Thinking about your career? Read these ten things you've gotta know, from an L&S alum

Martin A. Preizler (BS, Sociology, 1966; MS, Public Policy & Administration, 1986) worked for 47 years in government, non-profit and for-profit organizations. He’s got some great advice for Letters & Science students.

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Rocking the mock

Practice interviews with employers give students the confidence to succeed when applying for jobs and internships.

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In the Daily Cardinal: In an effort to boost students’ career prospects, UW-Madison opens new career center for College of Letters & Science

In an attempt to counter perceptions that its majors are unemployable, UW-Madison’s College of Letters and Science celebrated the grand opening of its new career center, SuccessWorks, Wednesday evening. The career center, located on the third floor of the University Book Store, aims to connect L&S students with mentors and alumni who will help prepare them for professional success after graduation through workshops, mock interviews and internship events.

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In the Wisconsin State Journal: UW-Madison advising program hopes to demonstrate value of liberal arts degree

SuccessWorks aims to help more liberal arts students find a job by graduation or soon after amid perceptions about the declining value of a four-year college degree — especially in liberal arts. The initiative also could help students find internships, provide scholarships so students can work unpaid or low-paying internships or help students when finding a job in a desired career field is unclear with their chosen major.

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College of Letters & Science unveils new career center

An innovative new career center launched by the largest college in the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrated its grand opening with an event that brought together students, alumni, state government representatives, UW System Regents, donors and business leaders. 

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Dean's note

From the 2016-2017 L&S Annual Review: An opening note from L&S Dean Karl Scholz highlighting the L&S Career Initiative. 

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The internship advantage

L&S students like Grace Corry find experience in the working world a powerful launchpad to successful careers.

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Leveraging the liberal arts

After graduation, Claire Allen (B.A.'14, International Studies and Spanish) landed a great job at Kimberly-Clark. She now returns regularly to campus to recruit fellow Badgers to join the Fortune 500 manufacturer. One key to her success in the business world? The L&S Career Initiative’s career prep course

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In The Cap Times: Epic recruiters come to UW looking for engineers and English majors alike

Recruiting is a major undertaking at Epic. The company has been hiring nearly 1,000 workers per year over the past seven years to grow a workforce of more than 9,000 employees. The company's recruiters go to college campuses across the country, from major Midwestern research institutions like the UW to small private campuses on the coasts.

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