Community Resources

Career Resources
Majors and Outcomes
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Gain Experience and Skills

Hands-on learning beyond the classroom helps you expand your skills, form community connections, build your resume, and gain the Panther Edge. These include internshipsundergraduate researchstudy abroadcommunity engagement, and leadership experiences.

Examples:

  • The Lubar College of Business offers business-focused study abroad programs; see here.
  • Find research specific to your interests here.
  • Take advantage of Student Leadership Programs available on campus; learn more here.

Joining a student organization provides you opportunities to form friendships, explore your interests, gain work and volunteer experience, develop leadership skills, and network with professionals working in your industry. Explore UWM’s student organizations.

Examples: Ad Club, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), Women in Business, Public Relations Student Society of America – UWM, Student Investment Club, American Marking Association, Panther Real Estate Club, Society of Human Resources Management, Supply Chain Management Association 

Internships provide an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience, expand your transferable skills, develop professional connections, and build your resume. Our staff can help you tailor your resume and cover letter, search for positions, and prepare for the interview.   

Be sure to utilize Handshake to search for positions. Employers looking to hire UWM students & alumni use this recruiting system to connect with you!

Examples: Be sure to check out the SET website for additional internship opportunities here.  SSTPICLIP, and the Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Internship Program are some of the UWM-specific internship opportunities available to our students.   

On-campus jobs provide convenient options with flexible scheduling and opportunities to gain transferrable and career-related skills. Explore and apply to on-campus jobs on Handshake. For additional support, visit our employment website.

Examples: Help Desk Consultant, Administrative Assistant, Marketing Customer Service Rep, Copywriter, and Social Media Assistant.

SET has deep community partnerships which provide student opportunities for volunteering, service learning, service trips, and other forms of community-based learning. You may even find yourself in a course with a built-in service-learning requirement. You can learn more about this on our website here

Examples: Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, Alternative Spring Break Trip, Virtual Tutoring Program, and Hope House Food Pantry…to name a few! 

Identify Common Local Employers

We proudly host eight career fairs every year, showcasing around 80 diverse employers each fair.

Utilize Job Search Tools

What does it mean to work in fields connected to Business and Communications? Read more below about each of these areas, plus discover industry specific job boards to search for internships and full-time positions.  Note that we highly encourage all students to explore roles in Handshake where many of our employer partners post their opportunities to find UWM students.

Roles in public relations and the broader umbrella of communications are some of the most versatile and broad reaching types of positions that you will find across every industry and sector. Working in PR or Communications can take you to a small non-profit organization or to a Fortune 500 Company. You might work in tech, media, government or healthcare sectors. The unifying characteristic is that these roles are defined by their ability to talk to the public or audience about the company or clients they work for. They shape the conversation and narrative around an organization through their writing and creative communications. 

Public Relations Society of America

Association for Women in Communication

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Accounting is a highly valued function across every industry and sector. Governments, nonprofits, public companies and private organizations all rely on accounting professionals to adhere to regulations, accurately report financial information, and make strategic business decisions. The accounting field has career opportunities for individuals with all levels of education, from associate to master’s degrees. 

Handshake 

LinkedIn 

Career Paths and Search Terms

Here is a sample of keywords you can use when researching career paths or searching for open positions.

Career PathSearch Terms
AccountingAccountant/Accounting, Audit, Tax Controller, Compliance Analyst  
CommunicationCorporate Communication, Negotiator, Technical Writer, Communications Coordinator, Information Officer 
EconomicsAnalyst, Buyer, Consultant , Advisor, Strategist 
FinanceFinancial Controller, Financial Consultant, Financial Analyst, Financial Specialist, Underwriter 
Human Resources Manager HR Recruiter, HR Specialist/Generalist, HR Coordinator, Compensation/Benefits Coordinator, Training and Development Coordinator 
Information Technology Management IT Portfolio Manager, IT Project Manager, IT Resource Manager, IT Staff Auditor, Technology Solutions Specialist 
JournalismEditor, Reporter, News Analyst and Journalist, Social Media Manager, Technical Writer
MarketingCommercial Sales Specialist, Marketing and Sales Associate, Marketing Coordinator, Pricing Analyst, Marketing Specialist 
Public Relations Public Relations Coordinator, PR Specialist, Community Relations Manager, Community Engagement Specialist, Media Coordinator 
Real Estate Property Manager, Real Estate Broker, Leasing Consultant, Real Estate Appraiser, Real Estate Analyst 
Supply Chain and Operational Management Inventory Manager, Analyst, Production Coordinator, SAP or Supply Chain Consultant, Sourcing Associate 

Meet Your Advisors

Dan Neuwirth
Director of Career Communities and Services
neuwirtd@uwm.edu
Ericka Stark
Career Advisor
oakfield@uwm.edu
Kalia Vang
Career Advisor
kwvang@uwm.edu