We would like to welcome you to Career & Professional Development, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s provider of career information, advice and occupational guidance. Whether you are participating in one of our many helpful programs or networking with area professionals at a job fair, Career & Professional Development can help you achieve your vocational goals.
As the world economy is constantly changing, the need for you to be equipped and ready for opportunities is imperative throughout your educational process. Employers are now focusing on internships/relevant experiences as the main instrument for hiring students beyond graduation. Let us assist you in developing professional skills and experience during your academic career at UW Oshkosh.
Career & Professional Development encourages, supports and advances career and professional development for current students through the acquisition of knowledge, practice of skills, and reflection on experience. Career & Professional Development fosters student success by establishing productive relationships with academic departments, employers, and alumni.
Career & Professional Development will continue to be a centralized office that integrates the career implementation process with career coaching and technologies to educate our students with the necessary skills needed to transition from college to career and beyond.
Liberal Arts Education – We value providing individual career coaching as well as educational opportunities for current students to market their integrated learning, personal and social responsibility, and intellectual and practical skills.
Customer Service – We provide the highest level of customer service for our constituents (students, faculty, employers, and alumni) through partnerships that assist in meeting their unique goals and objectives. We also embrace the FISH! philosophy in providing services, events, and information to our constituents.
Be There – is being emotionally present for people. It’s a powerful message of respect that improves communication and strengthens relationships.
Play – taps into your natural way of being creative, enthusiastic and having fun. Play is the spirit that drives the curious mind, as in “Let’s play with that idea!” It’s a mindset you can bring to everything you do.
Make Their Day – is finding simple ways to serve or delight people in a meaningful, memorable way. It’s about contributing to someone else’s life, not because you want something out of it, but because that’s the person you want to be.
Choose Your Attitude – means taking responsibility for how you respond to what life throws at you. Once you are aware that your choice impacts everyone around you, you can ask yourself, “Is my attitude helping my team or my customers? Is it helping me to be the person I want to be?”
Through The FISH! Philosophy, we build stronger relationships with staff members, the customers we serve, and the students we teach. © 2009 Charthouse Learning
Individuality & Affirmation –We accept each student as a unique individual by supporting their interests, encouraging their development, listening to their ideas, and connecting them to resources that facilitate and engage learning.
Diversity – We serve all diverse populations across campus through collaboration and partnerships with faculty, student organizations, alumni and employers. As an office we operate under the guiding statements developed by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE): Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Collaboration & Partnering – We create, build, and maintain relationships with student clubs/organizations, colleges, academic programs, student affairs departments, employers, and alumni to deliver innovative career and professional programs that meet the diverse needs of the campus community.
Internships and High-Impact Learning – We value students’ life-long learning and career-decision making by promoting internships, volunteerism, service learning, and study abroad opportunities as part of the collegiate experience.
Technological Innovation – We provide online services, ensuring that professional development, internship, and job search tools are accessible 24/7.
Professional Development – We dedicate resources to support professional development for staff to expand knowledge, networks and contacts.
Professional Environment –We demonstrate a strong work ethic, a sense of passion and enthusiasm, while striving for balance between professional and personal life.
While our offices are open during this time, please call to schedule services.
- Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm.
- Friday 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
These are 15-minute meetings with a Career & Professional Development staff member to review your resume/LinkedIn profile or to ask questions that will not necessitate a full appointment. Drop-ins are only available when classes are in-session during the fall & spring terms. Hours may vary by semester. Contact the office for specific times.
The Career Closet will be open for student browsing anytime that the Career & Professional Development office is open. We just ask that you check-in at the front desk before browsing the inventory. Students may take 4 items to keep for free every semester including summer. Please check-out at the front desk before leaving with your items.
Visit us on the first floor of the Student Success Center, Suite 125. View the interactive campus map to see how to get to Career & Professional Development, available parking, and more.
Student Success Center, Suite 125
750 Elmwood Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8619