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Apply now Job no: 93439-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Management/Supervisory

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Career and Internship Specialist

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Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

MARCH 19, 2018


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $37,893 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

A Bachelor's degree is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A minimum of 1 year of professional experience (may include undergraduate or graduate level internship/practicum experience) in career services, academic advising, student services, alumni relations, human resources, recruitment, or related field.

Successful candidates should possess the following skills and attributes:

-Knowledge of the job market and hiring trends within the fields of business and entrepreneurship, or associated employment industries.
-Ability to quickly build rapport with others, be curious via open-ended questions, and utilize activing listening skills.
-Multicultural awareness and competence; ability to work in a diverse environment and serve students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
-Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and facilitate events and programs.
-Ability to research, properly evaluate information, and prepare concise, well-organized content for the web and for general dissemination to students.
-Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals in a diplomatic and professional manner, including both strong written and verbal communication skills.
-Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects.
-Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively with co-workers, students, academic advisors, faculty, employers and alumni to achieve defined goals.
-Ability to work a flexible schedule, attending evening and/or weekend events as needed; some evening and weekend hours are required to meet the needs of our students.
-Understanding of a liberal arts education and its value in the world of work.

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Position Summary:

The role of the Career & Internship Specialist specifically for the Career Community of L&S Badgers in Business & Entrepreneurship is four-fold: 1) to build content and expertise for L&S students interested in careers and internships in business and entrepreneurship; 2) to meet with students one-on-one and in group advising formats; 3) to work cross-functionally within SuccessWorks, and with campus partners, to coordinate programs and events that bring together students, alumni, and employers; and 4) to supervise student paraprofessionals.

The Career & Internship Specialist reports to the Director of Career Advising and Communities, within the same unit as advising staff (professional advisors and graduate level interns), alumni and department relations. As a member of the career advising team, this position responds to student needs, facilitates appropriate and timely service delivery (in person and virtual); conducts individual advising; plans and presents programs and workshops; coordinates events and activities; utilizes career technologies; develops print and virtual resources; and has direct contact with students on a daily basis in a variety of settings. SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science values diversity, multicultural competence, and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals who share and reflect our values.

Additional Information:



Lauralee Wheeler
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the Apply Now button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired in to an Associate Student Services Coordinator, Student Service Coordinator or Senior Student Services Coordinator title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

For questions on the position, contact: Lauralee Wheeler at 608-262-2731 or

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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