Companies with Wisconsin facilities representing the different industries include Fastenal, Heartland Business Systems, Skyward, Prent Corporation, Milwaukee Tool, EVCO Plastics, Greenheck Group, Johnson Controls, Findorff Construction, Market & Johnson and Great Northern Corporation.
Many companies attend multiple days of the conference to recruit students from across the career clusters. The week’s events are:
- Monday: Computing, Data, Software and Security
- Tuesday morning: Packaging, Print and Design
- Tuesday afternoon: Science and Engineering
- Wednesday: Construction
- Thursday: Management, Business, Hospitality and Human Sciences
More than 50 companies have requested day interviews, reported Career Services Director Bryan Barts. The impact can be seen in the more than 1,000 co-op and internship registrations annually, with 60% of those internships being completed in Wisconsin. The nearly 35% conversion rate from those experiences into full-time, post-graduation positions helps to strengthen the state’s workforce in numerous fields.
UW-Stout’s Career Conference Week is one of the largest in the Midwest, with more than 2,000 employers attending the past seven semiannual events, including virtual and hybrid events during the height of the pandemic.
New event highlights synergies in career fields
The Packaging, Print and Design event is new this semester. “With UW-Stout’s academic programs so focused on cross collaborations, there are many synergies in these fields,” Barts said.