Get Career Advice

The Economics Department provides access to economics specific career advisors including full-time career advisors, as well as undergraduate peer career advisors who have experience going through the interview and hiring process for their own internships.  Career advisors can help with resume and cover letter reviews, career exploration, job/internship search strategies and interview preparation or job offer negotiation.

Schedule a Career Advising Appointment

All students can use the Starfish app in MyUW to schedule an appointment this summer. We do not offer drop-in advising hours over the summer.

  1. Log in to your MyUW
  2. Open the Starfish app (if you do not see it, search for “Starfish” in MyUW and add it to your dashboard)
  3. Within the Starfish app, search for “Economics Career Development Office” and select the advisor you wish to meet with OR “Schedule an Appointment” to see availability for all advisors

More help on using Starfish can be found here.

Having problems with Starfish or scheduling? Just have a quick question? Email your question or availability to

Check your email!

During the fall and spring semesters, our office publishes a weekly email newsletter sent to all declared undergraduate Economics majors and Master’s students with internship and full-time job opportunities, as well as resources and events to assist with your career and/or professional development.

Econ Career Development Office Advisors

Elizabeth Foste

Provides career advising for Undergrad & Master’s students

Ilsa May

Out of office until late August 2019

Becca George

Provides career advising for Master’s students

Career Peer Advisors

Provides career advising for Undergrad students

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!