Fall 2016 CALS Career Services Events

September is Career and Internship Exploration Month!
Visit www.careers.wisc.edu for full of UW campus career events.

  • Resume Critique Drop In Hours
    Starting week of September 12
    Monday 1pm-3pm
    Tuesday 12:30pm-2:30pm
    Wednesday 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    Location: 116 Ag Hall
    Career Advising Appointments
    For more complex career development questions, schedule an appointment with UW Scheduling Assistant. Search for Kristina Vack, John Klatt, or Megan O’Rourke
  • Fall Career and Internship Fair
    Resume Review Clinics

    Have your resume reviewed by CALS staff and employers! Make it shine for the upcoming fairs.
    September 14 and 21
    1:30pm – 3:30pm
    116 Ag Hall – CALS Office of Academic Affairs
  • Fall Career and Internship Fair Preparation Workshop
    Career Fairs provide a great deal of opportunity in a very short amount of time. Learn how to maximize your results when meeting with employers who are interested in hiring college graduates. Bring whatever resume you have and be prepared to practice in a low-risk setting.
    September 21
    4:30pm – 6:00pm
    Biocommons, Lower Level, Steenbock Library
  • Fall Career and Internship FairF
    This fair includes over 300 employers. It is the largest all campus fair of the year with hundreds of full time employment and internship opportunities. It is never too early to network for jobs and internships!
    Full list of employers will be available through BuckyNet.
    Thursday, September 22
    4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Kohl Center
  • Public Service Career and Internship Fair
    The events provide students the opportunity to connect with local, state and national nonprofit agencies. Students can chat with people from these organizations to find volunteer opportunities, jobs and internships that match their interests, major, and career goals.

    Save the Date! Full list of employers will be available through BuckyNet in August.
    More information
    Tuesday, September 26
    3:00pm – 6:00 pm at Union South
    Sponsored by: Morgridge Center for Public Service
  • Navigating Biosciences @ UW-Madison
    Did you know there are over 30 bioscience majors at UW-Madison?? It can sometimes be overwhelming trying to figure out who to contact or where to go on campus to learn more about majors, careers, and research opportunities in the life sciences. This session will provide an overview of the tremendous variety of biological science majors at UW as well as key resources to help you explore and pursue your interests. We will also cover FAQs related to course selection, major declaration, pre-health preparation, and research opportunities.
    3 days to choose from! September 27, October, and October 24
    3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Career Exploration Center, 6 Ingraham Hall
  • Design, Sustainability, & The Environment: Building Healthy Communities
    Learn more about majors, courses, and career exploration in the areas of community design and environmental issues that will help you make an impact locally and globally. This session will enable you to connect with faculty, staff, and students, as well as access relevant academic advising for spring semester.
    Tuesday, October 11
    12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Career Exploration Center, 6 Ingraham Hall
  • Careers in Bioscience Panel: Food Systems
    Do you care about where your food originates? Do you want to play a vital role is feeding the 9 billion people in the world? Are you passionate about the farm to table movement? If so, attend this panel discussion with professionals who are changing the world by working to provide food access to all people. Learn how you can leverage your education into a unique career in food systems.
    October 11
    4:30pm – 6:00pm
    Biocommons, Lower Level, Steenbock Library
  • Networking for People Who Hate Networking
    So many of us absolutely detest networking. It has a reputation as a manipulative, self-serving, sleazy endeavor involving hard-sells and soft cheese. Yet real networking builds lasting, mutually beneficial relationships, one person at a time. Nothing cheesy about that. This session will go over a myriad of techniques to help you find a networking tactic that is both effective and comfortable for you. Expect to talk to strangers, learn some valuable lessons and enjoy yourself.
    October 19
    5:00pm – 6:00pm
    159 Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building (Bascom Hill)
    Co-Sponsored: CALS Career Services and The Graduate School
  • Mock Interview Clinic
    Sharpen your interviewing skills with practice with actual recruiters! Sign up for a 30 minute practice and feedback session through BuckyNet. See your wisc.edu email for more details and instructions closer to event.
    October 19
    1:00pm – 4:30pm
    Biocommons, Lower Level, Steenbock Library
  • Careers in Bioscience Panel: Careers off the Bench and Outside the Lab
    Attend this event and learn what you don’t know! You don’t see yourself working in a research lab and pipetting for the rest of your life? Becoming a doctor is not of interest to you anymore? So now what will you with your bioscience education? Attend this panel discussion with professionals using this education in a variety of work environments such as science communication, education / outreach, technical sales and business, public policy / public health, and government regulation. You can leverage your science major into a unique career.
    October 25
    4:30pm – 6:00pm
    Biocommons, Lower Level, Steenbock Library
  • Exploring CALS: Majors Applied for Real World Challenges
    Our Exploring CALS workshop will help you learn about the wide variety of major offerings the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS). We have 24 majors spanning 6 broad areas of study, ranging from social sciences, to business and communications, to applied life sciences. This session will also help you explore related careers, understand the CALS degree requirements and transfer process, and introduce you to tons of great resources. If you are an exploring or undecided student, this is a great opportunity to see what we have to offer you as a college. Freshman and sophomores encouraged to attend!
    November 2
    3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Career Exploration Center, 6 Ingraham Hall
  • Careers in BioScience
    Are you constantly asked what you want to do after you graduate? Do you have an answer but aren’t convinced it’s the right one? The Careers in BioScience workshop is designed to help you understand yourself and your potential. By using free-write exercises, brief assessments and guided discussion we will work together to help you get a better grasp of where you fit in the world of work. You will leave with an action plan to set you on a path of career discovery.
    November 3
    6:00pm – 7:00pm
    Biocommons, Lower Level, Steenbock Library
  • Writing a Personal Statement For Graduate and Professional School
    You’re staring at a blank screen. Your brain is fried. You know the Personal Statement is an important part of an application package but… This workshop will focus not only on what admission officers look for but also on the writing process itself. We will use creative brainstorming, guided discussions and examples of successful personal statements. By the end of the workshop you will know what you will be writing but also how to showcase your achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of your application. Come uneasy, leave empowered.
    November 17
    6:00pm – 7:00pm
    Biocommons, Lower Level, Steenbock Library