Each semester career services sponsors career-related special events. For those events requiring advance registration, register via your Handshake account.

Upcoming Events 

    Interns in Action - Summer 2022

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 2-3 pm Online

    Explore presentations from current students who gained valuable hands-on skills from their internship experiences across the region.

    Past Events
    Wisconsin Education Recruitment Fair (WERF)

    Thursday, March 31, 2022, 3-6:00 p.m., Hosted via Handshake

    UW-La Crosse 2022 Summer & Part-Time Fair

    Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 10 am - 2 pm, UWL Student Union Bluffs Room

    UW-La Crosse 2022 Spring Career and Internship Fair

    Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 from 10 am - 2 pm, UWL Student Union Bluffs Room

    Student Registration and List of Attendees

    For full-time jobs & internships related to your major. The fair is free and open to all students. You don't have to pre-register; however, we would strongly recommend it so you can follow your favorite employers and get fair reminders.

    Workforce 2022: Jobs, Internship, and Graduate Schools

    Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 3:00-7:00 pm., Hosted via Handshake. 

    This career fair—open students from Wisconsin private colleges and universities, UW schools, Wisconsin tribal colleges, and Wisconsin technical colleges—provides the opportunity to meet virtually with regional employers to learn about employment and internship opportunities. 

    Students and Alumni*: Register for the fair
    Video tutorial on how to register for the fair
    Need help during the fair? Join our Student Help Zoom Room, open 2-7 pm on 2/22/22

    Organizations attending WorkForce by Industry

    Graduate Schools attending WorkForce by Program

    Students, to best prepare for the fair, follow our top tips: 

    1. Attend the Prepare for the Fair event hosted on Handshake, Monday, February 21, 4:30-5:30 pm. 
    2. Study Why Attend a Virtual Career Fair and our Virtual Career Fair Guide.
    3. Complete your Handshake profile and make it public.
    4. Review the organizations participating in the fair via Handshake, sign up for 1:1 and group slots, (Here's how) and research each company's website.
    5. Create or update your resume, have it reviewed by a Career Services staff member by making an appointment via Starfish. Upload the final version as a PDF to Handshake.
    6. Determine what you're going to wear. Polished dress is expected when you "attend" the fair.
    7. Double-check your technology. You’ll need an internet connection, speakers and a microphone, and a supported device. The library has laptops, iPads, headphones, and cameras available for checkout during this event. Learn more about technical requirements for virtual fairs here. 

    *If you don't have a Handshake account, you will need to create one. More information on creating a Handshake account is on our Handshake page

    Interns in Action - Fall 2021

    Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2020, 2-3 pm, FAC FSPA Lobby 

    Explore presentations from current students who gained valuable hands-on skills from their internship experiences across the region. 

    FutureFest: Nursing Careers & Connections

    Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, from 12-2 pm., Hosted on campus in La Crosse, WI 

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    FutureFest Employer Registration in Handshake

    FutureFest Student Registration in Handshake and List of Attendees

    Welcome to Viterbo's FutureFest. This event features nursing employers from a variety of local and regional locations, all in one face-to-face venue. The full list of attendees is on the event page in Handshake. Students prepare for the fair: 

    1. Review the organizations participating in the fair via Handshake, and research each company's website.
    2. Create or update your resume, have it reviewed by a Career Services staff member by making an appointment via Starfish Print off the final version and bring to the fair.
    3. Read our Guide to Career Fairs
    4. Determine what you're going to wear. Polished dress is expected when you attend the fair.
    UW-La Crosse 2021 Fall Career & Internship Fair

    Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, from 10 am - 2 pm at 521 E. Ave. North, La Crosse

    UW-L Career and Internship Fair Student Registration and List of Attendees

    For full-time jobs & internships related to your major. The fair is free and open to all students. You don't have to pre-register; however, we would strongly recommend it so you can follow your favorite employers and get fair reminders.

    UW-La Crosse 2021 Accounting Career Fair

    Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 from 3- 5 pm at 521 E. Ave. North, La Crosse

    UW-L Career and Internship Fair Student Registration and List of Attendees

    For full-time jobs & internships for accounting and finance majors. The fair is free and open to all students. You don't have to pre-register; however, we would strongly recommend it so you can follow your favorite employers and get fair reminders.

    Interns in Action - Summer 2021

    Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 2-3 pm, hosted in Ensemble. 

    Explore presentations from current students who gained valuable hands-on skills from their internship experiences across the region. 

    Student Presentations: 

    CLICK HERE to view student presentations in Ensemble.  Viterbo users can log-in to leave comments and feedback.  This link is the landing portal that you can use to review all of our interns' projects!

    Interns in Action Facebook Event: Click the link to ask questions, comment, and give praise to our Viterbo Interns! 

    Thank You Video: Please take a few minutes to watch a video from Alyssa in Career Services.  She explains the format and provides space for some gratitude and reflection. 

    Interns in Action Session Guide: Includes students in alphabetical order by last name, their major, and the organization hosting the internship.  Clicking on a student name will take you directly to their individual presentation. 

    Nursing Employment Preparation Night with Gundersen, Recover Health, and Federal Medical Center

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 5:00-6:30 via Zoom Pre-registration is requested

    • Viterbo nursing alumni will be sharing their experiences as new graduate nurses at Gundersen 
    • Recruiters from Gundersen, Recover Health, and Federal Medical Center Bureau of Prisons will present on opportunities for May 2021 grads
    • Students will have the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills in small groups with professional interviewers

    Gift card drawings will be held throughout the event

    Suits for Success - Drive Through Distribution

    Friday, March 26 10-2 pm,  Drive-thru distribution in Lot C, Western TC campus. 

    This event provides free professional clothing for community members. Need professional attire? Complete the form to receive a personally styled outfit. Want to donate? Donations can be dropped off on Friday, March 12 from 8 am - 5 pm in Lot C on the Western TC Campus, or anytime before the event at the Onalaska Altra Federal Credit Union on Main Street, La Crosse Associated Bank on Marcou Rd. and Firefighters Credit Union on 5th Ave in La Crosse. 

    SAAC Career Student Panel

    Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, Zoom, 7–8 p.m.

    Join our virtual panel of seasoned student-athletes to learn how to incorporate career-enhancing activities such as internship, research, and study abroad into your busy athletic schedule.  Open to all student-athletes.  First-year athletes from all sports are required to attend and second-year athletes are strongly encouraged. Email Maya Roberts for the zoom link. 

    LASHRM Workforce Readiness Workshops

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2:30-6 pm
    Register Here

    The La Crosse Society for Human Resources Management is offering three workshops and a resume review session. Starting at 2:30 pm, join ABR Recruiter Jordan Paffrath for a resume workshop, followed by a cover letter workshop with UWL Career Services Grad Student Molly Ponasik at 3:15 pm.  At 4 pm, Senior VP of Citizens State Bank's H.E.R.O. program will offer an interviewing workshop and then 1:1 resume review sessions start at 5 pm with a local HR professional. Questions can be directed to Taylor Schreier at tschreier@innovia.com. 

    CEIA Virtual Career Fair (Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest)

    Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 from 11 am - 2 pm

    Student Registration and List of Attendees

    Employer Registration

    Speed Mock with a Virtual V-Hawk

    Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Register via Handshake, event on Zoom

    Professional interviewing is a different beast than other interviews you may have experienced. Practice professional interviewing skills with Viterbo alumni and local human resource professionals. Participants will have the opportunity for four, 15 minute-interviews, as well as the chance to network with area professionals. Dress is business casual or interview.  Sponsored by Career Services and the Alumni Association.

    Student registration required by noon on Nov. 16 on Handshake. Those interested in being interviewers should contact Kathy Durewachter

    College2Acuity Virtual Tour

    Monday, Oct. 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Join via Microsoft Teams

    The College2Acuity Tour is coming to campuses across the Midwest this fall, including Viterbo University! You can join the virtual hangout to speak with Acuity Representatives about available internships and jobs, resume reviews, and general interests. Any students who interact with Acuity Reps. during the event are guaranteed a follow up phone interview. 

    UW-La Crosse Virtual Fall Career and Internship Fair

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 from 10 am - 2 pm

    UW-L Career and Internship Fair Student Registration and List of Attendees

    For full-time jobs & internships related to your major. The fair is free and open to all students. You don't have to pre-register; however, we would strongly recommend it so you can follow your favorite employers, sign up for sessions, and get fair reminders.

    FutureFest: Careers & Connections, Virtually
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    Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 from noon–3 p.m., Hosted on Handshake

    FutureFest Employer Registration

    FutureFest Student Registration and List of Attendees

      - Attendees by major seeking and program offered

    Need help during the event? Visit our student and employer "helpline"

    To best prepare for the fair, follow our top tips: 

    1. Study Why Attend a Virtual Career Fair and our Virtual Career Fair Guide.
    2. Complete your Handshake profile and make it public.
    3. Review the organizations participating in the fair via Handshake, sign up for 1:1 and group slots, (Here's how) and research each company's website.
    4. Create or update your resume, have it reviewed by a Career Services staff member by making an appointment via Handshake or one of our Zoom drop in sessions on Fridays from 9-3 pm. Upload the final version as a PDF to Handshake.
    5. Determine what you're going to wear. Polished dress is expected when you "attend" the fair.
    6. Double-check your technology. You’ll need an internet connection, speakers and a microphone, and a supported device. The library has laptops, iPads, headphones, and cameras available for checkout during this event. Learn more about technical requirements for virtual fairs here. 
    7. Need somewhere quiet to virtually attend FutureFest on-campus? The following spaces are designated as "FutureFest Friendly" and available for use during the fair on a first-come, first-serve basis.
      1. Brophy: 112, 113, 220, 221. 
      2. Library: 135, 137. 
      3. Murphy Center: 300. 
      4. Nursing 103, 402, 443, 501, 502, 543. 
      5. Reinhart 132 and 155. 
      6. Mathy: 203. 

    *Please note: because of the size of Viterbo, we do not generally attract employers outside of our area (read Nike, Baker Tilly, Google, etc.) with notable exceptions in the health care field. If you have a particular geographic location you want to work or go to graduate school in, please schedule a job search strategy appointment in Handshake and our staff will work with you to find suitable organizations in your preferred location.

    Viterbo University’s annual career fair will be offered this fall in a new format. FutureFest is a virtual fair for healthcare and human services majors and those seeking graduate school opportunities. Even if you have never participated in a virtual career fair before, Career Services assures you that the format offers ways to effectively connect with students and organizations both individually and in small groups.

    The fair will highlight internship opportunities for Viterbo sophomores and juniors and full-time, grad school, and volunteer opportunities for seniors and alumni*.  First- and second-year students are also invited to attend the fair to practice their networking skills and learn more about their selected career field.

    The virtual fair, hosted through Handshake, allows each employer five 30-minute group sessions and unlimited 10-minute 1:1 sessions. Students are encouraged to pre-register for these slots via Handshake. Day of registration is also available.  

    Prepare for the Fair

    Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 from 7:00-8:30 pm., Hosted on Handshake

    Prepare for the Fair Register Here

    This is your opportunity for to prepare for upcoming virtual fairs. Pre-register for the Prepare for the Fair Event to gain access to sign up for 1:1 and group time slots based on the topics below. This is a great way to learn more about the Handshake career fair software so you can present your best self to organizations during FutureFest!

    UW-La Crosse 2020 Virtual Accounting Career Fair

    Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 from 2:00-5:00 pm. Hosted on Handshake

    Accounting Fair Student Registration and List of Attendees

    The fair is free and open to all accounting students. You don't have to pre-register; however, we would strongly recommend it so you can follow your favorite employers, sign up for sessions, and get fair reminders.

    Canceled: What the Fork? An Etiquette Experience

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 5–7 p.m., FSPA/FAC Lobby
    Fee:  $10, cash or check paid in Murphy Center 374

    Janie Morgan, director of the UW-L Alumni Association and a certified etiquette consultant, will present, "What the Fork?" An opportunity to learn about dining etiquette. The cost includes a three-course dinner. Business Professional dress is strongly encouraged. Register and pay in the Career Services office, MRC 374, by April 15.

    La Crosse Tribune's Career Fair 2020

    Thursday, March 12, 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, a 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.

    Sophomore Spring Start-Up

    Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 29 and 30, 2020, 6-7 p.m., Murphy 348
    There are two nights for the program, and students are encouraged to attend at least one but are welcome to attend both nights to hit multiple topics (No RSVPs needed). Students will gather in MRC 348 at 6 p.m. for a brief welcome before they go to the session of their choice (which will wrap up by 7 p.m.):

    • "Build your budget: a step by step guide to creating your own personalized monthly budget" with Logan/CSS staff; January 29th only
    • "Starting your Scholarship Search: a first timer guide to searching for scholarships" with Logan/CSS staff; January 30th only
    • “Firming Up Your Handshake” with Alyssa who will cover Handshake accounts, internships, job shadows; Held both nights
    • “Ready, Set, Resume” with Jenna who will cover current practices in resume writing, tools and resources to professionally market skills/experiences; Held both nights
    • “Manage Your Major” with CSS advisors who will assist with completing graduations plan, exploring double majors, adding minors, etc.; Held both nights
    Engineering Design Showcase

    Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 2:30-3:30 p.m.

    As a part of Viterbo’s Engineering Exploration Day, students from Emily Schiavone and Ric Harned’s first- and second-year engineering classes will be showcasing some of their student-designed projects in a “reverse” career fair setting. Prospective students interested in the engineering program will also be in attendance with their parents.

    This is an excellent opportunity for employers to initiate early recruitment efforts for a summer internship or co-op rotation.

    Graduate School 101

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, 7-8 p.m., Reinhart Center room 201

    Join our panel of career services staff and current students who have been through the graduate application process to learn helpful tips on how to navigate the road to graduate school.  Discussion topics will include, but are not limited to, selecting a program, the application process, and taking graduate exams.  All majors welcome.  Snacks will be provided.

    MSW Information Session

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, 5:00–6:30 p.m., School of Nursing room 104

    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.

    Welcome Back Pizza Party - Nursing Students and Faculty/Staff

    Friday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nursing Center Lobby

    Bethany St. Joseph Corporation would like to welcome back Viterbo nursing students, faculty, and staff by hosting a pizza party in the Nursing Center Lobby. Swing by and grab a slice on your way to class! We will also have information available on employment opportunities at our facility.

    It all Starts with a Handshake Launch Party

    Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 1 - 3:30 p.m., Mathy Center Front Entrance

    Celebrate the launch of Handshake, Viterbo’s new source for jobs, internships, events, & fairs!  

    The first 100 students will receive a free Handshake t-shirt. Students will have the chance to decorate a cookie & receive other handy swag inside the party!

    Students with the Handshake app downloaded on their phone will receive a handy pen. Those with 100% complete profile will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a FitBit! 
    Winners will be drawn by 3:30 pm.

    Wisconsin State Job Application Secrets Revealed

    Thursday, May 2, 2019, 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Reinhart Center 201

    Jennifer Zschernitz, Equity, Inclusion, and Education Consultant, from the Wisconsin Department of Administration, will share tips and tricks to make your Wisconsin state internship or job application rise to the top of the pile. She'll share information on the state's applicant tracking system, how to understand position descriptions, and what you should do to make your application stand out when the application window is only open a few short days. This interactive presentation is ideal for students in the natural and health sciences, liberal arts, human services, and criminal justice majors.

    Taste of Success with Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI)

    Wednesday, March 20, 10:45 a.m.–1:15p.m., Logistics Health Incorporated, Belle Square Building, La Crosse

    This will be an informal introduction to the LHI company with appearances by some of LHI's talented employees and interns. This event is ideal for any student wanting to work or intern at LHI in the future. All majors and years are welcome.

    Registration deadline for the free bus ride is March 18. Sign up in Purple Briefcase under "my events." Pizza lunch provided by LHI, email argostonczik@viterbo.edu with any dietary needs.

    Human Services Night

    Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, 5:30-7 p.m., Brophy Center 122

    Hey, Human Services majors, ready to think about what you're doing after graduation? Curious what it's like to live your best life in this profession in the Coulee Region? Check out what local professionals from these organizations have to say about your industry. Pizza, fruit, and Fanta floats will be served. 
    Chileda - Toby Wendtland
    Family & Children's Center - Stephanie Varilek
    La Crosse County Children and Family Unit - Sarah Harrison
    La Crosse County Human Services Department - Teresa Byland

    Love Your LinkedIn <3

    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Brophy Center 201
    Photos, Brophy Center 125: 5–5:15 p.m.
    Beginner Session (basic account set-up):  5:15–6:30 p.m.

    Alyssa Gostonczik from Viterbo Career Services and Kyle Trietley, a Sr. Recruiter with North Highland Worldwide Consulting,  will provide instruction for the development of a professional LinkedIn account. Participants will have the opportunity to have a professional profile photo taken by the Viterbo photographer. LinkedIn is a professional networking site that can help you build your brand, connect with prospective employers, and enhance your online presence. Snacks will be served. Participants have the opportunity to win one, $25 VISA gift card.

    Decoding the Federal Job Application Process

    Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2016, 4–5 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.