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Career & Advising Appointments

Career & Professional Development offers individual appointments with Career Advisors focused on industry advising. To schedule an appointment with an advisor you have two options:

1. Self-schedule an appointment on Handshake by logging in with your UWO NetID, clicking on Career Center, and clicking the blue “Schedule an Appointment” button.

2. Call Career & Professional Development at (920) 424-2181 to talk with a Career Resource Specialist who can assist you in scheduling an appointment with an advisor.

Here to help you succeed.

Career & Professional Development supports the professional development of all students by providing services, events, and advising to help you reach your career goals.

Get Hired! Guide

For a more comprehensive look at many of these topics consider purchasing the Get Hired! Guide, an electronic book accessed by visiting Great River Learning.  You can purchase an access code the University Books & More or by visiting the online link. Guides can be purchased for $30. When choosing a section, you should choose the General User section.

Essential Career Readiness Skills

As a UW Oshkosh student you have numerous opportunities to develop the necessary career-ready skills which will allow you to effectively market your academic & professional development experiences.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers, through a task force of college career services and HR/staffing professionals, has developed a definition, based on extensive research among employers, and identified seven competencies associated with career readiness.

Definition of Career Readiness and Competencies
Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.

These competencies are:

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.

Oral & Written Communication: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.

Teamwork & Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

Information Technology Application: Select and use appropriate technology to accomplish a given task. The individual is also able to apply computing skills to solve problems.

Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.

Career Management: Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.

Professionalism & Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.

Global & Intercultural Fluency: Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.

Oral & Written Communication: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.

Teamwork & Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

Information Technology Application: Select and use appropriate technology to accomplish a given task. The individual is also able to apply computing skills to solve problems.

Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.

Career Management: Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.

Professionalism & Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.

Global & Intercultural Fluency: Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH
Career & Professional Development

(920) 424-2181
career@uwosh.edu

Student Success Center, Suite 125
750 Elmwood Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Oshkosh Campus

  • M–Th: 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • F: 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

Fond du Lac and Fox Cities Campus Solution Centers

  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Services only offered when classes are in session

UWO 2023 Internship & Career Fair

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
11:30 - 3:30 pm

Kolf Physical Education and Sports Center
785 High Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901

Over 130 employers/universities and more than 600 job seekers!

Internship & Career Fair is a biannual career fair, held every fall and spring. Network and interview with students and alumni searching for:

  • Full-Time positions
  • Internships
  • Co-ops
  • Practicums
  • Volunteering
  • Networking opportunities

Registration Instructions | Register on Handshake

Career & Professional Development will be hosting the fair at Kolf Sports Center.

  • Your booth will be reserved once your payment is received. Any cancellations must be received via email to career@uwosh.edu before or on February 3, 2023 will be refunded minus the $32 processing fee. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.
  • Career fair no-shows will still be billed.
  • All representatives need to have a Handshake account to participate. 
  • Please complete all company information upon registration.
  • The registration process will occur through the organization’s account withinthe  Handshake program.
  • Some of this information will be published online and available via the fair app.
  • Once a reservation is made you are responsible for payment.
  • Submitting an online registration triggers acknowledgment of the organization’s financial responsibilities for all fees associated with the event. All fees paid will be refunded ONLY if the registration is canceled by the applicable date.
  • Registrations after February 3, 2023, must pay at the time of reservation after approval.
  • No refunds are given to organizations that “no show” the day of the event for any reason.
  • Any organization, whose registration fees have not been received by the day of the event, MUST pay said fees by credit card, check, or cash at the time of event check-in.

Schedule of Events

 Booths are 10×10, contain 1 high-top 8′ table and 2 directors chairs lunch for two.

  • Light  Lunch  will  be  provided.
  • Set up: 10:30 a.m. –11:30
  • Career Fair: 11:30  – 3:30 p.m.
  • Take Down: 3:30 p.m.  We expect you to adhere to the schedule.

Career Fair Rates

SAVE $75 - Early Bird Special: Booth rate is $375.00 for registrations made AND paid by Friday, 01.20.23. If the early bird rate is unpaid on 01.21.2023, the rate will be raised to the full price rate.

  • Early Bird Rate (paid on or before 01.20.23)$375.00 
  • Full Price (paid after 01.20.23) $450.00
  • Non-Profit (501 (c)3 number required) & Government Rate $250.00
  • If Electricity is needed for your booth please contact Jodi Kalmus.  There will be an additional fee of $50. 
  • Important: Please complete all company information upon registration. Some of this information will be published online via Handshake and will assist students in learning about your company and open positions.

    Please be advised: You may only bring  2 representatives if you have a single booth or 4 representatives if you have a double booth. Please register accordingly.

    Any cancellations received on or before February 3, 2023, via email to career@uwosh.edu will be refunded less a $32.00 processing fee.
    Cancellations received after February 3, 2023 will not be refunded. If UW Oshkosh closes due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen campus emergency, the event will be canceled and up to 50% of the organization’s registration fee will be refunded. For official news of UW Oshkosh closings, please consult the main UW Oshkosh website or the Career & Professional Development website.

      Save the Date!

      Fall 2023 Internship Career Fair 

      Wednesday, September 1, 2023

      2023 UWO WERF East Education Fair

      Date: March 16, 2023

      Time: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

      Location: Reeve Memorial Union Ballrooms

      Cost to Participate: $75

      Register on: Handshake

      For questions regarding this event or your Handshake account, please contact Career & Professional Development at (920) 424-2181 or email career@uwosh.edu.

      Healthcare Career Fair

      Date: October  24, 2022

      Time: 12:30–3 p.m.

      Location: Reeve Memorial Union  

      Cost: $85

      Register on: Handshake

      For questions regarding this event or your Handshake account, please contact Career & Professional Development at (920) 424-2181 or email career@uwosh.edu.

      Non-Profit - Social Assistance Virtual Career Fair

      Date: TBD

      Time: 

      Location: Virtual / Handshake 

      Cost: $25.00

      Register on: Handshake

      Virtual Fairs in Handshake: A Guide for Employers
      Video: How to Set a Schedule for a Virtual Fair

      For questions regarding this event or your Handshake account, please contact Career & Professional Development at (920) 424-2181 or email career@uwosh.edu.

      Titan Fest & Student Opportunity Fair

      Tuesday, Sept. 5th, 2023
      11 a.m.–2 p.m.
      This is an outside event, be prepared for the weather of the day.

      Career & Professional Development will be participating in the Student Opportunities fair.  This is an excellent opportunity for organizations looking to fill part-time positions during the school year. Network with students searching for part-time positions. This is an outside event held on the academic mall, be prepared for the weather of the day.

       

      Registration Instructions
      Log in to Handshake and click on “Fairs”. (If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Your account may take up to one business day to be processed and activated.)

      Table Information and Rates
      A fee of $80 will be charged for participation in the fair to cover costs.

      Please note: Registration fees are due by TBD, or upon registration approval.  Any cancellations made on or before Aug. 1, will be refunded less a $15.00 processing fee. Cancellations made after this date will not be refunded.