Information for Employers

Sponsor the All-Campus Career & Internship Fair

Employers who are not current participants in a SuccessWorks or School of Business partnership program are eligible to choose from one of two sponsorship opportunities to elevate your brand at the in-person Fair: 

Student Prep Room Sponsorship – $200

Up to 7 employers will be able to sponsor the student prep room at the career fair. Employers will be able to provide materials to be displayed for students visiting the prep area before and during the fair. Employers will also have their logo displayed on a poster board outside of the prep room as a name sponsor. 

Fair Branding Package – $400

Up to 15 employers will have additional branding opportunities before and at the fair. Employers will have their logo placed on the career fair website for two weeks leading up to the fair. At the fair employers will have a full slide on 200 TV’s in the Kohl Center concourse. Slides will include the company logo and table location. Finally, employer logos will be displayed on a poster board at the career fair entrance as a named fair sponsor. 

Let us know you’re interested here, and we’ll follow up with you soon.

Have questions? Contact Janine Yeh-Doolin: janine.yehdoolin@wisc.edu

Hotel Block

Career Fair registrants may reserve from a room block at DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown for February 14 through February 16, 2024. Book here by January 24, 2024.

Parking

Parking is not included with Fair registration, but registrants may purchase a parking pass for campus near the Kohl Center. We suggest purchasing a parking at least two weeks before the event. Reserve a parking pass here.

Lots 46 and 83 are recommended. Refer to the Fall Career & Internship Fair in the “Reason for ordering field” when ordering a pass.  We suggest purchasing a parking at least two weeks before the event.

Shipping

Items must be shipped through Valley Expo. For shipping instructions, please email Amanda Eannelli, amanda.eannelli@wisc.edu. Please do not ship items directly to the Kohl Center.

Interviews

Some schools and colleges at UW-Madison will offer on-campus interviewing opportunities; check this space for updates or contact us for more information.

Additional Hiring Opportunities

Career Fairs are built to connect employers with students looking for internships and full-time degree-seeking job opportunities. Those wishing to promote part-time positions or on-campus student employment are encouraged to post to the Student Job Center.

Only recruiting Engineering students? You may consider attending the College of Engineering Career Fairs.

Virtual Fair FAQs

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Has Handshake thought of how the virtual fair features will accommodate needs of small local employers as well as larger employers?

Scheduling will honor employer preferences. For smaller and local employers we will recommend group sessions to reach as many students as possible. A large employer may have the resources to send multiple representatives that can create 1:1 availability throughout the day.

Do all employers need to set up the time slots for 1:1 appointments with students?

Handshake will provide templates for employer schedules, but each employer will have the opportunity to adjust this based on their preferences.

Can employers customize the way their booth looks with logos, etc.? 

Employers will be able to customize their registrations (booths) similarly to how they customize their Handshake profiles today. We are considering pre-recorded videos as another branding mechanism for employers registrations.

Will there be an opportunity for a company to host something on the departmental level?  For example, a company that may hire engineers primarily, but also might have a marketing department booth, and an HR booth, and a business analyst booth, etc. 

Yes, employers will be able to set schedules per representative and connect those schedules to relevant positions and preferences.

Other companies who provide this platform limit the number of fairs they will hold per day, so the platform isn’t overloaded. Will you be doing this, and if so, do I need to make a reservation with you?

There will be no limit on the number of concurrent fairs that can be run based on platform capacity.

Will interview days be integrated into the virtual career fair experience?

Scheduling will be a part of virtual fairs! These schedules will support 1:1 and group interactions.

Will your virtual fair have the option to do an interview day with pre-selects?

Pre-select interviews on the day after the fair will not be built into the virtual fair feature. However, you will be able to create a pre-select interview separate from the virtual fair, just like you can do with in-person fairs today.

Contact Us

Have questions about a Career Fair? Contact one of our presenting school and college representatives and we’ll be happy to assist.

Nate Doolin
Employer Relations Coordinator
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
nathan.doolin@wisc.edu

Amanda Eannelli
Assistant Director, Employer Engagement & Events
Wisconsin School of Business
amanda.eannelli@wisc.edu

Sarah Fox
Internship & Employer Relations Manager
School of Human Ecology
stfox3@wisc.edu

Janine Yeh-Doolin
Recruiting and Events Coordinator
SuccessWorks at the College of Letters and Science
janine.yehdoolin@wisc.edu

Contact Janine for information about Fair Sponsorships

Looking for info on Engineering fairs?

Learn more here about upcoming Engineering Career Fairs, or contact:

John Archambault
Assistant Dean for Student Development
College of Engineering
john.archambault@wisc.edu