WI Private Colleges Career Consortium

WIPCC WorkForce Career & Internship Fair Policies 

WIPCCC provides employers with multiple opportunities to connect with students and graduates of Wisconsin’s private colleges and universities.  WIPCCC supports an online job posting system and an annual WorkForce Career & Internship Fair, which enable employers to reach students representing all member institutions.  

Since 1991, Wisconsin's private and independent colleges have joined together to host the WorkForce Career & Internship Fair.  This February fair gives employers a yearly opportunity to meet college students and alumni who are seeking internship and professional careers. The policies outlined in this document pertain to employer recruitment activity at the WorkForce Career & Internship Fair. 


WIPCCC invites employer organizations to register for the WorkForce Career & Internship Fair provided they meet the following basic criteria:  

  • The organization must have actual or anticipated bona fide internship, co-op, or full-time opportunities for our students and alumni
  • The organization must accurately describe the responsibilities and requirements for the opportunities it offers at the WorkForce Career & Internship Fair.
  • All conditions for advertised positions must be clearly publicized in the position description. This includes, but is not limited to, positions that are commission-based, involve out-of-pocket financial expenses, test taking, etc. 
  •  Employer organizations are expected to be familiar with and to honor the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals revised in January 2008. To review the NACE standards, please visit: http://www.naceweb.org/principles/?referal=knowledgecenter&menuID=203.


Third Party Recruiting/Staffing Agencies

Third party organizations are only able to recruit for their own staff positions at the WorkForce Career & Internship Fair and are not allowed to recruit for other organizations.  Furthermore, the agency must meet the following requirements in order to attend WorkForce:

  • Charge no fees to the candidate.
  •  Provide a position description for valid openings.
  •  Commit to applicant privacy.  Re-disclosure of candidate information is not permitted and only the organization attending the WorkForce Career & Internship should view students’ resumes.
  • Comply with all federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws (Title VI and IX, and ADA).

Financial Services Employers & Insurance Agencies

This category pertains to positions that are more than 50% commission based and/or require out-of-pocket financial expenses including test-taking.  All conditions for advertised positions must be clearly noted on job listings and are thoroughly explained in recruiting conversations and interviews with students and alumni. Only one branch office will be allowed participation in the WorkForce Career & Internship Fair.



***Banks are considered Corporate

***Company headquarters with salaried/hourly wage positions (for example, Information Technology, Marketing and Public Relations) are considered Corporate


Internship Recruitment Agencies

Internship firms that seek to recruit a candidate pool at the WorkForce Career & Internship Fair will be permitted under the following conditions:

  • They clearly identify themselves as internship brokers
  • They do not charge students for the service they provide
  • WIPCCC has the right to limit the number of recruiters in this area or eliminate their attendance without prior notice.  WorkForce has a primary purpose of assisting students in connecting with direct employers.


 Duplicate Organization Policy

Employers who have the same umbrella organization must register as two separate companies since they will receive two separate guidebook entries. 

Waitlist Policy

Once space capacity has been reached, WIPCCC will close registration and start a waitlist. To be added to the waitlist, interested employers should contact Kaitlyn Herbst, Meeting Planner with PEC Meetings, at kaitlynh@pecpros.com OR 414-376-6516.   


Payment Policy

All fees must be paid in full by the registration deadline (February 1, 2014). Failure to submit full payment will result in forfeiture of registration and the space will be given to an organization on the waitlist. 


Refund Policy
To receive a full refund, the organization must notify Kaitlyn Herbst, Meeting Planner with PEC Meetings, at kaitlynh@pecpros.com OR 414-376-6516 on or before the registration deadline (February 1, 2014).


If notification is received after the registration deadline (including no-shows), the organization will NOT receive a refund. WIPCCC holds that organizations benefit from WorkForce and its promotion even if the organization if unable to attend because:

  • Organizations receive exposure through WIPCCC web advertising.
  • Organizations receive exposure through the student guidebook.
  •  Organizations receive exposure through career fair promotions at member institutions. 

All refunds must be requested; WIPCCC will not automatically offer them.


Inclement Weather Policy
The WorkForce Chair and Co-Chair, in partnership with the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds and PEC staff, will decide whether or not to cancel the WorkForce event due to inclement weather.

Should a weather emergency be occurring or imminent, the WIPCCC WorkForce Chair and Co-Chair may come to a consensus decision to cancel an event.  Good faith efforts will be made to communicate event cancellation to relevant constituents via e-mail messages and phone calls.  We advise all employers to make their own judgment if weather conditions pose an issue or concern.   

Space Limitations

With the exception of Sponsors, each organization will receive a 10x10 space to use a floor display. Display space will be strictly enforced. If the display exceeds the allotted area and infringes on neighboring booths or fire exits, they will be asked to remove the portions of the display which exceed the space. 

Confidentiality Statement

Employment professionals will maintain the confidentiality of student and alumni information, regardless of the source, including personal knowledge, written records/reports, and computer databases. There will be no disclosure of student/alumni information to another organization without the prior written consent of the student/alumni, unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations.


WIPCCC requires all employers who attend WorkForce to follow the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) practices as well as NACE Professional Standards in the recruiting process. There shall be no discrimination against any qualified person on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, political or personal favoritism, marital status, sexual orientation or disabling condition. By registering your company or organization with us, you agree to accept and comply with the policies and procedures of WIPCCC regarding employer recruiting activities. We reserve the right to refuse service to any company or organization whose business we believe is of a nature that is not appropriate for our students and alumni, nor consistent with the mission of WIPCCC.  If WIPCCC determines that an employer has practiced recruiting techniques that are inconsistent with the requirements set forth in this policy, the employer will not be allowed to attend WorkForce, or will be asked to leave if already present.  All decisions concerning registration of companies and organizations are made in WIPCCC’s sole discretion.


The WorkForce Career & Internship Fair is co-planned by all of the WIPCCC member institutions.

For more information about the WIPCCC organization, please visit our website and click on “about us”
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