School of Nursing Career Services
Career Services provides resources and strategies necessary to steer you in the right direction for your career planning. You will find these tools useful in planning for and understanding the type of work environment in which you can expect to practice.
Career Services Support
In today’s competitive job market, an effective resume and cover letter are essential when being considered for a nursing position. Student Services Program Coordinator Mary Russell will assist nursing students with review of their resumes and cover letters as well as respond to job search and career related questions.
Walk-in hours are available on Fridays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. during the Spring 2013 semester.
Students can schedule an appointment with Mary by using the WiscCal scheduler. Log in to your MY UW portal or go to: https://tools.wisccal.wisc.edu/available/ and search the public profiles.
Western Campus and BSN@Home students are welcome to email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resource materials are also available in the Student Communications room (K6/162). Western Campus students can find the materials in a binder (on reserve) in the Corporate Learning Library on the first floor of Gundersen Hospital.
Resumes - Your resume creates an image of who you are and shapes the prospective employer's first impression of you. See Related Links for Resume Information.
Curriculum Vitae - The purpose of both the resume and CV are similar: to provide insight into your qualifications as a potential employee. See Related Links for Curriculum Vitae Information.
Cover Letters - The cover letter helps the prospective employer understand how your skills and experiences will allow you to succeed in the position you're applying for. See Related Links for Cover Letter Information.
Reference Letters - References from faculty members familiar with your academic performance are generally requested when you apply for your first position as a nurse. See Related Links for Reference Letter Information.
Interview - An interview is an opportunity to convince the employer that you are the best candidate for the job by highlighting your skills and qualifications. See Related Links for Interview Information.
Workshops - Video-captures and notes from career-related workshops offered by the School of Nursing. See Related Links for Workshop Information.
Internship/Externship/SNA/CNA - Listings of regional hospital and clinic information about what types of student positions are offered. Information is subject to change. Contact hospitals or clinics directly for more information. See Related Links for Internship/Externship/SNA/CNA Information
Volunteer - Regional listing with contact information and websites of places nursing students can contact for volunteer opportunities. See Related Links for Volunteer Information
Job Search Resources - See Related Links for Job Search Resources.
Job Postings - See Related Links for Job Postings
What can I do with a major in nursing? - See Related Links for What can I do with a major in nursing?