Thursday, March 26, 2015

Moderators Wanted for the Senior Honors Thesis Symposium

The Letters & Science Honors Program is seeking Honors students to serve as moderators for the Senior Honors Thesis Symposium on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Memorial Union. Serving as a moderator is a great opportunity to support your friends, celebrate graduating seniors, and see for yourself what kinds of topics your peers have explored.

Here are some details:

You don't have to come for the entire symposium (but you are welcome to). You would likely moderate one or two panels. Moderating is pretty simple. You will arrive in the room 15-20 minutes before each panel to greet the speakers and help with logistics. (You will receive training on how to do this.) You will then introduce each speaker and keep them on track for their allotted time. You can help call on audience members during the Q&A.

We welcome moderators of all majors, all Honors tracks, and all years in school. Your main qualification is an interest in serving as a moderator!

If you are interested in moderating a panel, please email Matt Kohlstedt from this link by Monday, March 30.

(Clicking the link above should auto-populate an email with prompts to supply the information we need from you. If that link doesn't work for you, please include the information below in an email to


Availability on April 18th:

(Rank the times you would prefer to moderate. Do not put numbers next to times you have a conflict with.)

Session 1, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Session 2, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Session 3, 1 - 2 p.m.

Session 4, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

You will also be invited to have breakfast and lunch if your schedule allows. Indicate any dietary preferences:

List any other accommodations here:

New Undergraduate Advising Resources Website

The UW-Madison undergraduate advisors now have their own website! 

They have put together a new website that will give you quick access to the helpful people, resources, and support you need to be successful. And, we’re just getting started! Keep an eye out for new tools, articles, and information in the months to come.

 Check it out at 

 5 Things to Check Out on the New Website

1) Find your Advisor
Quickly find your assigned advisor(s), but don't stop there. It's important to build a network of advisors as you explore careers, internships, study abroad, and other outside the classroom experiences. 
2) GPA calculator
This handy tool can help you calculate your current GPA and predict the impact of your future grades. 
3) Advising Event Calendar
Look for advising opportunities and workshops as well as important enrollment dates and deadlines.
4) Career Exploration Resources 
It's never too early to start thinking about careers, and there are many resources to     help you with your career goals whether you're just starting to explore or applying for your dream job. 
5) Support Advising and Win Prizes! 
UW-Athletics is teaming up with Undergraduate Advising for the 2015 Wisconsin Spring Football Game. Come to the game and you could win great prizes like 2015 Wisconsin Football student season tickets! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

From Local to Global --An AIESEC Networking Event

"From Local to Global" Networking Dinner 

Networking accounts for around 69% of all annual hires in the US, according to a recent survey from the Labor Department. There is no doubt that networking is the best way to find a job or internship. Therefore, AIESEC-Madison, partnered with 100State, wants to support the student group in UW-Madison with this opportunity to network with local businesses for a better career path.

Register today for a free networking dinner with a number of companies in Madison! Company representatives in attendance include Kraft Foods, Forward Service Corporation, Precision Devices Inc, CUNA Mutual Group, and Charles River Development and so on.

When: Friday, April 17th, 2015; 6pm-9pm
Where: 100 State (30 W Mifflin St, 6th Floor, Madison, WI 53703)

Register HERE!  

Questions? Email Ian Kawetschanky at

Friday, March 20, 2015

UW- Madison L & S Badger Job Shadow Program

Interested in Job Shadowing? 
Apply for the 2015 UW-Madison Letters & Science Badger Job Shadow Program for Spring Break! 
Any UW-Madison student is invited to participate in the program! 

No plans for spring break?
Looking to explore your career interests and goals?
Want to learn more about various kinds of job functions? 
Are you thinking about applying for professional programs in healthcare? 
Would you like to meet professionals and learn about their career backgrounds and interests? 
Want to meet many UW alumni and shadow them in their occupations?
Want to meet UW alumni that are enrolled in various health programs? 
Interested in possible internship and job opportunities at an employer? 
If you have these questions and more, then consider doing a job shadow experience!

Job shadowing will help you learn more about careers of interest, and also help you with your career exploration, goals and options. 

You will able to connect with organizations in Wisconsin, all over the U.S. and internationally, to learn more about a work setting, observe and/or participate in various work functions, and learn about various types of career opportunities that might be available. 

You would also have the chance to connect with current students that are enrolled in professional programs in healthcare!

You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the organization. 

Some arrangements are available via Skype or phone/teleconferencing/email when in-person visits are not possible. 

In addition, these opportunities may also be available after Spring Break if it is not possible to do them during Spring Break week. 

If you are interested in participating in the Spring Break Job Shadow Program, please do the following two steps:
1.) Review the list of organizations that have shadow opportunities available HERE.

2.) Register HERE.  

Questions? Contact Greg Laccarino by phone (608) 265- 9205 or by email

School of Journalism Career Roundtable Discussion