LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – UW-La Crosse students hope they found work after they graduate by way of a career fair Wednesday.
More than 80 employers attended the fall career fair. Students got a chance to speak with company representatives about full and part time jobs as well as internships.
For some students it’s helpful to get the chance to talk with the businesses directly instead of sending in an application and hoping yours gets selected.
“I think you don’t really get this kind of experience outside of places like UWL,” Senior Ashley Colbert said. “There’s not a lot of places that are going to have just this large group of people that are willing to speak with you about the things they offer and the things their business specifically offers.”
For others, it helps get the foot in the door for an internship to a business they’re interested in.
“It gives you a sense of what they’re looking for and what it would be like if you were to actually go into an interview,” Junior Natalie Reams said. “Even if you aren’t going to apply somewhere, it’s just good to get that first hand knowledge of what’s happening.”
The fair was free and open to all students with representatives from businesses like Mayo, Gundersen and Duluth Trading Company.