Planning & Landscape Architecture Career Fair

Feb. 20-21, 2020

Success Works

711 State Street, Suite 300 (3rd floor above the UW Bookstore)

Step 1: Create your Handshake account and set-up your handshake profile  *see the attached tips for using handshake*
Step 2: Sign-up for interview slots with participating firms: or search “PLA Career Fair” in Handshake
Current Firms:
SWA Group – Landscape Architecture & Planning
Norris Design – Landscape Architecture & Planning
Ken Saiki Design – Landscape Architecture
MSA – Landscape Architecture & Planning
FLAD Architects – Landscape Architecture
Avant – Landscape Architecture
Stantec – Landscape Architecture & Planning
Check back regularly to see if new firms have signed-up!

Step 3: Go to success works for firm presentations & interviews.

Career Fair Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 20​

Noon – throughout the afternoon: Firm Presentations, 15-20 min. each (presentations in the Community Room at SuccessWorks)

1:30pm – 4pm* – Candidate Interviews – schedule in Handshake, interviews held at SuccessWorks

5:00pm 6:15pm – Happy Hour at The Sett, Union South (overlapping with the Wisconsin ASLA annual conference at Union South)

Friday, Feb. 21

8am – 4pm* – Candidate Interviews- schedule in Handshake, interviews held at SuccessWorks


*Last Interview scheduled for 4pm both days







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Accessing Handshake

Students can access Handshake through MyUW by searching “Handshake” or via and using their UW Net ID and password to login.

All a student’s information (graduation date, major, gpa, year in school) are automatically loaded into Handshake through the Office of the Registrar. Any concerns about this information should be handled through the Office of the Registrar

Using Handshake

– Fill out your profile as much as you can and upload your most recent resume

– Search for jobs and internships by utilizing a key word search and 1-2 filters

– Handshake will filter relevant jobs and internships to the top of the page based on your profile information and the other postings you click on. The more you use Handshake, the better it works.

– Not finding any interesting job or internship postings? Try searching for employers in your desired industry. Navigate to Jobs>Employers and use the filters to search for relevant employers

– Track all your applications, and their status, right on Handshake! All your applications can be found in Jobs>Applications.

Handshake + Landscape Architecture Career Fair

All companies that are participating in on-campus interviews will conduct sign-ups through Handshake. Interested students can search for companies that are hosting interviews by navigating to Jobs > On-Campus Interviews and searching for “PLA Career Fair”.

Below are the steps to sign-up for an on-campus interview:

1. Click into the on-campus interview and apply to the job that is attached by submitting your resume

2. Select an interview slot. This may happen immediately after applying or students may have to wait to be selected to interview. Students will receive an email from Handshake when they can sign-up for an interview

Any questions or concerns about utilizing Handshake can be directed to Nate Doolin ( or Janine Yeh (

Firm Presentation Schedule For Thursday, 02/20/2020. All presentations will take place in the Community Room at SuccesWorks, 3rd floor above the UW Bookstore.

12:00pm – Stantec – Ginny Young

12:20pm – FLAD – Kristi Filner

12:40pm – Ken Saiki Design – Kathleen Ferrero

1:00pm – Smith Group – Connor Nett

1:20pm – Avant Gardening – Jon Daugherity

1:40pm – Cotleur & Hearing – Leah Heinzelmann

2:00pm – Norris Design – Bonnie Niziolek

2:20pm – Vandewalle – Jeff Maloney

2:40pm – MSA – Jason Valerius

3:00pm – SWA – Tim Peterson