Save the date – Interviewing Evening with Employers – March 28

Join UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Career Services and professionals for an…

Interviewing Evening with Employers
Tuesday, March 28 from 4-6pm
At the Steenbok Memorial Library BioCommons

You got the interview, now land that job!
• Learn effective interview preparation techniques.
• Discover popular questions employers ask and learn how to anticipate them.
• Hear tips on how to make a lasting positive impression.
Expect to practice with your peers in a fun and comfortable setting. As a bonus, we will have real employers on hand to answer questions and give feedback. This is also a great networking event!

Employers attending: Kerry Group, Covance, PharmaSeek, Brightstar Care, and Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD).

Register now! (RSVP requested, not required)

Dress code is business casual or professional (preferred).
Questions? Contact
Sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Career Services

Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

7th Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
In partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Loyola University; UI LABS; University of Chicago; Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)

About SISE
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week “boot camp” for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually since 2011, the program boasts 300 alumni. During weekdays, SISE’ers participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on a research project and enjoy exploring Chicago.

In 2017, SISE will focus on transportation, specifically the concept of mobility and the the future of transportation systems. The program will engage experts and diverse ideas, covering several trends:

  • Technological Advances – the changes leading us to Autonomous Electric Vehicles
  • Emerging Mobility Trends – ridesharing/Micro-Transit and other mobility solutions

  • Infrastructure Challenges – the power grid and its interaction with electric vehicles
  • Global and Local Impacts – the overarching picture

Participants (SISE’ers) from around the country join SISE at the University of Illinois at Chicago. SISE’ers are chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants from across the country. Diversity is one of the strongest features of the program, with participants representing a broad range of backgrounds and expertise. They live together. They research together. They become a part of our extended and international “SISE family.”

Cost and Support

  • There is no program fee.
  • Lodging is provided for all participants.
  • Transportation support is provided to many participants.

How to Apply

  • Applications are accepted through June 15, 2017
  • Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2017), graduate students, and professionals working in the fields of sustainability and energy who are living, working, or studying in the United States are eligible to apply
    • The application process includes:
      1. An online application
      2. A resume/CV
      3. One letter of recommendation
      4. A short Skype/Google Hangouts interview
      If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SISE Program Coordinator, Thomas Aláan (, and visit the SISE website at

    We hope to see you in Chicago this summer!

Wisconsin Ecology Undergraduate Job Fair: February 23

Date: Thursday, February 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Birge Hall Atrium

Are you looking for an ecology-related job for the summer? Come to the 10th annual Wisconsin Ecology Undergraduate Job Fair to meet representatives from environmental non-profits, ecology-based departments and labs, and local green businesses!

Click here for more information.

See you there!

Wisconsin Ecology

Participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

On February 14, freshmen and seniors received an email asking for their candid and confidential thoughts on their UW–Madison experiences by participating in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

NSSE is voluntary and confidential and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

This survey explores what students think of their undergraduate experience, the kinds of activities in which they engage and how they are benefiting from their studies.

As an incentive, students who complete the NSSE by April 10 will be entered in a drawing for one of 12 cash prizes of $200 each.*

Areas of student engagement measured by the survey include:

  • Academic challenge
  • Learning with peers
  • Experience with faculty
  • Campus environment

The information collected in the survey gives the university insight as to what it is doing well and where it needs to improve, so student participation in the NSSE provides the university with invaluable data for planning efforts and resource allocations.

Previous surveys, for example, identified the need for more academic and career advising on campus and additional resources for first-year students. Campus responded by hiring additional advisors and creating the Center for the First-Year Experience.

Students who share their perspective in this year’s NSSE will help shape UW–Madison and the services it provides to students in the future.

The NSSE is conducted by Indiana University for hundreds of campuses across the country, and is coordinated on the UW–Madison Campus by the Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research.

Freshmen and seniors have until May to complete the survey.

For more information on NSSE, please visit the NSSE website.

* Prize money is reportable for income tax purposes.

Career Services Events – Spring 2017

Wednesday March 8th: Etiquette Dinner
Lake Mendota Room, Dejope Hall
CALS students are invited to learn the professional etiquette that will set your apart in your career search process. This is a great opportunity to learn from a professional etiquette speaker and network with employers.
Price: FREE! $10 reservation fee for three – course meal ($10 is refunded upon arrival at dinner)
Registration available:
Sponsored by: College of Ag. & Life Sciences, College of Engineering

Tuesday March 28th: 4-6pm Interviewing Evening with Employers
Steenbock Library, BioCommons, Lower Level
You are through the door, now land that job. This workshop will give you the tools to go from hello to hired. Learn effective preparation techniques, popular questions to anticipate and tips on how to make a lasting positive impression. Expect to practice with your peers in a fun and comfortable setting. As an added bonus we will have employers on hand to answer questions and give feedback.
RSVP requested:
Sponsored by: College of Ag. And Life Sciences, Career Services

Thursday March 30th: 1-4pm STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Career Fair
Engineering Centers, Atrium
Network with employers for internships and full time employment
Sponsored by: College of Ag. & Life Sciences, College of Letters & Science, College of Engineering

April 4: 4-5:30pm First Steps to Building a Personal Brand
Location: 159 Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building
Everyone knows what a brand is. Nike, Pepsi, Disney, Apple. It’s a buzzword thrown around a lot in career and job search conversations. Why should you care? Your potential employers are googling you and making decisions with the content they receive before you sit in the interview chair. You have the ability to manage your reputation both online and offline. Come to this workshop prepared to engage in individual and small group exercises to help you develop a 5 word personal brand. We will also cover ways to start establishing your brand online.
Sponsored by: CALS Career Services and The Graduate School
RSVP requested though not required.
ALL students are welcome, Undergraduate and Graduate

Peace Corps @ UW-Madison Spring Semester Advising Event


Recruiter Advising Hours
269 Bascom Hall
Wednesdays 9-11 am
Thursdays 3-5 pm

Special Advising Hours
116 Room #2 Agriculture Hall
February Only
Wednesdays 2-3 pm

Wednesday, February 1
Spring Student Organization Fair
5-8 pm, Kohl Center

Thursday, February 2
U.S. State Department and Peace Corps Panel
12-1:30 pm, Union South: TITU
Learn about opportunities with the U.S. State Department and the Peace Corps at a panel discussion. Come hear Peace Corps Regional Recruiter Jason Lemberg and State Department Recruitment and Outreach Officer Vayram Nyadroh speak about what service in the Peace Corps and a career in the State Department entails.

Thursday, February 2
Spring Career Fair
4-8 pm, Kohl Center

Thursday, February 23
Wisconsin Ecology Undergraduate Job Fair

10 am-2 pm, Birge Hall Atrium
Come learn about job opportunities in the Agriculture and Environment Sectors. Talk to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers about what projects they did during Service and get an idea of how you could be helping to make a difference in your host community.

Friday, February 24
West High School Exploration Fair

12-4 pm, West High School: Van Hise Gym
The Future Exploration Fair brings businesses, employers, non-profit agencies, and educational institutions together with over 1,000 high school students. Representatives from the Peace Corps will educate students about Peace Corps service, recruit future Volunteers, provide career information, and to help students plan for life after graduation.

Contact Information:
(608) 262-1121