Annual Career Fair at UW-River Falls Attracting Employers, Grad Schools

Sept. 24, 2012--The 21st Annual Career Fair at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Riverview Ballroom in the University Center.   

More than 80 businesses/organizations participated last year's Career Fair including Accelerated Genetics, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Target, The Nerdery and USDA. This year Career Services anticipates having as least 84 participating organizations including TISCO, Riesterer and Schnell, ACR Homes, Grassland Dairy Products, Wal-Mart, and Milk Specialties Global.   

"We made it our goal this year to make the Career Fair more appealing to all of the colleges at UWRF by contacting new organizations that faculty and students recommended," said Career Fair Coordinator Liz Byers. "We are looking forward to having a large variety of organizations that appeal to students for internships, entry-level jobs or graduate schools."   

All the employers who are attending the UWRF Career Fair will be looking for potential employees to recruit for positions they may have or will have available in the future. Career Fair attendees can expect to find jobs or internship opportunities, learn about graduate school programs and network with employers.    

Career Services encourages students to research the organizations that will be in attendance. Hire-A-Falcon and the Career Fair website are tools that can be utilized to research the organizations and learn more about the positions they offer.   

"It is important to research the attending organizations before the fair for multiple reasons," Byers said. "It can give you an easy conversation starter, you look prepared and the student can have a better understanding of what majors the organization is looking for."   

For more information on the UWRF Career Fair, possible volunteering opportunities, and the attending organizations, visit or contact UWRF Career Services at 715-425-3572.

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