The 51st annual Career Conference takes place on Thursday, September 25 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm in Zorn Arena. More than 125 organizations, including businesses, graduate schools, and state and federal agencies participate in the conference each year.
Co-sponsored by business fraternity Beta Upsilon Sigma and UW-Eau Claire Career Services, 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 and senior students 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.
BUS member and part of this year's event planning team, Katie Hebert, said the 2008 Career Conference aims to be more student friendly. One aspect she mentioned, is a new area in Zorn Arena where attendees can place personal belongings, organize notes and make preparations to talk to employers.
Hebert also said the event will continue to reflect the "meet and greet" atmosphere for students as well as employers.