For students not served by a career services office on campus, we recommend a combination of the following:

  • Participate in the variety of professional development workshops and events hosted by the Graduate School.
  • Take advantage of the Writing Center workshops on writing cover letters, resumes, and CVs.
  • Seek advice from your faculty advisor or graduate coordinator, if you are comfortable starting this conversation and if your program is open to giving this type of career support.
  • Reconnect with your undergraduate alumni office to inquire about career support options.
  • Contact the career offices listed here, to inquire about workshops or services that may be open to all students on campus, which is often the case for large-group workshops.
  • Utilize your professional network to conduct informational interviews, which will help you learn about new careers and workplaces.
  • Seek the services of a private career consultant in the Madison community.
  • Take advantage of high-quality free online assessment tools.
  • Utilize high-quality free online resume and cover letter guides.
  • Use CareerLocker, a career development website (login via MyUW), which offers online assessments of your skills and interests, suggested job matches based on these assessments and detailed information on various types of occupations.
  • If you graduated from UW-Madison as an undergraduate, you can use the Wisconsin Alumni Association career resources.

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