University of Wisconsin–Madison

Career Fairs

Campus Wide Fairs

Register for the all-majors, campus-wide career fairs and see who is attending through BuckyNet. Contact the Career Center at career-center@education.wisc.edu if you need assistance registering your BuckyNet account. Use the BuckyNet Career Fair mobile app to get fair maps and up-to-date information on the day.

Career and Internship Fair (Fall & Spring)

This campus-wide fair is held at the Kohl Center each fall and spring. In the fall, more than 300 employers attend and are seeking students from a wide range of majors and career areas.

How can it help me?

  • Learn more about a large number of companies in a short time. Better establish your sense of what a “good fit” might be.
  • Learn about companies’ open positions and application procedures.
  • Interview for open positions. Many recruiters conduct initial interviews or make job offers.

Public Service Fair (Fall & Spring)

This is a campus-wide fair specifically for organizations whose focus is public service positions. It is held at Union South each fall and spring.

How can it help me?

  • If you’re interested in working in a public service position, this fair gives you a great opportunity to learn what organizations have open positions.
  • Provides an opportunity to network with employers and advance your job search.

How do I access it?

Register and see who is attending through BuckyNet https://ed-wisc-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php. Contact the SoE Career Center (career-center@education.wisc.edu) if you need assistance registering your BuckyNet account.

Multicultural Career and Internship Fair (Fall & Spring)

The Multicultural Career and Internship Fair is a chance for employers to recruit a diverse group of students for full-time employment and internships. All majors are welcome and employers will be recruiting for a variety of fields.  The fair is held during fall semester at Union South.

How can it help me?

  • Meet a large number of employers and determine what companies might be a good fit for you.
  • Wide variety of employers looking for employees from all kinds of backgrounds.
  • Potentially have interviews or job offers.

Advertising & Communications Career Fair (Spring)

This fair is a chance for all students interested in a career in advertising, marketing, public relations, journalism, communications, digital media and more to network with employers.

How can it help me?

  • Connect with 40+ employers from across the country.
  • Learn about job and internship opportunities.

How do I access it?

K-12 Education Fairs

Fall K-12 Fair

This is an early-season, UW-Madison-specific, educator recruitment fair held on the UW campus in late November/early December. It came into being at the request of districts who wanted the opportunity to talk to UW-Madison student teacher and prospective teacher candidates early in the hiring season.

How can it help me?

  • Gain early practice in interviewing and articulating how and why you are the best candidate for teaching positions
  • Learn more about districts–who they are, what they value, and what they have to offer their employees to help you begin to identify good-fit possibilities
  • Learn about district-specific application procedures
  • Begin to build relationships with districts early in the hiring season – since districts often don’t yet know what open positions they will have, the focus on relationship-building can provide an easier, less intimidating entry point to the interviewing process.

How do I access it?

Offered only to UW-Madison teacher education and K-12 certified students, applicants can register for the November 28, 2017 fair on the workshop page.

Wisconsin Education Recruitment Fair (WERF)

WERF is the statewide educator recruitment fair organized by Career Center staff and co-sponsored by all the teacher education programs in Wisconsin. It is held in mid-spring at the Monona Terrace and typically attracts recruiting administrators and HR staff from more than 50 schools and districts from around Wisconsin and across the country. Many recruiters attend this fair with the intention of conducting initial interviews or even making job offers to educators.

How can it help me?

  • Learn more about a large number of districts in a short time. Better establish your sense of what a “good fit” might be
  • Learn about districts’ open positions and application procedures
  • Interview for open positions. Many recruiters conduct initial interviews or make job offers

How do I access it?

Registration for WERF will open during the spring semester. WERF will take place on April 11, 2018. Cost is $5 for UW-Madison students and alumni with pre-registration and Career Center verification. Read more in the WERF Candidate Policy. For up-to-date fair information, visit the WERF website.