51st Annual Career Conference

Seek Out Your Future at Career Conference

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.

Pre-Career Conference Reception

Wednesday, September 24
The Plaza Hotel and Suites
1202 W. Clairemont Avenue
6:30 - 9:30 pm

Before taking the next step in finding your future career, take the time to meet and chat with employers attending Career Conference in a more casual environment. Sponsored by the Student Accounting Society, the pre- Career Conference Reception is free and open to the public. All interested students are strongly encouraged to RSVP to the event.

Members of College of Business student organizations will have the opportunity to register with sign-up sheets provided to their organizations.

Companies including Target, Cargill, and Hormel will have representatives at the event. Students can find a detailed list of employers, and which majors they are looking for, in booklets available in the Schneider Hall and Hibbard Hall lobbies. Information is also available on the Career Services website.

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. She noted that students should follow up with the employers they meet after the event.

Business majors and minors, as well as all other campus majors, are encouraged to attend Career Conference. No registration is required.

News around Schneider

Don't Forget Your Resume!

Follow these helpful tips to create a resume that will not only stand out but will make a great first impression on employers who are looking for students just like you as their employees.

Keep a master resume listing everything you've done. Use it as a reference when creating customized ones.

Research companies coming to Career Services. Use this information to create a separate resume for each position you're interested in.

Make your resume easy to read. Use bullets instead of paragraphs.

Use action verbs to describe your achievements. Words like "lead", "organize", and "developed" increase the strength of your writing and make potential employers take notice.

Proof your resume. Read it multiple times for grammar and spelling errors. Ask others to proof it as well. Absolutely no mistakes allowed!

Make your resume look good. Adjust margins, as needed. Print it on high quality paper -- even for Career Conference.

Seek Advice from Experts. Career Services Staff will be on hand in the Schneider Hall lobby for one-on-one resume reviews from Monday, September 22 - Wednesday, September 24th from 10 am - 2 pm.

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