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Career Connections: Employer Visits & Job Fairs

Employer Visits & Job Fairs

Employers want to hire WCTC students!  Employers meet and recruit students on campus in several ways:  hosting a table in the HUB, participating in the two large job fairs held in April and October; and through specialized job fairs targeting certain program areas. You'll find the most up-to-date information on recruitments here, as well as, how to prepare to make the most of employer recruitment opportunities. 

If you are an employer looking to hire WCTC talent, please visit our Business Services page.

Upcoming Employer Visits in the HUB

Employer recruiting events are held in the College Center - HUB from 10 am to 1 pm throughout the fall and spring semesters. 

Stop by to speak with a representative to learn about the company and what positions they are recruiting for!  Click HERE to view the Events page on the WCTC website and view the upcoming employer visits. 

Job Fair Prep Workshops

Job fairs provide a great opportunity for you to meet employers who represent a wide range of industries. Find out how to make the best impression on recruiters and make the most out of attending a job fair. Learn what to say and do during the first 60 seconds to make the recruiter want to explore the possibility of hiring you. There is no cost to attend the workshop. Workshops are held in the Workforce Development Center in room 107.

Thursday, October 17th  9:30am - 10:30am

Tuesday, October 22nd  1:30pm - 2:30pm

 

 

Upcoming Job Fairs

Mark your calendar!  The next job fair will be held on October 23, 2019 at the Waukesha Expo Center.  Over 136 employers attended the Spring Job Fair on April 24, 2019!  Visit here more info and to see a list of employers!

Job Fair Prep!

How to Work a Job Fair

Companies send recruiters, human resources staff, supervisors or current employees to the fair for the purpose of:

  • Marketing their company
  • Establishing a pool of applicants
  • Prescreening applicants for interviews
  • Interviewing

Your goal is to make positive contacts with potential employers.

Success Begins Before the Event

  • Research the companies participating in the fair. A list of attending employers is available at the Workforce Development Center website. Click on the names of the companies and find out what they do and what positions they currently have open.
  • Create a priority list of the employers you want to visit at the fair. A map of their booth location will be provided the day of the fair and may be available online earlier.
  • Prepare a one minute "commercial" to introduce yourself to the company representatives. Demonstrate that you know something about the company, express why you’re interested in working for them and how your skills relate to what you know about the company’s needs. For example: "Hello, my name is____ and I'm graduating in May with a degree in Hospitality Management. I’m very interested in events planning and coordination. I was on your website and saw that you sometimes offer positions in that area. Can you tell me more about those positions?" Practice your commercial out loud!
  • Develop your resume at the Career Center. You want your resume to be in tip-top shape because it will be part of the employer’s first impression of you. See calendar for resume workshop times.
  • Have your resume critiqued during career development hours prior to the job fair. NOTE: Most companies will ask you to complete an online application instead of asking for your resume. However, it is still important for you to bring hard copies with you.
  • Bring a list questions to ask employers. For example: "What kind of skills and experience do you look for in the employees you hire?" "What kind of entry-level positions exist within your organization?" Don’t ask questions for which the answers are on the company website.
  • Be ready to actually interview at the fair.

The Day of the Fair

  • Dress as you would for an interview.
  • Make eye contact as you introduce yourself to the representative. Shake hands firmly and listen closely to what they say.
  • Smile! Be enthusiastic and project interest in the company.
  • Ask questions about the company. (See samples above.)
  • Find out the best way to follow up and who the contact person is.
  • Ask for the representatives’ business cards.
  • Make notes after you leave a company in which you are interested. The notes will be a handy reference should they contact you afterward.
  • Thank them for their time and ask for their business card.

Follow-up After the Event

  • Send an email and another copy of your resume to the employer representatives of companies of particular interest to you. In the email, briefly thank them for speaking with you at the job fair, highlight your qualifications for the position, and restate your interest in interviewing with the company.
  • Make follow-up phone calls if appropriate.

Contact Us

262.695.7848 - Main
262.695.7811 - Wisconsin TechConnect​
careers@wctc.edu - Main e-mail

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location
Pewaukee Campus
College Center, Room C-012
800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072

 

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