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Career Services

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Partner with Career Services

Career Services desires to partner with departments and offices on-campus to provide the highest quality services to UW-River Falls students. You will find information on how to partner with our office, post jobs and internships, and where to locate resources you can use to better assist students.

Presentations to Classes and Student Organizations

Career Services staff members present in more than 100 classrooms each year on a variety of topics.  We are happy to come to your class to present on a variety of career topics, or provide a short introduction on our services and resources. We ask you to provide as much notice as possible for presentations to increase the likelihood of booking your first-choice date, but minimally ask for three-weeks advanced notice. To proceed with scheduling your class presentation, complete the online presentation request form. Please contact our office at 715-425-3572 with additional questions.

Academic Internships

Internships taken for academic credit are work experiences designed, conducted and evaluated within an academic context. Students earn academic credit while working in a professional setting. Ongoing communication, feedback and evaluation among students, faculty and work supervisors ensure that educational and work goals are met.

Participation in an internship or experiential learning opportunity prior to graduation is strongly encouraged for ALL students regardless if it is, or is not, a requirement for graduation.

Please visit the academic internships website to learn more about the process.

Refer a Student

The faculty and staff at UW-River Falls are important partners in helping students and alumni find careers, internships and meaningful futures. If you are working with a student you feel can benefit from career counseling and/or internship or full-time employment assistance, and you would like to make a referral, please contact our office at 715-425-3572 or e-mail career.services@uwrf.edu.

Career Services staff members are available to meet one-on-one with students and alumni to discuss:

  • Career assessments
  • Choosing or changing majors
  • Researching majors and careers
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Interview preparation
  • Mock interviews
  • LinkedIn profile development
  • Job and internship searching 
  • Graduate school applications
Publicize Jobs & Internships for Your Students

Handshake is UWRF's campus-wide electronic job posting system for full and part-time jobs, internships, on-campus employment, and volunteer opportunities. Career Services invites you to post your department's student worker positions. To post student worker positions, please create an employer account in Handshake. Please use the video and/or print tutorials for on-campus employers within the Handshake link above when creating your employer account and/or posting positions as there are very specific instructions included.

Writing Letters of Recommendation

You might be asked to write letters of recommendation on behalf of students (typically for graduate school or scholarship applications, less common for other opportunities). Some organizations will have specific criteria for these letters of recommendation, and/or you might be asked to fill out some sort of evaluation form assessing the student. Other organizations may provide very loose guidelines.

Students should convey the process and details when asking you to serve as a letter of recommendation writer, as well as provide you with a copy of any helpful materials (i.e. resume, personal statement, etc.).

The following are a few resources to help you navigate the letter of recommendation writing process:

First Destination Survey Employment & Salary Statistics

In Fall 2016, Career Services began managing the First Destination Survey process. The first report by Career Services is available via the First Destination Survey Website link below.

First Destination Employment Data from 2009-2016 can be accessed through the UW-River Falls Survey Research Center.

Please encourage your graduating seniors to respond to the First Destination Survey on the First Destination Survey Website or when it is emailed to them by Career Services upon graduation.

2014 Out for Work Bronze MedalContact Us

Career Services
career.services@uwrf.edu
715-425-3572
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
211 Hagestad Hall

 

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