Career & Professional Development
The Career and Professional Development Office team provides a supportive environment for the professional development of our students and alumni. We offer services designed to help you explore potential career paths, make decisions about your future, and tap into exciting opportunities for employment or graduate education.
Learn more about how we can facilitate your career and professional growth.
Student and Alumni Services
For students and alumni, we can help you discover your interests, values, and goals through career assessments, and explore potential careers through experiences such as job shadowing and informational interviews.
Through our career fairs and employer events, we connect you to employers seeking new talent for internships, co-ops, and employment. Our Career and Professional Development Specialists will also provide coaching to help you write a solid resume, engaging cover letters, and professional and courteous correspondence. These are just some of the many services we provide for the Pioneer community.
For employers, we offer a range of services designed to facilitate the recruiting and hiring of UW-Platteville students and alumni. We invite employers to participate in our career fairs and host events such as employer information sessions and “Meet & Greet” events for top prospects; give presentations to classes, student groups, faculty, and staff; and participate in our rich campus life. We also offer opportunities for corporate sponsorship that can increase awareness of your company or organization.
Faculty and Staff Services
We partner with faculty and staff to focus on our mutual goal of advancing the career and professional growth of UW-Platteville students. For example, we collect data on the success of our students and alumni in the workforce, and we provide access to the results of our annual post-graduation survey.
For faculty and staff, we offer helpful resources such as guidelines and tips for writing recommendation letters and serving as a reference. We also make it easy to request career services presentations for your classes.
The Career and Professional Development Office now utilizes online appointment scheduling. You no longer have to call or email our office to schedule an appointment with a Career and Professional Development Specialist.
To schedule an in-person appointment:
- Log into your Handshake account. Click the box on the right or visit uwplatt.joinhandshake.com.
- Click Career Center at top of page.
- Click Appointments.
- Click Schedule A New Appointment.
- Complete the request. You will receive notification when our office accepts the appointment.
If you are a distance student and would like to schedule a virtual or phone appointment, you can call 608.342.1183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.