Students seek opportunity, employers looking to hire

Jan. 29, 2013

Photo: Career Fair 2012

The Spring Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 4 is a great place for students to begin a job search, and employers to find qualified candidates.

 

Photo: Jeff Miller

UW-Madison Career Services units will host the Spring Career and Internship Fair on Monday Feb. 4, which will bring more than 180 organizations to campus.

"UW-Madison Career Services units expect to see record student and employer participation for our spring event," says Maria McGinnis from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. "This event will be in step with our current growth trends both in terms of students coming to the event and employers looking to hire."

The Career Services units attribute event success to an increased emphasis on career education through programs like the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates and a greater number of companies willing to hire graduates and host internships.

In fact, employers still have over a week left to register for the event and numbers have already surpassed spring 2012. "Our team will work to accommodate any employer who wishes to attend — even if it's the day of the event," says McGinnis.

Students attend the Spring Career and Internship Fair to talk with employers about job opportunities. "Experience beyond academics is important to all fields of study. Students are very aware that relevant work experience, extracurricular activities and academics are qualities sought after by employers," says McGinnis.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of Letters and Science, School of Education, School of Human Ecology, Wisconsin Alumni Association and the Wisconsin School of Business are working together to host the career fair, which will be held at the Kohl Center on Monday, Feb. 4 from 4-8 p.m.

All UW-Madison students and alumni, especially those looking for internships and full-time positions are encouraged to attend.

For a full listing of participating organizations, attendees should log-on to BuckyNet at http://www.buckynet.org and click "events."

UW Career Services units provide resources for students to explore career interests and develop skills that will make them successful as they seek employment or admission to graduate or professional programs.