Recruitment Partner of the Year
Celebrate Local Employers
Local organizations help us offer students more opportunities.
One of the biggest draws at UW-Green Bay is the number of local organizations that give our students more career options. Our Recruitment Partner of the Year award recognizes a local organization committed to providing opportunities for UW-Green Bay students and graduates.
About the Recruitment Partner of the Year Award
Each year, UW-Green Bay Career Planning recognizes an employer partner which shows exceptional commitment evidenced by support and opportunities for our students and graduates. This partner also demonstrates comprehensive support for the Career Planning mission of creating learning opportunities for UW-Green Bay students in their fields of study, whether through internships or other hands-on experiences.
Past Recruitment Partner Honorees
The award was first granted in 2007, with a new honoree added each year. See the roster of past recipients below.
KI, a furniture manufacturer, started in Green Bay, WI in 1941 with its first product – a folding chair. Today, KI is worldwide and one of the largest companies in the industry. With corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations both in Green Bay, our students have benefited from hands-on experiences and on-site tours.
2020: Paper Transport
What started out as an idea between two friends during a cribbage game has grown to a business that employs over 1,000 people. Paper Transport is a for-hire truckload carrier with locations throughout the Midwest and the Southern United States.
2019: Imperial Supplies
Imperial Supplies is a national distributor of maintenance supplies and has always been committed to its customers – in fact, it was the first national parts distributor to use barcode technology to automate order entry, meaning people had an easier time buying products.
Wipfli ranks among the top 20 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. They’re committed to community, encouraging employees to take an active role and volunteer.
2017: Dental City
With a 50,000 square foot distribution center in Green Bay, Dental City serves over 16,000 dentists, other individuals and buying groups to deliver the best quality products and competitive pricing.
2016: Baker Tilly
With over 36,000 team members and $3.9 billion in revenue, Baker Tilly is a public accounting and consulting firm that helps people manage the present and plan for the future.
2015: Associated Bank
You probably recognize an Associated Bank card even if you don’t use this bank – their partnership with the Packers makes the card quite distinctive. As the largest Wisconsin-based bank, they serve people and businesses across the Midwest.
On the drive through Sheboygan, you’ll notice the huge building with the world’s tallest free-flying American flag – that’s Acuity. It’s the only commercial regional insurer to be rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's.
In 1935, Al Schneider sold the family car to buy the first truck. Today, they have 37,000 trailers and move over 9,200,000 freight miles per day. With headquarters in Green Bay, over 320 alumni work at Schneider National.
Humana works to improve healthcare and make it more accessible to create a better community. As the third largest health insurance provider in the nation, they want to help people achieve lifelong well-being.
2011: Schreiber Foods
Schreiber is definitely rooted in Wisconsin tradition – they produce and distribute natural cheese, processed cheese, cream cheese and yogurt. And, as an employee-owned company, they’re committed to doing good in the community.
2010: Glen Tilot, Brown County Human Services
Glen Tilot, a social worker with Brown County Human Services and 1981 graduate of UW-Green Bay, personally supervised more than 75 students from various fields of study as interns or volunteers.
2009: Arthritis Foundation, Northeast District
The Arthritis Foundation works to find a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability through fundraising, advocacy and community connections. UW-Green Bay hosts their Jingle Bell Run/Walk, bringing around 1,200 community members to raise money and increase awareness.
2008: Schenck Business Solutions
As a full-service CPA and business consulting firm, Schenck Business Solutions is dedicated to the people they serve. Their employees are not just accountants – they’re immersed in their industries, so they have the specific expertise to help organizations.
2007: Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
(Integrys Energy Group)
The first winner of our award was Integrys Energy Group, or what is now the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. They provide electric service to customers in portions of Wisconsin and serve natural gas customers in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula.
Want to Know More?
If you have questions about the selection criteria for the Recruitment Partner of the Year award or want to know more about our partnerships with local organizations, please contact us.