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Job Fairs

Career Services at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay sponsors several job fair events each year to provide students and recent graduates with the opportunity to connect with employers and professionals for career-related internships and full-time, professional positions. These events include the Job & Internship Fair (Fall and Spring Semesters), Education Job Fair (Spring) and Just In Time Job Fair (late Spring).

In your Handshake account, click on the "Events" tab then "Career Fair" to view a complete list of Fairs sponsored by UW-Green Bay as well as other institutions and organizations.

OUR NEXT EVENT:
2021 Fall Job & Internship Fair - In-Person and Virtual!

In-Person Event will be held
Tues., September 28, Wed., September 29 and Thurs., September 30
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phoenix Rooms, University Union

Virtual Event will be held
Tues., October 5
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On-line via Handshake 

The Job & Internship Fair provides an opportunity to visit with employers who are seeking candidates for full-time jobs and internship opportunities. In Handshake you will be able to view all participating employers, learn more about their organization and positions, and plan your fair visit accordingly.

For the virtual fair, you will sign up for informational group sessions and one-on-one sessions with employers. Since slots are limited, you are encouraged to sign up in advance of the event.

Below you will find a number of resources to assist you with preparing for the Job & Internship Fair and making the most of your experience!

Resources to Help you Prepare for the Virtual Job Fair

Handshake Virtual Job Fair Resources/Guides:
View these additional tips to help you make a great impression!​
  • Update Your Resume: Whether you need it to register for a fair or to provide during a virtual chat, have your resume prepared in advance and saved as a PDF to avoid formatting issues. Upload and have it available so you can quickly access it if needed. 
  • Research: Review the list of employers and learn about what they do and their opportunities. This will help you select who you'd like to visit, as well as allow you to prepare appropriate questions for your conversation or to express interest in a specific role. 
  • Prepare Your Introduction: Although this isn't an interview, you might be asked "Tell us about yourself." Prepare a brief overview about your education, skills/experiences and career-related goals. View the Candid Career and CareerSpots elevator pitch tips below for ideas.
  • Attire: While a virtual fair may seem less formal than a traditional in-person event, it is still important to dress for success. View tips on our Dress for Success page.
  • Prepare Your Space: Although the employer is interested in seeing you, make sure you have a distraction-free space, and your background is appropriate.
  • Test Your Technology: Should you use a specific browser? Does it work best on a computer/lap top or is it compatible with your tablet or smartphone? Is your Internet reliable? Test in advance so you can download any needed apps/programs and feel confident that your audio and video are working properly.

Treat the virtual job fair as you would an in-person event. Communicate professionally. Address individuals with courtesy. Take notes and be sure to follow up after the event - whether it is to complete an application or to thank the representatives for their time.  Looking for additional resources? View these Candid Career videos with tips for virtual job fairs and developing an elevator pitch.

10 Tips to Impress at a Virtual Career Fair
Treat Each Encounter as if it was In-Person
The Elevator Pitch

Why should YOU attend a Job Fair at UW-Green Bay?
Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students & Alumni:
- Build networks to expand your job search efforts
- Connect with employers about internship and full-time job opportunities
- Face-to-face interactions help you market yourself effectively to employers beyond a resume or a web-based application

First & Second Year Students:
- Explore career options in various fields
- Develop networks for future internships or job shadow experiences
- Learn more about the employers and organizations in attendance

Prepare for a Job Fair:
Check out our guide, Get Noticed at the Job & Internship Fair 
- ​View these CareerSpots Videos to help put your best foot forward at a Fair.​

Job Fairs Co-Hosted or Supported by UW-Green Bay
  • Wisconsin Educational Recruitment Fair (WERF) - Held each spring, WERF provides an opportunity for candidates who are interested in working in the K-12 school setting to engage with school districts from Wisconsin to learn more about their positions and what they are seeking in candidates for their district. 
  • Internship Draft Day - Held in November, this event is sponsored by the NEWERA Higher Education Alliance and the NEW Manufacturing Alliance. Students can register to interview with companies based upon their interests.​
External Job Fairs - Not Hosted by UW-Green Bay