Career & Professional Development Fair

Event Promo Photo For Career & Professional Development Fair

October 15 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hotel Julien Dubuque
200 Main Street
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
United States
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Free for Students to Attend


Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday, October 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Hotel Julien Dubuque
200 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa



10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Career Fair 

10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Diversity Networking Event


Be Prepared

Don't Forget to:

  • Bring your resume if you have one or if you are attending in order to apply for jobs and internships, rather than gathering information
  • Dress professionally
  • Visit your Career Services office for assistance with your resume, dressing professionally, and preparation

Student Prep Room

Stop by the Student Prep Room to get last minute coaching from career professionals! They'll give you quick pointers on how to present your resume, ask the important questions, and get the most out of the Career & Professional Development Fair! This is a great way to break the ice before speaking with employers.

Check out other resources to help you put your best foot forward:
Interviewing and Networking 101, courtesy of Cottingham & Butler
Mock Interview Guide, courtesy of University of Dubuque

Breakout Sessions (30 minutes each)

LinkedIn—Make it Work For You
John O'Brien, Sales Talent Group

Take Charge of Your Career
John O'Brien, Sales Talent Group

Show Employers Your Personal Brand
Anna Johnson, Fourge Social

Use Your Strengths to Serve Your Community in a Nonprofit or Government Career
Kecia Dougherty, City of Dubuque

Studio Session for New LinkedIn Headshots
Update your LinkedIn Profile with a professional headshot, come prepared for photography!
Anna Johnson, Fourge Social

Bring Your 'A' Game—Attitude
Victor Ochoa, IowaWorks

Turn an Internship into a Full-Time Career: Intern-to-Hire Panel
To be Announced

Money and Adulting: Navigating Personal Finance
Brian Kallback, Loras College, Vine & Fig Tree Wealth Planning LLC
Ellen Pinnola, Heartland Retirement Plan Services

Diversity & Inclusion: Tools, Skills, and Mindset
Troy Cicero, MulticultuReal Communications, Inc.

 Time Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
10:00 LinkedIn-Make it Work for You  
10:30  Take Charge of Your Career Show Employers Your Personal Brand
11:00  Use Your Strengths Studio Session
11:30 Bring your 'A' Game Show Employers Your Personal Brand
12:00 Intern-to-Hire Panel Studio Session
12:30 Money & Adulting Show Employers Your Personal Brand
1:00 Diversity & Inclusion Studio Session



Diversity Networking Event (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

The event kicks off with a keynote from Troy Cicero, President and Chief Skill Officer from MulticultuReal Communications. Enjoy light appetizers and refreshments while meeting with area employers. This is a great opportunity to start building relationships that can lead to an exciting career!


Participating Employers

The following employers will have booths at the fair. Visit their company profiles on to learn about the company and see open career and internship postings. 

 A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. Express Employment Professionals Honkamp Krueger & Co.,P.C. Medical Associates Clinic P.C. Woodward Communications, Inc.
 Area Residential Care Flexsteel Industries, Inc. IBM PBS Systems Colony Brands, Inc.
 Bodine Electric Company Grand River Medical Group IowaWorks Rite-Hite Corporation Eide Bailly LLP
 Cartegraph Systems, LLC Hillcrest Family Services John Deere Dubuque Works Sedgwick Diamond Jo Casino
 Cottingham & Butler Hills & Dales Kendall Hunt Publishing Sedona Staffing Services City of Dubuque
 Crescent Electric Supply Company Hirschbach Motor Lines Kunkel & Associates Stonehill Franciscan Services MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center
 Dupaco Community Credit Union HODGE McGraw-Hill The McCoy Group United Clinical Laboratories


Transportation & Parking

The Jule bus system is a free and easy way to get to the Hotel Julien Dubuque. Use Google Maps on your smartphone and select the bus icon to find the nearest route. You can also use The Jule's Trip Planner website.

Clarke University: Orange Route

Emmaus Bible College: Grey + Blue Route

Loras College: Blue Route

University of Dubuque: Orange or Blue Route

Northeast Iowa Community College: Transportation options available; Contact Chris Entringer to sign up for transportation: or TEXT 563-845-2947

Limited Parking is available at the Hotel Julien Dubuque. Metered parking is available on the city streets. Free parking is available at the Port of Dubuque ramp (a short walk across the 3rd street pedestrian walkway). Additional Parking Ramps are available at 330 Main Street (Five Flags Ramp, ~1 block away) and 501 Iowa Street (5th Street Ramp, ~4 blocks away).



Please register in advance with your College or University. If you attend a school not listed below, register through your Career Services office on campus. 

Clarke University: Contact Becky Herrig, Career Counselor, by email at


Emmaus Bible College


Loras College: Contact Jeff Roberts, Career Services Coordinator, by email at


Northeast Iowa Community College: Register online or Contact Chris Entringer, Enrollment Advisor, at


University of Dubuque: Contact Sandy Jewett, BAM Assistant Director of Employer Relations at 563-589-3633 or


For questions, contact Anna Roling, Workforce Solutions Coordinator for Greater Dubuque Development, at