Apply to be a Student Speaker at Commencement

Any student completing their degree in December and planning to attend the December Commencement ceremony can apply to be the student speaker – and get 5 minutes to shine in front of their classmates and guests on Dec. 17 (an audience of 6,000!). Interested students should apply by Wednesday, October 25. Students will need to submit a draft of their speech.

For additional information, see link to the explanatory email that went to all seniors in late Sept

Link to the application —

Summer Internship and Job Panel

The Wisconsin Society for Conservation Biology (WSCB) presents: Summer Internship and Job Panel

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 25th, 6:00 PM

WHERE:  Memorial Union (see TITU board)

Join WSCB and other environmental orgs to hear speakers talk about their experiences and learn more about how to land awesome summer internships and jobs.  Many applications open NOW.  Strengthen both your resumé and connections for future jobs!

Food Security Paid Internship

How will you feed 9 billion people?

Don’t miss out on a chance to make a difference! You have a little less than a month to apply to be one of the colleges students who are working with Land O’Lakes experts to find new ways to nourish a hungry planet, travel internationally, and work towards global food security while getting paid! Check out last years’ experience here.

Monday, October 30 at 11:30 PM (CST) is the deadline to apply for the Land O’Lakes, Inc. Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security internship! Apply online at

Don’t forget to tune in for a Facebook Live event, Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 PM CST to hear as past Emerging Leaders answer your Global Food Challenge questions!

Questions? Contact Brandi DeVries at []


Find the perfect volunteer opportunity for you


The Morgridge Center for Public Service peer advisors are available to help match students with meaningful and interesting volunteer opportunities. To schedule an appointment, fill out the advising form. Just have a quick question? Send an email. Prefer to drop in? Stop by during office hours in the Red Gym on Thursday from 2:15 – 4:15 p.m. or on Fridays from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center is continuing to recruit in the month of October for our Senior Thesis Writing Groups and Undergraduate Writing Groups for Publication. These are opportunities available to students across ALL disciplines.

Opportunities for Seniors and Advanced Undergraduates

Senior Thesis Writing Groups and Undergraduate Writing Groups for Publication

Undergraduate Writing Groups for Publication

This peer workshop is intended for advanced undergraduates interested in revising and publishing their final papers or research projects in undergraduate journals. Under the guidance of an experienced doctoral-level teaching assistant, undergraduate students enrolled in this workshop will receive ongoing support as they work through the stages of publication, from selecting a target journal to revising their drafts. Participants will attend an orientation and meet weekly with a group of their peers to receive feedback on their progress.

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please fill out the following:

Writing Center staff with be in touch with you soon to confirm a time and place for the orientation. If you have questions, please email Mia at

Senior Thesis Writing Groups

The Writing Center organizes small, student-led groups that bring together senior thesis writers from across the university. At welcoming and relaxed weekly meetings, seniors will share and discuss their research, drafts of their thesis, give and receive feedback, and hold each other accountable for making progress. A Writing Center instructor will attend the initial meeting for each senior thesis writing group, help the group decide its goals and meeting schedule, and be in touch with the group over the course of the academic year to offer advice and support. Consistent participation from each group member is key to a productive and enjoyable writing group experience.

If you’re just getting started on the research for your senior thesis or you’ve already begun drafting, this workshop is for you. If you’re interested in joining a group or just learning more, please RSVP for an upcoming orientation meeting by completing this short online survey:

If you have any questions, or are unable to attend either orientation meeting, but would still like to be involved, please email Stephanie at

6171 Helen C. White Hall

600 N. Park St.


Mock Interviews – October 17

Students – Perfect your interviewing skills! Mock Interviews – October 17

Practice makes perfect! This event 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 AND volunteer employers in a fun and comfortable setting.

ALL students will be welcomed. Co-sponsored by Steenbock Library, BioCommons and CALS Career Services.

Volunteer Interviewers: Catalent Biologics, Exact Sciences, Allied Co-op, Agribility of Wisconsin, Covance

RSVP Requested, not Required:

Summer Term Student Advisory Board


Summer Term is currently seeking to recruit students for our Summer Term Student Advisory Board.

This group acts as a student voice in the Summer Term office, helping us understand what students want and need out of summer programming. It’s an opportunity for students to learn about how Summer Term works and offer feedback and suggestions about Summer Term programming, marketing, or other topics that the students are interested in discussing regarding our summer offerings.

Students can apply at the link above by October 13th (this Friday)

WI Energy and Sustainability Challenge

The Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge is calling on students to submit their novel ideas for creating a more sustainable planet. More than $10,000 in prizes will be awarded on February 23 to students with the most innovative solutions in environmental sustainability and clean energy technology.

Any student, any field, any solution is welcome – entries will be judged on originality, feasibility, and environmental/societal impact. Students are encouraged to work in teams to develop their solution in any number of topics related to sustainability – clean energy, food, water, transportation, place-based issues, etc. Solutions can be in the form of new technologies, business plans, or social initiatives.

Two upcoming info sessions will be held at the Wisconsin Energy Institute (1552 University Ave.) Room 1150:

Wednesday, October 4th

2:30-3PM (Facebook event link)

4-4:30PM (Facebook event link)

For full details, visit:

Submission Deadline: February 2, 2018 8:00AM

To register your interest in the competition, visit:

To see examples of past entries, look for the “Prior Winners” section of the competition website, or read this article highlighting a few past winners and how the competition shaped their student experience and early careers:

For any questions about the competition, contact Scott Williams, Research and Education Coordinator at the Wisconsin Energy Institute, at

Marketing Your Language Skills

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm
SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science, 711 State Street, Suite 300

Unsure how to use your language skills can help you after college? We’re here to help you out! Come to this event to learn:

  • How to talk to potential employers and sell them on the skills you’ve gained while studying a language
  • How speaking another language can help you stand out in the job market after college
  • How to best market your language skills to help you succeed in whatever you plan to do

L&S Employer Mock Interview Days

L&S Breaking into Business – Thursday, October 12 (9-5 pm) *Open to all L&S Majors Coming up soon!

·         Science Product Development/Research – Thursday, October 26 (9-5 pm) *Open to all STEM Majors

The 30-minute mock interviews will take place at SuccessWorks’ new office space – 711 State Street, University Bookstore, 3rd Floor. Students looking to explore and conduct a mock interview in these industries will be paired with an employer who represents that specific industry .