UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Students

Host A Career Trek

Company site visits (aka Career Treks) provide a unique chance for students to learn about your company, job or internship opportunities, and what you look for in candidates by actually visiting your workplace. Students must pre-register to attend each Career Trek. We will bring anywhere from 20-40 students based on the your preference and will spend approximately two hours visiting your company.

What does it take to host a Career Trek?

  1. You will work with Career Services to plan the events and establish expectations.

  2. UW-River Falls handles all communication with students about the event and coordinates transportation to and from your company. We will provide a roster of students the week of the site visit.

  3. The company plans and coordinates what happens when students arrive. Here are some ideas of what you might want to plan:
    a. Company and/or lab tour
    b. Opportunities to engage with professionals either through a panel or speaker series
    c. Networking / recruiting session with alumni
    d. Presentation on how to apply and what you look for in candidates, internship opportunities, and appearances by division leaders
    e. Case study or interactive game mimicking what it's like to work on a project at your company
    f. Refreshment options

There are many great options you can plan that will make this a fun and informative event for students. We recommend getting participants to move around and participate in interactive activities rather than sitting in one spot for long stretches of time.

How does this benefit my company?

This is a great opportunity to develop brand recognition among the student body, market your internship and full-time job opportunities, and educate students on your hiring process and timeline. In addition, we actively promote your organization by incorporating your companies' logo in all promotional materials for the event, including email advertisements, event flyers, and educational material during the event.

Interested in hosting a Career Trek at your company? Please email McKenna Pfeiffer, Assistant Director of Career Services

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Career Services
career.services@uwrf.edu
715-425-3572
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
211 Hagestad Hall

 

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