Students at UW-Eau Claire can be on the path towards a successful career, thanks to the work of Career Services, a branch of the Advising, Retention+ Career Center. The expert career counselors will help you get from where you are as a student to where you want to go as a graduate.
The folks in Career Services are on a mission — helping students define their goals and plan the necessary steps to achieve them. How does Career Services accomplish this? Through an array of services and events aimed at helping students match major/minor and career path options to their strengths and goals, and find an internship or job that best fits.
I worked on-campus jobs all throughout college in a variety of different offices, which truly prepared me for a career in higher education.
What can Career Services do for me?
Sometimes learning more about yourself is the best way to begin setting goals. Career Services provides free online self-assessments that allows you to explore your interests, personality traits, values, and strengths and align those results with compatible fields of work.
Internships are one of the best ways to not only improve a resume, but to "test out" a career field with hands-on experience. It can also provide valuable networking for that post-graduation job search. Students will find help with everything from resume and cover letter writing to interviewing and salary negotiation.
Many students are surprised to find out how graduates in their major are putting that degree to work in diverse and often unexpected ways. Career Services offers a complete library of tools and databases for looking deep into the ways a given degree can apply to various fields of work and career paths.
Handshake uses cutting-edge technology to easily connect students and employers. Students can find employers, jobs and internships, learn about upcoming career events and fairs and find on-campus recruiting opportunities.
Employers can use Handshake as a recruitment tool, to identify qualified candidates for open positions, register for career fairs and manage on-campus recruitment activities.
Career Services Staff