Career and Skill Development

What can you do with a major in African Cultural Studies?

In answer to this nerve-wracking question, ACS majors are often told “anything.” In fact, our coursework builds the critical thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in careers ranging from politics and education to business and law.

Mustafa Mustafa giving a speech to a crowd at the French House

How do you explore your interest areas?

The UW–Madison campus has a wealth of people here to help you find out what you're interested in. No matter your interests, ACS can connect you with professors, advisors, students, and alumni who can answer your questions.

Students gather at the House Arrest 2 dance team booth at the Student Org Fair

What internship and job opportunities are there on campus?

Internships and student jobs are a great way to build your experience! You will gain valuable skills, build relationships, and explore your interests while (hopefully) making some money.

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How do you write a résumé and cover letter?

Résumés and cover letters are two of the most daunting parts of applying for jobs, but there is no wrong way, and there are numerous resources available through SuccessWorks to help you through the process, including guides, online courses, and more!

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How do you get involved on campus?

It can be difficult to get involved on a campus as large as UW–Madison's, but we have some resources and student orgs that may help you get started. There are many opportunities, such as language tables, that will interest ACS majors.

Members of the UW African Student Association perform adance during the Multicultural Student Orientation and Reception