Employer interest strong for first-ever Spring Career Conference
February 10, 2014
UW-Stout will hold its first-ever Spring Career Conference from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25-26, in the Great Hall of the
Memorial Student Center.
The university has had a fall career conference for 35
The spring event is proving popular with employers. More
than 90 companies will have booths on the first day and about 120 on the second
day. Turnout for the second day will fill the Great Hall and necessitate using
Jarvis Hall for some booths.
"The large number of
employers attending our spring conference and conducting on-campus interviews
demonstrates an increase in recruitment from years past," said Amy Lane,
director of Career Services. "There are new companies as well as returning
companies who recognize that we have excellent students and graduates who are
ready to contribute to the goals of their organization.
"The career focus and applied learning at UW-Stout are key
in preparing our students for their professional careers in the world of work,"
About 2,500 students are expected to attend during the two
Career Services also will debut two new features at the
event. The Career Conference Boot Camp will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Professionals
will review students' resumes and give them tips on preparing for the
conference, crafting an introduction, interviewing and dressing.
Also, a conference smart phone app will be available to help
students view the most current list of employers on hand, search employers
based on major and positions open, find employers at the event and view
A virtual, or online, career conference also will be hosted
by Career Services on Thursday, March 6.
For more information, go to the Career Services website.