Career Resources

The School of Pharmacy’s professional, undergraduate, and graduate programs provide career advising, career development programming, and job search assistance to their students. In addition, programs develop partnerships with employers to connect students to career information and resources and job opportunities.

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School of Pharmacy students mingle with employers at the annual Career Fair.
Resources for current students:

• Visit the PharmD Career Resources page.

Information for employers:

• Visit the PharmD Employer Resources page.

PharmD career services contact:

Chelsea Wimmer, PharmD Academic and Career Advisor

Chelsea Wimmer
Academic Advisor and Career Services Manager
Schedule an appointment via Starfish

PharmTox BS

Resources for all students:

Many L&S and CALS career workshops, fairs, and panels are open to all students, including PharmTox students. The Career Exploration Center (CEC) is also available to students who are in the early stages of career exploration, especially those who have lots of ideas or no ideas yet.

Handshake features employer job postings specifically available to UW–Madison students, and is a great place to browse for internships and full-time jobs. Students can also post resumes and allow employers to contact them regarding potential employment.

Badger Bridge is a networking website (similar to LinkedIn) where students can connect with alumni in fields or geographical areas of interest.

Big Interview is a free tool to all affiliated faculty, staff, and students to learn, practice, and improve their interviewing skills, whether it’s for a job or graduate school. This online system combines training and practice to help improve each user’s interview technique and build confidence.

The Center for Prehealth Advising assists students with preparing for and applying to professional healthcare programs, including medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, dentistry, and more.

Resources for pre-PharmTox students:

You are welcome to meet with the PharmTox advisor (Kendra Gurnee) at any time to discuss career opportunities, review application materials, or anything else that’s on your mind! Schedule an advising meeting via Starfish.

You can also take advantage of the career services available through the school or college that you are currently in. To find the career services websites for CALS, L&S, or other schools/colleges, visit

Resources for admitted/current PharmTox students:

The PharmTox advisor (Kendra Gurnee) serves as your career advisor. Schedule an advising meeting via Starfish to discuss career exploration, review application materials, and more. Admitted/current students also have access to the PharmTox Canvas Career Center, which has many resources, including:

– alumni videos and articles
– tips on assessing strengths and values
– career exploration tools
– resume and cover letter guides
– interview help
– and more!

Admitted/current PharmTox students can join the Pharmacology and Toxicology LinkedIn group to network with fellow students and alumni.

Pharmacology & Toxicology Career Services Contact:

Kendra Gurnee, Pharmacology & Toxicology Program Advisor

Kendra Gurnee
PharmTox Academic and Career Advisor
Schedule an appointment via Starfish


Derek Zimmerman, (, is available to support students with any of their career development needs.

Email Derek to discuss your questions and potentially set up a time to chat.

Pharm Sci PhD

Derek Zimmerman, (, is available to support PhD & Pharmacy MS students with any of their career development needs.

Email Derek to discuss your questions and potentially set up a time to chat.


Derek Zimmerman, (, is available to support students with any of their career development needs.

Email Derek to discuss your questions and potentially set up a time to chat.

Professional Master’s & Certificate Programs

There are two areas of focus in the Professional Master’s & Certificate Programs:

  • Applied Drug Development (ADD)
  • Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation (PPI)

All Professional Master’s & Certificate students have access to a variety of career support resources:

  • Advisors are available to provide students with 1-on-1 support as they navigate their career development. This includes, but is not limited to, resume & cover letter review, interview preparation, and general support/coaching. Find your assigned advisor
  • Each program has a Student Commons Canvas (ADD | PPI) site that provides support for:
    • Internship Information (ADD | PPI)
    • ADD Job & Career Opportunities (ADD | PPI)
    • ADD Job Application Support (ADD | PPI)
  • Students should watch for email and announcement communication regarding program specific support offered during the semester. This could include workshops, job fairs, events, industry speakers, etc.

Career Resources


A job-search tool available to UWMadison students

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Big Interview

A free tool available to UW—Madison students to develop their interviewing skills

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