Career Services Offices for Graduate Students

The career services model at UW-Madison is a decentralized one, since the school or college housing your academic program is best positioned to provide tailored advice on career exploration and job search within your discipline.   Below we summarize the types of career support that various schools and colleges offer their students. 

Not sure which school/college your program belongs to?  Click here and scroll to the sections on master’s and PhD degrees.

If you are not served by a career service office, check out our tips for self-directed career exploration.

  • individual 30-minute appointments on career exploration and job search strategies for non-professoriate positions;
  • drop-in advising for resume review and quick questions regarding internships and careers with a career advisor: M-F 1:00-3:00pm (when classes are in session);
  • career workshops, fairs, and other events, open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

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  • workshops and events relevant to graduate students;
  • career fairs that may be of interest to graduate students;
  • referrals to career counselors in the community.

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  • comprehensive services to MBA students, including individual career counseling;
  • workshops and events tailored to graduate students;
  • recruiting activities, including information sessions and on-campus recruiting, with employers seeking to hire MBA students.

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  • professional development short courses teaching essential skills for graduate school success;
  • workshops and events relevant to graduate students;
  • guided connections with La Follette School alumni, through which students learn about new careers and engage in informational interviewing;
  • recruitment visits and informational session with employers;
  • statistics on career placement for new alumni.

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  • career consultation (CV & cover letter review, mock interviews, etc.)
  • workshops
  • online portfolio

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  • comprehensive support for engineering students, including master’s and doctoral, in all phases of your career search;
  • free use of tools to assess skills and interests;
  • resume support including individual counseling, interview preparation, and mock interviewing,
  • connections with potential employers, including on-campus interviews and career fairs.

Note: Most STEM majors, many outside of the College of Engineering, are eligible to register and use the myECS recruiting software.

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