Nick Birschbach, a computer engineering major, learned about his internship with WEC Energy Group at a virtual career fair.
“I’m an infrastructure intern on the cloud computing team. I’ve learned so much,” he says. “They’re patient with me and walk me through what I need to do. I feel like I can accomplish things and help with the back end of the company.”
Studying in Wisconsin’s largest city means UWM students have access to a robust network of companies and professional connections. More than 1,300 businesses host UWM interns every year, providing valuable real-world experience that makes students more marketable after graduation.
“I thought I’d go to Madison, because that’s what I knew. But when I toured, I realized I liked this campus, the class sizes and the opportunities. Internships were a big draw, too, and there are so many campus jobs,” Birschbach says.