Careers and internships this week – A message from CALS Career Services

SCIF 2016 Invite FlyerIn this issue – details for:

  1. BuckyNet: Internships and Jobs added daily!
  2. Public Service Fair – January 27
  3. Spring 2016 Career and Internship Fairs
  4. Recruiting CALS SOAR Peer Advisors – Applications due Feb. 19
  5. Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  6. Wisconsin Idea Fellowships

BuckyNet: Internships and Jobs added daily! Opportunities for ALL CALS majors!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
3:00 – 6:00pm
Varsity Hall, Union South
PLUS, join us for two new concurrent events at this year’s Public Service Fair:

Teaching English Abroad Info Session
4:00 – 5:00pm | Union South, TITU
Learn about different programs and internships available now or after graduation. Plus, have your specific questions answered and learn from local professionals what it’s like to teach abroad.
Nonprofit Careers — UW Alumni Panel
5:00 – 5:45pm | Union South, Varsity Hall I
Learn about careers in the nonprofit world from a group of UW-Madison alumni. You’ll come away with job search and networking strategies, resume development, career pathways and more.
Questions? Contact John Mleziva, Letters and Science Career Services,, 608-890-2294
or Megan Miller, Morgridge Center for Public Service,, 608-262-8446

Spring 2016 Career and Internship Fairs
Lists of employers attending available on BuckyNet (click on EVENTS tab.)

– Spring Career and Internship Fair (Please display attached flyer)
February 11, 2016
4-8pm, Kohl Center
Prep workshops and extra resume review time available the week of this fair.

– Engineering Career Connection
February 1 and 3, 2016
11am-5pm, Gordon Commons
Employers not on BuckyNet, this fair is coordinated by the College of Engineering

Recruiting CALS SOAR Peer Advisors – Applications due Feb. 19
Interested in helping future Badgers?  Need summer employment?   We encourage all interested students to apply to work as a CALS SOAR Peer Advisor this coming summer.SOAR Peer Advisors will have the opportunity to work closely with CALS professional staff, meet the newest incoming Badgers interested in a degree from CALS, and develop their collaboration, presentation, and interpersonal skills.If you are interested in learning more about this position and submitting an application, please refer to the following link: SOAR Peer Advisor Application/a> Applications are due Friday, February 19 at 4:30pm and are to be submitted to Cindy Fendrick at or dropped off at the front desk of 116 Agricultural Hall. If you have any questions about the position or application process, please also direct those to Cindy.

Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Applications are now available for the Sophomore Research Fellowship, Hilldale Research Fellowship, Wisconsin Idea Fellowship, and University Book Store Academic Excellence Award

Questions may be directed to Julie Stubbs, Director of the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office (1107 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 265-2428,

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships
The Wisconsin Idea is the driving mission to ensure that the education and research at UW-Madison is used to benefit communities beyond our campus borders. Our knowledge and expertise should be used to serve the state, the country and the world. Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded annually to undergraduate student projects working to solve issues identified by local or global communities. Fellowships are awarded to semester-long or year-long projects designed by an undergraduate student (or group of students) in collaboration with a community organization and a UW-Madison faculty or academic staff member.

Priority Application Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2016 by 5:00 pm

Projects can receive up to $7,000 in total funding and students receive 3 academic credits. Student recipients are also invited to present their work at the Undergraduate Symposium in the spring semester.

On average, 5 – 10 fellowships are awarded every year. One special fellowship is awarded each year to a project focused on social entrepreneurship.

Applications for Wisconsin Idea Fellowships open each year in late fall with selections made in mid-spring.

Click here to view current Wisconsin Idea Fellowships projects.