As you build your freshwater knowledge, our graduate program coordinator will provide you with personalized career advising that will help plan your next career move. We’ll also help you build lasting relationships with water professionals through collaboration with top scientists, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, industry partners and our Professional Science Master’s Advisory Board.

Career Services & Internships

Internships provide you with valuable industry insights about your future career. Not only do these professional work experiences provide opportunities to develop skills in the workplace, but they may also be paid. Our graduate program coordinator, Aaron Thiel, is available to meet one on one with students to discuss internship opportunities and career paths.

Employment Opportunities

Why wait for graduation to find a job working in water? We offer a number of resources to help you find employment opportunities during your time at SFS and after graduation, including a weekly jobs email, a listing of water-related job boards and UWM’s Handshake platform.

Professional Development

Graduate students participate in networking activities, such as the annual water-focused career fair. They also take the Professional Development for Water Leaders course, during which students expand their skills needed for lifelong career development: research ethics, communications, teamwork, interpersonal relationships, administration, entrepreneurship, project management and leadership.

Alumni Careers

Our graduates have high job placement rates. More than 950 of those tracked are working in a water-related job or enrolled in a PhD program. Alumni have secured jobs in government agencies, private industry and nonprofit organizations.