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
​December 12, 2018,
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
​Rock County Job Center
Janesville​​Department of Administration; Department of Public Instruction;
Wisconsin State Government
​December 13, 2018​,
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
​Wisconsin Law Enforcement Hiring Expo
Madison
Department of Corrections
​February 5, 2019,
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
​UW-Madison Spring Career and Internship Fair 2019
​Madison
​Department of Corrections
​February 6, 2019,
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​2019 Hawk Career Fair
​Whitewater
​Department of Corrections
​February 7, 2019,
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
​UW-Platteville Spring 2019 Career Fair
​Platteville
​Department of Corrections; Department of Workforce Development
​February 13, 2019,
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
​2019 UW-Eau Claire Spring All Majors Career Conference
​Eau Claire
​Department of Corrections; Department of Workforce Development; Educational Communications Board
​February 18, 2019,
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
​Spring 2019 Health Professions Career Fair
​Milwaukee
​Department of Corrections
​February 20, 2019,
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
​UW-River Falls Career Fair - Spring 2019
​River Falls
​Department of Corrections
​February 28, 2019,
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
​UW-Eau Claire 2019 Education Job Fair
​Eau Claire
​Department of Corrections
​March 2, 2019,
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
​Spring 2019 Education Career Fair
​Milwaukee
​Department of Corrections
​March 6, 2019,
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
​2019 Spring Career Fair on the Fox 
​Oshkosh
​Department of Corrections


General Career Fair Tips for 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, an introduction and include 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).