College students from across Northeast Wisconsin and beyond are invited to explore over 80 internship opportunities at the Launch Your Future Internship Fair on Wednesday, October 4 in Fond du Lac. The Launch Your Future Internship Fair is a free, exclusive day-long event showcasing internships, nearly all of which are paid, for college students of all majors and areas of study.

“Internships are critical in today’s job market,” said Melissa Worthington, vice president of Envision Greater Fond du Lac. “Internships help students to test-drive a career and understand what it is like in the ‘real world.’ They also play an important role in helping students feel connected to a company and a community while providing students with a roadmap to their future post-graduation.”

Internships are a great opportunity for students to apply their skills and for area businesses to recruit and retain talent. According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, 75.2% of businesses use internships to recruit full-time entry-level positions.

The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac and Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. In addition to the Internship Fair, attendees will participate in timely breakout sessions, receive a professional headshot photo and tour premier businesses in the greater Fond du Lac area. Professional attire and resume are required. Registration deadline is October 1. To register or view a list of participating businesses and available internship opportunities, visit bit.ly/InternshipFairFDL or call 920.921.9500.

The Launch Your Future Internship Fair is a program of Fond du Lac Works, a division of Envision Greater Fond du Lac. The mission of Fond du Lac Works is to recruit, retain and develop a quality workforce to help better address the looming skilled labor shortage facing the greater Fond du Lac area. For more information, visit www.fdlworks.com or call 920.921.9500.