Community Resources

Career Resources
Majors and Outcomes
Other Resources

Gain Experience and Skills

Students engaged with Explore the Corps event panelist.

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!  

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. 

Identify Common Local Employers

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

Career Paths and Search Terms

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

Career PathsSearch Terms
EducationEducator/Teacher, Community Educator, College Administrator, Academic Advisor, Child Development Specialist
HumanitiesTranslator, Reporter, Public Administrator, International Aid Worker, Community Service Agency
Social ScienceResearch Analyst, Social Work, Behavioral Services, Public Policy
Social WelfareInvestigator, Case Manager, Officer, Counselor, Advocate, Housing Programs
Non-ProfitAdministration, Grant writing, Policy Analysis, Volunteer Coordinator, Programming
For more ideas, our staff is ready to help!

Meet Your Advisors

Jasmine Salton
Community Engagement and Experiential Learning Program Manager
Linda Walker
Senior Career Counselor