Career & Internship Advising Appointments

Who Should I See?

Our Career & Internship Communities

The options below are NOT intended to "box you in" but rather, to make your search for an internship, job or volunteer experience much less stressful. You may have interests in several of the areas below. That's great! We encourage you to investigate more than one Community and meet with several advisors to learn more about what areas and kinds of jobs and internships may be of most interest to you!

To schedule an appointment with the advisor/specialist for a Community, just click the image in the box. You will then be redirected to that advisor/specialist's appointment scheduling page. If you need further assistance, please contact our office at 608-262-3921 or careers@saa.ls.wisc.edu

1. Government, Nonprofits, Education & Law
2. Healthcare & Wellness
3. Environment, Natural Resources & Wildlife
4. Scientific Product Development, Information & Research

5. Technology, Data & Analytics
6. Communication, Arts & Entertainment
7. L&S Badgers in Business & Entrepreneurship
8. They All Sound Good (or none of them)...Help!


1. Government, Nonprofits, Education & Law 
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PLEASE NOTE: For assistance with a resume or cover letter 
for a federal or state government agency application, click here

For any other resume or cover letter assistance, please click here.

Government, Politics, & Policy

Federal, State, City or County Government Agencies:
--Administration & Program Mgt.
--Analysis/Research/Regulation
--Cyber and IT
--Environmental Protection/Parks
--Financial Management/Oversight
--National Security & Intelligence
--Public Museums/Galleries & Libraries
--Transportation
Foreign Service
Political Campaigns/Legislation
Policy/Think Tanks/Lobbying
Military Service (officer or enlisted)
Government, Politics & Policy Webpage

Nonprofits

Program Coordination
Program Management
Fundraising
Volunteer Management
Community Organizing/ Advocacy
Social Welfare
Youth Programs
Criminal Justice Reform
Poverty Reduction
Refugee Resettlement
Human Trafficking
International Development
Humanitarian Relief
Nonprofit Webpage

Public/Private Education

Teaching & Administration
--Early Childhood
--K-12
--Higher Ed
--Adult & Continuing Ed
--English as a Second Language (ESL)
--Tutoring
--Teaching English Abroad
Masters in Teaching Degrees
Teaching Related Programs:
--Teach for America
--College Possible
--Teaching Fellows
--City Year, etc.

Law

Law School Prep.
Attorney
Paralegal
Legal Assistant

2. Healthcare & Wellness
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Medical Professions

Medicine/Dentistry/Nursing/Veterinary
Physician's Assistant
Chiropractic
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Podiatry
Pharmacy

Allied Health

Healthcare Administration
Massage Therapy
Public/Global Health
Sports Medicine/Personal Training
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Midwife/Doula

Counseling/Mental Health

Substance Abuse Counseling
Social Work
Case Management
Genetic Counseling
Sexuality/Sexual Health
Ombudsman/Employee Assistance
Crisis Intervention
Conflict Resolution/Mediation

3. Environment, Natural Resources & Wildlife
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Private or Nonprofit

Wildlife Management/Care
Domestic Animal Management/Care
Zoos/Wildlife Parks
Museums of Natural History

Environmental Planning/Conservation       

Sustainability
Resource Management
Remediation/Compliance
Safety/Inspection
Waste Management
Air/Water Quality Management
Emergency Management
Quality Assurance/Control
Hydrology/Hydrogeology
Petroleum/Mining/Extraction
Paleontology
Energy

4. Scientific Product Development, Information & Research
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Private orNonprofit

Research & Development                            
Behavioral
Biological
Biotechnology
Bioinformatics
Chemical
Physics-Related
Pharmaceutical
Environmental
Forensic Science
Marine
Medical
Scientific Consulting

5. Technology, Data & Analytics
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Data & Analytics

Big Data
Analytics
Statistical/Mathematical Modeling
GIS
Cartography
Actuarial

 Technology

Cyber Security
Cloud Computing
Database Management/Administration
IT Support/Training
Mobile Development
Machine Learning
Programming/Coding
User Interaction/Experience
Software Engineering
Web/App Development

6. Communication, Arts & Entertainment
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Advertising

Marketing
Public Relations
Social Media Strategies

Publishing

Journalism
Writing

Entertainment

Media
TV
Radio
Broadcast
Film

Museums/The Arts

Museums/Galleries
Arts Management
Creative Arts
Performing Arts

7. L&S Badgers in Business & Entrepreneurship
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Management, Sales & Insurance

Management - Program/Project/Personnel
Human Resources
Sports Management
Facilities Management
Retail Management
Consumer Products
Hospitality & Tourism
Sales
Insurance

Business Operations & Logistics

Consulting 
Business Strategy
Corporate Social Responsibility
International Business/Trade
Transportation & Logistics
Supply Chain Management
Distribution
Manufacturing

Finance, Banking & Real Estate

Commercial Banking
Corporate Finance
Financial Planning
Investment Banking
Investment Management
Risk Management
Hedge Funds
Venture Capital
Private Equity
Microfinance
Real Estate
Property Management

8. They All Sound Good (or none of them)...Help!       

As mentioned above, we encourage you to investigate more than one Community, and meet with more than one advisor to learn more about what areas and kinds of jobs/internships may be of most interest to you! 

If you are deciding between one or more communities, but have some specific ideas or questions, just pick one as a place to start the conversation, come on in, and meet with us!

If you're curious about which career areas students with your major most often choose, check out this link Looking at these options may help you decide which Community might be a good place to start the conversation.

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But if you really are feeling stuck and can't decide where to begin, the link in the image above will take you to the Career Exploration Center (CEC) where you can begin to narrow down your options.

The CEC serves all UW Madison undergraduate students and can provide guidance as you explore multiple majors and potential career directions. They are a great place to begin the conversation if you:

  • Are unsure about what to major in and discussing careers would help with your decision
  • Want assistance in identifying your personality type, values, skills and interests to help discover what could be  good career and major options for you 

 

 

Non-Communities Career Advisors

WHO: All of the career advisors listed below are available to assist any L&S student with internship or career search strategies.  Each has a slightly different background which may match your interests, so be sure to read their mini bios on the WisCal scheduling page. 

WHEN:  All Career Advisors have scheduled 30 minute appointments and/or Just-In-Time appointments (see tab above). Appointments on the WisCal Scheduler are posted up to two weeks prior to the appointment date. If a schedule looks full when you first check it, please check back any business day after 4:15pm to see if some J-i-T appointments may have opened up or someone has cancelled an appointment!

WHAT: Meet with a Career Advisor to discuss: Resume & cover letter writing, interview preparation, job offer & salary negotiation strategies, how to connect with employers and alumni, whether to attend graduate school or take a gap year, etc.  OR if you'd just like to have a more general conversation before meeting with a Career and Internship Communities Specialist.

Jamie Hinze (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Kaitlin Koehler (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays)

Robyn Rauman (Thursdays & Fridays)

Christopher East (Monday - Friday)

NOTE: If all appointments have filled and you are seeking assistance for the CAE Career Ready Internship Grant, please call 608-262-3921 for further assistance.

Location: L&S Career Services - Middleton Building, Suite 205

If for any reason you are unable to make an appointment with a career advisor within a two week time period, please contact our front desk at 608-262-3921 or careers@saa.ls.wisc.edu for assistance.


Phone & Skype Appointments

Phone or Skype appointments are available for L&S students who are currently residing outside of the Madison area (ex. studying abroad). To make a phone or Skype appointment:

1.Select one of the advisors listed above
2.State your desire for either PHONE or SKYPE appointment in capital letters in the "reason for appointment" text box provided
3.List your phone number (with area code) or Skype account name so the advisor can easily reach you
4. Email any documents or job/internship links you would like the advisor to review with you to the selected advisor prior to the appointment
5. Ensure that you are available at the selected time to receive the call/Skype contact

Welcome L&S Alumni!

Here's how to schedule a career advising appointment

Appointment Eligibility:

Career Advising appointments are only available to L&S alumni who have graduated less than 12 months ago.   If you are an alum of 1+ years, please click here for resources that may be available to you.

To schedule a Career Advising appointment, please schedule an appointment using the WisCal Scheduler with one of the following:

    1. A Communities Specialist. You will find them listed on the "Our Communities Specialists" tab  OR
    2. One of our other Career Advisors.  You will find them listed on the "Our Career Advisors" tab

NOTE: If you cannot access the WisCal Scheduler for any reason, please submit an appointment  request by clicking here.  You will be contacted within 2 business days via a confirmation email letting you know the date and time of your appointment and the name of the advisor with whom you will be meeting. 

Questions? Contact us at 608-262-3921 or careers@saa.ls.wisc.edu  (Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm CST)

Career and Internship Communities Specialists

WHO: Career & Internship Specialists provide L&S students with special, targeted guidance and advice for finding an internship or career within the Community in which they specialize.  To learn more about each Community and what careers you may be considering within them, please click the "Who Should I See?" tab above.

WHEN: Students can schedule a 30 minute appointment with a Specialist. Please do not schedule more than once a week without prior approval from the specialist. 

WHY: Specialists are great for those who want to discuss: job/internship search strategies, what employers seek in good candidates, how to negotiate job/salary offers, interview strategies, and tailoring resumes & cover letters for a specific job or internship within one of our Career Communities.

HOW: You can make appointments on the WisCal Scheduler. They are posted up to two weeks prior to the appointment date. If for any reason you are unable to make an appointment with a Specialist within a two week time period, please contact our front desk at 608-262-3921 or careers@saa.ls.wisc.edu for assistance.

PLEASE NOTE: If you need general resume or cover letter writing assistance, please schedule an appointment with one of our career advisors rather than a specialist (see link above for names and a link to their schedules).

Appointment Location: L&S Career Services - Middleton Building, Suite 205


Maureen Muldoon - Healthcare, Wellness, Science & Research

Marie Koko - Federal & State Government Agencies, Politics, Policy, Military Service, & Nonprofits

Government Listserv: The following listserv is optional to join, but will
provide students with timely information on careers & internships,
sector speakers/employers coming to campus, relevant articles,
and more. Information is shared in a 1x (or less) per day digest. 

To subscribe just send a blank email to the address listed below
(your "wisc.edu" email address is preferred). You may unsubscribe
at any time.  

Government Interests: join-governmentcareers@lists.wisc.edu


 

PHONE OR SKYPE APPOINTMENTS

Are available for L&S students who are currently residing outside of the Madison area (ex. studying abroad). To make a phone or Skype appointment:

1.Select one of the advisors listed above
2.State your desire for either PHONE or SKYPE appointment in capital letters in the "reason for appointment" text box provided
3.List your phone number (with area code) or Skype account name so the advisor can easily reach you
4. Email any documents or job/internship links you would like the advisor to review with you to the selected advisor prior to the appointment
5. Ensure that you are available at the selected time to receive the call/Skype contact