Hawk Career Fair set for next week

The UW-Whitewater Hawk Career Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Williams Center.

Associate Director of Career and Leadership Development Brian Bredeson said this is a great opportunity for students to find full-time employment or internships.

Though Bredeson was unsure of exact numbers, he said he estimated more than 100 employers have already registered to participate in the event and at least 500 students are expected to attend.

According to Bredeson, the university hosts the fair every year as a career development opportunity for UW-Whitewater students.

Bredeson said what this fair has to offer may be the stepping-stones to a career.

“It gives students opportunities to look at different careers before settling into one career,” freshman Colton Hogenkamp said. “It gives students a variety.”

Bredeson said the Hawk Career Fair also provides the opportunity to foster and maintain relations with employers interested in UW-Whitewater students and graduates.

Aside from job opportunities and internships, Bredeson said students will also sharpen interpersonal and networking skills.  Bredeson said employers value students’ communication skills as well as their unique strengths.

“It is good to do internships early and know what the job is like,” freshman Farimang Ceesay said. “Then students can see if they want that job for the rest of their future.”

A list of Hawk Career Fair employers can be found under Hawk Jobs on the Career and Leadership Development website.

Bredeson said students should make sure to review the job and internship titles, as well as job descriptions for each employer of interest.