High staff-to-student ratio means you get unlimited support—and exceptional connections—as you step into your ideal career.
Results That Launch Careers
Top Recruiting Companies
Exceptional Career-Readiness To Take On Your Dreams
- Work with trained career coaches and advising experts
- Focus your career path based on your interests, aspirations, and values
- Gain proven job search skills to match with the companies where you want to work
- Connect with alumni and industry leaders in your field
Small Class Size Advantage
- Benefit from abundant, customized, one-on-one support
- Get noticed, fit in. Faculty, staff, and advisors know you by name
- Learn to thrive in teams
- Work and learn with collaborative classmates
Immediate Industry and Alumni Connections
The Right Career Support at the Right Time
Get a running start on your career before you arrive on campus.
- Work with your career coach
- Learn about personal branding
- Assess strengths, preferences, and work style
- Update and enhance your résumé
The weeklong orientation helps you start strong, day one.
- Participate in exercises and discussions
- Explore successful networking
- Participate in activities with your chosen specialization
Prepare for success in a summer internship to experience your chosen field firsthand and build your network. Many internships lead to full-time offers.
Work with your career coach on a career vision.
- Engage in mock interviews
- Prepare for case-based interviews
- Participate in career workshops
- Sharpen your LinkedIn profile
- Connect with employers through on-campus recruiting
- Attend career fairs
- Network with help from the career management team and your career specialization
If you receive a job offer during your summer internship, we help you evaluate the offer, negotiate salary, and more. If you have not locked in full-time employment, we’ll work with you on job-search strategies and connect you with hiring employers and alumni.
- Explore targeted industries and companies
- Research companies in depth
- Develop and implement a job-search plan
- Attend national career fairs, accompanied by Wisconsin MBA career coaches
- Evaluate job offers
- Learn how to negotiate compensation packages
- Network with alumni and other industry professionals with help from the career management team and your career specialization
Ignite Career Accelerator: Gain Essential Leadership Skills
Develop essential, in-demand leadership skills as an individual, as part of a team, and as a manager through specially designed courses, experiential learning, and workshops. Get on a fast track to the UW–Madison Leadership Certificate.
Ignite 3-day immersion during MBA orientation.
Explore how to lead with skill and confidence.
- Cultural competence training
- MBAs With a Heart: community service project
- Becoming an MBA—Career Management Foundations
- Emotional intelligence training
- Workplace and networking etiquette
Ignite leadership week and case challenges
Teams develop and pitch solutions to real-life challenges for actual companies and organizations. Read about past case challenges:
Workshops and seminars
A wide variety of activities, events, and opportunities assures well-rounded exposure to leadership concepts and business executives and change-makers.
- Discover your strengths: CliftonStrengths© Workshop
- Leadership class
- Speaker series
- MBA Consulting Practicum
- TED© Talk discussions
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The Career Team: Focused on You
The professionals in the MBA and Master’s Career Management Center are passionate about equipping you for success—in your program and throughout your career.
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