The Alan E. Guskin Center for
Community and Business Engagement
Community and Business Engagement is a hub for experiential learning and a vital connection for those who put learning into action. By supporting programs that engage students in pressing community issues and substantial work, the CBE team helps faculty, staff, community partners, and employers to develop graduates who are active citizens and leaders in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. CBE supports opportunities in community-based learning, internships, and campus employment for students while ensuring quality by promoting current best-practices. In addition, CBE leads campus Civic Action planning and implementation and facilitates Leadership Kenosha, developing local emerging leaders as community stewards.
Becoming a Professional
Will Vargas can be best described as a go-getter. He is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, majoring in communication, with minors in organizational communication, public relations, and digital media and production. His studies lead him toward an internship as an event planning assistant for the International Association of Dialogue Analysis from September 2018 to August 2019, an experience that taught him more about himself than he thought possible.
Exploring an Appreciation for Her Community
Megan Schulte, a senior at UW-Parkside, works hard to become as qualified as possible in the field of social sciences. Her major in psychology, minor in sociology, and certificates in mental health skills, and Community Engagement demonstrate a passion for her community and have guided her towards a career path based on helping others.
Taking Charge of Her Own Education
Jenna Krueger is a graduate student studying clinical mental health counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. This semester she is interning in the Admissions office as a visitor services coordinator. Her job entails the behind-the-scenes work that goes into planning admission-related events, such as reserving conference rooms and coordinating meals with dining services.
A "Hole-in-One" Internship - Interview with James O'Donnell
Through a summer internship, James O’Donnell, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, combined his academic experiences and his love of golf to pave the way to his future career.
From an Internship to a Job Offer at ESPN
Darnell Clay is a sport management major, second semester senior, husband, father, and sports fan. He took his love of sports to ESPN Milwaukee, where as an intern he thrived as a producer and member of their content creating team.