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Not sure what you want to do with your degree?   

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Here is a sample of keywords you can use when researching career paths or searching for open positions. For more ideas, our staff is ready to help! 

Community Educator 
College Administrator 
Academic Advisor 
Child Development Specialist 
Public Administrator 
International Aid Worker 
Community Service Agency 
Social Science 
Research Analyst 
Social Work 
Behavioral Services 
Public Policy  
Social Welfare 
Case Manager 
Housing Programs 
Grant writing 
Policy Analysis 
Volunteer Coordinator 
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Experiential Learning/Service-Learning  

Hands-on learning beyond the classroom helps you expand your skills, form community connections, build your resume, and gain the Panther Edge. These include internships, undergraduate research, study abroad, community engagement, and leadership experiences.    

Student Organizations 

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: Black Student Union, Living Learning Community Council, or TedX Milwaukee 


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.  SSTPI, CLIP, America Reads, and the Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Internship Program are some of the UWM-specific internship opportunities available to our students.    

On-campus jobs  

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.

Community Service/Volunteer  

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. 

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Higher Education 

There are many career options for working in higher education. Explore jobs and career information in academia and browse jobs by category, location, school or type.  

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Meet your Advisors

Jasmine Salton
Student Employment & Internship Outreach Specialist
Linda Walker
Senior Career Counselor