UWM students benefit from internships

An internship can be a priceless part of a college education. About 90 percent of employers prefer candidates with work experience, according to a 2017 survey published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Each year, thousands of UWM students complete internships with more than 1,200 Milwaukee-area employers. Those internships mean UWM students get real-world work experience in their field before they graduate, expand their skillset and make important connections with potential employers across the city.

About a quarter of UWM graduates complete an internship as part of their degree requirements. And nearly 80 percent of UWM graduates complete an internship, student-teaching or similar work experience during their college tenure.

In this slideshow, you’ll meet a few UWM students and learn about their internship experiences.