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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.

Articles to Share With Students
What Employers Want to See on Your Resume
How to Maximize Your Career Development During COVID-19

Career Services is committed to continuing to share with information with your students through digital formats. For this reason, we have created pre-recorded video presentations on a variety of topics including:

  • Resume + Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Offers + Salary Negotiation
  • Job + Internship Searching

Please know that these video presentations provide a general overview of the topics listed above. In the past you may have received tailored, in-person presentations. Unfortunately, Career Services cannot accommodate those requests at this time. 

To receive access to the video links, please contact our office at

In addition, here are some great resources on LinkedIn:

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.

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 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 

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.

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:

Please encourage students graduating this semester to complete the First Destination Survey on the First Destination Survey Website.

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