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Career Services Advisor

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details


Minimum $60,000 Maximum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see .

Job Summary:

The College of Engineering undergraduate academic affairs unit is a dynamic team committed to providing outstanding, equitable and inclusive student services to the college's 4,500 undergraduate and 1500 graduate students. Embracing a holistic approach, the unit includes academic advising, career services, student leadership, student outreach, scholarships and student wellness.

Engineering Career Services is a small, experienced and dedicated team focused on serving all students in the College and our alumni. While this role requires being a generalist on the team, the focus of the Career Services Advisor is on providing career advising and programming for undergraduate engineering students and management of experiential learning programs including the summer internship for credit program.

Responsibilities: Coordinates and delivers career development programming, resource materials, and/or advising to students and alumni. Educates students, alumni, and other stakeholders about career development and opportunities and maintains relationships to aid in effective career planning. Supervises unit staff and/or has significant program management authority/responsibility, and strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
  • 40% Educates or advises students and recent alumni individually, or in groups through various mediums about career exploration, self-assessment, skills, materials development, and career decisions
  • 20% Develops and delivers career development programming and resource materials across various mediums to provide education to students
  • 5% Responds to questions and provides information regarding student services, policies, procedures, and employment preparation
  • 5% May identify and maintain a professional network of employers or other stakeholders to facilitate career exploration and employment opportunities for students
  • 5% Participates in campus-wide career services community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college/unit
  • 10% Supervises unit staff and/or plans, organizes, allocates resources, assesses performance, and leads the operational activities for a significant portion of the unit's career services portfolio
  • 5% Ensures inclusion, diversity and equity is central in all activities and initiatives; engages in
    practices that build inclusive teams and promotes environments that are welcoming and inclusive
  • 10% Manages undergraduate summer internship for academic credit program and collaborate to support the cooperative education program
  • Meet one-on-one to advise undergraduate engineering students on a variety of career development needs including but not limited to: internship, co-op and job search strategies, resumes, cover letters, interviewing techniques and offer negotiation
  • Develop and lead workshops on career development topics for undergraduates
  • Monitor and manage summer internship for academic credit program participation including processing of reported internships in Handshake, orientation session attendance and enrollment process
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree (Master's degree, preferred), in counseling, higher education or closely related field


- Minimum 3 years of post-degree experience directly advising/counseling students in a higher education setting (does not include teaching positions); 5 years of experience preferred
- Experience developing, presenting or facilitating workshops and programs for college student audiences
- Experience collaborating across a diverse set of stakeholders to achieve a common goal
- Experience independently managing small to medium sized projects, programs, and/or events
- Demonstrated knowledge and use of technology platforms and/or data analysis to support work productivity

- Experience working in a career services unit and/or with Engineering students
- Experience working with international populations and basic knowledge of Curricular Practical Training (CPT) processes and regulations
- Experience with internship program management including understanding of NACE Internship Guidelines
- Experience working with Handshake and Microsoft Excel

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

Position will require occasional evening hours or weekend hours during the academic year.

Remote work may be available up to one day after a training period has been completed.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your knowledge, skills, and experience specifically align with this position. Recommended to specifically address required skills and any preferred skills through the submitted resume and cover letter.


Beth Brandl
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Career Development Manager(AE079)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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