UW-Whitewater students and alumni are encouraged to contact Career & Leadership Development for help with their career-related needs. Here is a summary of the career services we offer:
Self-Exploration Services – Meet with a career counselor to assess your interests, values, and abilities, and gain a better understanding of your career path.
Career Information – Staff can assist with your research into various careers and employment trends.
Job Search Strategy – Talk with a staff member about how to organize and conduct your job or internship search. Learn about how to follow an effective process for finding a job, and discover the resources we have online to help you with your search.
Help with Internship and Job Search – Whether you would like your resume reviewed or help preparing for interviews, we can help you be prepared for your search.
Developing Your Professional Network – Discuss how tactics such as informational interviewing can help you develop your professional network and help guide your job search.
Social Media – Want to know more about how to use LinkedIn for your job search? Other forms of social media? Staff are willing to review your profile and discuss how to effectively use these tools.
Advice About Accepting Offers – We’re here to offer advice on the “do’s” and “don’ts” when responding to employment offers.
Transition Into Work Issues – Staff are available to help talk through strategies for successfully starting your job or internship.
Major Specific Help – These staff work with students enrolled in the following academic programs, or students interested in these employment areas:
Brian Bredeson – All College of Education majors; and all Science and Mathematics majors
Ron Buchholz – All College of Business & Economics majors, including MBA and MPA
Kathy Craney – Anyone interested in Federal Jobs; Veteran’s; and Returning Adults
Laura Jacobs – All Arts & Communications majors; all Languages, Social Sciences, and Humanities majors
We’re available to meet with you in-person, on the phone, by using Skype, or via email. The Career & Leadership Development office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the summer. The best way to schedule an appointment is by calling (262) 472-1471.