Our two annual Public Service Fairs draw hundreds of students eager to learn about volunteer, job and internships opportunities with your organization.
2018 Fall Public Service Fair
Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
3:00 – 6:00pm
2019 Spring Public Service Fair
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
3:00 – 6:00pm
New Registration Process
The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently transitioned to a new career services software platform, Handshake!
This year’s registration for the Fair will be processed through Handshake. In order to assist with the employer registration, our campus has created a help page for Handshake: https://careers.wisc.edu/handshake/
After you register for a Handshake account, click on the registration link.
Participation is limited and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is conducted online. Invitations are sent to all organizations registered on VolunteerYourTime.org several weeks prior to the fair’s date.
Organizations may add electricity for an additional fee. Table assignments are made to organizations based on the order in which registrations are received.
- Half Table (includes one attendee, light refreshments, and share an 8ft of a table with another organization)
- Full table (include two attendees, light refreshments, and a full 8ft table
Fees & Payment Options
There is a fee for all non-student organizations wishing to participate in the Public Service Fair. Payment can be made by credit card.
- Local Non-Profit/Campus Unit Full Table: $50
- Governmental, National or International Organization Full Table: $100
- Student organization: No fee
Day of Fair Logistics
Organizations can check in on the second floor of Union South starting at 12:30pm before the start of the Fair. A networking event for employers to meet each other and campus staff will be held from 1:45 – 2:45pm. If an organization does not arrive within a half hour of the start of the fair, their spot can be given to another organization on the waiting list.
Cancellations will be honored up to two weeks prior to the fair. Money will be refunded up to this point. Full Refund by Aug. 31.
Parking is limited around Union South and not provided as part of your registration. We recommend Lot 80 under Union South or Lot 17 at Engineering Hall. We highly recommend making parking arrangements before coming to campus. You may purchase a daily or half-day permit ahead of time. Complete the value permit order form (https://transportation.wisc.edu/visitor-parking/) or call Special Events at (608) 262-8683. Please allow two weeks for processing. Inquiries about visitor parking can be sent to email@example.com or to our main office location (610 Walnut Street), Attn: Special Events.