UWM offers a range of resources to alumni looking for employment or considering graduate school.
UWM alumni looking for employment should know that announced jobs make up only some 15-20% of the actual opportunities available in any geographical area. If you find an excellent match, apply. Remember, however, that having a contact inside the organization to which you’re applying may help you significantly. Try to find a friend, family member or UWM alum who can provide you information or even serve as your advocate and aide. (Learn more about professional networking.)
Also, be sure to make an appointment with the UWM alumni career counselor if you’d like help with the job search process.PantherJobs
Alumni have free access to PantherJobs, UWM's primary resource for connecting UWM alumni with employers. PantherJobs includes local, national and international positions and jobs for those with 0-2 years experience as well as those with 3 years+ experience. PantherJobs also offers employer research tools and includes access to PantherNet, a network of UWM alumni and other professionals willing to offer alumni career advice, resume review and other assistance. For a fee, PantherJobs Plus allows alumni to upload their resumes and post their resumes to resume books. For access to PantherJobs and information on PantherJobs Plus, click here and scroll down to “How to Log On to PantherJobs”
CDC’s Portal to the Best Job Boards
Here you’ll find links to general and industry-specific job boards in a variety of fields including government, advertising, sports, education and human resources. This page also includes links to newspaper-based employment pages. Learn more.
Career Days and Job Fairs
Fairs are held each fall and spring, and are FREE and open to UWM alumni. They provide alumni the chance to:
- Gather first-hand career information from representatives from business, industry, government and social services in order to explore career options.
- Learn about full-time jobs, internships, and co-ops.
- Submit a resume and/or cover letter to jobs and of interest.
- Practice talking with professionals in fields of interest.
- Expand their career network for a future job search
View full schedule of upcoming fairs and participating employers.
Applying to Graduate School
Alumni can learn more information about the process of applying to graduate school at the Career Development Center site. The site covers the steps involved in deciding to attend graduate school, choosing a school or schools to which to apply and the application process.