The conference will include six in-person career fairs focused on specific areas. The events, open to students and alumni, are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily on the upper level of the Memorial Student Center:
- Feb. 28: Hospitality and tourism; along with education, wellness and social sciences
- March 1: Engineering, manufacturing and packaging
- March 2: Construction
- March 3: Business, marketing, management, print and design; along with computing, science and technology
Capacities will be limited to follow Dunn County and campus safety guidelines. Face masks are required.
Following the in-person events, a virtual career fair open to all majors will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 4 to help accommodate employers and students limited by the pandemic.
UW-Stout has a longstanding record of at least 97% of graduates finding employment within one year, many hired before graduation. Also, more than 1,000 students a year take part in the Cooperative Education and Internship Program. All UW-Stout academic programs have an experiential learning component.
“We are seeing an increasing focus from employers who are planning for summer positions and trying to secure internship, co-op and professional talent early,” Barts said.