Not sure what you want to do with your degree?
- Utilize the Occupational Outlook Handbook, O*Net, and career videos to explore the responsibilities, education, pay, and job outlook of education careers.
- View how Panthers in education have launched their post-graduation career paths in the UWM Career Outcomes dashboard.
- Want to consider other career paths? Use tools in the Career Exploration Community.
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!
Child Development Specialist
International Aid Worker
Community Service Agency
|Social Science |
|Social Welfare |
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.
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 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.
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.