Career and Skill Development

What can you do with a CANES major or certificate?

CANES coursework builds the critical thinking and communication skills needed to succeed in many careers. Your willingness to explore and expand your understanding of different languages, cultures, and histories will set you apart from the crowd.

WHS Historian Anna Andrzejwski talks to an art history class

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, CANES can connect you with dozens of professors, advisors, students, and alumni that 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.

A student tour guide talks to a group on Library Mall

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!

SuccessWorks logo hanging on a wall

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. Two of them, Classics Society and AnthroCircle may interest those in CANES or studying archaeology.

The Classics Society trifold at the Student Org Fair