Career Conference Week

September 27 - October 1, 2021
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Employer Information

Fall 2021 Career Conference will take place both in-person and virtually!

Connect with potential employees to discuss career and co-op/internship related opportunities.  Registration for the Fall 2021 Career Conference will open August 3 in Handshake. *Direct links to the fairs can be found in the table below*

Due to our continued commitment to the health and safety of our students, staff and employers, UW-Stout Fall 2021 Career Conference will be offered with a hybrid-model.

 

Monday

Sept. 27 

Tuesday

Sept. 28

Wednesday

Sept. 29

Thursday

Sept. 30

Friday

Oct. 1 

9:00am-11:30am   Engineering & Manufacturing Career Fair Construction Career Fair Business, Management & Marketing Career Fair Virtual Career Conference 10am-2pm (CST)
1:30pm-4:00pm Computing, Science and Technology Career Fair Packaging, Printing & Design Career Fair Hospitality & Tourism Career Fair Education, Wellness & Social Sciences Career Fair

Virtual Career Conference 10am-2pm (CST)

In-Person Fairs

*Fairs will take place in UW-Stout's Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave E, Menomonie, WI 54751

*Capacities for in-person career fairs will be limited to follow Dunn county and campus safety guidelines. We will increase capacity limits if restrictions are loosened.

*Face coverings are expected indoors for employees, students, and guests, regardless of vaccination status at UW-Stout. More information can be found here.

 

Register

 

Registration for the Fall 2021 Career Conference week events will open August 3 in Handshake

 

Employer Registration Fees

In-Person

Registration fee$325 per career fair

Registration fee includes:

  • Registration is limited to 2 recruiters per booth
  • 6-foot table and 2 chairs
  • Tablecloth upon request at check-in
  • Wireless internet access
  • Electricity
  • Light Refreshments
  • Complimentary Virtual Career Fair Registration on being held on Oct. 1, 2021. You must register for this separately (cost $0.00 with in-person registration)

Virtual

Registration fee: $225

Registration fee includes:

  • Handshake-hosted video and audio
  • 1:1 and group session capabilities
  • Access to public student resumes in Handshake
Cancellations and Refund Policy

We promote UW-Stout career events to the best of our ability utilizing social media, print media, emails, prep sessions, and more. We do not guarantee any level of student attendance and participation, and we do not issue refunds based on student attendance or lack thereof.

If you are unable to attend, please contact Career Services as soon as possible. All fees paid will be refunded in full if registration is canceled by August 30, 2021. There is no refund for cancellations after August 30, 2021. 

If UW-Stout closes due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen campus emergency, the event will be canceled and up to 50% of the organization's registration fee will be refunded.

All other refund requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

In-Person Career Fair Logistics

Event Location & Directions
UW-Stout Memorial Student Center
302 10th Avenue East, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751


Unloading & Parking

  • The unloading zone will be located on 3rd Street East outside of the Memorial Student Center. You will see volunteers and signs to help direct you. After unloading, proceed to park.
  • Employers will park in parking lot 29. Enter at 400 13th Avenue East, Menomonie, WI 54751 (a parking permit will be provided at the lot entrance - please display it in your vehicle).
  • Parking is limited and fills quickly. We recommend arriving early.


Lodging
https://exploremenomonie.com/stay/


COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Facemasks or face coverings will be worn by all unvaccinated students, employees, and visitors while indoors on campus, and outdoors where physical distancing is not possible. More information can be found here.


Job Listings
Please make sure that your full-time and/or co-op/internship positions are posted on Handshake when you register. By doing so, we can provide this information to students in advance of the career fair.


Shipping Display Materials
Please ship conference materials to:

UW-Stout Career Services

712 S. Broadway Street

103 Administration Building

Menomonie, WI 54751

  • Please indicate your company name and "Hold for Conference" on the packages
  • Please ship early! Shipped materials need to arrive by Friday, September 24, 2021
  • All shipped materials will be at your assigned booth on the day of the career fair



UW-Stout Food and Beverage Policy

UW-Stout Food and Beverage Policy: No outside catering is allowed. Delivery of food products from outside franchises or vendors is prohibited. Safety and sanitation require food items to be limited to pre-packaged and shelf-stable items such as wrapped candy or other items that represent the corporation. Use of appliances or equipment to prepare, heat, or cool items is prohibited. UW-Stout has exclusive pouring rights with Pepsi Bottling of Eau Claire. No other soft drinks, bottled water, or isotonic beverages can be sold or distributed on campus or obtained from other Pepsi distributors. All Pepsi beverages sold or dispensed on campus must be obtained through University Dining Services. If you would like food catering, contact Rebecca Rother, Catering Manager, University Dining Services, at 715-232-3463 or rotherr@uwstou.edu
 

Virtual Career Fair Set Up & Troubleshooting

Virtual Career Fair Schedule Setup
Once registration is approved, you will be asked to share the number of representatives who plan to attend the career fair. Each representative must have a Handshake user account.

Each representative who registers will be able to create their own unique schedule to meet with students. If your company/representatives do not build your schedule(s), students will not be able to sign up to meet with you! To learn more about this process, we encourage you to view this Handshake-hosted training webinar. 1:1 sessions are preferred to group sessions. This is because, for group sessions, students must enter the session by the start time or they will not be able to get into the session.

Please have your schedules/sessions set in Handshake by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17.

Students will begin signing up for sessions on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20.

 

Resources to help you prepare for the fair

Request your next day on-campus interview(s)

For Fall 2021 we are conducting next day on-campus interviews in the Memorial Student Center September 28-30.

We will not be accommodating same day interviews (example: you attend morning fair and wish to interview in the afternoon of that same day).

Interviews will begin at 8:30am and conclude at 4:00pm. Interview timeslots will run in 30-minute increments.

 

Process

Employers will select students for interviews during the Career Fair(s) and fill out the schedule sheet (provided) for their own records. In addition, when employers invite a student to interview, please provide the student with a yellow interview card (provided to you) corresponding with the timeslot on the schedule sheet.

Requests to participate in on-campus interviews must be submitted via Handshake by Tuesday, September 21 to allow for Career Services to prepare all materials for you.

  1. Log into Handshake
  2. Request your next day on-campus interview(s) (How to request an interview schedule)
  3. Please include your start and end times in the details box within the request
  4. If you haven't already, please post your open position(s) to Handshake prior to the Career Fair (How to post a job).
  5. *Optional* For marketing purposes, application instructions could include: "Please connect with us at the Career Fair.”

Career Services will review your request and add a comment to your request in Handshake when approved or if more information is needed.

Final confirmation and logistical information will be emailed to you the week prior to the interviews.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Stef Jax, Recruitment Coordinator at jaxs@uwstout.edu or 715-232-1603.

For more information about our fall events, programs or Career Services Partnership Program please contact Katie Hauge, Employer Relations Manager – haugek@uwstout.edu or 715-232-2110