SuccessWorks is an innovative new career center where students from all L&S majors can explore their interests, connect with others who share their passions, and develop skills they need to take their next steps toward success. The “Career Communities” model helps students explore careers based on thematic interests rather than specific majors, and specialists are available in a wide range of fields in which L&S alumni have been successful. SuccessWorks also offers a career closet for students who need professional clothing for interviews, internships, and jobs; a lively schedule of career events and workshops throughout the year; walk-in advice for resumes and cover letters, and even funding opportunities for summer internships!
Career Exploration Center
The Career Exploration Center guides UW undergraduates who are considering their major and career options focus on interests, strengths, and values. They offer individual advising and workshops designed to introduce students to various fields and to engage them in the process of professional development. Other CEC resources include a lending career library and access to career assessments such as Career Locker and StrengthsQuest.
Handshake is UW’s career connections and development platform. It provides access to internship and job announcements for thousands of employers, along with event announcements and registration, discussion threads, customized searching based on your profile and interests, and links to other career resources. You can even upload documents such as resumes for ease in submitting online applications. Handshake is available to all currently enrolled UW undergraduates and to alumni who completed a degree at UW-Madison.