Mission, Purpose, and Learning Outcomes

UW-Platteville Career Fair

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Mission

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Career Center is a centralized employment assistance center committed to serving UW-Platteville students, alumni, and employing constituents. The center’s two-part objective is to:

1. Bring as many high quality internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities to UW-Platteville students as possible.

2. To provide resources and consultative services to a diverse student and alumni body for the achievement of students' career-related goals.

The Career Center encourages students to become involved in their career plan beginning their freshman year. The Career Center serves as the bridge between their college experience and employment or graduate school, helping students apply what they have learned to empower them in making gratifying career decisions in a diverse and global society.

Purpose

  • Develop partnerships and relationships with employers, faculty/staff, alumni, and other career services offices;
  • Foster individual career and graduate/professional school exploration and planning to empower students to define and achieve their goals;
  • Provide resources and strategies for attaining careers in a global society;
  • Facilitate direct interaction between students and employers;
  • Provide opportunities for personal and professional skill development to Career Center student workers to enable them to achieve their career goals;
  • Support the institutional mission through the creative and responsible use of all available resources; and
  • Continuously assess and address the perceptions and needs of our constituents.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide resources and networking opportunities to assist students with career, academic, and personal goals using these learning outcomes:

  1. Learn the expectations, skills, and value of participating in an internship/co-op or other experiential learning opportunities and related work experiences.
  2. Learn the procedures, processes, and strategies of how to conduct a job search.
  3. Learn how to develop a résumé and job search correspondence.
  4. Learn interviewing strategies and techniques as well as other professional etiquette.
  5. Learn the importance of networking and utilizing personal, business, alumni, and print/electronic resources.

ETHICAL BEHAVIOR IN THE JOB SEARCH

The staff of the Career Center abides by the Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals as set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and we encourage our employer partners to do the same.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Career Center at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to providing nondiscriminatory service regardless of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital, or parental status.

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