The UW System’s Career Connect website connects Wisconsin employers with students for internships, job shadowing, and potential careers.  Career Connect was created in-house to help students get experience in their chosen field, while employers have the opportunity to capitalize on the talent at UW institutions.

As a growing number of today’s workforce reach retirement age, that demographic shift will create a significant demand for the educated, innovative workforce of tomorrow.  Career Connect is a talent development initiative highlighted in the UW System’s 2020FWD strategic framework that will help provide UW System juniors and seniors at least one professional experience during their college career.  It is one of many initiatives in 2020FWD designed to address future workforce demands as voiced by business and community leaders in UW System’s listening sessions across the state in the past year.

The Career Connect portal conveniently directs employers to UW institution resources and students in their area to fill internships, mentorships, short-term projects, apprenticeships and more.  The website includes:

  • Services available for employers to connect with students at UW campuses
  • A  tool that allows employers to search what majors exist at each campus
  • Direct links to each institution’s career services websites and contact information for staff
  • Links to employment data for each campus, as well as UW accountability data
  • Calendar of Events for employers, including job fairs across the UW System

Career Connect was developed in-house with input from UW institutions and a variety of statewide partners:  Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA), Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management (WI SHRM), and Wisconsin Technology Council (WTC).

Connect with a UW System institution to find the talent you are looking for at wisconsin.edu/career-connect.

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