Fortune 500 companies attending include Boston Scientific, Ecolab, Graphic Packaging International, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Hilton, International Paper, Kimberly Clark, Kohl’s, Marriott, Parker Hannifin, PepsiCo, Sherwin-Williams and Sonoco.
Companies with Wisconsin facilities representing the different industries include EVCO Plastics, Great Northern Corp, Green Bay Packaging, Harley-Davidson, Heartland Business Systems, Kohler, Landmark Resort, Market & Johnson, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Menards, Milwaukee Tool, Phillips-Medisize, Prent Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Sand Valley, Skyward, Waupaca Foundry, Wilderness Resort and Xcel Energy.
Cole Amborn, a project engineering supervisor at EVCO Plastics, is a 2017 plastics engineering alum. He has attended the Career Conference as an EVCO recruiter for five years.
“Although I enjoy the nostalgia the UW-Stout Career Conference brings, it serves as a continual reminder of the longstanding quality of graduates that UW-Stout’s programs produce,” Amborn said. “EVCO is continually impressed with the preparedness of both interns and graduates and is actively looking to hire more.”
During the 2022-23 academic year, EVCO Plastics donated $100,000 to the UW-Stout program to help students research sustainability in the plastics industry. EVCO, of DeForest, is a leading plastics manufacturing company with 12 facilities around the world.
Many companies attend multiple days of the conference to recruit students from across the career clusters, and students are encouraged to any and all days.
The week’s events are:
- Monday: Computing, Data, Software and Security
- Tuesday morning: Packaging, Print and Design
- Tuesday afternoon: Science and Engineering
- Wednesday: Construction
- Thursday: Management, Business, Hospitality and Human Sciences