Career Services

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Events

Each semester the Career Services office sponsors career-related special events. Check out the events scheduled for Fall 2017 below.  For those events requiring advance registration, register via your Purple Briefcase account, accessed at the Career Services website. If you have not yet created a Purple Briefcase account, click on "New Student User" to create an account.  Once you have accessed your account, click on "My Events" on the left and scroll down the list to find the title of the event you are interested in attending.  Then click on the registration button on the far right. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Caregiver Job Fair

Wednesday, September 6, from 11:00-1:30 p.m.
Reinhart Center Boardroom

This is a must-attend event for first and second year nursing students seeking CNA employment in the La Crosse area. Recruiters from local health care facilities will be on campus to share information about part-time positions for those with or without WI and MN CNA licensures. Be ready to explore employment opportunities and market yourself. Bring employer-ready resumes. Dress is business casual or interview apparel.

Walk-In Resume Reviews

Week of October 2, 2017. Specific times forthcoming.

MSW Information Session

Wednesday, October 4, 4:30 -5:30 p.m.
NRC 195

Considering pursuing a master’s degree in social work?  Attend this session to learn about the process for selecting programs and applying for graduate studies in social work.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  Co-sponsored by the Social Work program and Career Services.  


Viterbo Business Career and Internship Fair

Tuesday, October 10, from 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Lobby

This is a must-attend event for business students anticipating a job or internship search in the upcoming year.   The months of December, January, and February are critical job search months for the May 2018 graduates, and many internship applications are typically due in December.  Recruiters from local organizations will be on campus to share information about new graduate positions and internships. Be ready to explore employment opportunities and market yourself. Bring employee-ready resumes. Dress is business casual or interview apparel.

Registered Recruiters: 

  • Advisors Management Group - Interns only
  • Courtesy Corporation - Interns and Full-time
  • Fastenal Company - Interns and Full-time
  • Johnson Block & Company Inc. - Interns only
  • Kaplan Professional Education - Interns and Full-time
  • Kwik Trip, Inc. - Interns and Full-time
  • Logistics Health Incorporated - Interns and Full-time
  • Marine Credit Union - Interns and Full-time
  • Menards - Interns and Full-time
  • Organic Valley - Interns and Full-time
  • Petro Energy LLS - Interns and Full-time
  • Reinhart FoodService - Interns and Full-time
  • Riverfront, Inc. - Interns and Full-time
  • Trane Company - Interns and Full-time
  • Trust Point Inc. - Interns and Full-time
  • Verve, a Credit Union - Interns and Full-time

Research Employers on Glassdoor or VaultPDF iconYour Guide to Career Fairs

Questions for Recruiters

Does your organization have an internship program?  
Does your organization plan on hiring new graduates?
What types of opportunities are available for interns/new grads at your organization?
What do you look for when selecting interns?  new graduates?
What do you anticipate will be the timeline for applications for internships?  for new graduates?
How do new graduates apply to your organizations (e.g., for advertised positions not requiring experience?  for new graduates positions only? for the residency program only?)
What type of new grad orientation/residency program does your organization offer?
Are you accepting resumes today?
Would you mind taking a look at my resume to let me know if it includes the type of information you prefer?
Can you tell me about the interview process for new graduates in your organizations?
What are some of the positive aspects of being an employee in your organization?
What are some new programs/challenges at your organization?
What advice would you give to an intern or new graduate applying at your organization? 

How to Create your LinkedIn Account

Thursday, October 26, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Photo in Brophy 125 6:00-6:20 p.m.
Session in Brophy 201 6:20-7:15 p.m.
Beginner Session (basic account set-up)

Alyssa Gostonczik from Career Services will provide instruction for development of a professional LinkedIn account. LinkedIn is a professional networking site that can help you build your brand, connect with prospective employers, and enhance your online presence. Participants will have the opportunity to have a professional profile photo taken by the Viterbo photographer.  Snacks will be served.

How to Use your LinkedIn Account

Wednesday, November 1, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Photo in Brophy 125 6:00-6:20 p.m.
Session in Brophy 201 6:20-7:15 p.m.
Advanced Session (networking with alumni, joining groups, researching companies):  

Alyssa Gostonczik from Career Services will provide instruction for how to use your professional LinkedIn account. LinkedIn is a professional networking site that can help you build your brand, connect with prospective employers, and enhance your online presence. Participants will have the opportunity to have a professional profile photo taken by the Viterbo photographer.  Snacks will be served.

Nursing Career Fair

Thursday, November 9, 12:00-3:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Lobby

This is a must-attend event for nursing students anticipating a job or internship search in the upcoming year.   The months of December, January, and February are critical job search months for the May 2018 graduates, and many internship applications are typically due in December.  Recruiters from regional health care facilities will be on campus to share information about new graduate nursing positions, and nursing internships. Be ready to explore employment opportunities and market yourself. Bring employee-ready resumes. Dress is business casual or interview apparel. Watch for information about events to help you prepare for the career fair.

Nursing Career Fair Guide & Resume Help

Registered Recruiters for the 2017 Fair

Allina Health, Minneapolis, MN
Aspirus, Wausau, WI
Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI
Bethany Lutheran Homes, La Crosse, WI
Bethany St. Joseph Corportation, La Crosse, WI
Bethel Home & Services, Viroqua, WI
Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, WI
Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie Du Chien, WI
Easter Seals, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Ecumen, Shoreview, MN
FHN, Freeport, IL
Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI 
Inclusa Inc., La Crosse, WI
Lakeview & Hillview Health Center, West Salem, WI
LHI, La Crosse, WI
Marshfield Clinic Health System, Marshfield, WI
Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI
My Choice Family Care, Wauwatosa, WI
Premier Medical Staffing, Milwaukee, WI
Recover Health, La Crosse, WI
Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Reedsburg, WI
Sacred Heart St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, WI
Samaritan Bethany, Rochester, MN
Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Prairie Du Sac, WI
SSM Health, Madison, WI
Tomah Memorial Hospital, Tomah, WI
Tomah VA Medical Center, Tomah, WI
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
UW Health, Madison, WI
Vernon Memorial Healthcare, Viroqua, WI 
Winona Health, Winona, MN
Wisconsin Badger Camp, Platteville, WI
Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Madison, WI

Speed Mock Interviewing

Wednesday, November 15, 5:30-8 p.m.
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Lobby
Pre-registration required

Alumni and area human resource professionals provide students with opportunities to practice interviewing skills in a speed dating format. Speed Mock Interviewing is co-sponsored by the Alumni Association and Career Services. Practice interview skills in a speed-dating format with Viterbo alumni and area human resource professionals. Participants will have the opportunity for at least 10 mini-interviews, as well as the chance to network with professionals and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. This popular event is open to the first 25 students who register, with preference given to juniors and seniors.   Register online via your Career Connect account on the career services website (www.viterbo.edu/career-services )  by November 13.   

Workforce Career and Internship Fair

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, Milwaukee, WI
(Free bus ride from campus, leaving at 11:30 a.m. and returning at 10:30 p.m.)

This career fair—open only to students from Wisconsin private colleges and universities—provides the opportunity to meet with 120+ regional employers to learn about employment and internship opportunities. Dress is interview or business casual; bring employer-ready resumes.   Free coach bus transportation is limited to the first 40 students who register.  Register either for the fair only or for the bus ride and the fair on the Career Services website.  Following that registration, details will be sent to you via your campus email account.  Free Jimmy John’s lunch provided on the bus.  Registration deadline for the free bus ride is February 13.  

Past events

Decoding the Federal Job Application Process

Tuesday, January 31, from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Reinhart Center 127

Tim Donahue, Administrative Operations Assistant with the United States Geological Survey’s Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, will explain some of the ins and outs of the application process for federal jobs.  Government jobs continue to have solid and meaningful career paths for a variety of majors, including liberal arts majors.  Explore the job and internship opportunities, and find out tips for a successful application process.  Snacks will be served. No registration required.

Thinking About Graduate School?

Wednesday, February 8, 5:00 p.m.
Reinhart Center Board Room

Anyone considering graduate school should attend this informative panel presented by career professionals and graduate students.   Learn about making decisions about graduate studies, selecting a graduate program, and preparing admission materials.  Snacks will be provided.  No registration required.    

La Crosse Tribune's Career Fair

Tuesday, March 28, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Western Technical College, Lunda Center

Network with regional recruiters and explore career opportunities at area businesses and organizations at this community career fair.  Impress local employers with your professional appearance, polished resume, and communication skills.  Prepare for the career fair by reviewing the Tribune’s online listing of recruiters and researching their organizations.  Dress is interview or business casual.  No registration required

Etiquette Dinner

Thursday, April 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Reinhart Center Boardroom Fee:  $10

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn professional dining etiquette, networking skills, and how to look fantastic on a budget.  Professional etiquette consultant, Lyn Zimmerman, of Essential Details, will be back on campus to share ideas about how to present yourself as a perfectly polished professional.  Registration is limited to 50 students and will fill up quickly.  Register and pay in the Career Services office, MRC 374, by April 12.
 

Service-Learning in Action

Presented by Viterbo Career Services and Study Abroad
Wednesday, April 26, 1:30-3:30
Reinhart Center 107

Curious what our current interns have been up to this semester? Need ideas about future internship opportunities? Current interns will informally present posters sharing information about their internship experience. Internship supervisors will also be present and available for networking and questions.  Students planning on doing an internship should attend to learn about possible internship sites and to connect with current internship supervisors. Faculty and staff should attend to interact with their students and site supervisors.  

Have you thought about studying abroad but aren't sure where to begin? Talk with students and faculty who have participated in or are about to embark on their next adventure as a Viterbo student. Programs represented include Alaska, Belize, China, Itlay, Jamacia, and more! 

No registration required.