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Experiential Learning and Career Education

Students and alumni

Interested in learning more about your personality, interests and values and how it relates to finding a satisfying job?

Never written a resume? Need to enhance your cover letter? Unsure about your interview outfit?

The Experiential Learning and Career Education Center provides services for our students and Alumni. At the ELCE, our online resources, workshops and programs, and seasoned counselors can help guide you. From networking to job opportunities to salary negotiations, our mission is to help you grow your professional life and keep it humming well beyond graduation.

Access our job and internship database

The job and internship database allows students and alumni to engage with over 2,000 employers. Employers are able to post opportunities as well as browse resumes and portfolios to actively recruit from our talented community.

Four year professional development pathway

Career planning is an on-going process that is fluid in nature. The Experiential Learning and Career Education staff is here to support you as you go through that process.

Major and career interest exploration

Choosing a major or career path that fulfills your purpose and fosters happiness requires self-knowledge. Explore the Major and Career Discernment Guide to achieve long-term career satisfaction.

Fall Part-Time Job and Internship Fair

Held the first week of September, this event offers both on and off campus opportunities for you to explore. Undergraduate students are encouraged to attend – not only to connect with employers, but also to network and make connections for your future.

Summer Job and Internship Fair

This February event is a great opportunity for students to connect with employers to learn about both full and part-time summer jobs and internships. Attending this event will also prepare you for the annual Workforce Career and Internship Fair

Workforce Career and Internship Fair

Co-sponsored by the schools in the Wisconsin Private College Career Consortium (WIPCCC), and held at State Fair Park each February, this event is open to students and alumni from each of the participating institutions. With an average of 1,000 students and alumni, and close to 200 employers, many employers indicate this is the best career and internship fair in the state.

Reverse Job Fair

At the end of each semester, the ELCE brings together interns from each academic department, who will showcase their internships, acquired skills, talents and personalities. Local employers are invited to visit with each of the interns to hear their stories and to build their network of qualified candidates for potential internships or prospective employment.

Employer campus visits

Employers schedule recruiting tabling events on weekly basis inthe Student Union to meet students and let them know about part-time, full-time, seasonal, and internship opportunities. Check out the schedule of who’s coming on Purple Briefcase, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Jobs and internships

When beginning your search for job and internship opportunities it is important to have three basic criteria established: industry and hiring timeline, function, and compensation. Knowing these will help you begin to search for opportunities of interest.

Real-world experiences are often the best way to ignite your interests, clarify your goals and develop skills. Through the ELCE’s experiential opportunities, you can build your resume, hone in on your areas of interest and build your network within the field you hope to enter upon graduation. Whether you are studying studio art, on track to join a big company, or entirely undecided, internships can be a beneficial experience.

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On-campus employment

Campus employment opportunities for students allow you to work on campus and earn a paycheck. Employment is limited to 20 hours per week when school is in session. For more information, please email the Director of Experiential Learning and Career Education, Sean Lybeck-Smoak, to learn more.

Email Sean

Tom Kipp

Assistant Director of Internship & Career Engagement|Adjunct Faculty - College of Arts and Sciences|Adjunct Faculty - College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Experiential Learning & Career Education|College of Arts & Sciences|Health Sciences

(414) 410-4156

Sean P. Lybeck - Smoak

Director of Experiential Learning and Career Education|Adjunct Faculty - College of Arts and Sciences

Experiential Learning & Career Education|College of Arts & Sciences

(414) 410-4730