At SLIS the faculty and staff understand that the job market is competitive. Opportunities to hone your skills both in the LIS field and for the job hunt are integrated throughout the program, from practice job talks in classes, to workshops on writing winning job applications, to one-on-one career advice from professionals in the field, we support you in becoming a competent professional and a competitive applicant throughout your time in the program.
While national trends indicate that the difficult economy is adversely affecting LIS hiring, the majority of UW-Madison SLIS graduates find jobs in libraries, archives or other information agencies prior to graduation or within six months of graduating. To learn more, read the annual SLIS employment data report.
While you are a student, take advantage of the SLIS career seminar series, subscribe to the UW-Madison SLIS Career Services Wiki and the Badger Career Network; receive individual career advising; and utilize the career resources presented in this section of the website.
SLIS Alum? The Career Services Wiki is available to you too! Subscribe and access recent workshop and expert panel recordings, samples of successful job applications for a variety of library and information positions, and how-to articles and resources to help you get that next position!