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Career Services
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Career Services is an important connection between your student's college experience and their career. We work with all students from first year through graduation, providing assistance in career research, Co-op, internships, graduate school, and the job search. Below we've provided resources and guidance on how you can support your student. 


Utilizing a high tech and high touch approach Career Services provides the following resources:

  • Co-op, Internship and Job Searching

  • Job Vacancy Lists through Handshake

    • Professional Positions
    • Co-op and internship positions
    • On-Campus and Graduate Assistantships
    • Local Opportunities
  • Resume and Cover Letter Reviews

  • Interviewing Preparation

    • Web-based practice interviews through Big Interview
    • Mock Interview Program
    • On-Campus Interviewing

Cooperative Education & Internship Program

Our Cooperative Education and Internship program gives students the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience before graduation! This experience is designed to springboard your professional career. Learn more.

5 Tips to Help Your Student

  1. Advise your student to get started on career planning by making an appointment with a Career Coach
  2. Encourage your student to create a resume
  3. Prepare your student for on-campus career events by having them bring professional attire
  4. Suggest your student explore Handshake - UW-Stout's online job, co-op, internship and career resources database
  5. Recommend involvement by joining a professional student organization

Career Outcomes

Six months after graduation, 99% of UW-Stout graduates were employed, continuing or planning to continue their education, serving in the military, or in a service program. Learn more.

Career and Professional Development Events

Connecting students and employers through recruitment and networking opportunities is a focus of our office.

  • Two Career Conferences annually
  • Art & Design Week
  • Human Sciences Day

List of Current Events

Career Readiness

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers want to hire talented college students and graduates who demonstrate career readiness through eight key competencies. We help Blue Devils develop their skills, talents, and strengths in these key areas:

  1. Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  2. Teamwork & Collaboration
  3. Leadership
  4. Career Management
  5. Digital Technology
  6. Global & Intercultural Fluency
  7. Oral & Written Communication
  8. Professionalism & Work Ethic

Learn more about the Competencies for a Career-Ready Workforce here.

Recruit for Your Company 

Post Co-op, Internship and Professional Positions

UW-Stout Career Services utilizes industry-leading career services technology, Handshake, to connect our students and employer partners.

  • Post-professional, co-op, and internship positions at no cost
  • Request on-campus recruiting interview schedules
  • Register for campus career conferences hosted by our office
  • Connect with our students and alumni
  • Click Here to create an account or sign into Handshake