Community Resources

Majors and Outcomes
Other Resources
Film students at an event.

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 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: Arts for All, Focus Photography Club at UWM, Game and Design Development Club, Prowl Radio, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Ad Club, and more. 

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: ArtsEco, Story Fellows Program

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: There’s a variety of arts related spaces on campus that could provide meaningful experience for students interested in creative careers. Some places include, the Studio Arts & Craft Centre, pre-college programs, ArtsECO, Campus Marketing and many gallery spaces throughout campus. 

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

Build your Professional Network with Creative Organizations

Career Paths and Search Terms

The Peck School of the Arts provides rich career resources for each academic department.

Visit their page for career content in the specific areas of the arts. 

Meet Your Advisors

Laurie Marks
Executive Director
lmarks@uwm.edu
Ellie Jackson
Watermarks Program Manager
jacksoew@uwm.edu
Jared Holloway
Partnership Events Coordinator
hollowaj@uwm.edu
Melissa Schoeffel
Community Engagement and Experiential Learning Program Manager
mschoeff@uwm.edu