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College to Career Conference - Student Information

The College to Career Conference is an opportunity to attend professional development sessions and connect with more than 50 organizations to learn about internship and career opportunities. This is a required event for Spring and Fall 2017 admits and is open to all business students.

Oshkosh Corp will be the 2017 Platinum Sponsor

College to Career Conference 2017

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Location: Oshkosh Convention Center

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 4:30-4:50 p.m. - Student Check-In



5:00-5:40 p.m. – SESSION I


Professional Development Sessions


Negotiating Your Salary and Benefits:  

Learn why counter offers are important,  how to make a counter offer, how to manage multiple offers or potential offers. This session focuses on the specifics and logistics of addressing the salary negotiations for entry level positions. Presenter: Dr. Dale Feinauer


Networking for Introverts:

Networking is the leading way the best internships and jobs are located. What you know is important, but who you know is equally important. For many of us, the art of conversation with a stranger is awkward and difficult. If this is the case for you, you are not alone. Rich Marshall is a Career Advisor and Internship Coordinator in Career Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a proud introvert. This session will explain how to improve your networking abilities, especially if you are shy, and allow you to practice your skills. Presenter: Rich Marshall


Money doesn’t buy happiness, but neither does being broke! 

Join Matthew Follen, a Financial Advisor with the Wealth Management Company of Northwestern Mutual as he discusses various tools and strategies to navigate financial planning. The discussion will include education on budgeting, debt (student loans, credit cards, auto and home) retirement, and building a secure financial future. We encourage group discussion, so do not hesitate to bring questions and concerns. Presenter: Matthew Follen, College Unit Director and Financial Advisor


Global Mindset Development:

The intent of this session is to understand what the world is looking for in terms of leaders, and how to leverage global competencies. Additionally, we will be taking a personal view of the shrinking world.   Presenter: Paul Sheridan, Director of Continuous Improvement, Bemis


Women in Business:

Join Natasha Steenbergen (Harley Davidson) and other business leaders as they show you how women can succeed in the business environment. They’ll reveal strategies on how to get your foot in the door and show the corporate world that they would be lucky to hire you!


Navigating the Real World:

Join two representatives from Society Insurance as they focus on Navigating the Real World! Learn tips and tricks to having a successful first six months on the job, professional communication techniques, and how to understand unwritten workplace rules. Presenters: Joelle Siepman, Human Resources Generalist and Katherine Etta, Human Resources Generalist


Finding Opportunities Outside the Fox Valley:

During this session, you will have the opportunity to listen and interact with UWO College of Business alumni and current students who have experience working outside of the Fox Valley area. Panelists will speak on behalf of their experiences at UWO, internships they have had, tips and tricks that helped them get to where they are today, advice for finding jobs outside of the Fox Valley and a brief overview of what they are currently doing. If you are interested in working outside of the Fox Valley area, this session is for you!


5:45-6:45 p.m. – SESSION II


Professional Development Sessions


Careers in Insurance:

Students interested in (or already involved with) the insurance program and/or GIS should attend this session to more closely engage and network with the six partner organizations (Church Mutual, Jewelers Mutual, SECURA, Sentry, Society, and Thrivent) who want to hire IRM graduates!

**session 2 only


Negotiating Your Salary and Benefits:  

Learn why counter offers are important,  how to make a counter offer, how to manage multiple offers or potential offers. This session focuses on the specifics and logistics of addressing the salary negotiations for entry level positions. Presenter: Dr. Dale Feinauer


Networking for Introverts:

Networking is the leading way the best internships and jobs are located. What you know is important, but who you know is equally important. For many of us, the art of conversation with a stranger is awkward and difficult. If this is the case for you, you are not alone. Rich Marshall is a Career Advisor and Internship Coordinator in Career Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a proud introvert. This session will explain how to improve your networking abilities, especially if you are shy, and allow you to practice your skills. Presenter: Rich Marshall


Money doesn’t buy happiness, but neither does being broke! 

Join Matthew Follen, a Financial Advisor with the Wealth Management Company of Northwestern Mutual as he discusses various tools and strategies to navigate financial planning. The discussion will include education on budgeting, debt (student loans, credit cards, auto and home) retirement, and building a secure financial future. We encourage group discussion, so do not hesitate to bring questions and concerns. Presenter: Matthew Follen, College Unit Director and Financial Advisor


Global Mindset Development:

The intent of this session is to understand what the world is looking for in terms of leaders, and how to leverage global competencies. Additionally, we will be taking a personal view of the shrinking world.   Presenter: Paul Sheridan, Director of Continuous Improvement, Bemis


Women in Business:

Join Natasha Steenbergen (Harley Davidson) and other business leaders as they show you how women can succeed in the business environment. They’ll reveal strategies on how to get your foot in the door and show the corporate world that they would be lucky to hire you!


Navigating the Real World:

Join two representatives from Society Insurance as they focus on Navigating the Real World! Learn tips and tricks to having a successful first six months on the job, professional communication techniques, and how to understand unwritten workplace rules. Presenters: Joelle Siepman, Human Resources Generalist and Katherine Etta, Human Resources Generalist


Finding Opportunities Outside the Fox Valley:

During this session, you will have the opportunity to listen and interact with UWO College of Business alumni and current students who have experience working outside of the Fox Valley area. Panelists will speak on behalf of their experiences at UWO, internships they have had, tips and tricks that helped them get to where they are today, advice for finding jobs outside of the Fox Valley and a brief overview of what they are currently doing. If you are interested in working outside of the Fox Valley area, this session is for you!


6:45-8:00 p.m. – EVENT III


Student/Employer Networking Celebration!

Connect with Employers in a large group networking environment, similar to a professional business after hours event. While networking, students can get career advice, learn about career options, and discuss internship/job opportunities. 

 


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. 

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.  

For information on how to create business cards and to view samples, use resources in the business card section

What is Professional Dress? Need Professional Dress? Find information hereFree professional clothing is available through the Career Closet.

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 side entrance of Sage Hall in Lot 7 from at 4:00-4:50. They will then drop-off following the event.




College to Career FAQs

Q. Who is invited to College to Career?
A: All Fall 2017 and Spring 2017 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.