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College to Career Conference

Formerly Networking Night, the College to Career Conference is an event for admitted COB students that offers networking opportunities with area employers.

College to Career Conference 2016 is sponsored by

Oshkosh Corporation

What is College to Career Conference?

The annual College to Career Conference (formerly Networking Night) is an exciting and unique opportunity to network with over 200 professionals in the area. You will learn about the organizations as well as internship and full-time opportunities. Spring and Fall 2016 Admits are required to attend.

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

College to Career Conference takes place at the Oshkosh Convention Center 




Itinerary

3:30-4:00- Registration at Oshkosh Convention Center, 1 N. Main Street, Oshkosh, WI

4:00-4:55 p.m. – EVENT I

First Timers: Mini-Networking Sessions

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain/Economics
  • Information Systems/Interactive Web Management (IWM)
  • Human Resources/Management


Elevator Pitch Competition (best students compete during faculty social)


5:15-5:45 p.m. – EVENT II

Professional Development Sessions

  • Breaking Down Barriers to Secure Internships in Geographic Markets Outside of Oshkosh or Your Hometown

  • Negotiating Salary and Benefits

  • Financial Literacy for Non-Finance Majors

  • Networking for Introverts

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Global Careers Home and Abroad

  • Women in Business


VIP Networking Session by invite only (located on patio)

Employer Session on recruiting trends, generational workforce, inclusive excellence, unconscious bias


5:50-6:35 p.m. – EVENT III

Professional Development Sessions

  • Breaking Down Barriers to Secure Internships in Geographic Markets Outside of Oshkosh or Your Hometown

  • Negotiating Salary and Benefits

  • Financial Literacy for Non-Finance Majors

  • Networking for Introverts

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Global Careers Home and Abroad

  • Women in Business


Faculty Social & Elevator Pitch Contest (Students will pitch at the beginning of the session)


6:35-8:15 p.m. – EVENT IV

Networking Celebration!

Preparing for College to Career Conference

You are required to wear professional dress and bring your business cards when attending this event. Please do NOT bring your résumé. To help prepare for this important event we will put up videos closer to the event. Information on creating business cards

College to Career Conference Shuttle

Due to limited parking, there will be free shuttles from campus to the Oshkosh Convention Center. The shuttles will pick-up students at the entrance of Sage Hall on High Street starting at 3:30. They will then drop-off following the event.




College to Career FAQs

Q. Who is invited to College to Career?
A: All Fall 2016 and Spring 2016 COB admits are required to attend. All pre-business and admitted students are highly encouraged to attend.

Q. What is the goal of College to Career?
A. By attending College to Career you are able to learn and practice your professional networking skills.  As you network with over 200 professionals, you also have the opportunity to discuss your career path as well as potential internships or full-time positions. 

Q. Where is the event?
A. Oshkosh Convention Center, downtown Oshkosh. Directions. 

Q. How do I get there?
A. See "College to Career Shuttle," above, for transportation schedule.




Conference Sponsors

Check out our conference sponsors for the 2016 College to Career Conference! First-Time Attendee, Gold and Major sponsorships are still available - see the employer page for more information.

Platinum Sponsor


Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation designs and builds the world's toughest specialty trucks and truck bodies and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.

"Our mission is to partner with customers to deliver superior solutions that safely and efficiently move people and materials at work, around the globe and around the clock." - President and Chief Executive Officer Wilson R. Jones 

Persons with disabilities needing special medical assistance to attend should contact the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities at (920) 424-3100 at least 72 hours before the event. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to those requesting assistance.