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Help your students meet 180 potential employers, and vice versa: Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 4

UW-Madison Career Services units will host the Spring Career and Internship Fair on Monday February 4, which will bring over 180 organizations to campus.

“UW-Madison Career Services units expect to see record student and employer participation for our spring event,” said Maria McGinnis of CALS career services.  “This event will be in step with our current growth trends both in terms of students coming to the event and employers looking to hire.”

The Career Services units attribute event success to an increased emphasis on career education through programs like the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates and a greater number of companies willing to hire graduates and host internships.

In fact, employers still have over a week left to register for the event and numbers have already surpassed Spring 2012. “Our team will work to accommodate any employer who wishes to attend – even if it’s the day of the event.” said McGinnis.

Students attend the Spring Career and Internship Fair to talk with employers about tangible job opportunities. “Experience beyond academics is important to all fields of study. Students are very aware that relevant work experience, extracurricular activities and academics are qualities sought after by employers,” said McGinnis.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of Letters and Sciences, School of Education, School of Human Ecology, Wisconsin Alumni Association and the Wisconsin School of Business are working together to host the career fair, which will be held at the Kohl Center on Monday, February 4 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

All UW-Madison students and alumni, especially those looking for internships and full-time positions are encouraged to attend.  For a full listing of participating organizations, attendees should log-on to BuckyNet  (wisc.edu, keyword “BuckyNet”) and click “events.”

UW Career Services units provide resources for students to explore career interests and develop skills that will make them successful as they seek employment or admission to graduate or professional programs.

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