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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.
Fall Career Programs for Every L&S Student
SuccessWorks fall career programs and events are for every Letters & Science student with any interest, any major or any background. These in-person and virtual opportunities are valuable from a student’s first year through senior year, and beyond.
Fall Semester Update
As we continue building capacity to reach more students, we are also developing new strategies for securing sponsorship funding from employers, plus other sources of revenue to support our operational budget and high-impact student experiences like funded internships, job shadows and initiatives for underrepresented students.
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.
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.
For Employers: Fall Career Fair Registrations Open July 1
Multiple career fairs give employers opportunities to hire students from all majors on campus, or to focus in on students interested in specific fields and industries.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
“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
“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.