Whether you are moving on to your first-full time job, graduate or professional school, or a year of service, post-graduation transitions can be stressful. The SoHE Student Academic Affairs and Career Development Office is here to help you. Use these resources to get started.
First Destination Survey
What do SoHE students do after earning their degrees? Check out the results of UW-Madison’s First Destination Survey of 2016-2018 SoHE grads who reported their plans at the time of graduation. These results are based on a 72% response rate:
Post-Graduate Positions: Where Are They Now?
The map below shows a wide range of positions that SoHE graduates have landed up to three years post-graduation. Each major has its own icon, and each icon on the map represents a job a SoHE alum holds or has recently held. This is just a sampling of positions students reported on the First Destination Survey over the past three academic years; along with alumni 2-3 years out who responded to the 2019 SoHE Alumni Career Development Survey. Click on an icon to learn more about the position and employer. And visit wisc.joinhandshake.com to explore additional jobs in your desired field!
Looking for a Full-Time Job?
Take a look at our Job Search Resources page for comprehensive major-specific career guides designed to walk you through the job search process, along with links to local, nationwide and worldwide job sites.
You can also learn about different types of careers related to your SoHE major or field of interest via the lists below:
- Community and Nonprofit Leadership
- Human Development & Family Studies
- Interior Architecture
- Personal Finance
- Retailing & Consumer Behavior
- Textiles & Fashion Design
Thinking about Graduate School?
Deciding whether or not to go to graduate school should be a process of careful reflection and planning. Graduate school focuses exclusively on one area of study and is oriented towards either research or professional preparation. It’s a great step if you know what you want to study and what your goals are for obtaining your advanced degree.
The resources below can help you begin your search for the right graduate program. Your SoHE Career Advisor can also serve as a resource throughout this process!
- Human Ecology Graduate Programs
- UW-Madison Graduate School
- UW Center for Pre-Health Advising
- Pre-Law for Badgers
Considering a Year of Service?
UW-Madison continually ranks as one of the top schools in the nation for students who volunteer with service organizations post-graduation. In fact, the UW was named the No. 2 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers, an organization that has been around since 1961. A year of service is a great way for new grads to develop hands-on skills working with and serving a wide variety of communities and cultures.
The sites provided below can help you get started in exploring the possibility of a year of service after graduation.