Each semester career services sponsors career-related special events. For those events requiring advance registration, register via your Handshake account.
Walk-in Resume Reviews
Every Friday (when classes are in session) during the fall and spring semesters, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in Murphy 374. Any time changes will be announced via VU Today.
Employers on Campus
*Fall 2019 Schedule Coming Soon*
*Fall 2019 Schedule Coming Soon*
Workforce Career and Internship Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, 3–7 p.m., Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, Milwaukee
(Free bus ride from campus, leaving at 11:30 a.m. and returning at 10 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 38 students who register. Free Jimmy John’s lunch provided on the bus. Registration deadline for the free bus ride is Feb. 10, 2020. Participants have the opportunity to win one, $25 VISA gift card.
See the list of 2019 employers:workforce_final_guidebook_2019.pdf
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.
Interns in Action Poster Presentation
Tuesday, April 23, 2–3 p.m., Fine Arts Center Lobby
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 connect with current internship supervisors. No registration required.
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.
|10:45 a.m.||Bus leaves campus from the corner of 8th and Winnebago Streets|
|11 a.m.||Pizza lunch and introduction from LHI's talent community manager, Carolyn Moe|
|11:145 a.m.||Welcome from founder and chairman, Don Weber|
|11:45 a.m.||LHI intern panel|
|12:15 p.m.||Manager panel (customer service, learning and development, business analyst, software development, configuration analyst, and marketing)|
|12:45 p.m.||Space spotlight|
|1:15 p.m.||Bus returns to campus|
La Crosse Tribune's Career Fair 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 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.
March Madness Interviewing
Wednesday, March 27, 5:30–8 p.m., Fine Arts Center Lobby
Make your next interview a slam dunk. Go head-to-head with Viterbo alumni and local human resource professionals to practice your interviewing skills. Participants will have the opportunity for at least 10 mini-interviews, as well as the chance to “shoot hoops” with local professionals. Dress is business casual or interview. Snacks will be served. Sponsored by career services and the Viterbo Alumni Association.
Registration required by March 26 on Purple Briefcase. Participants have the opportunity to win one of two, $25 VISA gift card.
Suits for Success
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Western Technical College, Lunda Center
Western Technical College Business Management students collect and hand out new and gently used men's and women's professional clothing to community members, including Viterbo students. Distribution day is March 6th, and includes tie demonstrations and professional headshots.
What the Fork? An Etiquette Experience
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5–7 p.m. , Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse
Fee: $10, cash or check paid in Murphy 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 February 26.
Human Services Night
Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, 5:30-7:00 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
SAAC Career Student Panel
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 7–8 p.m., Reinhart Center 127
Join our 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.
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.
Viterbo Career, Internship, and Graduate School Fair
Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 from 12:30–3:30 p.m., Aime L. Mathy Center
Employer and student registration are now open on Purple Briefcase. Registration instructions are located here.
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.
Graduate School 101
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Reinhart Center 107
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
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2017, 4:30–5:30 p.m., School of Nursing room 101
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.
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.