Molly Pinnekamp is graduating from UWM with a degree in mechanical engineering and stepping into a job as a manufacturing engineer at Master Lock. In her role, she'll streamline processes and implement new machine technology to improve quality and reduce costs. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Vianca Fuster, Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies major, has been with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee as an intern and employee since 2016 and was hired full time in September 2017. As a multimedia producer, she primarily works on Community Stories, an audio and video series that highlights people and places in Milwaukee. (UWM Photo/Alexis Amenson)
Emily Kuester, who is majoring in film and minoring in business, began her internship as a sophomore for 371 Productions, a social justice documentary and media company in Milwaukee. At the beginning of her senior year, she was hired as part-time staff and will continue full-time after graduating. She says being a part of the 371 Productions team has given her better perspective of the production process behind filmmaking. (UWM Photo/Alexis Amenson)
Nursing major Lindsay Hertel practices taking vitals with fellow student Melanie Hale. Shortly after graduation, Hertel will be following in her mother's and grandmother's footsteps as a registered nurse at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She says she's excited to give back to her community in a meaningful way. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Andrew Roznowski (right), a major in Latin American, Caribbean, & U.S. Latino Studies with a minor in Africology, works as the director of operations for Nigerian boutique Usman La'Aro, owned by close friend and UWM alum Simbiat Abisola Laaro (left). All of the clothing sold at the Brady Street shop is designed by Laaro and tailored in Nigeria. Roznowski says his job has brought him to Nigeria multiple times. (UWM Photo/Alexis Amenson)
Carter Kauth, a finance major, was hired on at JP Morgan Chase as a private banking analyst after completing an internship there. He says he's looking forward to expanding his ability to help clients with investing decisions. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)
Christy Lueck, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in conservation & environmental science, has been hired full-time as a plant health care technician by Wachtel Tree Science. In this position, she will be removing buckthorn, an invasive plant, and treating infested areas with other plant care techniques. (UWM Photo/Alexis Amenson)
Jazzmyne Azure Adams is graduating with a master's in public health with a focus on public health policy and administration. She was hired as the prevention coordinator for the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth Southeast Region. In that job, she manages 17 coalitions in southeastern Wisconsin, helping apply for grants, coordinate trainings and offer technical assistance. She went into public health policy in order to help initiate effective change in Milwaukee. (UWM Photo/Alexis Amenson)
These 2018 graduates are kicking off their careers as they finish their degrees.
Classwork was only part of these students’ successes. Many took internships at local businesses, developed relationships with professionals and tailored their experience to the type of career they sought. Each of these students is entering a career directly related to their education.
Visit the Career Planning and Resource Center to learn about internships and career planning resources available to UWM students.