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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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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With The Wisconsin State Journal: Fueling Discovery

"Fueling Discovery" is a joint effort of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science and the Wisconsin State Journal. This special section features essays from faculty members across the college about their groundbreaking research. 

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From Chancellor Blank: Career center prepares students for jobs

UW-Madison is serious about its mission of preparing students for the workforce. In January, a new Career Exploration Center opened that will help students make decisions about their majors and career paths.

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Investing in Students

Inspired by their sons’ experiences at UW-Madison, the Konner family supports the L&S Career Initiative in launching other students on paths to success.

Kevah and Michele Konner witnessed their sons’ journeys on many visits to Madison over the years. Inspired by what they were seeing, they wanted to give back to the university to help other students thrive. When they learned about the College of Letters & Science Career Initiative, they were moved by its practical yet powerful mission in teaching students to leverage their liberal arts educations into successful careers.

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