University of Wisconsin–Madison

Get Career Advice

Just have a quick question? You can email career questions to

The Economics Department provides access to economics specific career advisors including full-time career advisors, as well as peer career advisors who have experience going through the interview and hiring process for their own internships.  We offer individual advising appointments, drop-in advising, and a variety of career development opportunities and programs.


UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING: make an appointment with a career advisor here or stop by drop-in hours (*starting September 5th) Mondays 12-3 and Tuesdays 11-2 in Social Sciences 7239. If our schedules are booked, undergraduate economics students can also make an appointment with career advisors at SuccessWorks.

MASTER’S ADVISING: make an appointment with a career advisor here.

Professional advisors can help with resume and cover letter reviews, career exploration, job/internship search strategies and interview preparation or job offer negotiation.

Career Advising Expectations & Policies

As our office is tasked with promoting professional behavior and meeting the needs of many students, our advising expectations and policies include, but are not limited to the following:

  • If you are unable to make a career advising appointment, you must cancel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment by emailing your scheduled advisor or cancelling through the appointment scheduling software
  • If you miss or cancel with less than 24 hours notice for 2 career advising appointments, future advising appointments may be restricted until you complete certain actions assigned by a professional career advisor
  • Conducting yourself in a manner consistent with UW-Madison’s code of student conduct (UWS 17.09)

We believe these policies will promote greater accessibility to our services, as well as an inclusive and respectful space.  We look forward to working with you!