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Your post-Lakeland career starts before you set foot on campus.
Career-focused freshmen upload résumés, and we help grow that résumé with internships and other pre-professional activities.
We work closely with some of the area’s most renowned corporations such as Kohler Co., Bemis, Sargento and Johnsonville, among others, to secure critically important internships. Of course, internships are a great path to fulltime careers.
“We are well-connected with employers, and we have excellent relationships with successful alumni who are now in position to hire,” says Jess Lambrecht, director of career readiness and professional development. “We connect them with our current students.”
Here at Lakeland, we have full-time career development professionals who are well-trained and focused on helping you find meaningful internships and, upon graduation, fulltime careers in your field of study.
A significant benefit of a Lakeland education is that our relationship with you will be personal and ongoing. The services our office provide include:
To make the best transition from college to a career, start planning early. A visit to the Career Readiness and Professional Development Office as a freshman is a useful first step. If you start college with career possibilities in mind, we can set up informational interviews with practitioners in your areas of interest. As a result, you can make the best class selection decisions throughout your years at Lakeland University.
Please contact us or stop by and make an appointment with our staff!
The following calendar of career planning activities and career development resources serves as a guide for you:
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The Career Readiness and Professional Development Office can assist your company in finding Lakeland students to meet your needs. We are interested in partnering, so that students can find internships, part-time jobs, professional experiences, and full-time employment. Below is a brief listing of the services we have to to offer with employers in mind!
At Lakeland, we coordinate approximately 225 internships per year with big and small companies, local and international companies. Consider a partnership to help meet your employment needs. If you are interested in hosting/supervising a student as an intern, please contact our office directly, as we would be happy to assist you in the hiring process.
We share a job board with the 23 other private institutions in Wisconsin. You can post for FREE to all schools at http://www.wipccc.org/employers.shtml. Then, we will receive notice and share it with our students as well.
If you would rather ONLY post to Lakeland students, visit Career Connect to create a profile and post any positions.
Companies are invited to interview students and graduates on-campus, with the assistance in coordination from the Career Readiness and Professional Development Staff. We also host three annual job fairs as well and invite you to attend. If you have interest in doing so, please email
Please complete the following information to register for one or all of the job fairs happening at Lakeland University this year! If you have additional questions, please email
Lakeland College, ATTN: Jess LambrechtW3718 South DrivePlymouth, WI 53073
Name: Charlotte Haass
Hometown: De Pere, Wis.
Title: Lab technician
Business: Heresite Protective Coatings
After Charlotte received her full-time job offer from Heresite, one of the first things she did was head over to Lakeland’s Career Readiness and Professional Development office for an impromptu celebration.
“I did a little happy dance,” she says with a laugh. “Everyone there was so thrilled for me.”
Charlotte, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, took full advantage of Lakeland’s Career Development office and its savvy staff. She says she would not have been nearly as prepared for a competitive job search without the help she received from Lakeland’s experts.
“The staff is so helpful, so knowledgeable and so willing to work with everyone,” Charlotte says. “They really understand their area of expertise, and they have so many contacts.”
Before she arrived on campus, Charlotte submitted a résumé and marveled at how much the staff helped her shape it.
“It was pretty sparse when I got to Lakeland, but it was fantastic seeing how my résumé could grow so much in just four years,” she says.
Charlotte also lauded the job fairs, training seminars and etiquette training for how to dress for a job interview and how to act during a meal-based interview. She says she got tremendous value from the four mock interviews she did over the years with local companies. Those are often videotaped so students can watch them later with Career Readiness and Professional Development staff members.
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