Step 1: Explore Career Options

Reflect on what you want to do after graduation to help guide your next steps right now.

Take our quick Career Interests Quiz
Explore options with Career Communities
Learn about paths with your major

Step 2: Create Your Toolkit

Be ready for any opportunities that arise throughout your UW experience.

Create or improve your resume
Set up your online presence
Enroll in a Career Course

Step 3: Build Experiences

Get valuable experience from internships, part-time or student jobs, student orgs, volunteering & networking.

Learn about ways to build experience
Make professional connections

Step 4: Get Jobs & Internships

When you’re ready to seize opportunity, we’ll help you land the position.

Learn about search strategies & tools
Attend a career fair
Get tips for successful interviewing
Negotiate job offers

Visit SuccessWorks

In-person & virtual career advising is here for L&S students to help you succeed.

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Summer Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Explore Upcoming Programs & Events

Whether you’re a first-year student or just about to graduate, SuccessWorks events & programs will help you move up!

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Canvas: Jobs, Internships & How to Get Them

Build on your interests, develop your skills, and learn how to make valuable connections those who can help you along your journey.

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“SuccessWorks showed me that all my student org leadership and volunteer experiences showcase the value I bring. In September, I started a perfect job as a Patient Journey Specialist.”

Biology & Psychology, 2020

Student Rachel

“It is very comforting to know a whole office has faith in you finding a job or internship.”

Legal Studies & Political Science, 2021

SuccessWorks for Employers

SuccessWorks is a bridge connecting employers to the 18,000+ talented, humble and hardworking students in the most diverse college at UW-Madison. Learn about recruitment opportunities, career program sponsorships and the SuccessWorks Employer Partnership Program.

SuccessWorks for Employers

SuccessWorks News

SuccessWorks Helps L&S Students Translate Majors Into Careers

“A Letters & Science degree gives students the critical preparation they need to thrive in a rapidly changing global workplace, teaching them communication, critical thinking, leadership and problem-solving skills, all of which we know employers are seeking.”

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Survey Shows UW Graduates Have High Rates of Job Placements

“The survey found that 71% of recent graduates that were looking for a job received an offer by the time they graduated last year.”

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Deloitte Partners With SuccessWorks to Bring Future of Work Institute to UW-Madison

“The Future of Work Institute will serve as a tremendous resource for UW-Madison students as they enter the workforce. We’re honored to be the first higher education institution in Wisconsin to provide this groundbreaking training program.”

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Preparing for Career Fairs: Four Key Tips From Recruiters

SuccessWorks surveyed employers to learn what advice they have for students planning to attend the career fair and easy ways students can impress recruiters during and after the fair. Here is what we learned are the four key ways to stand out and succeed.

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2021-2022 Annual Report

The entire SuccessWorks teams prioritized reaching the students who need us most. In 2021-2022, SuccessWorks served more first and second-year students than ever, and fully a quarter of all program engagements served students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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What You Can Do With Your L&S Major

Check out Major Skills & Outcomes Sheets to explore your major’s transferable skills, alumni job titles, frequent employers of your majors and words of advice from alumni in your major who have found success following their passions.

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Consulting Is Everywhere – Launch a Great Career With Any Major

“​​Everyday is different as a consultant,” says Lina Ahmed, Senior Analyst, Talent Services at Ovative Group…“ It is so great to be able to work on things you will see immediate results for and also know that some of the work you are currently doing will impact things in weeks, months, or even years down the line.”

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SuccessWorks Social Justice Internships Support Students, Local Organizations & Non-Profits

Through the Community Impact Internship Program, SuccessWorks is partnering with Dane County non-profits and small businesses engaged in social justice work to create meaningful semester-long internship opportunities for undergraduate students.

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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

SuccessWorks stands in solidarity with all members of the UW-Madison community who are engaging in the important work to combat systemic racism in our country and to foster a more equitable, inclusive, and just society. We’re here to support you in leveraging your education to be the leaders who make positive change, now and in the future.

The College of Letters & Science endeavors to make academic excellence inclusive by sustaining a community of free inquiry in which people of diverse race, ethnicity, cultures, veteran status, marital status, socio-economic level, national origin, religious belief, physical ability, sexual orientation, age, class, political ideology and lifestyle participate in, contribute to and benefit equally from a liberal arts education based on the Wisconsin Idea — one in which we all contribute to advancing society.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity & inclusion.