Contact: Alex Hummel
Integrated Marketing and Communications
UW Oshkosh hosts Career Fair on the Fox today
UW Oshkosh, March 4 – The goal of the biannual Career Fair on the Fox: provide opportunities for hundreds of students looking to extend and strengthen their professional connections.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Career Services and Fox Valley Technical College Employment Services are teaming up for Career Fair on the Fox, held at UW Oshkosh’s Kolf Sports Center today, March 4, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
New this year is the Career Fair+ app, a mobile application aimed at helping today’s technologically savvy students better navigate through the fair and its offerings. The app gives students the opportunity to view and learn more about companies attending the event, the available positions the partner companies are offering, career fair tips and an event map.
“Downloading the Career Fair+ App prior to the Career Fair can give students an edge in preparing to navigate the fair in a more organized way. Students can research organizations attending the fair ahead of time and begin to think about how they can strategically meet the employers they want in a short amount of time,” said Chrissy Lambie, Career Services team member.
At the Career Fair, students will be able to connect with employers to learn about: full- and part-time positions, internships, co-ops, practicums, volunteering and networking opportunities. They can also distribute their resumes to employers and receive a resume critique.
“We strongly believe in the power of networking and want to encourage our students to start early in developing their personal network and brand with our employers. Even if students aren’t ready to start searching for opportunities it never hurts to attend just to get a feel for things, to get an understanding of how the event works, how to navigate so when it does matter it won’t be such an overwhelming experience,” Lambie said.
Another great aspect to the fair is “Internship Connect,” which runs from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m., offering students interested in internships with nonprofits and start-up companies to network. At Internship Connect, employers have an opportunity to talk about their offered internship and attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers.
There will also be a photo booth at this year’s Career Fair, where students are encouraged to get a free head shot to use as a professional picture.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is the third-largest public university in the state and has been providing high-quality affordable education since 1871. UW Oshkosh is committed to providing students with a broad knowledge base and transferable skills as well as a strong sense of values and ethics that prepares them for civic leadership in society. The campus community promotes enrichment and active learning with opportunities for sports and recreation, arts and culture, service learning and career building. More than 13,900 students benefit from the nationally recognized expertise of our faculty, a wide variety of courses and degrees offered — including 60 undergraduate majors, 13 master’s degree programs and one doctoral degree (Doctorate of Nursing Practice) — and modest class sizes that foster one-on-one and collaborative learning with professors, rather than teaching assistants. UW Oshkosh, the nation’s first Fair Trade University, has been recognized for its role in embracing sustainable practices, such as building “green,” examining its carbon footprints and promoting social justice. UW Oshkosh also is home to a first-in-the-western hemisphere anaerobic dry fermentation biodigester, which generates energy from campus and community plant and food waste. Located on the Fox River and near downtown Oshkosh, the University serves the community and beyond through a multitude of programs, services and partnerships, including collaborations with other colleges, nationally and internationally. The University is proud of its more than 80,000 alumni. Their successes reflect on the quality education and personal experiences had at UW Oshkosh.
UW Oshkosh –– where excellence and opportunity meet.