College of Business and Economics

Career Services

Students at UW-Whitewater, whether undergraduate or graduate, can receive expert guidance, tips and tools from career professionals during their major or emphasis selection process and career search. The Career Services Department works with students at all levels to help them navigate the process.

Types of career assistance 

  • Discovery and selection of a major or emphasis
  • Career exploration
  • Resume and cover letter writing guidelines and review
  • Interview preparation, including proper behavior and dress
  • Job search strategies
  • Career fair resources
  • Internship opportunities
  • Information on placement rates and salaries for your career choice
  • Graduate school preparation

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics can also provide you with projections and national data on salaries and employment rates for specific business careers.

Opportunities to meet employers

The Career and Leadership Development office supports several career fairs on campus, where you can meet with organizations offering internships and full-time career employment. Check the career fairs and events schedule for more details, including information on other career fairs in the region.

  • Accounting Career Fair (September):  Approximately 65 employers
  • Fall Hawk Career Fair (October):  Approximately 157 employers
  • Spring Hawk Career Fair (February):  Approximately 133 employers

Handshake - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Another way to meet with potential employers is to build your profile and post your resume on Handshake, an easy-to-use job and internship search tool where alumni and employers post positions available to UW-Whitewater students and alumni. Handshake has opportunities available on- and off-campus and in locations across the United States.

You may contact  Frank Lanko, senior business career adviser, directly for further assistance.

Professional Development Program

The CoBE Professional Development Program helps business majors develop the career readiness competencies employers look for today. Participating students engage in a series of career exploration and development activities while connecting with faculty, career staff, other students, and employers. Contact Frank Lanko, senior business career adviser, for more information, or register online