Enhance Your Chance Week

The first week of April is Enhance Your Chance Week at SOIS!

This week of career-focused events will help SOIS students prepare for their dream job! Events include resume reviews, LinkedIn profile help, a career resource fair, and IST and MLIS alumni panels designed to give current students a jump start on success!

Recruiter Secrets & LinkedIn

Enhance Your Chance LinkedIn 2022

Join us for this workshop on how to build a strong LinkedIn profile & how to start looking for internships/job opportunities.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 9:30-10:30 am (CDT)

UW-Milwaukee, Northwest Quad Rm: 1871
2025 E Newport, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Recruiter Secrets and LinkedIn:

Shelby Whalen, Program Coordinator & Senior Recruiter, Brooksource


Every Organization Needs a Librarian
Alternate and Non-traditional Library Careers: MLIS Panel

Opportunities for graduates with the skills and knowledge gained through an MLIS degree go far beyond traditional library jobs. From content management, data visualization, user experience design, competitive intelligence, taxonomist, research analyst, linked data expert, the list goes on! Join us for this panel discussion featuring MLIS graduates working in the not-so-typical library jobs!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm (CDT) | Virtual Panel

Porsche Schlapper, Supervisory Librarian, National Forest Service Library
Kyle Henke, Lead Digital Librarian, Aldis Systems
Eva A. Stefanski, Horticultural Librarian, Olbrich Gardens, Madison
Susannah Barnes, Data Intelligence Program Lead, Alation


Routing Your Path in the IT Industry
Advice from Career Changers: IST Panel

Join us for this panel discussion featuring IST alums whose route to their careers in the IT Industry included some interesting twists and turns. Learn how to embrace your background and use your experience to your advantage in an industry that holds many possibilities.

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 11:00 – 12:00 pm (CDT)
UW-Milwaukee, Northwest Quad Rm: 1871
2025 E Newport, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Jessica Knaak, Senior Software Engineer, Heartland Business Systems
Matt Goodacre, Cyber Security Engineer, Abbott
Katrina Hightower, Solutions Engineer (SLED), VMware


The Inside Scoop: Career Resource Fair

Enhance Your Chance Inside Scoop Career Fair

Get the Inside Scoop at the SOIS Career Resource Fair! Connect with representatives from local organizations and campus resources that can assist you in your transition from student to professional. Some of the representatives will include: Milwaukee Tech Hub, UWM Library, Milwaukee Public Library, The Commons, Nonprof-IT, Campus Technology Services, SOIS Career Services, SOIS Alumni Association, UWM Career Planning and Resource Center.

Thursday, April 7th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm (CDT)
UW-Milwaukee, Northwest Quad
1st Floor Student Lounge
2025 E Newport, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Frozen treats will be served…yum!


Resume Review Sessions
Get a jump start on success with one-on-one help!

Advanced registration is required. Please sign-up in advance for an individual 15-minute in-person or virtual session. If you chose a virtual session, a link to access your session will be emailed to you prior to your scheduled time.

MLIS & IST Resume Reviews (In-Person & Virtual)
Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 12:00 – 3:00 pm (CDT)

Information Science & Technology Careers
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Library & Information Science Careers
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If the above resume review sessions do not work for you, please reach out to Julie Walker to set up an individual meeting.

Julie Walker, Career Services Advisor
Email: walkerjs@uwm.edu | Ph: 414-251-6846