As a UW-Madison student, you’re on your way to landing your dream job thanks to the world-class education you’re receiving. Now to complete your competitive edge, you need real-world insights from professionals in the field.
That’s where the Badger Career Network comes in. This is the place to move your career forward by taking advantage of Badger-specific tools and resources.
Connect with Career-Minded Alumni
The best way to get your foot in the door of an industry is to know somebody in that line of work. And the Badger Career Network offers two ways to connect with alumni working in career fields you’re interested in pursuing:
This free resource puts you in direct contact with Badger alumni interested in helping you reach your career goals. It’s a great way to improve your networking and possibly gain a mentor! Simply go to uwalumni.com and follow these step-by-step instructions:
1. Click the WAA & Alumni Directory link on the right side of the page. 2. Log in or register for a new account. 3. Enter your personal information, including your current address and email. 4. Click Search the Badger Career Network to locate alumni in your field and area.
If you aren’t ready to start making “cold calls” to alumni via the Alumni Directory, ease into the world of networking with our LinkedIn group. You can search by job title, location, industry and school attended. Or use the keyword field to search by anything alumni put in their profiles.
Other Badger Career Network Resources
Career Articles For quick reads on resume tips, interview etiquette and more, check out our career articles. Written by alumni and students with a Badger spin, these reference materials are great when you’re on the job hunt.