Marks gives overview of student experiential learning at UWM

Laurie Marks, director of UWM’s Center for Student Experience and Talent (SET), will address members of the College at the April 12 faculty meeting to provide an overview of how internships, co-ops and other student real-life learning experiences are coordinated and how the reorganization affects the College.

She provides this description:

SET was established last year to provide a holistic approach to experiential learning and career development across campus, including the College of Engineering & Applied Science.  

There are four SET locations including Vogel Hall, the Student Union, Lubar College of Business and the College of Engineering & Applied Science.

The SET menu of services and programs includes:

  • Monday-Thursday walk-in career advising between 1-3 p.m. in addition to scheduled appointments.
  • Career communities based on a student’s intended field of work.
  • Career fairs and a more robust schedule of industry-based events.
  • Expanded internship opportunities.
  • Greater support for international student career development.
  • On-campus student employment experiences designed with professional growth in mind.

As part of this shift to centralization, there are new staff supporting engineering students.

Juli Pickering has taken on a new campuswide role as the Director of Employer Relations, Partnerships, and Events. A search will begin soon to fill Pickering’s previous position. However she will continue to work with the additional SET staff, Sean Lybeck-Smoak and Lauren Standish, who have been added to the support structure for engineering students.

If you have questions about SET or are interested in exploring a collaboration please contact Marks at