Community Resources

Majors and Outcomes
Other Resources

Gain Experience and Skills

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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.

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.

Examples: Conservation Club, Student Water Council, Chemistry and Biochemistry Student Council, Biological Sciences Association, Graduate Organization of Biological Science, Geology Club, Climate Consensus, Ducks Unlimited at UWM, and For People and Planet.

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, 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.  

Examples: CES 210, GEOG 125, Panther Response Team, and much more! 

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 PathSearch Terms
AnthropologyProfessor, Archaeologist , Project Manager 
Atmospheric Science  Meteorologist, Weather Forecaster, Research Scientist  
Biochemistry Research Scientist, Consultant, Analyst  
BiologyProject Manager, Scientist, Teacher  
Conservation and Environmental Science  Land Management, Environmental Protection, Operations Manager  
ChemistryConsultant, Analytical Chemist, Research and Development  
Freshwater Science  Research, Field Technician, Municipal/Policy 
GeographyGeographic Information System Analyst, Cartographer, Community Development  
Geo Sciences  Meteorologist, Consultant, Scientist  
MicrobiologyResearch Associate, Quality Assurance, Consultant   
PhysicsSoftware/Systems Engineer, Research Associate, Data Scientist  

Utilize Job Search Tools

Find the perfect fit that aligns with your personal and professional goals.  

Idealist

Discover the possibilities and opportunities of working at the state government. State parks are staffed through the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection promotes quality food, healthy plants and animals and use of land and water resources.  

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Conservation biologists plan ways to utilize natural resources but still protect the environment. Some participate in ecosystem management like range managers, environmental consultants, and habitat-restoration specialists. Others may work with specific animals to preserve biodiversity. 

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Meet Your Advisors

Melissa Schoeffel
Community Engagement and Experiential Learning Program Manager
mschoeff@uwm.edu
Andy West
Community Engagement and Experiential Learning Program Manager
west9@uwm.edu