East Lansing, MI – October 4, 2011 – Over a 125 students of all majors lined up to speak with Fortune 500 companies to rehearse their elevator speech and receive feedback at the Women in Business Students Association (WBSA) 5th Annual Mock Career.

The students were preparing for he Career Gallery on October 6th at the Breslin Center. WBSA hosted this professional event with recruiters from nine corporations.

 WBSA is a student organization that is a part of Multicultural Business Programs (MBP) within the Eli Broad College of Business. They provide students with an opportunity to establish relationships with Fortune 500 companies, at their bi-weekly General Membership Meetings and other annual events. As a result, over 60 percent of WBSA’s members receive both internships and full time offers from corporations, such as Shell and PricewaterhouseCoopers. WBSA gives students the chance to build personal bonds with other students of similar interests as well. Due to the organization’s success, WBSA received the 2011 Student Life Professional Organization of the Year Award.

 The Mock Career Fair imitates the actual Career Gallery to provide students with the opportunity to gain feedback from real recruiters, network with Fortune 500 companies, and work through the anxiety that is prone to happen before the real event. Companies who attended were Altria, Enterprise, Ernst & Young, Eli Lilly, Grainger, General Mills, General Motors, PNC Bank and Shell.

 “We appreciate the time our corporate partners took out of their busy schedules to invest in MSU students and  help students make a great first impression at the Career Gallery,” said Anne Crain, WBSA advisor and MBP Program Coordinator.