Badgers on Track

Badgers on Track is your guide to getting experience, making connections, and finding jobs and internships in the COVID economy. Your plans might have been disrupted or changed, but you’ve got this, and we’ve got your back. Most of these programs and resources are available to students and recent graduates of all majors, so get started below.

These live, online sessions will help you take your next steps, wherever you are in your job and internship search.

From short-term projects to full time positions, opportunities are out there. We’ll help you find them and get experience.

Resources and guides to help you with whatever you need, whenever you need it.

Badger Alumni Have Your Back

Virtual Workshops

Current students and recent grads, come learn from Career & Internship Specialists and advisors at these live, online sessions.

Make sure to RSVP on Handshake to save your spot and participate. 

How to Find Jobs & Internships During COVID-19

Tuesday, June 16 / 1:00pm CDT

Opportunities are out there, and we’ll help you get them. From micro-internships and short-term projects to full time jobs and traditional internships, you’ll learn how to find the right positions for you.

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Networking: Make Connections that Matter

Wednesday, June 24 / 11:00am CDT

Connecting with the right person might get you in the door for opportunities you might not have found otherwise – and it can be done online, from anywhere. We’ll help you get started.

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How to Stand Out with Your Resume & Cover Letter

Thursday, July 9 / 2:00pm CDT

Come learn how to make sure your application gets to the top of the recruiter’s pile. We’ll cover the need-to-knows of building a great resume and cover letter, plus tips for making your applications stand out.

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Virtual Interviewing with Confidence

Tuesday, July 14 / 1:00pm CDT

With physical distancing, virtual interviews are becoming the norm for many employers. You’ll get tips, insights, and even a bit of practice to help you feel confident and ready for your next interview.

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Virtual Q&A Event: Career Development for L&S Students

At this virtual Q&A event on June 30, 2020, attendees were able to ask questions and learn from a panel of SuccessWorks advisors, alumni, and current students about career development for L&S students this summer and beyond.

Virtual Case Study Experiences

All majors are invited to participate in these case study simulations to learn, explore, and experience what it’s like to work in a professional field. RSVP on Handshake to save your spot.

Design Thinking Experience: Problem Solving in the Modern Workplace

Wednesday, July 22 / 9:00am – 1:00pm CDT

Design thinking – the process of innovation to solve complex problems, is a skill that’s increasingly sought after by employers in today’s marketplace. Learn about and get experience with design thinking with a team of other students to craft and propose solutions for a very current societal challenge – the future of the workplace.

Sponsored by the School of Human Ecology

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Medical Device Competitive Analysis Experience

Tuesday, July 28 / 12:00pm – 5:00pm CDT

Perfect for students interested in healthcare, business, or engineering! You’ll learn about medical device regulation and process approval, perform part of a competitive analysis for a device, and work in teams with other students to create a mock presentation of your analysis.

Sponsored by the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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“Change is the only constant in life”: Business Lessons Learned from COVID-19 with Procter and Gamble (P&G)

Friday, July 24 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm CDT

Join professional staff members from Procter & Gamble (P&G) to learn and participate in assessing the effects of COVID-19 on the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. You’ll learn about P&G and work with other students in small group exercises to simulate professional assessments in the industry.

Sponsored by the Wisconsin School of Business

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Composing an Environmental Policy Fact Sheet

Thursday, July 30 / 12:30pm – 4:30pm CDT

Interested in careers in government, policy, the environment, nonprofits, or communications? You’ll work with a small team of other students on a hypothetical task – persuading a member of congress on environmental policy. Plus, learn from and connect with Badger alumni who have experience in the field!

Sponsored by SuccessWorks

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Find a Job or Internship

The job market may look very different at the moment, but there are opportunities available – and we can help you get them. Many companies are still moving ahead with job and internship hiring.

Also check out our guide to navigating internships during COVID-19 for more tips on finding positions.

Micro-Internships


These are short-term, paid projects that typically cover 5 to 40 hours per week. Many can even be completed remotely
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You’ll develop skills and get experience while working on projects from real employers–which means making real connections doing real work.

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Jobs & Internships


Opportunities are out there, and Handshake is the place to find them.

UW-Madison students of all majors & academic levels can search and apply for positions. To find remote opportunities, use search labels “remote full-time” or “remote internship.”

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Summer Career Courses

Our Career Courses help you build skills you can use for job and internship searches. Learn more and enroll for our summer sessions.

Inter-LS 210: Career Development; Taking Initiative
•  1 Credit
•  Open to all students

Inter-LS 215: Communicating about Careers
•  3 Credits
•  Open to all students
•  Fulfills your Comm B requirement!

Build Your Network

Can you network while physical distancing or from home? Absolutely! So much networking is already done online, so this transition may be easier than you think. Badger alumni and other professionals want to help you on your path to success.

For help getting started, check out our complete guide to networking.

 

Learn the basics of how to get started networking.

Virtual or Phone Advising

Wherever you are, we’re here for you and ready to chat online or by phone throughout the summer and beyond. L&S students and recent grads can make an appointment with a Career & Internship Specialist.

If you’re looking for advising or resources from your school or college, check out this page.

Make an Appointment

“My biggest concern is that the class of 2020 will get caught in limbo, waiting for job freezes to be lifted. SuccessWorks is helping me become open to new opportunities, with employers that weren’t on my radar before.”

Betty Nen (2020, Political Science & Southeast Asian Studies)

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