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SuccessWorks News

#ShareYourSuccess: December Graduates Celebrate

L&S grads land great jobs, internships and graduate school placements. Follow the #ShareYourSucess campaign on Instagram and Twitter to cheer them on as they start these exciting new chapters!

2020-2021 Annual Report

Every year, SuccessWorks has had the irreplaceable support of donors and alumni. There’s a reason why no other institution in the Big Ten is doing what the College of Letters & Science has done with SuccessWorks: nobody can match the commitment of the Badger community and their willingness to step up in support of our students.

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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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Wisconsin Employers Are Partners in Career Development for UW-Madison Students

Put simply, “SuccessWorks is kind of the glue between the students and our organization,” according to Diana Pastrana. “SuccessWorks is a trusted resource, both for students and for Aldevron. It’s nice to have that so we can meet and engage students, keep them in Wisconsin after graduation, and fill our positions with talented, smart students and alumni.”

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SuccessWorks Internship Fund Awardees Announced for Summer 2021

This summer, SuccessWorks is financially supporting 41 College of Letters & Science students across more than 20 majors for a mix of in-person, remote and hybrid internship experiences.

For Journalism and Political Science major Tamia Fowlkes (‘22), this summer’s internship at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is all about honing her journalism skills. “I took this position to build my confidence in writing and in-depth reporting.” she says.

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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

L&S Grads Land Great Jobs

"This space is going to transform how we prepare liberal arts students for careers and bring us that much closer to our goal of integrating career readiness into students’ experiences while they are here on campus."

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

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.

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