Important: COVID-19 Advising Update

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The Academic Advising Center & Career Services Offices strives to best serve all who utilize our services. Due to COVID-19, our office will not be conducting in person appointments anymore as of March 18, 2020. Instead we will be offering virtual appointments via phone call, email, or video chat Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please note that due to the constantly evolving circumstances, it may take longer than normal to hear back, and we will be updating our website as things progress. 

Drop-in Peer Advising

If you have a quick academic or career advising question, our Peer Advisors are available to chat Monday-Thursday from 9am-4:30pm and Friday from 9am-1pm through Microsoft Teams:

  1. Click https://teams.microsoft.com/l/chat/0/0?users=peeradvisors@uwlax.edu
  2. Chat with the Peer Advisors to let them know what kind of help you are looking for

Making Academic Advising Appointments

If you are assigned in our office, you can make your appointment online through Navigate, email your advisor, or email advising@uwlax.edu.

If you are not assigned an Academic Advisor in our office, you can make an appointment by calling us at 608.785.6950.

Making Career Advising Appointments

To make an appointment for career advising, you can do so online through Navigate or by calling us at 608.785.6950.

 

Last Updated: 9/17/20 2:45 p.m.

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Online UWL Career Resources & Tools 

These tools are available to you anytime and may be particularly helpful at this moment:

Connecting with Employers

As best as is possible, UWL’s Academic Advising Center & Career Services is continuing to facilitate meaningful connections to opportunities for La Crosse students. We are actively reaching out to recruiting employers to assess hiring needs & plans and to share virtual and remote services. 

Virtual Career Events
The Academic Advising Center & Career Services Office will continue to support your ability to connect with employers. 

  • Virtual Recruiting Events - Employers are creating new virtual recruiting events daily and may present an opportunity to connect with employers in a new way.

 Resume Support Resources

Find a Remote Internship

  • Micro Internship - Interns & Recent Graduates - short-term paid professional projects
  • Covintern - a site developed by a student at Indiana University to share a crowdsourced list of current remote internship postings.  

COVID-19 Search Strategies & Tools

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If you are looking for a summer or part-time position, we encourage you to review the resources compiled by the UWL Financial Aid Office.

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For the most up to date campus information, go to UWL's COVID-19 FAQ page

Forever An Eagle: A Message for Our Graduating Seniors

Congratulations Graduating Seniors!

We realize that there are many unique challenges during this unprecedented time and not the world you planned to be graduating into.  You are not alone! The UWL Academic Advising Center & Career Services Office is here to support you with job search strategies.  Below are some ideas to start the process:

Do you have good news to share?  Please complete the first destination survey!  If your situation should be affected by COVID-19, please update us in the survey so we can offer assistance. 

Employer & Hiring Updates 

We are gathering information from a number of sources to understand hiring trends related to internships and jobs.  The following are the top trends and updates:

  • Students are encouraged to be flexible and consider industries that are thriving in a COVID-19 economy. Examples of industries projected for growth and hiring include remote collaboration platforms, shipping & delivery, food/grocery, online education, health care (despite a slight decline are still hiring) and ed-technology, logistics, and government.
  • Nearly 30% increase in students receiving employer outreach via Handshake
    • So UPDATE your Handshake profiles today!
    • Top industries reaching out:  Internet & Software, K-12 Education, Healthcare, Investment/Portfolio Management, and Management Consulting
  • 89% of employers are adopting or increasing virtual (video) interviews

Online UWL Career Resources & Tools 

These tools are available to you anytime and may be particularly helpful at this moment:

Connecting with Employers

As best as is possible, UWL’s Academic Advising Center & Career Services is continuing to facilitate meaningful connections to opportunities for La Crosse students. We are actively reaching out to recruiting employers to assess hiring needs & plans and to share virtual and remote services. 

Virtual Career Events
The Academic Advising Center & Career Services Office will continue to support your ability to connect with employers. 

  • Virtual Recruiting Events - Employers are creating new virtual recruiting events daily and may present an opportunity to connect with employers in a new way.

 Resume Support Resources

Find a Remote Internship

  • Micro Internship - Interns & Recent Graduates - short-term paid professional projects
  • Covintern - a site developed by a student at Indiana University to share a crowdsourced list of current remote internship postings.  

COVID-19 Search Strategies & Tools

First Destination Survey

Reply to the First Destination Survey if you have already made your plans, or if you need our help if your plans have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If your situation changes, you re-take the survey.

Connecting With Our Team

We are here to support you!  Click here to find alternative ways to reach out to our team or send any questions to career@uwlax.edu and a member of our team will follow up.