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Career & Professional Development Student Employment Opportunities

Our student employees and interns serve an integral role in the culture of our space and in the delivery of Career & Professional Development services.  

We invite you to explore the different undergraduate and graduate student employment opportunities. 

Career Resource Specialists

Career Resource Specialists (CRS) are Career & Professional Development’s (CPD) front-line customer service providers. As a CRS, you will help create a friendly and welcoming environment by greeting visitors, answering phone calls, and assisting in scheduling appointments. CRS’s will have the opportunity to present, train, and manage projects they take an interest and initiative in. CRS’ use career-related software, network with professionals, and connect with organizations recruiting on campus.

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  • Pay: $12 per hour
  • Part-time (minimum 5 hours per week; maximum 25 hours per week)
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • Monday-Thursday 7:45am-5:00pm 
    • Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm 
  • Happy to accommodate your class schedule and support you as a student and a person 
  • New employees will receive training and onboarding to ensure quality services 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for customer service environment 
  • Dependable, resourceful, and adaptable 
  • Proficient computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and internet searching 
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and solve problems
  • Coachable 
  • Dedicated to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment 
  • Troubleshoot student, faculty, staff, and employer inquiries in person, via email, and over phone 
  • Recommend CPD resources to students regarding career-related topics such as resumes, cover letters, job searches, interviewing, etc. 
  • Evaluate student resumes via VMock; a platform used by thousands of students annually at UW Oshkosh 
  • Scrutinize the credibility of thousands of jobs via Handshake hiring platform to ensure students find credible professional development opportunities 
  • Maintain multiple calendars, review and respond to email messages using Microsoft Outlook 
  • Decipher data in Microsoft Excel and create, update, and manage Microsoft Word documents 
  • Collaborate as a team to host events including mock interviews, career fairs, creating connections, tables of titans, company visits, and numerous other events 
  • Outreach to dozens students annually to complete the First Destination Survey to identify graduates post collegiate plans 

Career Closet Intern

The Career Closet Intern helps manage the day-to-day operations and organization of the Career Closet.

The Career Closet is a resource started in October 2013 that assists students in creating a professional wardrobe for interviews and jobs. Students are able to shop in the Career Closet anytime Career & Professional Development is open. Items you may find in the closet include: Suits, pants, skirts, dresses, ties, belts, tops, shoes, purses, and jewelry. 

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  • Engage in exploring many different delivery methods in outreaching to different constituents by using critical thinking and creativity in implementing the Career Closet 
  • Demonstrate strong oral communication through presenting to a wide range of groups and articulating resources available to current students 
  • Exemplify good written communication skills through writing web-based presentations for professional staff, updating web content, and creating flash emails for students 
  • Strengthen customer service skill sets working with a diverse student population 
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with a team of professionals working towards a common mission in serving all constituents of Career & Professional Development 
  • Pay: $12 per hour 
  • Part-time (minimum 5 hours per week; maximum 10 hours per week) 
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • Monday-Thursday 7:45am-5:00pm 
    • Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm 
  • All majors considered. Students with an interest in sales, retail, merchandise, supply chain, communications, marketing, design are encouraged to apply  
  • Happy to accommodate your class schedule and support you as a student and a person 
  • New employees will receive training and onboarding to ensure quality services 
  • Strong organization and planning skills 
  • Good attention to detail 
  • Database management skills 
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills 
  • Strong problem-solving skills 
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and team-oriented attitude 
  • Knowledge or interest in apparel and textiles 
  • Create and manage in-take system for donated clothing 
  • Sort, classify, and organize clothing items 
  • Provide input about the physical layout and furnishing of the Closet space 
  • Coordinate merchandising, displays and special promotions 
  • Assist students with clothing selecting and care of professional attire 
  • Prepare reports that summarize usage and other program metrics 
  • Assist Career Advisors with new clothing drive initiatives 
  • Assist in identifying new content that is needed on the web for a variety of customers 
  • Present general services to group about Career & Professional Development services 
  • Other duties as assigned

Graphic Design/Marketing Intern

As the Graphic Design/Marketing Intern for Career & Professional Development you will create and implement various promotional pieces for career events and services for students, alumni and employers. Examples of graphics projects include: slides, banners, posters, bookmarks, signage and other graphics. Students in this role must be able to work efficiently under pressure as some assignments are given short notice to complete. 

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  • Pay: $13 per hour 
  • Hours per week will be based on projects 
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • Monday-Thursday 7:45am-5:00pm 
    • Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm 
  • Required Year in School: Current Sophomore, Junior or Senior 
  • The ideal candidate would be a first/second semester Junior. We would like this candidate to stay on through graduation if possible. 
  • Majors Related to: Art, Journalism, Marketing, Interactive Web Management, Communications considered
  • Cumulative GPA: 2.5 
  • Happy to accommodate your class schedule and support you as a student and a person 
  • New employees will receive training and onboarding to ensure quality services 
  • Have an art, journalism, marketing, interactive web or communication background 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, intermediate/advanced in Adobe Creative Suite – specifically InDesign & Illustrator is required 
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills 
  • Knowledge of AP Style and typography 
  • Strong editing skills 
  • Thrive under pressure 

Professional Skills Intern

The Professional Skills Intern in Career & Professional Development primarily focus on projects and tasks related to the planning, staffing, promotion and overall logistics of CPD events. Extensive opportunities are available to practice communication skills, develop organizational abilities, practice time management and implement project management skills. 

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  • Pay: $12 per hour 
  • Part-time (minimum 10 hours per week; maximum 12 hours per week) 
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • Monday-Thursday 7:45am-5:00pm 
    • Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm
  • Year in School Required: Sophomores, Juniors or 1st semester Seniors willing to work both academic semesters 
  • All Majors Encouraged to Apply 
  • Cumulative GPA: 2.5 
  • Happy to accommodate your class schedule and support you as a student and a person 
  • New employees will receive training and onboarding to ensure quality services 

50% Event Support, Promotion and Marketing 

  • Assist the Career Fair Manager with assigned tasks throughout the semester 
  • Coordinate logistical aspects of Dining with Professionals, Mock Interviews and Tables of Titans with direction from the Professional Skills Coordinator 
  • Market CPD events and resources to students, faculty, staff and employers; including developing upcoming event slides for all Mock Interview days 
  • Compile End of the Year Reports at the conclusion of each semester 
  • Write at least one Student Story during the semester with direction from the Marketing Manager 

20% Project Management 

  • Send individualized student feedback through Campus Labs after each Mock Interview date and manage the follow-up tracking sheet 
  • Use professional email communication to solicit missing Mock Interview resumes 
  • Design a new career related workshop presentation OR take leadership of an existing one in alignment with the intern’s area of interest 

20% Customer Service & Office Operations 

  • Provide excellent customer service to all CPD constituents 
  • Understand how to navigate Handshake, including, but not limited to: how to add notes to a student’s account, adding an employer to an event, removing a student registration adding a document, and blocking a student account 

10% Training and Professional Development 

  • Complete the Strengths Quest assessment and integrate strengths into internship experience 
  • Participate in required CPD orientation and training opportunities 
  • Use and maintain accessible and accurate Google calendar 

Social Media Intern

The Social Media Intern will demonstrate creativity and technological savvy by communicating with Career and Professional Development’s constituents regarding career events, information, and opportunities via CPD’s social media accounts, website, tabling, and other methods. 

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Job Details 

  • Pay: $12 per hour 
  • 10-12 Hours per week 
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • Monday-Thursday 7:45am-5:00pm 
    • Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm 
  • Candidates must have had at least one or more journalism, marketing, advanced writing or other writing related course  
  • A minimum of one year schooling left before graduation (students with only one semester of availability will not be considered) 
  • Have a Journalism/Marketing/Communications/English/Interactive Web Management background (any major will be considered if meet other requirements)  
  • Cumulative GPA: 2.5 
  • Happy to accommodate your class schedule and support you as a student and a person 
  • New employees will receive training and onboarding to ensure quality services 
  • Strong Sales Skills 
  • Attention to Detail and ability to plan/schedule 
  • Ability to speak to groups small and large 
  • Desire to uphold ethical standards and build their existing marketing and communication skills 
  • Detail oriented and ability to work in a multi-faceted and fast-paced environment 
  • Strong working knowledge of social media resources Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, WordPress 
  • Strong working knowledge of computer software packages: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Ecel, Handshake, web browsers, video recording/editing equipment 
  • Strong writing skills and a good working knowledge of social media resources and marketing tactics 

70% Update and maintain Career & Professional Development social media platforms to serve audiences: 

  • Manage posts to our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Flickr, LinkedIn, etc. 
  • Assist in the marketing of events and services by using social media platforms, tabling across campus, using calendar systems, etc. 
  • Edit and create content geared to the promotion of Career & Professional Development to students, faculty and employers using written and photographic content 
  • Use analytics to demonstrate effectiveness and plan future strategies/posts 
  • Develop marketing plans/create new tactics in reaching/building our target demographics 
  • Ensure communication via social media and status of accounts complies with university branding policies 
  • Assist in creating and maintaining links among Career & Professional Development and partner offices social media accounts and websites 
  • Communicate with Career & Professional Development staff on planning, status, and results of social media campaigns in coordination with supervisor and Director of Career & Professional Development 
  • Participate in staffing our head shot booth at the carer fair and in office during mock interview events  
  • Be available for events to assist when possible 

30% Special Projects 

  • Assist supervisor and professional staff with projects 
  • Present general services to groups 
  • Collaborate with the other members of the Career & Professional Development Marketing Team in creating videos, blogs, content, etc. 

Graduate Career Advising Intern

Career and Professional Development typically hires 2 graduate students to work as Graduate Career Advisors. Both Graduate Career Advisors have opportunities to meet 1:1 with students during Career Advising appointments. Graduate Career Advisors also deliver presentations to large and small audiences on a variety of professional skills topics. In this role, Graduate Career Advisors engage with local employers and collaborate with a team of professionals to develop programs and connect students to professional opportunities. 

Each Graduate Career Advisor also works on their own unique projects and has their own unique responsibilities. One of the Graduate Career Advisors will Co-Instruct a Professional Skills in Business course, reaching over 100 students every semester with a team of members from Career & Professional Development and the College of Business. Another Graduate Career Advisor will Co-Instruct the Career Planning & Implementation course, which is open to all majors.  

Each Graduate Career Advisor will also become an expert on an industry and primarily advise students on professional skills topics such as resumes, cover letters, internship, career planning/exploration etc.   

If you are interested in learning more about our Graduate Advising Internships or would like to apply, please reach out to Chrissy Lambie (

  • Pay: $18 per hour 
  • Minimum of 10 Hours per week, Maximum of 20 Hours per week 
  • Hours of Operation: 
    • Monday-Thursday 7:45am-5:00pm 
    • Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm 
  • Summer work opportunities may be available based on need/budget 
  • Must be a current UW Oshkosh graduate student 
  • Happy to accommodate your class schedule and support you as a student and a person 
  • New employees will receive training and onboarding to ensure quality services 
  • Experience teaching, advising or counseling college-aged students 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Presentation skills along with strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work individually and on a team to complete projects efficiently and effectively 
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to respond to the evolving needs of students 

Career Advising & Assessment 

Provides individualized career advising to students and alumni on a diverse array of topics including career exploration, career readiness, professionalism, job search strategies, and graduate school preparation. Leads group advising sessions, workshops, and classroom presentations. Understand outcomes of UWO graduates by major, college, and industry. Outreach with designated groups of students to inform, motivate and collect first destination outcome data. Work with the Assistant Director of Employer Relations to secure a 90%+ overall rate of completion annually. Applies knowledge of student development and outcomes that accommodates the diverse needs of UWO students. 

Industry Expertise 

Creates and fosters student success through individual/group career coaching, programming and events, connections and resources tailored to the career development needs of assigned industry areas. Specific tasks include: 

  • Serving as a designated advisor for students who identify with assigned industries and majors. 
  • Staying informed about related career paths, industry trends, employers, graduate programs, and opportunities. 
  • Identifying, maintaining, and creating industry-specific resources. 
  • Generating contact lists of “industry-experts” comprised of alumni and professionals who are willing to connect with students for inquiries, informational interviews, job shadowing, etc. 

Programming & Events 

Work on a team to create and plan programs and events that provide educational and/or networking opportunities for students. Types of programs could include workshops, meet-ups, seminars, presentations, fairs, panels, site visits, job shadowing and in-person or virtual networking events. Collaborates effectively with Career & Professional Development colleagues, academic departments, faculty, student groups and other campus partners to plan and promote events. Works within a designated team to plan and coordinate events associated with assigned industry areas. Assists with general Career & Professional Development programs and events as needed. 


Develops and maintains relationships with employers for advising, networking, programming, and other career education purposes. Connect students with employers and alumni via classroom presentations, networking events, and other career programs. Communicates regularly with the Assistant Director for Employer Relations to become aware of new employer connections that are relevant to assigned industry areas. Represents UWO/UWO CPD at events featuring employers, alumni, and parents. Stays current with employers, job opportunities and recruiting events posted on Handshake, promotes accordingly. 

Technology & Communications 

Become familiar and trained on all career tools and technologies offered by Career & Professional Development; proficiency with utilizing Handshake is essential. Informs students and academic departments about recruiting opportunities, events, and activities through appropriate mediums (via Handshake, Outlook, Navigate, etc.). 

Other Administrative Duties 

  • Pursues professional development to keep pace with demands for services and information, to inform students and the University. 
  • Opportunities to serve on other campus committees 
  • Engages in recruitment and retention efforts by supporting campus initiatives. 
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor 


Student Employee Feedback

What Our Students Have to Say bout Working at Career & Professional Development 

“I have been working in the office for 2 years and it is one of the best places to work on campus.” Haylea, Social Media and Career Closet Intern 

“Overall, I am enjoying my internship with the career center and will cherish the opportunity to work with amazing staff” Karra, Human Services Leadership Intern 

Great Culture 

“The culture in our office is filled with love and laughter, as each individual brings different and amazing characteristics to our environment.” Adamaris, Career Resource Specialist 

“I like working at CPD and continued to work here because I really enjoy the environment of the office, and I enjoy the tasks that CRSs are given in the office.” Emma, Career Resource Specialist 

Supportive Staff 

“The staff here are outstanding, super friendly, and nice. You can walk into the office, be greeted with a smiling face, and feel welcomed.” Haylea, Social Media and Career Closet Intern 

“I also enjoy working here as the staff are very supportive and they enjoy having fun with us as well as helping us get ready for our future career path.” Adamaris, Career Resource Specialist 

“The culture of our office is very positive and supportive. Whether it is work related, school related, or a personal problem you are having, all of the staff is there for you no matter what. When I first started working here, I was a little nervous just because I felt like I had so much to learn, but everyone was so supportive and was always there to answer any of my questions and assist me if I needed it.” Emma, Career Resource Specialist 

Flexible Hours 

“The office also is very accommodating with hours, and they allow for the student workers to be very flexible due to school and other activities that we might have. Whether you work 5 or 15 hours a week they will make sure to fit it in with your schedule” Adamaris, Career Resource Specialist 

“The staff understand the workload as a college student and ensure the well-being of their student workers and interns.” Karra, Human Services Leadership Intern 

Professional Development Opportunities 

“I enjoy being able to connect with employers through the career fair, and other events hosted by our office. I have gained a wide range of professional skills that I will carry with me throughout the future into my own career.” Emma, Career Resource Specialist 

“Career and Professional Development encourages my growth professionally, academically, and personally by catering my internship towards my career interests allowing me to be prepared for post-graduation, such as conducting informational interviews with future job interests. Although I am only an intern for one semester, I have received a wide range of experience within the office that I can carry over for future job positions.” Karra, Human Services Leadership Intern 

Career & Professional Development

(920) 424-2181

Student Success Center, Suite 125
750 Elmwood Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Oshkosh Campus

  • M–F: 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Fox Cities Campus Advisor Hours

  • Fox Cities Hours: Mondays (days will vary) in the Solution Center
  • Schedule appointments via Handshake
  • Services only offered when classes are in session during the fall and spring terms.