Career Services

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology are here to help you in your career journey. We offer a wide range of resources to help students discover possible career paths, perfect your resumé, feel confident about the interview process, and successfully land internships or jobs. Explore the resources below and get in touch with a career advisor or CALS Career Services today!

For students considering participating in an internship, visit the CALS informational page to learn why internships are important, when to complete them, and how to receive academic credit. Students can also access the CALS Internship Handbook, the Internship Agreement Form, and the Intern Progress Evaluation here.

C&E Soc Internship and Job Opportunities

CALS Career Services

CALS Career Advisor

Kristina Vack is the Career Development Coordinator for CALS and is available for drop-in advising. Get personalized attention. Get started on a resume, prepare for an interview, create a job search strategy, prepare for graduate school, or explore careers. Kristina is available to help CALS students plan for their careers post-graduation.

Career Exploration Center

The Career Exploration Center (CEC) supports undecided and exploring students to make decisions about their futures based on their interests, values, and skills through individual advising appointments, workshops, events, a career library, and campus & community outreach

Student Career Guide

An informational guide with resources for job or internship application materials, a sample resumé and cover letter, and tips for interviewing, graduate school, and internships.

Resource Materials

Step-by-Step Guides

Review detailed material providing guidance on how to craft a personal statement, cover letter, and resumé. Also, learn about how to request an interview, what to wear, some common questions that will be asked, and strategies to conduct a successful interview.

CALS Sample Resumés

Access over 25 different sample resumés that you can reference and download for personalization.

HireVue Digital Interviews

Use HireVue’s online interview software to practice your interview skills.

Professional Associations

American Sociological Association

ASA works toward serving sociologists and society through a wide range of programmatic activity, from publishing journals to hosting an Annual Meeting, from advocating for public policy on issues that impact our discipline to creating networking opportunities for sociologists, from disseminating sociological scholarship to a public audience to offering extensive professional development resources to our members—and more.

Population Association of America

The Population Association of America (PAA) is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization established to promote and support high-quality population research. PAA members include demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field. PAA membership has grown to 3,000 reflecting professional interest in the population field. 

Rural Sociological Society

The RSS is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application, and dissemination of sociological knowledge. The Society seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities, and the environment. This website is intended to serve all those interested in rural people and places.

All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive a free annual membership to a professional society for up to six years. Email Josh Garoon for membership and renewal.

Job and Internship Search Services

Badger Bridge

Badger Bridge is a way for UW-Madison Alumni to connect with current students. The Wisconsin Alumni Association plugs you into a dynamic network of alumni who can help you grow your professional connections and open doors in your field of interest. With resources like Badger Bridge, WAA broadens your circle of professional contacts to move your career forward.

Wisconsin Job Network

The Wisconsin Job Network is a way for students to see available job and internship postings located in Wisconsin. The network also offers resumé writing tips and content to help you improve your job search and maximize your results.

International Job Search

Want to diversify your educational and professional experience? Want to experience other parts of the world? GoinGlobal is a way for students to search for internationally available jobs and internships.


Handshake makes it easy for every UW-Madison student to explore career events, connect to jobs and internships, and even schedule on-campus interviews. It is UW-Madison’s primary recruitment and career event management tool.

Linked In

Engage in professional networking, career development, and see available job listings. UW-Madison offers LinkedIn online training to help students understand the platform and access LinkedIn Learning—a full library of self-study software tutorials available anytime, anywhere.


Glassdoor is the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies. Built on the foundation of increasing workplace transparency, Glassdoor offers insights into the employee experience powered by millions of company ratings and reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos, and more, combined with the latest jobs.