SuccessWorks for Employers

SuccessWorks is a bridge connecting employers, jobs & internships to the 18,000+ talented, humble and hardworking students in the College of Letters & Science.

Hire L&S Students

Post your positions on Handshake, and work with the SuccessWorks team to craft a recruitment strategy that yields the best candidates through in-person & virtual recruitment & networking activities.

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Partnership Program

Maximize your talent recruitment through diversity-focused recruiting, pipeline development, visits to classrooms & unparalleled brand opportunities & visibility on campus.

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Explore Career Fairs

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.

Career Fair Information

A Hiring Pool of 18,000+ Undergraduates

graduating students

students participating in career programs & active on Handshake

of students engaged in career programs in Fall ’21

of total UW-Madison enrollment

academic departments & schools

of students complete an internship

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

“‘Employers are actively shaping and updating the ways we help our students explore careers and succeed on their chosen career paths.’” Working hand-in-hand with employers, SuccessWorks creates innovative opportunities for employers and students to connect for networking and skills-building programs.”

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Annual Impact 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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Skills for the Workforce in Every Industry

Review these major-specific Skills & Outcomes Sheets for ideas on how to recruit more students, including how to describe your positions in ways that appeal to students in specific majors. 

"SuccessWorks is kind of the glue between the students and our organization."


"Across our company we work to cultivate talent, looking for people who are curious, hardworking, and always looking to improve. SuccessWorks helps us to connect with students who share those values."

Sentry Insurance

"The last five UW hires have all been amazing. We come here because those five, they don't stop. They are taught not to quit, and in all of our projects they're our top leaders."


The Employer Relations Team

Emily Pomykalski

Position title: Employer Relations Coordinator


Kathleen Rause

Position title: Associate Director of Internship Programs & Career Advisor: Nonprofit Management & Education


Seng Thao

Position title: Employer Relations Coordinator


Janine Yeh-Doolin

Position title: Recruiting & Events Coordinator


A Diverse Student Body & Commitment to Inclusion

The College of Letters & Science is home to the most diverse student body at UW-Madison.

SuccessWorks strives to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students can develop and realize their career goals. We are proud to partner with employers who share our values.

See our DEI Employer Resources for guidance on creating equitable and inclusive practices in the workplace that successfully recruit and retain L&S students.

Visit our Identity at Work page for resources that help students of diverse backgrounds and identities navigate the job or internship search process.

Identity at Work DEI Employer Resources