Employer Recruitment Guide

Our mission is to educate, engage, and empower students and alumni in navigating career and professional development through employer and faculty/staff partnerships.



Director’s Welcome UW-Stout at a Glance / Calendar of Events

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First Destination Survey About Career Services Recruitment Process / Employer Relations Team RECRUIT - Handshake RECRUIT - Career Conference & On-Campus Interviews ENGAGE - Co-op & Internship Program ENGAGE - Signature Programs ELEVATE - Career Services Partnership Program Employer Recognition Recruiting & Hiring International Students List of Student Organizations Academic Programs


Welcome to Career Services at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University.

Career Services has a long history of working collaboratively with organizations that value the academic and applied learning focus our university is built upon. We continue to stay committed to utilizing current and best practices throughout our programming efforts, recruitment and networking events, and cross-campus collaborations to ensure our students are career-ready. Throughout this Recruitment Guide, you will see the impacts our office has made both state-wide and nationally, the future opportunities your organization has to connect with our talented students, and the necessary information to help your company have a value-added, successful recruitment relationship with UW-Stout.

I encourage you to connect with our Employer Relations Team regarding any information shared in our guide.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you.

Bryan Barts


FALL SEMESTER Career Conference Registration Opens in July First Day of Classes September 6 Career Conference Prep Sessions for Students September 18-22 Career Conference Week September 25-28 Fall Break November 22-24 Last Day of Classes December 13 SPRING SEMESTER Career Conference Registration Opens in January Winter Job Shadow Program January 2-20 Career Conference Prep Sessions for Students February 19-23 Career Conference Week February 26-29 Spring Break March 9-17 Art & Design Week March 25-29 Last Day of Classes May 1 UW-STOUT AT A GLANCE




















First Destination Report

99.2% First-Generation employed or continuing education




1,130 Co-op students earn an average wage of $18.74

SELECT EMPLOYERS 3M Andersen Corporation Boston Scientific Epic Systems Graco Inc. Marshfield Clinic Health System Mayo Clinic Health System Menard, Inc.

Midwest Manufacturing Milwaukee Tool Nolato Contour Inc.


Phillips-Medisize Sentry Insurance Target Corporation Walmart Walt Disney World



Dietetics Applied Science Psychology

Rehabilitation Services Applied Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Health Wellness & Fitness Human Development & Family Studies

Our mission is to educate, engage, and empower students and alumni in navigating career and professional development through employer and faculty/staff partnerships. ABOUT CAREER SERVICES

Our vision is to continue to be a leader in: • Providing centralized career resources, services, and technologies • Integrating applied and experiential learning • Providing data to support informed career decisions • Implementing high impact practices to address changing career needs for all stakeholders • Building and nurturing strategic relationships to enhance opportunities for students • Ultimately ensuring students successful transition from college to career VALUES

Inclusion & Diversity: We affirm and possess a commitment to inclusive excellence by serving as a comprehensive career resource for all stakeholders. We welcome and embrace the strengths individuals offer as a result of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/sex, marital status, disability, US veteran status, and socio-economic status. Collaborative and Community Partnerships: We affirm and possess a commitment to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with university partners, employers, faculty & academic departments, and student organizations to enhance and increase applied learning and professional employment opportunities for students. Technology: We affirm and possess a commitment to utilize current technology across our operations, services, and resources to support student career and professional development, ultimately connecting students and employers. Professional & Ethical Practices: We affirm and possess a commitment to adhere and promote the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Ethical Professional Practice to guide and serve our employers, students, and faculty. Applied Learning: We affirm and possess a commitment to student’s career readiness and professional development through the Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP). Our CEIP program is a high impact practice that serves as a catalyst for students to gain career-related experiences. Customer Service: We affirm and possess a commitment to excellent customer service, expressed through knowledge, expertise, and accountability to our stakeholders.



ENGAGE Review our comprehensive list of career fairs, events, and other engagement opportunities. Connect with students and faculty to build your presence at UW-Stout. • Career Fairs • On-Campus interviews • Student Organizations • Art & Design Week • Winter Job Shadow Program • Others

CONNECT Handshake is UW-Stout's career management system and it's your online

RECRUIT Post positions, request events, request an on campus interview on Handshake. On-campus positions, professional full-time positions, co-op/ internships and local (WI & MN) part-time jobs for students while enrolled in school. Participate in UW-Stout's Cooperative Education & Internship Program.

ELEVATE Join the Career Services Partnership Program. This program provides a range of benefits to help your organization shine on campus. Giving towards career development through the Stout University Foundation is also an option.

connection to Stout students and alumni.


Stef Jax, Recruitment Coordinator jaxs@uwstout.edu | 715-232-1603

Kellie Horzewski, Employer Relations Manager horzewskik@uwstout.edu | 715-232-2178



Handshake is a one-stop shop to find, recruit, and hire UW-Stout talent. Utilize this platform to post positions, events, and engage with students and alumni.

1. Getting Started with Handshake Follow this link to go to our employer access page: app.joinhandshake.com/login

2. Create a Handshake User Account

3. Create a Handshake Company Profile Learn how to get started with Handshake for employers: tinyurl.com/pr2we78j

4. Connect with the University of Wisconsin-Stout

5. Log in and Post a Job, Request an Event, or Request On-Campus Interview Schedule

6. Add Handshake Include handshake@notifications.joinhandshake.com and handshake@m.joinhandshake.com to your address book so you don't miss an email.

Employer recruiting guidelines can be found on our website. UW-Stout Career Services reserves the right to determine employer accounts or job postings unsuitable for students/alumni.



CAREER CONFERENCE WEEK SCHEDULE MONDAY Computing: Data Software & Security TUESDAY AM | Packaging, Print & Design PM | Science & Engineering UW-Stout’s Career Conference recruitment events happen during both the fall and spring semesters. Employers are encouraged to attend and recruit for internships, co-ops,

and full-time professional positions. This year's Fall Career Conference will take place on September 25-28, 2023 in the Memorial Student Center.

WEDNESDAY Construction

THURSDAY Management: Business, Hospitality, & Human Sciences

ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS Interviewing on campus is a great way to connect with students and fulfill your recruitment needs. If you are interested in attending the Career Conference and participating in on-campus interviews, simply add the next day interview option to your conference registration. Not able to attend Career Conference? Request on-campus interviews in Handshake. • Space is limited • No cost to employers to participate • Interviewing hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm Questions? Please contact Stef Jax, Recruitment Coordinator at jaxs@uwstout.edu or 715-232-1603

Save the date for 2024 Spring Career Conference: February 26-29


UW-STOUT CO-OP & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM COOPERATIVE EDUCATION & INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Co-op Course (SUBJ-X49) Work experience is at least 8 weeks and students enroll in Fall, Spring, and/or Summer terms Field Experience Course (SUBJ-X98 or SUBJ-X97)

Students do major related work within the guidelines of their academic program

Courses are for academic credit

Student work in position located on campus, off campus, in-state, out of state, and internationally

Paid employment

Paid or unpaid experiences

Weekly hrs vary/ 80+ hrs per term

32 hrs per week/ 320+ hrs per term

Full-time student status awarded

Student status determined by enrollment credits

Cooperative Education and Internship Program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout integrates career-related work experience with academic coursework. Our program is centrally coordinated through the Career Services office in cooperation with the academic departments of the university. The Co-op and Internship program supports UW-Stout’s polytechnic designation by providing students the opportunity to experience an active and applied focus on learning their professional field. The success of the Co-op and Internship program is based on a framework of collaborative partnerships between employers, students, and the university. Benefits of Hosting a Student: • Trained, motivated workers • Students with special skills for projects • Qualified students to meet needs for increased business or seasonal demands • Improved access to special populations • Develop a pool of qualified candidates building a pipeline to potential professional employees • Decreased cost of recruitment and training • Improved employee retention • Exposure to a talented pool of students who are eager and ready to learn while bringing, enthusiasm, fresh perspectives, energy, and value into the company

Responsibility of the Co-op and Internship Site Supervisor: • Provide a supervised work experience • Provide a position description • Select student through your own hiring process • Supervise and evaluate on-site performance of student SIX TIPS TO ATTRACT TOP TALENT 1. Recruit early (6-12 months in advance) 2. Present in classroom to build your brand on campus 3. Connect with student organizations 4. Develop strong position descriptions (exposure to leadership, responsibility, projects, and networking) 5. Support students in locating housing/relocating 6. Offer competitive wages

Visit our Website: tinyurl.com/employerceip



ART & DESIGN WEEK Share your experience, review portfolios, and network with faculty and undergraduate students in our six Art & Design Majors. This NACE/ Chevron award-winning event occurs each spring semester.

WINTER JOB SHADOW PROGRAM Employers get the chance to share knowledge with students about their company, position, and industry. Each experience is scheduled at the discretion of the employer over Winter Break.

FACULTY CONNECTIONS The Career Services Employer Relations team can help you build relationships with UW-Stout program directors and faculty. If you are interested in a particular program, we are happy to provide you with contact information. Classroom presentations are at the discretion of the faculty member.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS UW-Stout has 150+ student

PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES All academic programs (undergraduate and graduate) have dedicated advisory committees. The primary functions of these committees are to advise and assist on multiple matters related to curriculum,students, industry trends, and more. Committees meet once each semester or more frequently as needed. More information can be found on the UW-Stout website.

organizations. Many organizations welcome employers to present at their meetings or event. This is a great way to connect with a target group of students who are interested in your organization/industry. See a full list of UW-Stout student organizations on page 14.



Annual Term (July 1 - June 30) Deadline for partnerships: September 1st, 2023


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CAREER CONFERENCE Complimentary booths during Career Conference (fall & Spring semester) Featured booth placement during Career Conference Reserved on campus interview individual space/room BRANDING & STRATEGIC CONNECTIONS Logo showcased on Career Services Partnership Wall Logo on UW-Stout’s Career Services’ homepage Partnership recognition at Annual Employer Recognition Event Partnership recognition in Employment Guide

2 Booths 1 Booths 1 Booths

x 1 room per semester
















Discounted Advertising Rate in Employment Guide Membership of Career Services Advisory Committee Recruitment Data Analytics Review

1/yr x x

x x 4/yr

Targeted Handshake e-mail messages to UW-Stout Students Priority invitations to collaborate with Career Service’s Initiative Social Media Instagram Take Over Event Polytechnic campus tour of industry related labs

x x x

If you don’t see a level that fits your goals, we are happy to work with you on a custom program.

Register to become a partner today! 715-232-1601 | careerservices@uwstout.edu

Next Step

Being a UW-Stout Career Services partner provides you the benefit of closely collaborating with Career Services to identify your strategic focus for your recruitment at Stout and to build deep connections on campus. For more information and next steps, contact Kellie Horzewski at horzewskik@uwstout.edu or 715-232-2178 or visit tinyurl.com/uwscspp



Annual Employer Recognition Event Career Services hosts an annual Employer Recognition event as an opportunity to share office and campus wide updates, and receive insight from students and employers regarding recruitment at Stout. We also recognize our Career Services Partnership Program employers, top hiring employers, and award our Employer of the Year. 2024 Event Date Coming Soon! Employer of the Year This award honors an employer who has gone above and beyond to collaborate with UW commitment to students through engagement, recruitment, and hiring for co-op/internships, and full-time professional roles over the last year. Career Services 2023 Employer of the Year Stout and Career Services in their

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Silver Partners



International Student Employment Obtaining permission for international students to work in the U.S. is not as difficult as many employers think! Most international students are in the U.S. on non-immigrant student visas (F-1 and J-1) and are eligible to accept employment under certain conditions. Fortunately, there is little paperwork and no expense for an employer who hires F-1 or J-1 students. All paperwork is handled by the students, the university, and in some circumstances, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Contact UW-Stout’s Office of International Education If you have interest in employing an international student on our J-1 visa program or are unsure about a student’s unique circumstances/eligibility to accept employment, we are here to assist. The Office of International Education can be reached by phone at 715-232-2132 or via email at globaled@uwstout.edu

F-1 Curricular Practical Training Degree seeking students are authorized by the

University's Office of International Education and Career Services and allows students to engage in paid or unpaid internships (cooperative education or field experience). The approval process must be completed prior to engaging in employment and is typically completed within 3 to 5 days of submission. F-1 Practical Training Degree-seeking F-1 students who desire Optional Practical Training (OPT) must be authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) based on a recommendation from the University’s Office of International Education. Students are eligible for 12 months of OPT employment, directly related to their field of study and commensurate for each degree level. Most engage in post-completion OPT, allowing students to remain in the U.S.in valid F-1 status while engaging in post-graduation employment. Students who obtain degrees in certain Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields may be eligible for a 24-month extension of OPT, totaling 36 months of post completion employment. On average, it takes the USCIS 3 to 5 months to process an OPT request. We strongly encourage graduating students to apply for authorization three months prior to completing their degree programs. 13


ART, DESIGN & GRAPHICS AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Fine Arts Association Graphic Communication Education Assoc. Student Chapter Industrial Designers Society of America International Game Developers Association Print Club Stout Typographical Society Student Interior Design Organization Tea Time Animation Club BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT American Marketing Association APICS (Association for Operations Management) Club Managers Association of America Council of Supply Chain Management for Professionals Financial Wellness Club Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Int’l Institute of Real Estate Management Packaging Association Professional Convention Management Association Society for Human Resource Management Stout Retail Association Student Construction Association CULTURAL & IDENTITY Black Student Union Gender and Sexuality Alliance Hmong Stout Student Organization International Club Latinos Unidos Native American Student Organization Veterans Club EDUCATION Aspiring Educators of Wisconsin Marketing and Business Education Association Men in Education National Art Education Association Stout Association for the Education of Young Children Student Council for Exceptional Children Technology & Engineering Education Collegiate Assoc. HONORS GROUPS Academic Honor Society Eta Sigma Delta Honors Society

Honors College Student Counsil National Residence Hall Honorary Phi Upsilon Omicron - Tau Chapter Psi Chi HUMAN & SOCIAL SCIENCES American Sign Language Club Criminal Justice Student Association Psychology Club Rehabilitation Club School Counseling Organization Stout Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Stout Council on Family Relations Stout Student Affiliates in School Psychology Stout Student Dietetic Association INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION Applied Math & Computer Science Club (AMCS) AMCS Women’s Club Assocation of Information Technology Professionals Information Security Professionals Innovative Digital Marketing Association Women in Information Technology & Security SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & MATH American Fisheries Society American Foundry Society American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology American Society of Mechanical Engineers Engineers Without Borders Food Science Club Highflyers Club, Blue Devil Robotics

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers National Environmental Health Association Pre-Health Society Society of Automotive Engineers - BAJA Chapter Society of Manufacturing Engineers Society of Plastics Engineers Society of Women Eingeers SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL Ducks Unlimited

Green Sense Natural Areas Slow Food



ART, DESIGN & GRAPHICS B.F.A. Animation & Digital Media B.F.A. Game Design & Development B.F.A. Graphic Design and Interactive Media B.F.A. Industrial and Product Design B.F.A. Interior Design B.F.A. Studio Art B.S. Arts Administration and Entrepreneurship B.S. Graphic Communications B.S. Video Production M.F.A. Design BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT B.S. Automation Leadership B.S. Business Administration B.S. Construction B.S. Fashion and Retail B.S. Golf Enterprise Management B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management B.S. Management B.S. Real Estate Property Management M.S. Operations and Supply Management M.S. Risk Control and Safety Management M.S. Sustainable Management M.S. Training and Human Resource Development EDUCATION B.S. Art Education B.S. Career, Technical Education & Training B.S. Early Childhood Education B.S. Family and Consumer Sciences Education B.S. Marketing and Business Education B.S. Special Education B.S. Technology Education M.S. Education M.S. School Counseling M.S./Ed. S. School Psychology B.S. Supply Chain Management M.S. Construction Management M.S. Healthcare Administration M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics

HUMAN & SOCIAL SCIENCES B.S. Applied Social Science B.S. Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation B.S. Dietetics B.S. Health, Wellness and Fitness B.S. Human Development and Family Studies B.S. Psychology

B.S. Rehabilitation Services M.S. Applied Psychology M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling M.S. Nutrition and Dietetics INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION B.S. Computer Networking and Information Technology B.S. Computer Science B.S. Cybersecurity B.S. Digital Marketing Technology B.S. Information and Communication Technologies B.S. Professional Communication and Emerging Media M.S. Information and Communication Technologies M.S. Technical and Professional Communication SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & MATH B.S. Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B.S. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science B.S. Applied Science B.S. Computer and Electrical Engineering

B.S. Engineering Technology B.S. Environmental Science

B.S. Food Science & Technology B.S. Manufacturing Engineering B.S. Mechanical Engineering B.S. Packaging B.S. Plastics Engineering M.S. Applied Mathematics and Data Science

M.S. Food Science and Technology M.S. Manufacturing Engineering P.S.M. Conservation Biology

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