BBA Student Career Development Fund Application

The BBA Student Career Development Fund connects BBA students with meaningful, career-oriented experiential learning to help you successfully achieve your internship and career goals. The Fund provides multiple awards (amount subject to variation) to admitted Wisconsin BBA students on a rolling schedule. A student may only receive one award per academic year but can apply for an award each year in advance of their experience. Students are evaluated using Wisconsin BBA Career Services criteria (value of the experience related to career decision-making and success, student commitment to personal growth and career development).

The types of career experiences that would qualify for an award might include:

• Unpaid (or below market) internship experience living/transportation expenses (not a direct salary payment and not available for students receiving credit for an experience)
• Experiential learning opportunities
o Job shadow experiences
o Industry or company-specific workshops and events
o Student treks (both individual and as part of a student organization)
o Informational interviews
o Alumni or industry-focused networking events via professional associations

Award value up to $2,000

How to Apply
To be considered for this opportunity, complete these three required steps:
1. Log in and complete the General Application on your WiSH dashboard.
2. Attach documentation confirming details about the experience you wish to use the award funds to support (offer letter, flyer or email is *fine…please include a summary of the event, dates, location, etc). *
3. Attach a resume
BBA Career Services will contact you regardless of outcome following each review cycle on a monthly basis. Students who accept the award will be required to complete a pre and post experience survey and 1:1 career advising consultation.

Eligibility Criteria
Must be an admitted, undergraduate student in the Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program. In addition, scholarships with a financial need component require a completed FAFSA form on file with UW-Madison. Student financial aid packages can be impacted by scholarship awards. It is recommended that students contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn about potential impact on current aid packages.

Questions about this application? Please contact Cindy Johnson at For more information about BBA scholarships, visit the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub.

Up to $2,000
Wisconsin BBA Initiative
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please include a preferred phone number. DoIT will need to be able to contact you during the pick up process.
  2. What is your expected graduation year?
  3. Intended Major(s)
  4. Did you complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2019-2020?
  5. What type of experiential learning opportunity are you seeking resources to support?
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