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Career Fairs – For Students

Attending a career fair or networking event can be one of the most beneficial things you can do as a student. Attendance allows you to make face-to-face, real-time connections with employers seeking the talent they need for jobs and internships. Make a plan to attend multiple career fairs so you can get comfortable presenting yourself, learning about potential positions and career opportunities.


Fall Career Fair on the Fox

Kolf Sports Center
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Career Fair on the Fox is a bi-annual career fair sponsored by UW Oshkosh Career & Professional Development.

  • Connect with employers to learn about the following opportunities: full- and part-time positions, internships, co-ops, practicums, volunteering and networking opportunities.
  • Explore educational opportunities available through technical, undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.
  • Distribute resumes to employers. (Copy service is NOT available at the job fair, so bring plenty of copies.)
  • Interview with an employer during the job fair.

By attending the Career Fair on the Fox, students will be able to:

      • Identify employers based on their career interests (career research, internship/job search, networking, etc).
      • Practice connecting with professionals (networking) and their personal pitch
      • Make career decisions based on the outcomes of their interactions at the fair

      Professional Dress is Expected

      View the list of attending employers by visiting: Handshake

Future Career Fairs

2021 Spring Career Fair- Monday, February 15, 2021

2020 Taste of UW Oshkosh Student Opportunity Fair

September 8, 2020 Outside Reeve Memorial Union

Looking for a campus club/org to get involved in, volunteer experience or a part-time job on or off campus? Attend the Taste of UW Oshkosh and Student Opportunity Fair, taking place the Tuesday before classes begin.

Career & Professional Development will be hosting employers hiring for both on-campus and off-campus part-time jobs. So, if you are looking to make some extra cash during the academic year, this is the place to be!


Interested in careers in the healthcare industry? This fair is for you! 

Whether you are graduating and need to make connections for full-time employment or are a student looking to network in the healthcare industry, this fair is for you. Learn about CNA opportunities, internship/externships, and job opportunities in the healthcare industry!

Cancelled Date:   Monday, April 13, 2020

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Reeve Memorial Union Ballrooms 227, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI  54901


Interested in careers in the education industry? This fair is for you!

Whether you are graduating and need to make connections for full-time employment or are a student looking to network in the education industry, this fair is for you. Learn about teaching opportunities!

Cancelled Date:   April 16, 2020

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Reeve Memorial Union Ballrooms 227, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI  54901

Seniors: Still looking for the perfect full-time, career ready position for after graduation?
Juniors:  Still need an internship? This event is for you!

This is the “come as you are” fair!  Casual attire acceptable.

Even if you only have a half hour between classes come over to Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom and find a career-ready position or an internship. Employers will be at the fair to meet with you!

Cancelled Date:   April 28, 2020
Time:  10:30 am-1:30 pm
Location:  Reeve Memorial Union Ballrooms, Oshkosh, WI 54901

Bring your resume (copy service will not be available).

This is a great opportunity to network, interview and find a last minute opportunity!  This fair is free.  Questions?  Call 920.424.2181.

Use these expert tips to get the most out of attending the Career Fair on the Fox.

Before the Fair
  • Watch these great videos

  • Update your résumé

    • Use VMock Smart Resume to receive instant personalized feedback on your resume based on criteria gathered from employers and global best practices
    • Need help? Make an appointment with a Career Advisor
    • Make several copies of your updated résumé before Career Fair.
  • Update your Handshake profile

    • Update your major (this will ensure your name tag prints what you want and not Undecided or Pre-Business undeclared)
    • Students who complete their Handshake profile are 5 times more likely to be messaged by employers.
    • Upload your resume and make your profile public.  
    • Remember to add work experience and organizations, too.
    • Download Handshake Mobile to view employers on your mobile device
  • Prepare your Elevator Pitch

  • Research Companies

    • Favorite companies in Handshake.
    • Review companies attending the fair on Handshake – Events – search Career Fair you will be attending – View all Employers
    • Pick the companies you want to visit. Study their company website or LinkedIn page.
    • Take notes and prepare questions to ask recruiters. (“What do you like most about working at ABC Company?”)
  • Plan your professional dress wardrobe

    • Visit the Career Closet – Student Success Center Suite 125 for 4 FREE items of professional dress each semester!
During the Fair
  • Prioritize the companies your want to visit.
  • While you’re waiting in line, study your notes and questions for the company.
  • Greet employers with a smile, an acceptable handshake, and your elevator pitch.
  • Ask questions to engage in conversations.
  • When talking to a company rep, highlight key points on résumé.
  • Ask the representative for a business card or their contact information.
  • Thank the recruiter for their time.
  • After you walk away, make notes about your conversation for follow-up after the fair.
After the Fair
  • Make sure your voicemail is professional.
  • Check your phone messages and email.
  • Follow-up with a thank you message within 48 hours of the fair.
  • Look for other opportunities to network with the employer on campus.
    • Future Career Fairs
    • Visits with student organizations