The Center for Academic Advising & Career Engagement encourages students to use their “gifts and talents in the service of others, to make an uncommon impact in a common world.” We are therefore grateful for the many ways in which community partners, including alumni, employers, and community organizations demonstrate that vocational service through their continued partnerships with our University.  In fact, our success in facilitating students’ connections with experiential learning opportunities–including internships, field placements, shadow experiences, and networking events-is predicated on these critical partnerships.  If you are an alum, a local employer, or work for a community organization and want some of the best talent SE Wisconsin has to offer, consider these opportunities for engaging with our department:

Ways to engage


We invite you to join us on  Handshake , CUW’s online career engagement platform and job board, to connect with our students and alumni. Handshake allows employers to post opportunities (internships, early career positions, and part-time employment) and review job seekers’ profiles and resumes at no cost. Below are the steps to creating an account and posting your positions.

  • Visit and click "sign up for an account"
  • Select “Employer” for the type of account you would like to create.
  • Once you complete your contact and organization profiles, you can connect with our school
  • We can be found in Handshake as “Concordia University Wisconsin & Ann Arbor” (we share this system with our sister school in Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Once your account is approved, you will be able to post jobs and share with CUW/CUAA (as well as other universities that utilize Handshake)

Visit Handshake

If you are a member of the community seeking private residence assistance such as elder care service, nannies, tutors or other employment from your residence please use this form for part time work in a private residence and the Center will post your job.

Already a user?

If you’re already a Handshake user, please add “Concordia University Wisconsin & Ann Arbor” as one of your schools.
If you have questions, please contact the Center for Academic Advising and Career Engagement at 262-243-4499.

Host an Employer Spotlight

Concordia University is focused on connecting employers with our students by hosting virtual Employer Spotlights for organizations that are hiring. The Employer Spotlight is an informal opportunity to facilitate connections and to highlight the company, culture, recruitment process, internships, job opportunities, and to advise students on how to become a competitive candidate.

What to expect:

  • Virtual one-hour session via Zoom
  • Flexibility of dates and times
  • Free to employers (Subject to availability)
  • Organization may show video, presentations, or host a moderated webchat
  • Q and A opened at the end of each presentation
  • Spotlights are marketed through our events page, social media platforms, student body and internal communications
  • Employers market their Spotlight on their recruitment and marketing pages
  • Recorded sessions to reach a larger community on their own time

Fill out Employer Spotlight Questionnaire  

For further information about Employer Spotlights please contact Stacy Tolomeo at

Host a Backpack to Briefcase session

For students entering the workforce, the stakes have never been higher. In order to shape uncommon graduates, we need to leverage the insights and best practices of today’s industry leaders. These lunch-hour TedX style sessions are designed to highlight your expertise and help our students make the transition from the classroom to the workforce. Topics can range from transferrable skills to networking or interviewing, to practical functions like organizing a meeting agenda. For employers who cater lunch, we’ll cater the student base to your needs. Whether you have a specific focus or take a more egalitarian approach, we would be happy to work with you to make this even mutually beneficial.

If you have questions, please contact the Center for Academic Advising and Career Engagement at 262-243-4499

Host a site visit

Show them where the magic happens! For many employers, words simply won’t do justice to the meaningful impact you are making in the community and your respective industry. Although students love hearing about the great things they can do upon completing their degree, the experience of visiting a company, interacting with a panel of professionals, and seeing your work in-action can have a profound effect on their vocational goals. A picture may be worth 1000 words, but a site visit is worth 1000 pictures.

For more information about hosting, please contact Stacy Tolomeo at

WIPCCC WorkForce Career Fair

WorkForce Career Fair 2021

Attract. Engage. Recruit. Virtually.
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fair Location: Virtual- On Handshake

Build your talent pipeline with Concordia University students and alumni at the 30th annual WorkForce Fair: Jobs, Internships and Graduate School.

The Wisconsin Private Colleges Career Consortium (WIPCCC) celebrates its 30th WorkForce Career Fair Anniversary. This year the fair is bigger and better than ever.

Log into Handshake to register (through WIPCCC partner, Alverno College’s Handshake account).

View registration rates and sponsorship opportunities here.

Prior to registration, please review WIPCCC's Employer Policies.

Publicity to Students & Alumni

As you register for the fair, you will have the opportunity to define what types of roles you are seeking to fill. You can also link positions that are posted in Handshake to your registration, so students and alumni who are planning their virtual visit to the fair will see them. We understand that hiring needs may change. You can edit your registration details at any time to include different details or link additional positions.

  • Connect with Concordia Students: Stacy Tolomeo, Assistant Director of Industry Relations, at
  • WorkForce Questions, Including Employer Policies: Contact Alyssa Gostonczik, WorkForce 2021 Chair, at
  • WorkForce Online Registration & Fair Logistics: Contact Megan Anderson, WorkForce Event Planner, at 
Private residence work

Looking for a babysitter, nanny, house-sitter, pet-sitter, care-provider, tutor, housekeeper, yard or maintenance worker? Share your job information with us through this form. Information received through this request will be reviewed and posted on our online job board.