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Students, employers mingle

Brad Phenow

Wisconsin Public Radio

Students, employers, and community members gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Superior on Wednesday for the Head of the Lakes Spring Job and Internship fair.

UWS hosted 91 employers on campus Wednesday giving people an opportunity to network and search for an internship or job. The employers filled the Great Room in Yellowjacket Union with booths filled with company information and business cards.

Sgt. Dave Lund of the Appleton Police Department says they have found the most success at college job fairs.

“We’ll be doing a hiring process later on where we are looking to probably get three to five officers,” Lund said. “By going out to the various colleges we are able to talk to people in that employment field.”

Recruiters from railroads to insurance to drug companies were on hand. Amsoil’s Human Resource Assistant Maria Wernimont says it’s important to hire locally.

“We are here in search of interns and career-minded college students,” she said. “We’re a local business so we are looking for people who want to stay in the community, grow with Amsoil and grow with the area.”

Jessia Schlauderaff is a senior business administration major at UWS. She’s very happy with the number of employers.

“Last year they had an increase of employers, but this year it’s like 20 more on top of that; it’s getting a lot bigger.”

She says in order to find a job, she had overcome some fears.

“Not being afraid to talk to the employers, because they are just as willing to talk as students are.”

Kyle Homich is a senior at UWS. He says this is by far the biggest career fair in his four years, and he wants to take full advantage.

“There is a lot of opportunity to meet with business leaders and search for a summer internship and maybe even a job.”