Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to canceled or downgraded internships for many college students. However, we have discovered that being flexible and creative can lead to new opportunities.
Since July, more than 15,000 UW students have activated their personal Handshake account connecting them to thousands of job listings individually tailored to their major, interests, and skills.
A fast-growing number of students at the College of Letters & Science are turning to SuccessWorks to help prepare them for a career after college.
In a single calendar year, the program will catch students up on the fundamentals of quantum physics, cover the theory behind quantum computing, and teach students laboratory skills to construct the devices.
Handshake officially replaced BuckyNet and myECS as the primary campus tool for student recruitment and event management over the summer, and since then thousands of students and employers have made the transition to the new system.
To assist UW–Madison employees with their professional development, the Division of Continuing Studies has added a career counselor in its Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS) office.
UW-Madison’s Title and Total Compensation Study, a joint project with UW System, has developed a proposed framework that would sort the university’s jobs into 24 families, as well as sub-families.
The CEC supports students with services and resources that will empower them to make decisions about their majors and career paths.
The grant is anticipated to support 205 new paid internships during the 2015-2018 academic years.