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Student Resources


Career & Professional Development supports the professional development of all students by providing services, events, and advising to help you reach your career goals.

Career Advising & Appointments

Career & Professional Development offers individual appointments with Career Advisors focused on industry advising. To learn more about industry advising click here. To schedule an appointment with an advisor you have two options:

  1. You may self-schedule an appointment on Handshake by logging in using your UW Oshkosh netid, clicking on Career Center, then click the blue button “Schedule an Appointment.” You’ll be taken through a few steps to determine the best fit for your career questions and show you the appointment availability of the career advisors assigned to that area.
  2. You may call Career & Professional Development at 920-424-2181 to talk with a Career Resource Specialist who can assist you in scheduling an appointment with an advisor.

Fall 2020 – the majority of appointments will be held virtually either by phone or Microsoft Teams video chat. If you have a specific need for an in-person appointment reach out to us for accommodations!

How to Join Your Microsoft Teams Appointment

We offer student resources on:

Resumes Resume_Samples Professional Communication
Interviewing Networking Salary Negotiation
Assessing Your Skills Informational Interviews Career Closet
Equal Opportunity Resources Grad School Career Planning

Get Hired! Guide

For a more comprehensive look at many of these topics consider purchasing the Get Hired! Guide, an electronic book accessed by visiting Great River Learning.  You can purchase an access code the University Books & More or by visiting the online link. Guides can be purchased for $30. When choosing a section, you should choose the General User section.

Essential Career Readiness Skills


As a UW Oshkosh student you have numerous opportunities to develop the necessary career-ready skills which will allow you to effectively market your academic & professional development experiences.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers, through a task force of college career services and HR/staffing professionals, has developed a definition, based on extensive research among employers, and identified seven competencies associated with career readiness.

Definition of Career Readiness and Competencies
Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.

These competencies are:

Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.
Select and use appropriate technology to accomplish a given task. The individual is also able to apply computing skills to solve problems.
Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.
Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.