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Step 1: Explore Career Options

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

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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, research, student orgs, volunteering & networking.

Learn about ways to build experience
Make professional connections

Step 4: Get Jobs, Internships or Grad School

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

Learn about search strategies & tools
Attend a career fair
Get tips for successful interviewing
Negotiate job offers
View our graduate school & gap year resources

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

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

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“My internship was unpaid, but I received support from the SuccessWorks Internship Fund! SuccessWorks made this all possible for me.”

Deanna Frater
Political Science, ’26

I’m inspired by the notion that UW-Madison has equipped me not only with knowledge but also with the resilience and determination to reach new heights.

Misha O’Keefe
Economics, Psychology, ’24

“SuccessWorks is all about helping students make the most of the value they get from a Letters & Science degree. Our greatest strength is that we’re rooted in a college with wonderful instructors, faculty, researchers and staff who are preparing students to thrive in a workforce that’s evolving rapidly.”

Angie White
SuccessWorks Executive Director

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

A Catalyst for Change

L&S Students do extraordinary things. Deanna Frater (’26) shares how her SuccessWorks internship and job shadow with Roc Nation helps her gain on-the-job experience and drive social change.

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Dr. Trevor McCray Joins SuccessWorks as Director of Employer Relations

In early January 2024, Trevor will begin leading a team who collaborates with the employers who hire students in the College of Letters & Science, and contribute to their career development. As a passionate educator, social justice advocate and college-to-career champion, Trevor aims to create access and opportunities for all stakeholders.

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Pacific Cycle

SuccessWorks Welcomes Pacific Cycle as Bronze-Level Employer Partner

Pacific Cycle is home to the legendary brands Schwinn & Mongoose, two of the biggest names in the cycling world. Pacific Cycle stands by their commitment to outstanding quality, timeless design, and excellent customer service to create an unforgettable riding experience for everyone. Explore career opportunities at Pacific Cycle. 

Learn how SuccessWorks Employer Partners benefit from enhanced recruitment support and branding exposure in the College of Letters & Science. 

First-Gen Student Celebration and SuccessWorks logos with Student Headshots

SuccessWorks Marks First-Gen College Celebration with Virtual Alumni Career Panel

As SuccessWorks recognizes the annual First-Generation College Celebration, we’re excited to share more about our dedication to serving the diverse and talented community of first-gen students at UW-Madison and feature the stories of some of those students who work right here in our office.

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Steps to Success: Annual Impact Report

Building from another year of sustained growth in student engagement, SuccessWorks has a multi-pronged approach, developing new online trainings, alumni mentorship and experience-based programs that scale up our student reach.

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Employers, Students Eager to Connect at Career Fair

“‘Employers are really seeking UW–Madison students,’ said Angie White, executive director of SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science. ‘We often get calls months in advance about when our career fairs will be scheduled.'”

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Angie White Named Executive Director of SuccessWorks

“‘I am thrilled to name Angie White as the next Executive Director of SuccessWorks,’ says Eric Wilcots, Dean of the College of Letters & Science. ‘Angie has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, deep understanding of the career services landscape, and a profound commitment to the success of our students.’”

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SuccessWorks Internship Fund Students

SuccessWorks Internship Fund Helps Students Translate Classroom Skills to Careers

This summer, SuccessWorks is financially supporting 72 College of Letters & Science students across more than 35 majors for in-person and remote internships that bring skills learned in the classroom to Wisconsin and the world.

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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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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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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.