Wednesday, January 17, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: Spring Honors Graduation Reception

Are you planning on graduating with Honors this spring? Save the date for the Spring L&S Honors Graduation Reception!

DATE: Friday, May 11, 2018
TIME: 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Gordon Dining & Events Center

Apply to be an Office Assistant for the L&S Honors Program

Position Description
The College of Letters & Science (L&S) Honors Program is seeking an L&S Honors student in good standing to join our team as a Student Office Assistant.  Anticipated start date will be in March 2018 through the summer, the 18-19 academic year, and possibly beyond. The office assistant works approximately 10-15 hours per week, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30 pm, preferably in 2-6 hour blocks of time. Starting pay is $10.50/hour. The position can be designed around class and co-curricular activities. Night and weekend hours may occasionally be needed for special events.

The Honors office assistant works individually and as part of a team to provide support services, administrative assistance, and creative input to sustain and improve the L&S Honors Program as it serves students in their academic and co-curricular life at UW-Madison. 
Primary duties of the Office Assistant include:
  • Preparing and sending Honors On-Line, the weekly electronic newsletter for the Honors program.
  • Editing sections of the Honors website when needed and updating the Honors On-Line section of the website weekly.
  • Providing general office support including, but not limited to:
    • Serving as a receptionist for the Program, including greeting/assisting visitors, answering the phone, returning phone calls, and responding to emails.
    • Helping with mailings for admissions, graduation, and other events.
    • Adding and removing names on the Honors email list (WiscList).
    • Accepting applications and forms and distributing to the appropriate staff members.
    • Filing applications and other forms.
  • Working on special projects and events to enhance the programming or effectiveness of the Honors Program.
  • Serving as a liaison between the Honors Program and the Honors Student Organization (HSO).
  • Contributing to the success of the overall Honors Program by being creative, flexible, and jumping in where needed or asked by the program staff.
Preferred candidates will:
  • Be an L&S Honors Program student.
  • Have a willingness to learn more about the L&S Honors Program.
  • Be a team player.
  • Have excellent customer service skills.
  • Have attention to detail.
  • Have effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Have proficiency in email (Outlook and Office 365), and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Publisher).
  • Have some knowledge of or willingness to learn more about the University admissions process and other campus services.
  • Maintain student confidentiality by learning about and complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
Preference may be given to candidates for the following:
  • Qualify for Work Study.
  • Availability to work on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Graduating 2020 or later.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver).
To apply, please submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter that responds to the following:
    • Why you are interested in the position?
    • What skills, experiences, and characteristics make you a good fit for the position?
    • Which if any of the preference items do you meet?
  • List of three references with contact information.
Application materials should be submitted by e-mail to no later than 4:00 pm February 16, 2018

Please contact the Honors Program at or (608) 262-2984

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Check out our examples of theses in Washburn Library!

Planning to write a senior thesis and looking for examples to reference? Stop by the Washburn Library in Washburn Observatory to check out recently bound theses from the last few years. The library is open to students Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change Internships

The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) supports paid internships to highly accomplished undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates to work in national parks for approximately 12 weeks on projects in climate change research, interpretation, park operations, policy development, and other fields.

Join the next generation of national park stewards! FPL interns connect with park resources, gain experience, and build leadership skills that prepare them to take on the challenges of the future. Successful interns are eligible to be hired without competition into the National Park Service and other bureaus under the Department of the Interior’s Direct Hire Authority. Read more about past internships.

The application deadline is 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time, Friday, January 26, 2018. Please read the application instructions thoroughly before applying. Find the link to the application HERE.

New directions for accessing STAT 302

Interested in taking STAT 302 spring 2018 or beyond? The Department of Statistics has recently changed what students must do to enroll in this course. If you are interested, you should email the department at to express your interest, major intention, year in school, full name and campus ID. You should also add yourself to the waitlist for the course online.

2018 Spring Career & Internship Fair

Tuesday, February 6
4:00-8:00 pm
Kohl Center
*Open to all enrolled UW-Madison students and recent alumni across all Schools and Colleges

Companies Attending – Updated daily upon receipt of registration
“The Fairs App” will return this Spring for full UW-Madison on-the-go Fair info (Downloadable via Google Play & App Store)

Spring Engineering Career Connection
February 5th (M) and 7th (W), 2018
1:00 – 6:00 PM
Gordon Dining and Event Center
* All engineering disciplines, computer sciences, physics & other STEM