Career Fest 2019 (Co-Sponsored by Walmart)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4
  • Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Arkansas Union Verizon Ballroom
  • Attire: Business Casual

Career Fest (Co-Sponsored by Walmart)

Representatives from Walmart and other companies will be present to network with students and speak on various professional development topics. From noon to 2 p.m., Walmart representatives will conduct a lunch and learn. This event will consist of a kickoff talk with John Furner, Sam's Club CEO, followed by a student internship panel discussion.

Free Lunch will be provided for students.

From 2-3 p.m., company representatives will host breakout sessions on the following topics: Technology & Engineering, Supply Chain & Retail, and Finance & Accounting. 

Career Fest is an excellent opportunity for students to talk with professionals working for some of the top Fortune 500 companies.

"At Walmart we are looking for the brightest and the best talent to join our teams all around the world," said Zoë Barton, a Walmart senior campus recruiter. "This is the place where individuals take pride in striving for excellence, while changing the way the world shops. We partner with the University of Arkansas year after year to find these exact individuals, and we invite you to learn more about our global team of associates and vendors, where you can truly make an impact. This is the place where new ways of thought and unique perspectives are embraced, and where together we can change the way the world shops."

Walmart Networking Event

Walmart representatives from 8-10 departments will also attend the Walmart Networking Event from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. This event will provide an opportunity for students to connect with Walmart representatives in a career fair setting. This event will be held at the same time and in the same location as the All Careers Fair.

Registration and business casual attire is required to attend. 

Register for this event by visiting the Career Fest page.


Margot Purdy, career programs assistant
Career Services

Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications
Division of Student Affairs


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