Monday, October 20, 2014

Badger 2 Badger: Student and Alumni Networking Session at Homecoming 2014

Varsity III, Union South
Thursday, October 23, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
No RSVP Required
Casual Dress (but tailored!*)

During the 2014 UW-Madison Homecoming weekend, alumni and students from across the College of Letters and Science will meet for an interactive networking session.

This event will feature tables of alumni from industries such as marketing, advocacy, media, science, nonprofits, finance, public service, and the arts. To facilitate discussions, career staff will greet students at the door and help them make connections with alumni who match their interests.

See attached list of participating alumni and the flyer for the event. We hope to see you there!

*Casual Attire, but presentable attire (i.e., no sweats! jeans and a tailored shirt or sweater or blouse; slacks and button down shirt; business casual dress, etc.).
General questions about the event? Contact David Nelson Director of Alumni Networks and Career Resources denelson3@wisc.edu

Business/Entrepreneurship Certificate Info Sessions (for non-business majors)

Certificate in Entrepreneurship (CIE) Information Session
4151 Grainger

In this fall information session students will be introduced to the requirements needed to earn a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Walk through the application timeline and process, review the curriculum, and ask any remaining questions you have!

No registration needed!

10/20 from 5-6pm
10/21 from 1-2pm
11/3 from 3-4pm


Certificate in Business (CIB) Information Session
4151 Grainger


In this fall information session students will be introduced to the requirements needed to earn a Certificate in Business. Walk through the application timeline and process, review the curriculum, and ask any remaining questions you have!


No registration needed!

10/20 from 2-3pm
10/22 from 4-5pm
10/23 from 2-3pm

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Center for the First-Year Experience is hiring an undergraduate student to serve as an Advising & Logistics intern for summer 2015 SOAR

Do you advise at SOAR?

Do you like working with quality student employees at SOAR?

If so, consider encouraging your students to apply for the SOAR Advising internship!

The Center for the First-Year Experience is hiring an undergraduate student to serve as an Advising & Logistics intern for summer 2015 SOAR. This student runs the SOAR advising office ("consultant room") and assists with troubleshooting throughout the summer. This is a great opportunity for a student who is organized, self-motivated, and flexible. The deadline to apply for this position is Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at noon.

All SOAR intern postings can be found here: http://newstudent.wisc.edu/employment/intern.php. We look forward to receiving your students' applications!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Public History Walkabout on UW-Madison Campus - 10/30

“Badgers in Their Dens”: A Behind-The-Scenes Walkabout On The UW-Madison Campus

Series # 1: Public History Careers (Thursday, October 30, 12:30-2:45 PM)

Introducing the new “Badgers in Their Dens” series! This program gives students the opportunity to connect their academic majors with their career interests right here on campus by meeting with industry professionals working in various professions. Through guided walking tours students engage with campus staff to discover what happens “behind-the-scenes”, network with their fellow Badgers, and become inspired by the cutting edge research happening at UW-Madison.

This walking tour is open to all UW-Madison undergraduate students who are interested in exploring careers in Public History at museums, archives, libraries, historical societies and work in higher education. We will visit the sites listed below and talk to professionals working in these industries about their professional backgrounds, their careers, and what they suggest students do now to prepare for work in public history fields.

Tour Stop Points:

*The Wisconsin Historical Society (12:30-1:00pm) Sarah Fallon, State Coordinator for National History Day, and Simone, Reference Archivist 

*Memorial Library Special Collections, UW-Madison (1:05-1:35pm) Robin Rider, Curator of Special Collections, Memorial Library 

*Center for Public Humanities, University Club, UW-Madison (1:40-2:10pm) Jeff Kollath, Manager, Center for Public Humanities 

*The Chazen Museum of Art (2:15-2:45pm) Ann Lambert, Curator of Education

Peace Corps 101 Informational Session for the Humanities

Wednesday, October 22
4-5 PM
Union South

Are you a history, philosophy, religious studies or other humanities major? Come learn how you can use your humanities degree in the Peace Corps with Eric Luckey, UW-Madison Peace Corps campus recruiter.

We'll talk about how to apply to the Peace Corps, how to become a more competitive candidate, what volunteer service is like, and the benefits of serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. Every student, in every major (Humanities or not!) and year in school, is welcome.

How to Write a Federal Resume

Did you know that writing a successful resume for Federal jobs and internships is very different than writing a resume for jobs in the private sector? 

This workshop will teach you tips and tricks that will help your resume stand out to Federal hiring managers. This workshop is best suited to those who attended Part One or who already have some familiarity with the Federal sector in general as we will only briefly review the basic find and apply concepts.
----Friday, October 17 - 11:30-12:30 (with Q&A to follow)

Hope you can join us!