This fall’s Career Fair on the Fox has more than 130 organizations and companies attending in pursuit of UW Oshkosh student interns, full-time employees and even volunteers.
The career fair offers students several services, which include a photo booth in which students can get their professional photos taken. The Career Fair Tour is new this fall and gives students the opportunity to learn more about the event in a small group.
Jaime Page-Stadler, director of Career Services at UW Oshkosh, encourages students to download the UWO Career Fair+ App before attending the fair to research organizations. The Career Fair+ App gives students access to all the companies attending, the available positions within those companies, event information, career fair tips and even a lay-out of the entire fair. This app assists those students looking to narrow their search and leverage themselves.
In preparation, students are encouraged to dress to impress for the fair. For those who do not own professional business attire for the event, Career Services leaders encourage students to visit the Career Closet, which is housed within Career Services at the Student Success Center. The Career Closet is dedicated to providing professional attire to students free of charge.
“Come with a resume, do your company research, dress professionally and interact with as many organizations as possible with a firm handshake,” Page-Stadler said.
UW Oshkosh student, Lon’Dria White, said she greatly appreciates the Career Closet, especially for events like the Career Fair.
“It’s nice that they have something like that for students,” White said. “Business attire can be really expensive nowadays, and when events like the Career Fair pop up, we have the Career Closet right on campus and for free at that.”
Lambie, marketing manager and nursing career adviser said in order for students to leverage themselves, follow-up after having good conversations with employers.
“If you feel like the conversation went well, the fit seems to be good and you have an interest in continuing something with them, do some follow-up,” Lambie said. “It’s finding them on LinkedIn and connecting them and thanking them for their time, or if an employer said apply online, do so.”