Each semester the Career Services office sponsors career-related special events. 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, follow the instructions on the Purple Briefcase webpage. 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.
Walk-In Resume Reviews
Every Friday during the fall and spring semesters, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Viterbo Career, Graduate School, and Internship Fair
This is a must-attend event for all majors anticipating a job, graduate school, or internship search in the upcoming year. The months of December, January, and February are critical job search months for the May 2019 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.
UW-La Crosse Fall Career Fair
Wednesday, October 10, 10:00 a.m.-3 p.m.
UW-La Crosse Student Union, The Bluffs Room 2110 (2nd Floor)
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Career Services Office has graciously issued an invitation to Viterbo students to participate in its Spring Career Fair. Bring resumes to distribute to employers who are recruiting for jobs and internships. A listing of participants will be posted on the UW-L website. Professional dress and demeanor is expected. No registration required.
MSW Information Session
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.
Speed Mock Interviewing
Monday, November 12, 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Lobby
Professional interviewing is a different beast than other interviews you may have experienced. Practice professional interviewing skills in speed-dating format with Viterbo alumni and local human resource professionals. Participants will have the opportunity for at least 10 mini-interviews, as well as the chance to network with area professionals. Dress is business casual or interview. Snacks will be served. Sponsored by Career Services and the Alumni Association. Registration required by noon on November 8 on Purple Briefcase.
Interns in Action: Scholars’ Day Poster Presentation
November, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Reinhart Center Board Room
Need ideas about future internship opportunities? Current interns will present posters sharing information about their internship experience. Students planning on doing an internship should attend to learn about possible internship sites and to connect with current internship supervisors. Learn more about the Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant and how you could earn $10 an hour for an unpaid internship. No registration required.
Workforce Career and Internship Fair
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 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 14 students who register. Free Jimmy John’s lunch provided on the bus. Registration deadline for the free bus ride is February 11, 2019.
SOPHOMORE RESUME WORKSHOPS
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 30, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Monday, February 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 23, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Friday, March 2, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
All workshops take place in Murphy 304
Sophomore Job Shadow @Organic Valley
Monday, March 26, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Organic Valley, Cashton, WI
Sophomores, mark your calendars for Monday, March 26th. Organic Valley is offering job shadows to Viterbo sophomores in the following areas:
- Leadership & Organizational Development (Business Administration or Leadership/Management majors)
- HR (Business or Management majors)
- Inventory & Accounting (Accounting and Finance majors)
- Corporate Wellness/Fitness (Healthcare/Wellness Management, Nutrition/Dietetics or Business majors)
We will be taking a bus to Cashton where we’ll participate in a company tour and overview from 8:30-10 am, and then job shadow from 10-11:30 am. Space is limited so reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 19th.
La Crosse Tribune’s Career Fair 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 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.
How to Create Your LinkedIn Account
Tuesday, April 3, Brophy 201
Profile Pictures: 6:00-6:20 p.m.
Beginner Session (basic account set-up): 6:20-7:15 p.m.
Alyssa Gostonczik from Career Services will provide instruction for the 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.
Monday, April 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Reinhart Center Boardroom
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 March 31.
How to Use Your LinkedIn Account
Tuesday, April 10, Brophy 201
Profile Pictures: 6:00-6:20 p.m.
Advanced Session (networking with alumni, joining groups, researching companies): 6:20-7:15 p.m.
Alyssa Gostonczik from Career Services will provide instruction for utilization 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.
Graduate School 101
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 5-6:30 p.m.
Because interviews continue to play a crucial role in the job search process, students involved in job search should take steps to be aware of recruiter expectations and practices. A panel of area human resource professionals will be on campus to share information with students about interviewing for professional positions.
Recruiters from area organizations will provide information to help students know how to prepare for professional interviews, dress for interviews, answer tough questions, and follow-up when interviewing for positions. Recruiters will also share information about the different interview processes used by their organizations and about what recruiters look for when making hiring decisions.
School District of Onalaska
Decoding the Federal Job Application Process
Tuesday, January 31, 2016 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, 2016 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.