Here at the School of Human Ecology, we are here to support your exploration of careers and help you reach your goals. Each student is assigned a career advisor to guide you through the journey.
Why should I meet with a career advisor?
Whether you are exploring potential careers related to your major, excited to start applying for internships, or ready to seal the deal on your first job or graduate school offer, our office is here to help! Our career advisors support:
- Career exploration
- Job search tools and strategies
- Resume and cover letter development
- Interview preparation
- Graduate school application process
Connect with your advisor
Drop-in career advising
We offer drop-in advising in person, video chat, and phone during the Fall and Spring terms. During the summer, meet with an advisor via appointment.
Fall 2022 Drop-In Hours
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 AM – 1:00PM CST
Drop-ins are intended for quick (10-15 minute) career-related questions about your resume and/or cover letter, interviewing, Handshake, etc.
Students may have their resume and cover letters reviewed during drop-in advising times as well or may opt to send their application documents into our electronic review service.
If you are visiting us in person, drop by the Advising & Career Center office on the 1st floor of Nancy Nicholas Hall and let the front desk know you’re here for drop-ins.
For students wishing to do drop ins via phone or video chat, the Career Advising Drop-In Advising Form will open 10-15 minutes before each drop-in session begins, and it will close at the end of the session.
If you are unable to access Google/Google Forms, please email email@example.com with your Campus ID and if you would like to receive Academic or Career advising. Your information will be promptly added to the drop-in queue and you will be contacted by an advisor when they are available to meet.
We are happy to communicate with you via email as well. Please try to include all of your questions in one email and be as specific as possible prior to sending for us to best assist you.
Schedule an appointment
For more in-depth career advising questions, such as major and career exploration, internship challenges, evaluating job offers, etc. schedule an appointment.
Students may schedule 30-minute career advising appointments with a human ecology career advisor using the online Starfish scheduling tool found in the MyUW portal. Search “Starfish” and follow the instructions to schedule an appointment with your assigned career advisor.
You can find out who your advisor is by checking your Student Center.
For resume or cover letter reviews, please use the drop-in advising or electronic document review services first before scheduling an appointment with a professional advisor.
Space is available in Nancy Nicholas Hall for Human Ecology students looking for a quiet location with reliable internet connection to complete a job or internship interview (virtual and/or phone interviews are the most common).
Interview spaces are available during building hours from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM CST Monday through Friday during the academic year.
Please complete this request form at least 1 business day prior to your scheduled interview. If you are completing multiple interviews, please fill out a form for each. A member of our Career Development staff will review your request and reach out with more information.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Send electronic documents for review
Students who would like to have their resume and/or cover letter reviewed by a career advisor may send their documents to email@example.com. A human ecology career advisor will review documents submitted through this service within 48 hours (not including weekends) and respond with electronic feedback, comments, and suggested edits.
Electronic interview feedback
Get feedback on common interview questions with our mock interview service through Big Interview. \
If you haven’t used Big Interview before, set up your SoHE account by visiting the site’s homepage and “Register” with your wisc.edu email address. After setting up your Big Interview account and getting logged in:
- Click “Assignments” on the top tool bar.
- Enter code: c26363
- Record your answers to the questions. Please indicate in the first question what kind of position you’re mock interviewing for. Make sure to review your answers and submit all answers to order to get feedback.
- Feedback will be provided within Big Interview and you’ll get an email notification when it has been reviewed (usually within 48-72 hours).
*This is a pilot program for Fall 2022. We will update this info if the service is offered beyond Fall 2022.