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Recruitment and Engagement at UW-Stout

The Employer Relations team is your main point of contact for our employers looking to recruit and engage at the university. We are committed to connecting students and employers.

4 Step Recruitment Process

1. Connect


Handshake Logo

Handshake is the one-stop shop to find, recruit, and hire UW-Stout talent. Utilize the platform to post positions, events, and engage with students

2. Recruit

Availability of all recruitment opportunities and delivery methods subject to change to abide by changing university and CDC COVID-19 guidelines to ensure safety of the campus community and external partners

Career Conference

UW-Stout Career Services hosts recruitment events in both the fall and spring semesters. Employers are encouraged to attend and recruit for internships, co-ops, and full-time professional positions.

For information about our Fall 2021 Career Conference Week, please visit our website

SAVE THE DATE: Spring 2022 Career Conference Week | February 28-March 3


On-campus interviews

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 (for example you attend the morning fair and wish to interview in the afternoon of that same day).

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


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 in to 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.


Cooperative Education and Internship Program

UW-Stout’s Co-op program started in 1982 and has grown to be one of the largest programs in the country.  Starting Fall 2020, we will be expanding our program to include a variety of positions including paid and unpaid positions with a wider variety of hour requirements which will improve employer access to programs connected to our government and non-profit sectors.  We currently enroll 1000+ students annually who work at 600+ employer sites. Our students are working across the USA in 35+ states and internationally.

To learn more about requirements of employers for the Cooperative Education and Internship Program, please visit our website.

3. Engage

Employer in Residence 

Participating in the Employer in Residence program gives employer partners access to students, increased branding, and visibility to increase student engagement with employers.

Art and Design Week 

This event is brought to you by UW-Stout Career Services and the School of Art and Design to connect students with employers, design professional and alumni.

Winter Job Shadow Program 

The Job Shadow program provides the opportunity for students to visit an employer site and experience a “day in the life” of a professional in a career fiend of interest. Visit the website to learn more about being a Job Shadow host during the January 2022 winter break.

Student Organizations 

Engaging with student organizations is a great way to connect with a group of highly engaged students. Visit the student organization website to learn more about the various groups.

Information Sessions

Employer information sessions are informal introductions to your organization allowing recruiters to connect with students and share about the organization. Information sessions are held in the Memorial Student Center (MSC) on campus and are scheduled by the employer. It is recommended that information sessions be scheduled well in advance to provide adequate time for advertisement to students and faculty.

Best practices:

  • Short presentation (15-30 minutes) with time for Q&A
  • Include current/past interns or alumni working for the organization
  • Recruitment materials, brochures, swag items
  • Food and refreshments (must be purchased through University Catering)

Contact information for MSC: Room Reservation Office (715)-232-2000 or mscreservations@uwstout.edu Employers are billed directly and responsible for all costs.

Faculty Connections

The Career Services Employer Relations team can help you build relationships with UW-Stout program directors and faculty. If you are interested in a particular program, we are happy to provide you with contact information. We cannot guarantee classroom presentations. This is at the discretion of the faculty member.

4. Elevate

Career Services Partnership Program

Elevate your recruitment and engagement with UW-Stout to the next level through increased branding opportunities, networking opportunities with students, faculty, and staff, and strategic collaboration with Career Services.

To learn more, visit the Career Services Partnership Program website.

Program Advisory Committees

All academic programs (undergraduate and graduate) have dedicated advisory committees.  The primary functions of these committees are to advise and assist on multiple matters related to curriculum, students, industry trends and more. Committees meet once each semester or more frequently as needed. More information can be found on the website.

If you are interested in joining a Program Advisory Committee, please complete the interest form here.

Annual Employer Recognition Event

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Career Services office hosts the annual Employer Recognition event as an opportunity to share office and campus wide updates and learn from students and fellow employers about best practices to enhance your presence on campus. Our Career Services Partnership Program participants will be recognized, and our Employer of the Year awarded.

For 2021’s agenda visit our website.

2022 event date coming soon!