Job Fair Events

Career Services at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay sponsors several recruiting events throughout the year. These programs allow you as an employer to connect directly with students to share information about your organization, the types of positions you recruit, as well as identify potential candidates for full-time and internship positions.

JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIRS

The Job & Internship Fairs allow an opportunity for employers to connect with students and alumni for the purpose of promoting professional full-time jobs and career-related internships with their organizations. Two events are held each year -- one in Fall (late September/early October) and one in Spring (late February/early March). The Fair is open and publicized to all students at the University - whether they are seeking full-time or internship opportunities, or wanting to obtain information about employers or the types of positions available at various organizations.
 
Approved employers will receive an email invitation with a link to register for fair events in Handshake. Contact Karla Miller (millerk@uwgb.edu) with questions or for more information.

Job & Internship Fair Policies

Are you seeking part-time or seasonal candidates? Contact Student Employment at 920.465.2556 or studentemployment@uwgb.edu. You may also enter your opportunity directly into Handshake.  Due to space limitations at our job fair events, we are not able to offer registration at this time to employers with part-time, seasonal or entrepreneurial opportunities.

Questions? Contact Karla Miller (millerk@uwgb.edu) with questions or for more information.

EDUCATION RECRUITMENT FAIRS:

  • Wisconsin Educational Recruitment Fair (WERF) - Held each spring, WERF provides an opportunity for certified teachers and support services staff to meet with school districts throughout the U.S. Go to https://careers.education.wisc.edu/EventManager/ for more information.
  • CESA 1 Southeastern Wisconsin Teacher Recruitment Fair - This event is held each spring. Check the CESA website for more information and instructions how to register. Hosted by the Cooperative Educational Service Agency.


JOB FAIR TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS:

Your time is valuable, and we want to help you make the most of your job fair experience.  Below is a compiled list of tips and suggestions:

  • Anticipate what you will need for the event. Are your handouts current?   Do you have all of the needed pieces for your display? Is everything in working order?  Do you have extension cords for your electrical needs?
  • Have you printed directions to campus or to the parking areas? Make certain you have the correct time(s) and location(s) as these can change from year-to-year.
  • With limited parking near the event site, plan ahead so you have enough time to unload and transport your materials, park your vehicle in the appropriate lot(s), and set up your display/materials prior to the beginning of the event.  You don’t want to miss visiting with students who are first to arrive at the fair!
  • Keep space limitations in mind. Don’t allow your display to infringe on that of your booth neighbors. 
  • Observe limits on the number of representatives. Booth spaces are within an approximate 7-8 foot space; if you have more than 2-3 representatives it will not only “crowd” your space, but could also intimidate students who might visit your booth.
  • Consider having an intern or a newly hired alumnus attend the event with you.  A familiar face might help attract students to your booth.
  • Alternate breaks with another representative so that you do not leave your booth unattended. You might miss connecting with a great candidate.  It may also unintentionally reflect poorly upon your organization. 
  • Stay the entire time of the event. Leaving early can also leave a poor impression of your organization.
  • View student resumes prior to the event, and connect with students prior to the fair to invite them to visit with you about your organization or opportunities.
  • Have you listed your job or internship opportunities in Handshake?
  • Be aware that the types of students that attend the fair will range from freshmen through seniors and alumni.  Some individuals might be exploring career options, while others are networking to learn more about your internships and full-time job opportunities.  Students who are in “exploration” mode today, might be a key candidates for one of your positions in the future!
  • Does your booth and body language convey a welcoming and open conversation space?  Sitting behind your table or working on your laptop can deter students from visiting with you.
  • Did any students in particular catch your attention at the fair?  If so, follow-up with them to maintain a line of communication.  Not only are students competing for job opportunities, but you may be competing for quality candidates!

SHIPPING FAIR MATERIALS? 

To ensure that your materials arrive well in advance of the specific on-campus recruiting event, please view these Shipping Recommendations.

The staff in Career Services hope that you find these tips helpful as you connect with the students and alumni of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.