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September 19, 2011

UW-Eau Claire to host 54th Career Conference

Career ConferenceThe University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the 54th annual Career Conference, Thursday, September 29 from 10 am-3 pm in the UW-Eau Claire Zorn Arena. Approximately 100 organizations, including businesses, graduate schools, and state and federal agencies, will participate in the conference this year. A list of employers registered to attend the event can be found at www.uwec.edu/career/careerconference/registrants.htm

The UW-Eau Claire Career Conference is free and open to all UW-Eau Claire students and alumni. No advanced registration is required.

Career Conference is great place for freshmen and sophomore business students to practice networking skills, learn about career options, and discover which companies recruit on campus. Junior, senior, and MBA students, and alumni can use the fair to make preliminary contacts with employers for internships or permanent employment after graduation. These contacts can be followed up with more formal interviews either on or off campus.

Career Conference is co-sponsored by Beta Upsilon Sigma, a UW-Eau Claire student business fraternity, and UW-Eau Claire Career Services. For more information, visit the Career Conference website at www.uwec.edu/career/careerconference/.

Additional activities surrounding Career Conference

Resume review. UW-Eau Claire Career Services professionals are available to review student resumes prior to Career Conference. Students can schedule a personal, 30-minute appointment with a Career Services professional by calling Career Services at 715.836.2282. Career Services also is hosting a drop-in resume review, September 26-28 from 10 am to 2 pm in Career Services, Schofield 230.

Pre-conference reception. The UW-Eau Claire Student Accounting Society will host a reception for Career Conference recruiters, and College of Business students, faculty and staff, on Wednesday, September 28 from 7-9 pm in the Eau Claire Room of the Holiday Inn-Campus Area, 2703 Craig Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Attendees can register for the Pre-Career Conference Reception using the online event registration form.

Career Conference Tweet chat! Employers, alumni, students and faculty are invited to post their Career Conference related tweets and photos using the hashtag #careerconf. A widget on the COB homepage will display all #careerconf tweets in real time. Click here to follow the UW-Eau Claire College of Business on Twitter!

Extended visits with recruiters. A number of companies attending Career Conference have also scheduled additional opportunities for students to meet with their recruiters. See list below. Sessions are open to any student. No registration is required.

Wednesday, September 28

  • Target: 4-6 pm, Davies Center Badger Room

Thursday, September 29

  • Cargill: 10 am-12:30 pm, Missling Conference Room, Schneider 203A, and 12:30-4:30 pm, Cargill Collaboration Center, Schneider 203
  • Ecolab: 3:30-5 pm, Davies Center Wisconsin Room
  • Peace Corp: 5:30-7 pm, Davies Center Eagle Room
  • West Business Services: 4-5 pm, Davies Center Alumni Room CANCELLED

Tuesday, October 4

  • LarsonAllen: 12 noon-1 pm, Davies Center Arrowhead Room

Wednesday, October 5

  • Cargill: 6:30-8:30 pm, Cargill Collaboration Center, Schneider 203
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