Student Resources

As a Parkside student or alum, you have access to online and on-campus resources that will help you to position yourself for academic and professional success. These resources, along with advisors and mentors, will you help you along the way.

EXPLORE YOUR ACADEMIC AND CAREER PATH.

Occupational Information

America's Career InfoNet

National and state specific occupational information, including wages, employment trends, knowledge, skills and abilities, education and training, related occupations, and web resources.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Information on specific occupations including education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.


Occupational Information Network (O*Net)

A variety of ways to research occupations. You'll find knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, as well as related interests and work values.

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Doing Research Before Choosing a Major
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Values, Skills, and Interests Surveys

CareerLocker

A career development tool designed to help you explore and develop personal and career awareness. Contact the Advising and Career Center to receive a code to set up a free account.


StrengthsQuestTM

A tool that identifies your strengths to provide guidance and ideas for your career. Connect with an advisor to receive your access code.

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Getting Started
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Researching Organizations

Buzzfile

A listing of potential employers by major and state. As a Parkside student, you have free access and immediate access.


Glassdoor

Offers user-submitted insight into salaries, possible interview questions and reviews. Sign up with your RangerMail email for free unlimited access.


LinkedIn

Access people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you to be great at what you do and what you want to do.

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7 Tips for Researching Companies
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PREPARE YOURSELF AND YOUR DOCUMENTS.

Resume and Cover Letter Resources

Creating Your Resume

A resume is a document that summarizes your qualifications for employment or another opportunity. It lets the reader know the highlights of your educational experience, skills, and other information.

Preparing Your Cover Letter

Don't forget about this valuable method to connect your resume with the desired qualifications in your own voice. Many students struggle with cover letters, so these simple tips will make sure you are ready to stand out.

List of Action Words

Elevate your resume by using the most descriptive and accurate words to describe your experience.

 

Personal Statements

Some opportunities, such as academic program applications, will require personal statements.

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Make Your Resume Pop
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The Cover Letter
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Interviewing Tips and Networking Strategies

Preparing for Your Interview

Once you have landed an interview, start preparing to make your best impression. Practice, reflect on your qualifications and take a deep breath. You've got this!


Be Prepared for the Fair

Every year, the Advising and Career Center partners with the entire campus community to welcome local, regional, and national employers to our annual Internship Fair in the fall and the Career Fair in the Spring.


Young Professional Groups

At Parkside, you are in close proximity to two amazing young professional groups in our backyard and many more in the region. Check out Kenosha's YLink (Young Leaders in Kenosha) and Racine's YPR (Young Professionals of Racine) for unlimited networking potential. 

Young Leaders in Kenosha  Young Professionals of Racine

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Build Your Network
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Importance of Networking
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PURSUE YOUR NEXT STEP WITH CONFIDENCE.

Career Search Resources

Handshake

Employers use Handshake to post their employment and internship opportunities, and many employers do so because they are interested in Parkside graduates specifically. The majority of positions listed on Handshake require a degree, making this an ideal resource to use when begin your search and beyond.


Job Boards

Although many positions are filled as a result of a human interaction, it can be helpful to explore various job boards for openings. There are also job boards that are specific to certain industries or sectors. We've compiled a list for you to use as a jumping off point. 

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Negotiating an Offer
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Graduate School Resources

Is Grad School Your Next Step?

Thinking about Graduate or Professional school?  You'll want to thoroughly evaluate programs to determine your best fit. We have compiled some questions for you that will help review factors worth considering. The Advising and Career Center is available to help you along the way.

Graduate School Admission Tests

Different programs require different admissions exams and some programs do not require any. We've compiled a list of the most common exams. Working with an advisor at Parkside and reviewing information from the institution that offers your program of choice will clarify which test is next for you.

Advising and Career Center

262-595-2040
advisingcenter@uwp.edu

Wyllie Hall D175
900 Wood Rd. 
Kenosha, WI 53144
Parking: Lots A, B

Hours

Mon 8 am-4:30 pm 

Tue

8 am-4:30 pm

Wed

8 am-4:30 pm

Thu  8 am-4:30 pm
Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

 

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