Students, employers converge Feb. 21-22 for Career Conference

February 16, 2017

A UW-Stout student meets a corporate recruiter during the Fall Career Conference in 2016.

Approximately 340 employers are expected for the UW-Stout Spring Career Conference, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21-22, in the Multipurpose Room at the Sports and Fitness Center.

About 2,000 students are expected to attend. Employers, including many Fortune 500 companies from around the U.S. and companies from the region, will meet and interview students and alumni for full-time jobs and Cooperative Education positions.

“The job market for college students is strong again, evidenced by the high turnout of employers attending. Students have the chance to meet with representatives of so many companies in one place,” said Bryan Barts, Career Services director.

Different career fields are featured each day of the conference. For more information, go to the Career Services website, call Career Services at 715-232-1601 or email.

The conference is organized in part by a student Executive Committee. The chairpersons this year are Bryce Chrudimsky, of Aniwa, a junior majoring in construction; Jessica Hinkle, of Plover, a senior majoring in retail merchandising and management; and Matt Hoffman, of St. Paul, a senior majoring in packaging.

Along with the spring conference, UW-Stout holds a Fall Career Conference. This year it’s Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 26-27.

The career conferences are one reason UW-Stout graduates have a 97.3 percent employment rate within a year of earning their degrees. Learn more here.

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A UW-Stout student meets a corporate recruiter during the 2016 Fall Career Conference.