Career Services

Blackhawk Technical College takes great pride in offering a wide range of career and professional development services. We are here to help you explore careersprepare for the job application process, and find current opportunities

Explore Careers

Not sure what college major to pursue? Have you forgotten what you really wanted to do in your pursuit of education, earning an income, and/or raising a family? This can be one of your biggest decisions. An interest assessment can get you started in building a career around what you are meant to do.

For more information: Prospective students, please contact Admissions at (608) 757-7710. Current students, please contact Career Services at (608) 757-7603.

Prepare for the Job Application Process

The hiring process can be scary... but we're here to help. No matter what your experience level is with interviews and application materials, our Career Services team is ready to help you prepare.

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Résumé Writing

A résumé cannot get you a job, but it can get you an interview. An effective résumé describes your education and experience in relation to the job you are applying for. Take a look at our Résumé Handbook for tips and guidelines.

Need help? Send in your current résumé via email or upload a copy to the Certificate of Professional Development page in Blackboard.

Send via Email     Upload via Blackboard

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Mock Interviews

Our mock interview sessions allow you to practice your interviewing skills with a staff member prior to going out and interviewing with employers in your career field.

Mock interview appointments typically last 15-30 minutes and questions are mostly tailored toward the position you are looking to apply for. Immediately after the interview, we will provide feedback on your communication skills, dress, and more. Students may schedule a mock interview within MyBTC.

Certificate of Professional Development (CPD)

We offer fun, interactive, and FREE training programs that enhance professional development and prepare participants for employment. The training programs are self-paced and open to all students, alumni, and community members. Participants who complete the full checklist will earn the Certificate of Professional Development.

Program Benefits:
  • Receive specialized training and feedback.
  • Gain experience that can be applied in the workplace.
  • Take charge of professional development and gain more confidence in the job search/application.

To get started, simply attend any training offered or contact Career Services.

Find Current Opportunities

View current opportunities and programs:

Create a Wisconsin TechConnect™ account (via Handshake) to view internships and job postings online and upload your résumé for employers to view. 

Go to Wisconsin TechConnect™

We are here to assist with the internship search process. We can provide resume and cover letter assistance, mock interviews, internship strategies, networking strategies, and tools to navigate the Wisconsin TechConnect™ website.

Why should I do an internship?
  • Gain practical experience
  • Solidify career choices
  • Apply classroom learning to the “real” world
  • Build a professional network
  • Get your foot in the door at an organization
How do I get started?

Interested students should contact Alicia Acker at (608) 743-4423 or

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a campus-based program that is administered directly by the college’s Financial Aid Office. This program allows you to take advantage of on-campus work opportunities based on the amount of financial aid you receive, availability of college funds, and available work opportunities. Check with the Financial Aid Office to see if you are eligible to participate.

To view available work-study opportunities on-campus, visit Wisconsin TechConnect™ (via Handshake).

Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship! Our apprenticeship programs are perfect for determined problem solvers. You’ll get hands-on classroom instruction you can apply right away along with on-the-job training — plus you’ll earn a paycheck from day one while you work your way toward a career as a certified skilled worker in the industrial trades.

Learn more about Apprenticeships

The Blackhawk Scholars program allows you to continue your education at Blackhawk Technical College while gaining valuable work experience with local employers.

Learn more about Blackhawk Scholars


Contact Information

Central Campus, Room 2225
(608) 757-7603
WI Relay: 711

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Extended hours are available by appointment.

Alicia Acker
Career Services and Leadership Development Coordinator
(608) 743-4423
two BTC graduates

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