Community Resources

Career Resources
Majors and Outcomes
Other Resources

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. 

Another great experience is nonprof-IT where students gain real-world experience working on project teams, providing technology solutions, and receive credits toward graduation.

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: American Library Association (ALA) Student Chapter, Cyber Security Club, Google Developer Student Club at UWM 

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.

Examples: UWM Help Desk, Tutor, UWM Libraries, UWM TechStore Sales Associate 

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.

Information Technology Data Analysis 
IT Company Data Visualization 
Technical Support Microsoft Access 
IT Services Statistics 
IT Support Data Mining 
Network Security Tableau 
Cybersecurity SQL 
Cloud Services Power BI 

Utilize Job Search Tools

What does it mean to work in fields connected to Technology, and Information Sciences, and Data Analytics?

Read more below about each of these areas, plus discover industry specific job boards to search for internships and full-time positions. Note that we highly encourage all students to explore roles in Handshake where many of our employer partners post their opportunities to find UWM students.

Information Science Technology (IST) students nearing graduation should consider a number of options for their future including employment and graduate school. Good job sites for information science majors may include general sites such as or, or more specific information technology sites such as Below is a list of job sites which might help IST job seekers. 

For students looking to pursue a library-track position, there are a number of job sites to explore. Below is a list of career sites which students may find useful: 

Meet Your Advisors

Julie Walker
Student/Alumni Engagement & Outreach Specialist
Amanda Kienow
Career Development Coordinator