Thursday, January 29, 2015

Writing Center Spring Workshops

The Writing Center is a great resource for all writers. No matter where you are in the writing process or what you are writing- applications, theses, literary reviews, media projects- the UW Writing Center has a workshop for you! Below are JUST A FEW examples of the great workshops offered! See a complete list here.

Undergraduate Symposium Abstract Workshop
Monday, February 9, 3:30-5:00 p.m. OR
Thursday, February 12, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Monday, February 9, 11:00-1:00 p.m. (Brown Bag) OR
Friday, February 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Monday, February 16, 3:30-5:00 p.m. OR
Tuesday, March 17, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Creating Research Posters Part I: Rhetoric of Research Posters
Friday, February 20, 2:00-3:30 p.m. OR
Tuesday, March 24, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 5, 3:30-5:00 p.m. OR
Friday, April 17, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

The UW Writing Center also does retreats and individual instruction!

Please pre-register at

Peace Corps

Interested in the Peace Corps? Check out the upcoming information session, workshop, and advising hours for the spring! 

State Department, Peace Corps Joint Info Session
Thursday, February 5th Noon-1:30pm
Union South
Learn about rewarding opportunities with the U.S. State Department and Peace Corps during this panel discussion. Bring your questions for Ambassador Ian Kelly and your friendly Peace Corps representative, Kera Halverson.
Peace Corps Application Writing Workshop
Tuesday, February 10th 3:30pm-5:00pm
Writing Center, Helen C. White Hall
Learn about the new streamlined Peace Corps application and timeline. We’ll cover the nuts and bolts of the application, talk application strategy, learn how to craft your resume specifically for the Peace Corps program of your choice, and share examples and tips on writing successful Peace Corps essays. Bring your resume and essay with you! Make sure to sign up for this event at:

Peace Corps Drop-in Advising Hours
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm 
Wednesdays 10am-Noon
106 Red Gym (Study Abroad Office)
See the Peace Corps website for more information on their mission and how to get involved.

Teach for America

Teach for America is a national nonprofit organization that works to recruit recent college graduates as well as people from any sector to work in an underserved, low-income community as public school teachers for a period of two years in 1 of 50 different locations across the United States. They are looking to close the education gap in this country and believe that UW-Madison students are instrumental in this cause.

Considering this opportunity? Fill out an interest form here.  

Check out the Teach for America Website for more  information on application dates, compensation, their mission, and where they do their work.

Call for Applications: MA/MS in International and World History - Columbia University and the London School of Economics

Have an interest in History? Want to pursue an advanced degree after graduation but are not sure where? Check out World Class, The Dual Master's Degree Program in International and World History! 
The MA/MS program in International and World History seeks talented applicants for its Fall 2015 entry. 
This unique two-year program offers students an opportunity to work with preeminent historians at Columbia University and the London School of Economics to explore transnational forces that have shaped and continue to remake our world: migration, trade, war, technology, epidemic disease, and environmental change.The innovative curriculum includes a two-year sequence of reading and research seminars, interdisciplinary electives, and intensive foreign language training, providing the students with new frameworks and tools to understand our past. At the heart of the program is the two-year dissertation, an original scholarly work based on empirical research and analysis.
Students spend the first year in New York and the second year in London and receive degrees from both institutions. Immersed in the vibrant intellectual communities of two of the world’s greatest cities, graduates develop life-long contacts on both sides of the Atlantic, using Columbia and LSE as launching pads for a wide range of careers in government, journalism, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2015

For more information and application details, visit the program website.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Apply to be a Writing Fellow

Are you a strong writer who enjoys helping peers with writing?Are you interested in joining a diverse group of students committed to mentoring others and serving as campus leaders? 
If so, consider applying to be a writing fellow!

The Writing Fellows program is looking for articulate, highly motivated undergraduate students from all majors (not just English) in the College of Letters and Science to participate in a peer tutoring of writing program that places undergraduates in positions of intellectual leadership. By working closely with professors to improve student writing in carefully selected classes, Writing Fellows serve as role models for other students on campus and gain invaluable experience as readers and writers themselves.  

To learn more about the program and to find out how to apply, visit their website:  (Follow the links to the online application form.)

There will also be four information sessions:
Monday, February 2, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, 6191 HC White
Wednesday, February 4, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Red Gym/Multicultural Student Center Lounge
Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Union South (See "Today at the Union)
Thursday, February 12, 7:00 to 8:00 PM, Chadbourne Residential College

The application deadline is 5:00 PM., Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

The Spring Government Workshop Series

The Federal Government Job Search
Part One- Find and Apply for Internships and Jobs in Federal Agencies
Friday, February 13th 12:30- 1:30

Have you always thought it would be cool to work in the field of intelligence, helping to ferret out and stop terrorists before they strike?  Or perhaps you've been secretly harboring a desire to serve as a Naval, Marine, Air Force or Army Officer? Or maybe you dream of working in intentional diplomacy? Perhaps you'd like to work for the Federal Reserve Banks, or prosecute financial crimes, or manage government real estate?  If a desk job doesn't suit you, you could work outdoors in a national park or monument or perform field research into environmental threats?  Or maybe you could see yourself working to keep America's food supply or offices and work-sites safe and disease free?  If education is more your thing but you dream of living abroad, maybe you'd like a career teaching the children of our service men and women on military bases all over the world?  

Winter Carnival

Embrace the cold and snow and participate in Winter Carnival! 

Winter Carnival is a fun week (February 2nd -- February 8)  of wintry activities put together by Hoofers in conjunction with The Wisconsin Union Directorate. 

There will be a wide variety of activities and events that include everything from a Bonfire at Picnic Point to Horse-drawn Carriage Rides to  Pond Hockey to a Ski & Snowboard Rail Jam on Observatory Hill!! There really will be something for everyone!

Check out the Hoofers Website for a list of events and mark your calendars!