Career Fairs & Events

CAMPUS CAREER FAIRS

The Career Center collaborates with our career services partners across campus to hold fall and spring campus-wide fairs.  These career fairs are promoted on the Career Fairs site once the date for each event has been set and confirmed. Visit the Campus-wide Career Events page to view career programs sponsored by career services offices on campus.

View the Career Fair Prep video for strategies on making the most of a career fair.

 

SCHOOL EVENTS

Sign up for our workshops and events by clicking on the “register” link and logging in to your Handshake account. If you have further questions, please contact career-center@education.wisc.edu.

HANDSHAKE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS 

Friday, September 27             10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tips and strategies for using Handshake and for enhancing your profile.
Located in L138 Education BuildingREGISTER

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS FOR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION MAJORS

Wednesday, September 25            4:30 -5:30 p.m.
The UW International Internship Program (IIP) identifies and develops professional internship experiences abroad, including in the arts, education and health fields.  Join Carly Stingl, IIP Advisor, for a presentation about internship opportunities abroad for School of Education majors. Scholarships and course credit will also be discussed.  This event is hosted by the Global Engagement Office, the School of Education Career Center, and IIP.  REGISTER
Located in 159-Wisconsin Idea Room,  Education Building

DONUTS AND DROP-INS

Fridays, October 4 – December 13             8:30 -11:00 a.m.
Drop-in at the Career Center reception area and be connected with the career advisor on-call on Friday mornings.  EXCEPTION:  Donuts and Drop-Ins is CANCELLED on Friday, November 29.
Located in L107 Education Building.

FINDING INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Tuesday, Oct. 1                   11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER &  3:30-4:30 p.m.  REGISTER Walk-ins Welcome at any session
Monday, Oct.  28               11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTERWalk-ins Welcome at any session
Wednesday, Nov. 6          11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTERWalk-ins Welcome at any session
Tuesday, Nov. 12               11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome at any session
Identify resources and strategies for finding internship opportunities.  Explore the benefits of interning and become aware of internship timelines and deadlines.    Explore how to assess if the  potential opportunities fit your goals.
Located in L138 Education Building.  Walk-ins Welcome at any session.

CREATING A PROFESSIONAL RÉSUMÉ

Wednesday, Oct. 2         11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER   &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome at any session
Tuesday, Oct.  29            11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER   &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome at any session
Monday, Nov. 4               11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER   &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome at any session
Wednesday, Nov. 13      11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER   &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome at any session

Market your qualifications, skills, and knowledge to potential employers.  Learn how to target & align your résumé to spark employers’ interest in meeting you during an interview.
Located in L138 Education Building.  

ENHANCING YOUR INTERVIEW SAVVY   

Thursday, Oct. 3              11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER  &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome at any session
Wednesday, Oct.  30      11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER  &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome at any session
Tuesday, Nov. 5               11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER   &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome at any session
Monday, Nov. 11              11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   REGISTER   &  3:30-4:30 p.m.   REGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome at any session
Learn how to prepare for an interview,  what to expect during an interview, the steps to take to interview successfully, and the appropriate follow-up after an interview.
Located in L138 Education Building.  

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES FOR EDUCATOR PREPARATION CONFERENCE
(PREP Conference)

Tuesday, Nov. 19              3:30-8:00 p.m.
A teacher education professional development conference focused on job search preparation.  The event includes a panel of school district HR directors discussing the recruiting and hiring process and an alumni panel highlighting what they learned during their first year of teaching.  Break-out sessions include Professional Identity, Résumé & Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing, Job Offers – Salary and Benefits Conversations, Conducting a Job Search, and DPI Licensing.
Located in Varsity Hall, Union South.  REGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome

LICENSING FOR TEACHERS

Monday, Dec. 2               5:00-6:15 p.m.
Mitchell Patton from EAS will share information about the process of obtaining your license.  This event is targeted to students who are completing a teacher licensure program.
Located in L138 Education BuildingREGISTER – Walk-ins Welcome

AAUW START SMART —CANCELLED

Tuesday, December 6          3:30-5:30 p.m.
Gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play. Learn how to conduct market research and negotiate salary for a new job.
Located in L138 Education Building.  

 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A CAREER ADVISOR

If you are not able to attend an event, you can always schedule an appointment to go over any of these topics. Some reasons to meet with us: résumé/cover letter review, mock interviews, graduate school preparation, questions and to gather information regarding your individual search/situation as well to learn more about any of the above topics.

Student appointments can be scheduled with a Career Advisor by using Starfish or by calling (608) 262-1755.

Alumni, please complete the Appointment Request Form to request a career advising appointment.


WISCONSIN EDUCATION RECRUITMENT FAIR (WERF)

Thursday, March 5, 2020     3:30 to 7:00 p.m.
WERF  is a great opportunity for teacher and administrator candidates to meet with representatives from Wisconsin school districts.  It is the statewide educator recruitment fair co-sponsored by all of the teacher education programs in Wisconsin.  To register for WERF, login to your Handshake account.
Location of event is Monona Terrace, Madison.

View the Career Fair Prep video for strategies on making the most of a career fair.