Career Fairs

Upcoming Job Fairs or Recruitment Events

​New to the workforce, have a change in circumstances, or looking for job advancements? Stop by our booth and meet with agency staff to learn more about job and internship opportunities for Wisconsin State Government.​



Date
​Event
​Location
​Agency
​January 18, 2020,
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
​American Legion Veteran Employment Job Fair
Wisconsin Dells​​Department of Corrections
​January 23 -24, 2020,
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

​MSOE First Annual All Majors Winter Career Fair
​Milwaukee
​Department of Workforce Development
​February 3, 2020,
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

​UW-Platteville Spring 2020 Career Fair
​Platteville
​Department of Corrections; Department of Transportation
​February 4, 2020,
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
UW-Madison Spring 2020 Career and Internship Fair​Madison​​Department of Corrections
​February 12, 2020,
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
​UW-Eau Claire Spring 2020 All Majors Career Conference
​Eau Claire
​Department of Corrections
February 12, 2020,​
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*
UW-Whitewater Spring Hawk Career Fair​​Whitewater
​Department of Corrections
​February 18, 2020,
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
​UW-Stevens Point Spring 2020 Career & Internship Fair
Stevens Point​
​Department of Corrections
​February 18, 2020,
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
​WIPCCC Workforce Fair: Jobs, Internship, and Graduate Schools
​Milwaukee
​Department ​​of Natural Resources;
Department of Workforce Development
​February 19, 2020,
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
UW-River Falls Career Fair - Spring 2020​​River Falls
Department of Corrections​
February 26, 2020,
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
​Spring 2020 UW-Parkside Internship & Career Fair in collaboration with Gateway Technical College
​Kenosha
​Department of Corrections
March 4, 2020,​
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​UW-La Crosse Summer & Part-Time Job Fair 2020
​La Crosse
​Department of Corrections
​March 4, 2020,
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
UW-Oshkosh 2020 Spring Career Fair on the Fox​​Oshkosh
​Department of Corrections; Department of Workforce Development​
March 5, 2020,
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
UW-Superior Head of Lakes Job & Internship Fair | Spring 2020
Superior

​Department of Corrections
March 5, 2020,​
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
​Wisconsin Educational Recruitment Fair
​Madison
​Department of Corrections
​​​March 10, 2020* 

UW-Platteville Criminal Justice
Platteville
​Department of Corrections
​September 16, 2020,
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
​Milwaukee's 20th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair
Milwaukee​

​Department of Corrections
​September 30, 2020,
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​UW-Oshkosh 2020 Fall Career Fair on the Fox
​Oshkosh
​Department of Corrections


General Career Fair Tips f​or Success

Before the Job Fair

  • Check the event page for a list of participating employers.

  • Prioritize the employers you're most interested in meeting. You might need to wait to speak with some employers.

  • Research employers that interest you. If you spend a little time getting some background, you can ask very focused and specific questions. This extra effort will demonstrate a genuine interest, as well as help you learn more about the employer.

  • Update your resume and prepare enough copies. If you are uncertain of the quality of your resume, stop by a job or career center for professional assistance.

  • Prepare and practice your career pitch. Practice out loud with an introduction that includes your name, work experiences, education, and career interests. Be prepared to talk about your skills and strengths. 

  • Dress professionally and be well groomed, just like you would for a job interview. Avoid strong scents and gum chewing.

During the Job Fair

  • Plan your strategy and take a few minutes to review the map and directory. Locate and walk by the employers of interest. Some employers may have longer lines. Approach the employers you're especially excited about when you are most confident.

  • Greet each representative with a firm handshake and introduce yourself. Don't be distracted by the noise, other job seekers, or promotional freebies on the table. 

  • Ask for a business card from each representative and thank them for their time. 

After the Job Fair

  • Reflect on your experience and continue practicing your interviewing skills. What went well? What would I say differently? Did I learn something about myself? etc.

  • Organize and keep track of all your potential job leads. Add business card information and any reminders about the conversation with the representative.

  • Make necessary updates to your resume. 

  • If you submitted your job application(s), follow up with the employer(s).