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Intro to the IS Major Worskhops

Intro to the IS Major workshops for the fall of 2019 will be held from 11am-12pm on Tuesdays and 11am-1pm on Wednesdays! Be sure to reach out to an advisor with any questions.

Introduction to the IS Major Workshop

IS Major + Peace Corps Workshops

This event usually occurs once per semester, and is facilitated in partnership with the Peace Corps representative for UW-Madison. This workshop covers academic preparation, frequently asked questions, and the application process for the Peace Corps.

More information on this event will be sent out next semester!

IS Major Newsletters

IS Major Newsletter
The IS Major Newsletter is a weekly update that contains information on scholarships, advising, internships, campus events, career services, and much more.

Read our latest newsletter from May 1st, 2019!
You can subscribe to our weekly IS Major newsletter here.


Employment Data

Learn from UW-Madison alumni who are employed in various industries and employment sectors within Wisconsin and throughout the nation about how they have used their International Studies Major. The IS major has contacted over 2500 alumni, and the data below contains the following information:

  • List of employers
  • Employment status overview
  • Employment by sector

IS Major Graduates Profile
Sector Employment
Private Sector:

Public Sector:

Third Sector:

The 2015 Graduates Profile

Alumni Q&A

  1. What were the resources that were helpful in your transition to graduate school or career?
  • Career Center
  • Careers in Political Science Class
  • L&S Career Services
  • Fulbright app
  • Pre-law advising
  • Internship and Career Planning Course on campus
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication career services
  • BuckyNet
  • Career Fair
  • Resume help
  • Networks made through student organizations
  • Connections with professors
  • Law School Counselor
  • UW in DC internship program
  • Center for Pre-Health Advising

2. What were the areas of your IS Major that were valuable in your post- graduation transition and career path?

  • Advisors
  • Writing and critical thinking skills developed in classes
  • Cultural understanding
  • Ability to speak another language
  • Internships
  • Events and career panels put on by the IS Major
  • Study abroad experience

IS Major News

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