Career Services

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Each semester the Career Services office sponsors career-related special events. Check out the events scheduled for Spring 2017 below.  For those events requiring advance registration, register via your Career Connect account, accessed at the Career Services website.  If you have not yet created a Career Connect account, click on "New Student User" to create an account.  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. 



Speed Mock Interviewing

Thursday, March 30, 5:30-8 p.m.
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Lobby
Pre-registration required

Alumni and area human resource professionals provide students with opportunities to practice interviewing skills in a speed dating format. Speed Mock Interviewing is co-sponsored by the Alumni Association and Career Services. Practice interview skills in a speed-dating format with Viterbo alumni and area human resource professionals. Participants will have the opportunity for at least 10 mini-interviews, as well as the chance to network with professionals and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. This popular event is open to the first 25 students who register, with preference given to juniors and seniors.   Register online via your Career Connect account on the career services website ( )  by March 28. 

Etiquette Dinner

Thursday, April 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Reinhart Center Boardroom Fee:  $10

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 April 12.

Service-Learning in Action

Presented by Viterbo Career Services and Study Abroad
Wednesday, April 26, 1:30-3:30
Reinhart Center 107

Curious what our current interns have been up to this semester? Need ideas about future internship opportunities? Current interns will informally present posters sharing information about their internship experience. Internship supervisors will also be present and available for networking and questions.  Students planning on doing an internship should attend to learn about possible internship sites and to connect with current internship supervisors. Faculty and staff should attend to interact with their students and site supervisors.  

Have you thought about studying abroad but aren't sure where to begin? Talk with students and faculty who have participated in or are about to embark on their next adventure as a Viterbo student. Programs represented includeAlaska, Belize, China, Itlay, Jamacia, and more! 

No registration required.  

Internship Grant Info Sessions

Drop-in on one of these sessions to find out how you can add an internship to your education and improve your resume for job search.  Learn specifics about the $10 an hour Great Lakes grant for Viterbo students with financial need, how for-credit and not-for-credit internships can be arranged, and how you can start an internship at any point in the semester.  No registration required.

Wednesday, May 3, 4:00-4:30 p.m. Murphy Center, Room 346  

Past events

Decoding the Federal Job Application Process

Tuesday, January 31, 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, 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.    

Career Fair Prep Fair

Wednesday, February 15, 4:30-6 p.m.
Brophy 123 and 124
Drop in any time during the event to find out what you need to do to make an optimal impression at upcoming career fairs.  Bring hard copies of your resume for review by Career Services staff.  Confirm your registration details for Workforce Career Fair. Gather information about dressing for a professional career fair, researching companies prior to the fair, and talking with potential employers.  Snacks will be served.  No registration required.

Workforce Career and Internship Fair

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 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 40 students who register.  Register either for the fair only or for the bus ride and the fair on the Career Services website.  Following that registration, details will be sent to you via your campus email account.  Free Jimmy John’s lunch provided on the bus.  Registration deadline for the free bus ride is February 13.  

Mr. Rogers on Vocation

Tuesday, February 21, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Brophy 124

In 1969, a relatively unknown Presbyterian minister, Mr. Fred Rogers, delivered a humble and heartfelt petition to the federal government asking for $20 million to support public television - and got it.  It was no miracle; rather it was a heartfelt articulation of the joy and beauty he found not in a job, but in a vocation.  Would you like to someday be able to translate to others what is deeply meaningful about your work?  Join Justin McKnight, Career & Academic Advisor, to learn more about moving away from simply doing a job to discovering your vocation.  No registration required.

UW-La Crosse Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, February 22, 2016, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Valhalla, Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Career Services Office has issued a generous invitation to Viterbo students to participate in its Spring Career Fair.  Pre-registration is not necessary.  Bring resumes to distribute to employers who are recruiting for jobs and internships.  A listing of participants will be posted on their website. Professional dress and demeanor is expected. 

How to Create and Use your LinkedIn Account

Thursday, March 2, Brophy 201
Beginner Session (basic account set-up):  6:00-7:00 p.m.
Profile Pictures:  7:00-7:30 p.m.
Advanced Session (networking with alumni, joining groups, researching companies):  7:30-8:30 p.m.

Alyssa Gostonczik from Career Services and members of the Student Alumni Ambassadors will provide instruction for 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. Stay for one or both sessions.   Sponsored by Career Services and the Student Alumni Association.  Snacks will be served. Registration required by Wednesday, March 1 on Career Connect/Purple Briefcase.   

La Crosse Tribune's Career Fair

Tuesday, March 28, 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, 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

Soft Skills Matter

One of the major attributes employers find lacking in young graduates is soft skills.  Soft skills (or transferrable/people/interpersonal skills) are crucial for success.  PAN’s “Are You Job Ready” is an online resource that will allow you work at your own pace to assess your strengths and develop skills in 16 individual areas such as teamwork, initiative, flexibility, problem-solving, and strategic planning.  Participants will receive a certificate for completing the training.  Register for and access the online training via your Purple Briefcase/Career Connect account the Career Services website at .

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