Welcome to the Career Center

The Marquette University Career Center is here to partner with undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni to provide guidance for choosing a major, exploring career paths, engaging in enriching career-related experiences, and, ultimately, pursuing lives with purpose. Whether you are just beginning to uncover your interests, skills, and values or are ready to go after your next experience, there is something for everyone at the Career Center. The Career Center is easy to access – just two doors down from Varsity Theater – and available to you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – make an in-person, virtual, or telephone appointment today! 

Getting Started

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Handshake is Marquette's career management platform, where students and alumni can schedule career counseling appointments, view upcoming events, and search job/internship opportunities from thousands of employers ranging from nonprofit startups to Fortune 500 companies. Wherever you're headed on your career journey, Handshake is the place to start.

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News and Events


The Professional Development Fund is open! Students can apply to cover career-related expenses. 

To apply, you will first need to meet with career center staff. Use Handshake or contact our office to schedule an appointment for "Getting Started with the Career Center" with any career counselor, adding PD fund under "Help Requested." After you meet to discuss your goals for using the funds, you will receive the application. 

College of Business Administration students should meet with staff in the Business Career Center. Use Handshake or contact the Business Career Center to schedule an appointment for "15-Minute Session (BCC Quick Questions)," adding PD fund under "Help Requested."


How to Search for RNC Opportunities In Handshake: 1. In Handshake, navigate to the Jobs tab; 2. Click on Filters; 3. Scroll down on the filters page and type in RNC under the "Labeled by Your School" section; 4. Click "Show Results." 

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Marquette Career Network is the official online community driving powerful, professional connections within the global Marquette Community.

NEW Resource                                           Check out our Essentials YouTube playlist on resume and cover letter building, interviewing tips, and Handshake.

Job Stories
Hear from Marquette University alumni and Human Resources representatives on topics including college major selection; internship and job search strategies; a day-in-the-life; and skill development.

Professional Formation Competencies
What do employers seek in candidates? 

Learn more about Avoiding Job Scams 


Reference Handshake for a full list of upcoming events.

Community Conversations: Cultivating Inclusive Workplaces | April 11, 5 - 6 p.m. Do you have questions or concerns about finding belonging when you start a new job? At this event, you'll have the opportunity to connect with employees representing a variety of organizations and employee resource groups (ERGs)

Career Center Open House | April 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. We will be celebrating MU student artists' pieces on the theme of Culture & Career and our move to the Lemonis Center for Student Success. Free refreshments and pretzels from Milwaukee Pretzel Company, an MU-alumni-owned business

JCPenney Suit Up | Spring 2024 Semester | Virtual Coupon 
In partnership with JCPenney, students can text GOMU to 67292 for a sale code to shop for career wardrobe essentials. Suits, dresses, shirts, blouses, pants, scrubs, shoes, bags and a variety of accessories are included in the sale. You can also visit the site here: www.jcpenney.com/m/suit-up-event



Excellence Partnerships 

We thank these organizations who have shown their support for student professional development through generous contributions.

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