Career Services


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The Home Stretch: Spring 2024 is almost over - you can do it!

We were so impressed by our student turnout not only at the career fair and Career Fest events, but also our appointments and drop-in hours these past few months. We are here for you through the end of the semester and during the summer as well if you have more career-related questions.

Let’s finish out the semester strong!

Don't Miss Out: Drop-In Hours

Drop-Ins in University Center 129 Appointments  

Our department has a few more weeks of Drop-In Hours left this semester! Stop by before summer break if you need a last-minute resume review, assistance with negotiating a full-time job offer, or other career and post-graduation support. While we do not host summer drop-ins, you are more than welcome to schedule an appointment with your career advisor.

Drop-In Hours | Every Wednesday and Thursday in University Center 129 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. through May 10, 2024

Save the Date: Fall 2024 Hawk Internship & Career Fair

Fall Hawk Career Fair

Are you ready for another career fair? No need to fret...we have the date ready for you now so that you can spend the entire summer preparing. Talk about fun in the sun!

Fall 2024 Hawk Internship & Career Fair | Wednesday, October 2, 2024 in the D.L.K. Kachel Fieldhouse (Williams Center) - 11:00am - 3:30pm

Need a summer job?

Summer On-Campus Jobs

It’s not too late to apply! There are still summer on-campus jobs available that will give you practical work experience and professional skills. Not to mention, you will be working in a collaborative environment alongside an amazing team of student employees, and have the opportunity to live on-campus for a mere $300 for the whole summer. Check out all summer on-campus job opportunities on our website!

Hired Before Graduation?

Have you secured post-graduation employment? Let us know by completing a brief Qualtrics survey about your new role. It will take you no longer than 10 minutes, and your responses help us to understand what our students do after graduation and which organizations hire Warhawk graduates!

Complete the First Destination Survey

Hired Before Graduation

Are you a graduating senior who has already lined up a full-time, post-grad role, been accepted to graduate school for the fall, or started your own business? Have your photo taken professionally and posted to the Hired Before Graduation social media campaign! No appointment is needed.

Hired Before Graduation:

  • Thursday, April 25, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.| UC 259
  • Monday, April 29, 7 a.m. to noon | UC Ballroom B (275)
  • Tuesday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | UC Ballroom B (275)

5 Tips to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out

Written by Pilar Joseph, Career Advisor for the College of Arts & Communication and College of Integrated Studies

1. Use a headline with relevant key words to better describe who you are as a student and a professional and to make you stand out. Examples:

DON'T USE:  Student at UW-Whitewater

DO USE:    Public Relations Student at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater | PR and Social Media Intern at Wisconsin Historical Foundation, Inc. | Content Creator | Event Planner

2. Keep your profile up-to-date! Ensure you are adding your most recent and relevant experiences to your profile on a regular basis. Your profile should align with your resume and be updated anytime you gain a new skill or experience.

3. Ask your professors, mentors, supervisors, and peers to add recommendations to your profile. When asking for recommendations, be sure to share your resume, let them know what would be important for them to highlight about you in their recommendation, and let them know the types of opportunities you are seeking. Recommendations add to your credibility!

4. Make sure to include detailed descriptors under each item in your Experience section. Remember to include your position title, the name of the company/organization, and list descriptors in the form of bullet points that highlight your most relevant duties and skills.

5. Create a custom LinkedIn URL so it’s simple and looks cleaner on your resume.

a. Go to your Profile.

b. Click on the Edit (pencil) icon on the right (next to Public profile & URL).

c. Click on the Edit (pencil) icon on the right (next to Edit your custom URL).

d. Make your changes and click Save.

To learn more about this topic, take a look at the LinkedIn post that inspired these tips from Lasse Palomaki.

Why Should You Visit Career Services

Are you graduating this semester? Looking for a summer internship? Not in need of a new role, but aiming to get more serious about your professional development? Be sure to schedule an appointment with your career advisor through Navigate or by calling our office at 262-472-1471.

No matter the career advice you need, we’re here for you.

About Career Services

Career Services assists undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni with their career and professional development. We offer one-on-one career advising appointments & drop-in hours, as well as multiple events throughout the year to help you prepare professionally and make connections with potential employers. We offer support in career & major exploration, resume & cover letter creation & reviews, interview coaching, salary and offer negotiation, graduate & professional school applications, and much more.

Career Services is dedicated to empowering you to envision your career goals, explore your options, and execute your career plan

Our Resources

Advising Appointments

Schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with our career advisors or stop by for our weekly drop-in hours!

Handshake for Students

Handshake is an online job board and career management system designed specifically to help college students find jobs, internships and professional development event opportunities.

Warhawk Success Closet

We have a variety of FREE professional clothing options for you to handpick for your next interview or other opportunity.


GoinGlobal is an online database that contains career and employment resources for and international internship and job listings. Log in with your NetID!

What Can I Do With This Major?

This website features 100 major profiles with information related to various career paths to help you decide on a major.

Interview Prep

Interview Prep allows you to conduct practice video interviews with pre-recorded questions to hone your interviewing skills. Our office also offers mock interviews!

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers a number of classes, certificates, and other resources for personal and professional development.

Meet our Staff

Joshua Reed Joshua Reed

Career Services Director

McCutchan Hall 226A

Phone: 262-472-1498


Brian Bredeson Brian Bredeson

Associate Director and Career Advisor for College of Education and Professional Studies

Winther Hall 2036

Phone: 262-472-1499


Undergraduate Students: Request an Appointment

Greg Iaccarino Greg Iaccarino

Career Advisor for College of Letters and Sciences

Laurentide Hall 4212

Phone: 262-472-1514


Undergraduate Students: Request an Appointment

Pilar Joseph Pilar Joseph

Career Advisor for College of Arts and Communication and College of Integrated Studies (Rock County Campus)

Center of the Arts 2049

Phone: 262-472-1961


Undergraduate Students: Request an Appointment

Frank Lanko Frank Lanko

Business Career Services Manager for College of Business and Economics

Hyland Hall 1200

Phone: 262-472-7032


Undergraduate Students: Request an Appointment

Kim Apel Kim Apel

Technology and Employer Relations Coordinator

McCutchan Hall 212

Phone: 262-472-1472


Sarah Stolberg Sarah Stolberg

Employer Services Assistant

McCutchan Hall 211

Phone: 262-472-1950



Career Advisor for College of Business and Economics

Hyland 1200

Phone: TBD

Email: TBD

Thank You to our Sponsors

Our support from our sponsors enables us to provide the resources our students need to thrive in the pursuit of their career and professional development opportunities.


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