Category: Career Services

WERF: Wisconsin Education Recruitment Fair 2021

Are you interested in working in the K-12 school setting? Do you want to explore opportunities with school districts in Wisconsin and nationwide? If so, the Wisconsin Education Recruitment Fair (WERF) is the perfect venue to connect with employers and to learn more about what they are looking for in candidates for their district.  Make the most of Spring Break and attend this fair on Tuesday, March 23rd from 3-7 p.m. CDT.

Register for the fair and view participating school districts and organizations here, and then sign up for informational group and/or 1:1 sessions. If you have questions about how to navigate the fair or would like help preparing for it, we encourage you to make an appointment with Teri Mueller, advisor to the Education & Community Engagement career community in Handshake today!

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center: RAY Diversity Fellowship Programs

Inspired by efforts to increase racial diversity in environmentally-related sectors, the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship Program supports two cohorts of Fellows per year: RAY Conservation Fellows and RAY Clean Energy Fellows. The RAY Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. There are 19 positions open that are two-year paid fellowships for recent college graduates. See complete list here and check back as more will be added. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis now through March 26. Apply here today!

For help with your application materials, please schedule an appointment on Handshake with Jacklyn Fischer, our new advisor to the Physical & Natural Sciences career community!

WorkForce 2021: Jobs, Internships, & Graduate Schools Virtual Fair

All students and alumni of Wisconsin’s Private Colleges are invited to attend WorkForce 2021: Jobs, Internships, and Graduate Schools Fair – this year in a virtual format on Handshake, on Thursday, March 4th from 3-7 p.m. CST.

Whether you’ve been thinking about your first internship or full-time position, grad school or a gap year, this fair could be the place to find it. Sign up to interact with recruiters through video, audio, or chat for 10 minute 1:1s or 30-minute group sessions. See Handshake for details and the list of over 100 organizations that want to talk to you! Register here for WorkForce Fair today!

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center – Urban Ecology Center Internships

Are you interested in being part of Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center, a model of impactful urban environmental education and community building? If so, there are several summer 2021 internships available including: Land Stewardship, Marketing & Photography, Volunteer, Summer Camp, and Community Programs, Science Communication, and Research and Community Science. See Viking Connect for details about these positions shared by Beth Heller ’94, Sr. Director, Education & Strategic Planning, and the company’s website here for a complete list of opportunities available. Deadline to apply is March 7, 2021. We encourage you to make an appointment on Handshake with the appropriate career community advisor for help with your application materials.

The Povolny Fund for Excellence – Apply Now!

The Povolny Fund for Excellence honors the life and work of Mojmir Povolny, a long-time professor of Government and International Relations at Lawrence University. The Povolny Fund particularly wants to support student travel and other costs related to international experiences and we encourage students to plan ahead and apply here now.

Projects and programs vary, but can include support for internships and volunteer positions, and participation in seminars or conferences, study abroad, traveling classrooms (including D-term), film and arts festivals, and other activities. In the past, successful candidates have interned at the U. S. Embassy in Chile, volunteered with NGOs that conduct programs overseas, and did research relating to foreign investment in Africa.

Students can learn more and apply for this fund as well as all general funds here. Application deadline is March 5th.

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center – Kohler Arts Center Internships

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, has several internships available for the summer: Community Arts, Marketing, Special Events, Education, and Web Store. To learn more about these internships, please visit Handshake and apply by Feb. 26th. For help with your application materials, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Teri Mueller, advisor to the Visual & Performing Arts (#VPA) career community, on Handshake today!

These internships are unpaid, but funding from the Career Center may be available. To learn more and apply, click here (funding application deadline is March 5th). If you have any funding questions, please email Emily Bowles, Experiential Funding Coordinator.

Apply for Funding Now!

If you’ve wanted to spend your summer in an unpaid position but have felt financial pressure to seek paid employment, or if you have a big idea that requires international travel, the Career Center has funds that may be able to help. The donors who created the funds know the value a Lawrentian’s uniquely nimble, creative, and wide-ranging intellect can have, and they want you to be able to share your talents with organizations that matter to you.

Fund descriptions and the application forms are online now (deadline to apply is March 5th): https://www.lawrence.edu/students/career/students/funding_application

If you have ideas and want additional guidance, email Emily Bowles with questions about the funding opportunities or schedule an appointment with a career advisor on Handshake.

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center – Summer Internships with the Chamberlain Group

Are you a junior or senior looking for a summer internship in Data Science, Sales, Business Analyst, or Software, to name a few? If so, Chamberlain Group is hiring for a variety of internships as part of their 12-14 week program in Oak Brook, IL. See Handshake for a complete list of their internships here, all with an application deadline of April 9, 2021. We encourage you to make an appointment on Handshake with the appropriate career community advisor for help with your application materials.

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center – Jobs & Internships at Microsoft

Are you interested in being part of Microsoft, a multinational technology company, whose mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more? If so, explore here to see the variety of full-time jobs and various 12-week internship programs that are offered in disciplines such as Software Engineer, Program Manager, UX Designer, Hardware Engineer, Marketing Manager, Finance Manager, HR, Sales, Technology Specialist, and more. Apply today as deadlines vary! We encourage you to make an appointment on Handshake with the appropriate career community advisor for help with your application materials.

Opportunity Knocks from the Career Center – IBM

IBM, the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, is hiring for entry-level positions and internships in a variety of areas such as consultant, data scientist, designer, developer, finance, marketing and communications professionals, sellers, and more. Learn more about these opportunities here and apply before the Jan. 31 deadline. We encourage you to make an appointment on Handshake with the appropriate career community advisor for help with your application materials.