MADISON, Wis. – More than 100 UW student-athletes filed into the Kohl Center on Monday night to take advantage of the 2012 Student-Athlete Career Fair. The event provided student-athletes the opportunity to network with representatives from different companies, many of whom were former UW letter-winners themselves.
Kelli Richards, an advisor and career development coordinator in the Office of Academic Services, helped organized the event, which is in its eight year.
“It’s really about meeting people and networking,” Richards said. “We really want to the students to branch out and find employers and possibly jobs or internships that they maybe haven’t thought of before and to connect with people they haven’t met before.”
UWBadgers.com talked to current student-athletes Traevon Jackson (men’s basketball), Lauren Cochlin (women’s soccer) and Ellie Arkin (women's golf) about their experiences. Former Badger football player Joe Innis, now a part of Altria, also gave his thoughts on why UW student-athletes are so highly sought after by employers.