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Check-In & Candidate Welcome

Conference Check-In

To check into the conference, head to the Message Center (Titan Lounge) and find your mailbox. In your mailbox there will be a manila packet containing important information about the Oshkosh Placement Exchange and your name badge.  Affixed to your packet there will be a “check in slip”.  Drop off this slip to the Message Center supervisors when your arrive!

Candidate Welcome

Get excited for OPE! Join members of the OPE leadership for an energizing welcome to your placement experience and a few fun giveaways. You will feel more confident and prepared after this brief review of services and resources available to candidates. Following the brief review, our staff will take questions. While the briefing is particularly helpful for first-time attendees, it also provides updates for those candidates returning to OPE.

The Candidate Welcome will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 24th in Reeve 227.

Professional Panel

As part of our Candidate Welcome, OPE welcomes a distinguished panel of professionals from across the nation to engage with candidates.  These professionals offer their wisdom, inspiration, experience, and advice to candidates as OPE begins. The Professional Panel provides an opportunity for candidates to receive a variety of responses to their most pressing questions about search processes, resumes, job transitions, and more! 

The Professional Panel immediately follows the Candidate Welcome at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 24 in Reeve 227. 

Professional Panel participants for the Annual Oshkosh Placement Exchange include: 

Jacque Bollinger (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Robert Babcock (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)
Dr. Alan Saginak (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)
Dr. Kevin Cook (Kansas State University)
Dr. O. Gilbert Brown (Missouri State University)
Mary Janz (Marquette University)
Rian Nostrum (North Dakota State University)
Arcetta Knautz (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)
Javier Gutierrez (University of Minnesota Rochester)