SuccessWorks offers hands-on learning to help students supplement their academic strengths with professional development. Our Career Communities advising model gives students guidance based on the career fields that interest them, offering students of every major opportunities to explore a wide range of paths.
Faculty and Staff in the College of Letters & Science are critical partners in our work to prepare students for productive, fulfilling lives after graduation. Together, we’re helping students understand the relationship between their majors and the huge range of career opportunities that lay before them.
Career Development Modules in Canvas
These modules give faculty and staff members an easy way to supplement career learning inside and outside the classroom. Modules cover the basics of career development, giving you flexibility to focus on delivering expert-driven, discipline-specific career development knowledge.
One-hour interactive learning exercises giving students everything they need to create a five-star resume.
Easy to add to existing course syllabi
Connect Your Students
Connect your students with expert advising from our team of professional staff and Career Peer Advisors.
Share this info to help students in STEM fields navigate their many career fair options.
From Career Fairs with hundreds of employers, to small hands-on workshops with alumni, we have something for every L&S student.
We award up to $5,000 to students completing unpaid internships, and to those with financial need.
SuccessWorks provides free, new and lightly used professional attire and accessories to students with financial need.
Invite an advisor or staff member from SuccessWorks to give a custom presentation on career readiness to your class, group or organization.
Career & Internship Courses
This one credit course helps students reflect & build on their strengths to develop a plan for success.
This three credit course builds on themes from Inter-LS 210, while fulfilling students' Comm B requirement.
Resources for Faculty & Staff
Give students the basic info on how SuccessWorks can help them. We've got flyers and quartersheets to share.
Share the top 20 skills/attributes employers are looking for, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Share in class or presentations. Topics include an overview of SuccessWorks, Career Communities, internships, courses & more.
Handshake is UW-Madison's new online job and internship platform, connecting students to over 300K employers. You can help share Handshake with students!
How to Use These Resources
Use the resources above in a the manner that best suits your office or department. Here are suggestions to get you started:
– Add links, events and talking points to your website
– Add resources to your syllabus
– Share slides and flyers in class
– Include information in emails and e-newsletters
– Share with students in one-on-one appointments, or in presentations
Let's Work Together
Leslie Kohlberg is our Associate Director of Department Relations, working closely with faculty and staff in departments throughout L&S on career readiness.
Get in touch with Leslie if you are affiliated with an L&S department and interested in working together to create a meaningful plan that helps your students become career ready.
Want to receive regular emails from SuccessWorks with updates on new resources, events and student opportunities? Let Leslie know!
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
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.