UW Changes Lives: SuccessWorks guides L&S students to careers

May 30, 2019
Photo: The sign outside of SuccessWorks.

L&S Students can come to the SuccessWorks office on the third floor of the University Book Store to get all sorts of career planning help. UW-Madison

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.

Not only that, more employers than ever are turning to the career center to help them recruit students.

Photo: A student talks to a recruiter.

Laura Colosky, a senior graduating with a psychology major this month, talks with a recruiter from Epic during the annual Spring Career and Internship Fair at the Kohl Center. Photo: Bryce Richter

The state-of-the-art center for personal and professional development is on the third floor of the University Book Store. Students from any of the college’s 62 undergraduate majors — and at any point in their university experience — can stop by to meet with an advisor, get help polishing their resumes, attend a mock interview, pop into a photo booth for a headshot, pick up a professional interview outfit, network with L&S alumni and interview for internships and jobs, either in person or remotely via videoconferencing.

Read about a student who used SuccessWorks advising services to get connected with a recent graduate and land an internship at the Shedd Aquarium.

Read about what inspired SuccessWorks, and its fast-growing early success.

Watch a video featuring students and employer partners on how SuccessWorks serves recruiting needs of employers.

Read a message from SuccessWorks Executive Director Rebekah Pryor Paré.