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About SMEF

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Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Management Employers Forum is to establish, develop and maintain relationships with companies throughout the world in order to enhance the career and development opportunities available to Krannert's student body.

The values of professionalism, integrity, and diversity shall guide the School of Management Employers Forum towards success in its current and future endeavors.

Brief History

In 1994, the School of Management lacked a centralized job fair for its students. Several student organizations put on smaller job fairs for their members. The School of Management decided to combine these efforts and hold one job fair for all its students. Student representatives from each Krannert organization formed the original School of Management Employers Forum committee.

While SMEF organized the fall event, the School of Management Council (SMC) organized the spring career fair. As their attendance increased, it was decided that SMEF would become a dedicated stand-alone organization, not consisting of other organization members, and it would organize both fairs. In 2005 SMEF was re-born and the fairs were re-named the Fall and Spring Career Fairs. In its first year, fall fair company attendance increased 39% (72 to 100) and the spring attendance jumped 63% (56 to 91)! Today the Career Fairs are first class events that attract 135 companies and more than 1200 students. Recruiters and students consistently report the positive and rewarding nature of the fairs.

In order to expand its mission and purpose, the School of Management Employers Forum continuously explores new opportunities for development. In recent years SMEF has added the General Mills Finance Case competition, the Krannert Coffee Hour, SMEF Scholarship Program and Internship Panel. It’s highly dedicated and exceptionally qualified committee of 25+ members is the source of its success growth.

About The Committees

Company Relations - Mission: To establish, develop, and maintain relationships with a diverse array of companies in order to increase attendance at the Employers Forums and more importantly to strengthen corporate awareness about Krannert and Purdue

Marketing and Analytics - Mission: To efficiently inform students and the School of Management Employers Forum; and present SMEF in all of its events in a professional manner.

Student Relations - Mission: To provide much needed assistance to company recruiters by coordinating the efforts of more than one hundred undergraduate hosts/hostess; to make the Forum as comfortable as possible for both recruiters and students.

Strategic Planning and Events - Mission: To organize and execute a series of professional events that dramatically enhances the quality of each company's experience throughout the School of Management Employers Forum.

Seminars and Interviews - Mission: To schedule and execute company seminars prior to the Employers Forum and interviews during the day after the Employers Forum.

Programing and Development - Mission: To develop and evaluate potential changes to SMEF's events and procedure. Committee members coordinate with the full committee to generate new ideas for development.

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