Job Search Resources

Finding the right job can be hard work. The Student Academic Affairs and Career Development Office is here to help. We’ve compiled the following resources to help you in your job or internship search.


Handshake makes it easy for every UW-Madison student to explore career events, connect to jobs and internships, and even schedule on-campus interviews. With Handshake you can:

  • Browse and register for career events on campus
  • Explore thousands of jobs and internships from over 200,000 employers nationwide
  • Get personalized job recommendations based on your major, interests, and more
  • Manage your own campus interviews with top employers

To Get Started:

See the Help Resources below, or contact us for more information.

SoHE Career Guides

An effective job application should demonstrate a connection between your knowledge, skills, and experiences in relations to what the employer is looking for in potential candidates. Develop strong application materials by using SoHE’s comprehensive and major-specific career guides. To download and save a copy of your career guide, click on the title with (PDF) below. Otherwise, you may simply view the embedded PDF below it on your mobile device.

Community & Nonprofit Leadership Career Guide (PDF):
Community and Nonprofit Leadership Career Guide 2018

Human Development & Family Studies Career Guide (PDF):
HDFS Career Guide 2018

Interior Architecture Career Guide (PDF):
IA Career Guide 2018

Personal Finance Career Guide (PDF):
PF Career Guide 2018

Retailing & Consumer Behavior Career Guide (PDF):
RCB Career Guide 2018

Textiles & Fashion Design Career Guide (PDF):
TFD Career Guide 2018

Have your application materials reviewed by a SoHE Career Advisor prior to applying for an internship or full-time position! We are here to help.

Internship and Job Sites

In addition to Handshake, the following sites can help you in your job/internship search:

Career Fairs

The University of Wisconsin-Madison hosts a variety of career fairs throughout the school year. These opportunities allow students to connect with specific employers about their companies and available internships and full-time positions. Login to Handshake to view upcoming fairs and organizations registered to attend. And check out our Career Fair Guide for 8 tips for working the career fair below!