The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Internships Blog is intended to be a resource for helping UW-Whitewater students conduct successful internship searches and have positive internship experiences. The blog provides tips and insights to help with an internship search, highlights resources for finding internships, and “spotlights” the internship experiences of UW-Whitewater students. Your thoughts and questions are welcome – Please leave a comment.

Laura Jacobs, Career Consultant/Marketing Specialist with Career & Leadership Development at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, advises UW-Whitewater students pursuing internships and assists employers with UW-Whitewater intern recruitment.

Laura is a firm believer in the importance of career-related work experience, having benefited from it personally. As a graduate student, she completed three internships, and she was even gaining what turned out to be career-related experience as an undergrad through three separate student leader positions. She hopes that all students pursue some form of career-related work experience before graduation. In her opinion, it is never to early to start preparing – even beginning to plan as early as freshman year! Laura loves to discuss internship search strategies with students and is excited to hear about students’ successes in their internships. UW-Whitewater students are doing amazing work!

Laura has been a professional at UW-Whitewater since 2006. She has been a member of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) and participant in the NSEE Experiential Education Academy. She is also active with the Milwaukee Area College Internship Consortium (MACIC), currently serving as President and Web Manager.

Laura graduated from UW-Madison with a BA in french and political science. She received her master’s degree in counseling from UW-Whitewater.

Connect with Laura

Email: MorrowL@uww.edu

LinkedIn: Laura Morrow Jacobs

Twitter: @uwwinternships

Pinterest: pinterest.com/uwwinternships