Med School Personal Statement Workshop

Writing the Medical School Personal Statement

Tuesday, June 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Are you eager to write a successful med school essay, but unsure how to start, what to include, or how to make the case for your future as a doctor? In this Writing Center workshop, we’ll consider general principles for writing convincing and persuasive essays for med school applications, as well as read and discuss samples of successful statements. Our goal will be to develop strategies for succeeding in this high-stakes writing task.

Please pre-register at the following workshop link: http://go.wisc.edu/y1991g

Summer Research Scholarship

New for Summer 2017, the Summer Term Research Scholarship is now available. Students who are engaging in research and taking courses during the summer 2017 term are eligible to receive a $2000 scholarship. Students in the scholarship program must
  • Enroll in Integrated Science 260 Entering Research (1 credit), 
  • Enroll in Integrated Science 699 Independent Research (1 credit),
  • Enroll in one summer school class of their choice (3+ credits). 
  • Have a research mentor at UW-Madison identified before the summer term begins. 
To be considered for this scholarship, please fill out this interest form. Fifteen scholarships will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Permission to enroll in Integrated Science 260 and 699 will come after the scholarships are awarded.  Please contact Amber Smith, amber.smith@wisc.edu, with questions.

Poverty Studies Internship

This is an academic year position starting fall 2017. Interns work ~10 hours/week on a self-made schedule and are paid $10/hour.

The Poverty Studies Internship is a collaboration between the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Institute for Research on Poverty to produce accessible information and materials for the main purpose of educating undergraduate students on issues pertaining to poverty in the United States. The Poverty Studies Intern will achieve this objective by reviewing recent poverty-related research, consulting with researchers, and creating a series of fact sheets based on what they learned.

The deadline to apply is June 4, 2017. More information here: http://morgridge.wisc.edu/about-jobs

Biology Abroad

Biology Abroad: How do I get it to count in the major?

Friday, May 5

2:00-3:00

4503 Microbial Sciences Building

Confused about the process of having your biology courses abroad apply to the major?  Don’t know what advisor to see for resources or approvals?  Join Biology advisors to walk you through the process to ensure smoother transition from foreign transcript to your DARS and beyond.  Feel free to bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with your specific program.

This session is for Biology major students who have already identified their study abroad program and have questions about applying credit to the Biology major.  We will host a general session in Fall for those looking for programs that complement the Biology major.

Please RSVP via https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2rgUJm4ZCm1T5Vr

Badger Volunteers

About Badger Volunteers

Badger Volunteers is a semester-long program that pairs teams of students with community organizations (schools, nonprofits, municipalities) to volunteer 1-4 hours each week at the same organization. The program is designed to foster meaningful and consistent connections between community partners and students over the course of an entire semester. Badger Volunteers provides logistical support, transportation, training and education sessions for student volunteers in the program.

Volunteer opportunities fall into three categories: Education, Sustainability and Public Health. However, Badger Volunteers has an opportunity for any major and any interest.

Badger Volunteers participate in orientation the third week of the semester and begin volunteering the fourth week. Volunteering ends the second-to-last week of the semester.

Why should I be a Badger Volunteer?

1. Volunteer opportunities from over 80 community partners

2. We take care of helping you find transportation off campus

3. The opportunity to work in teams and meet new people

4. Yep, you even get an awesome t-shirt!


Questions?

Students contact Kari Temkin at kari.temkin@wisc.edu.

Summer 2017 registration will open May 31. To find other volunteer opportunities, search here.

From:  http://morgridge.wisc.edu/badger-volunteers

Paid Research Opportunities in Toxicology – Summer 2018

Considering graduate study in the toxicological sciences?

On Thursday, April 27, the UW Pharmacology/Toxicology BS Program will host Professor Craig Marcus from Oregon State University.  At 4pm in Room 7103 (7th floor conference room) of Rennebohm Hall (the School of Pharmacy building), Dr. Marcus will speak about paid research opportunities in toxicology for summer 2018 on the OSU campus in Corvalis, Oregon.

Information about the OSU program may be found at http://emt.oregonstate.edu/emt/finanical-support/summer-undergraduate-research-internshipshttp://emt.oregonstate.edu/emt/finanical-support/summer-undergraduate-research-internships .  That site and its links will provide some background.  All who are interested in hearing more are invited for this informal discussion.  Rennebohm Hall is on the 80 bus route—exit near the intersection of Observatory Drive and Highland Avenue, opposite the UW Hospital & Clinics complex.

Kenneth D. Niemeyer
Advisor to the Pharmacology-Toxicology BS Program
Graduate Programs Coordinator
School of Pharmacy
gradadmissions@pharmacy.wisc.edu
608-262-4257

Fulbright Workshops

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program (FUSP) 2018-19 is open and we will be having two workshops next week!

On Tuesday, the UW-Madison’s Writing Center is hosting:

Writing Your Way to a Fulbright: The Application Process
Tuesday, April 25
3:30-5:00pm
Helen C. White Hall
Register @ http://writing.wisc.edu/Workshops/Application_Fulbright_essay.html

On Wednesday, Mark Lilleleht, the campus Fulbright Program Advisor, will hold a general information session:

FUSP Information Session
Wednesday, April 26
2:30-3:30pm
206 Ingraham Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open to undergraduates graduating in December 2017 or May 2018, currently enrolled graduate students, and alumni. Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student program must be U.S. citizens.

Full details on the campus process (and deadlines) are available @ http://go.wisc.edu/fusp

If you cannot make a session but would like to learn more, please contact Mark Lilleleht @ awards@iris.wisc.edu to set up an appointment (skype appointments for those abroad are also encouraged).

All-Campus Day of Service

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The second annual All-Campus Day of Service will be put on by the Morgridge Center for Public Service in conjunction with Wisconsin Alumni Student Board (WASB) and All Campus Party (ACP).

For one day, students won’t be able to walk anywhere on campus without discovering opportunities to learn, reflect and engage with public service – broadly defined to include direct volunteering projects, community involvement, community discourse and discussion, philanthropy and political involvement.

Pre-Registration Events

For certain volunteer opportunities, we ask that you register to participate in advance. Find details and registration information below.

Volunteering

Help reduce invasive species by volunteering at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Sort magazines and other literary works with the Magazine Literacy Project

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM shift

1:00 – 3:30 PM shift

Be a part of spring cleaning at the Neighborhood House

10:00 am – 12:00 PM shift

12:00 – 2:00 PM shift

Support Madison’s homeless families with Friends of the State Street Family

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM shift

1:00 – 4:00 PM shift

Donate blood at the Bi-partisan Blood Drive staffed with volunteers from the College Republicans and College Democrats

Blood Drive Appointment Scheduling

After School Special: a luncheon with people who have completed service years with AmeriCorps, City Year and Peace Corps. Lunch included!

Luncheon registration, 12:00 – 1:30 PM


Open Events

Many events and opportunities April 26 will be for any and all interested students without registration necessary. Find these events on campus and come and go as you please.

Advovacy

Upcycled Art
11:30am – 2:30pm @ Wheelhouse Studios, Memorial Union

Make and take a sustainable art project of the UW logo made out of plastic medical cap waste. This is a partnership with the UW Hospital and Wheelhouse Studios!

“Ally” is a verb
10am – 4pm @ Library Mall

Alpha Chi Omega and the Men’s Project join Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) to reflect on what it means to be an “ally,” how to support marginalized communities and how to engage in various forms of activism in your everyday life.

Sustainable Fair
10am – 4pm @ Library Mall

Play trash-ketball to learn about ways you can be more sustainable as a college student!

Ask Big Questions with Ask. Listen. Save.
10am – 4pm @ Gordon Dining and Event Center

Engage in conversation about “How do we listen?” by writing your thoughts on a post card and creating an interactive display.

Civic Engagement

Ask Big Questions with the Wisconsin Idea Council 
10am – 4pm @ Dejope, Gordons, Union South, East Campus Mall

Visit the Ask Big Questions table to answer the question “Where do you feel home?” and participate in the Campus #ConversationChallenge. Grab some free coffee while you reflect!

 

Letters of Gratitude with WASB
10am – 4pm @ Dejope, Gordons, Union South, East Campus Mall

Write a card to someone you are grateful for. Postage is included.

Badger Volunteers Appreciation
12pm – 1:30pm @ Education Building

This event is for current and past Badger Volunteers. Wear your BV shirt and enjoy an ice cream sundae bar. There will also be free, limited edition sustainable mugs. While supplies last. Visitors can also participate in the Ask Big Questions #ConversationChallenge.

Philanthropy

Food and Personal Hygeine Product Drive
10am – 4pm @ East Campus Mall

Bring non-perishable food and/or personal hygiene products to donate to the Open Seat, the campus food pantry. FH King will be present to give away plant seedlings to everyone who donates!

Policy & Politics

Bipartisan Blood Drive
11am – 4pm @ Education Building

Donate blood to save lives and bridge divides.

Legislative Internship – Financial Support

Spitze Legislative Internship Financial Support: Summer 2017 Application – for Legislative Internships

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences and School of Human Ecology

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is pleased to announce the Robert and Hazel Spitze Legislative Internship Program. This award is associated with a student acquired internship. The opportunity will help student interns experience the unique processes of the Legislative branch of government and will help them better understand the theories of participatory economic and political policy development at the State and Federal levels.

To be eligible for financial support students must:

1.      Current enrollment in a degree program in the University of Wisconsin – Madison College of

2.      Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) or the School of Human Ecology (SoHE).

3.      At least a Junior standing at UW‐Madison and completion of one year in CALS or SoHE.

4.      Cumulative GPA of at least a BC (2.5 on a 4 point scale).

5.      Evidence of special interest in public policy as part of a career; generally including having completed at least one course in political science, law, public policy or related subject matter.

6.      Must obtain an internship opportunity with the legislative branch of state or federal government and register for at least one credit in an internship course.

7.      Provide confirmation from internship supervisor, stating the terms (timeframe and nature of work) of internship. This confirmation (on organization letterhead) can be emailed to Megan O’Rourke, CALS Career Services, at megan.orourke@wisc.edu.
Subject Line: Spitze Legislative Internship Financial Support – Verification

8.      To receive funds, students must be enrolled for at least 1 credit at time of financial support payout.

APPLY ONLINE

Please complete online application by Monday, April 24 at 4:30pm. Applicants will be notified during final exams week or sooner.

Academic Credit for Internships Options:

·         CALS major departments offer 399 course options. Please see your academic or faculty advisor for instructions on enrollment.

·         Inter-L&S 260: Internship credit course offered to ALL UW students. Details here. NOTE: Their website will be updated soon for summer 2017 enrollment.

Allen Internship Financial Support Application

Do you have a UNPAID and / or Congressional internship this summer? If so, you may qualify for financial assistance. Reminder, deadline approaching. April 24.

Allen Internship Financial Support Application – for UNPAID internships

Limited funds are available for students participating in UNPAID internships in the summer 2017. Students shall complete the online application form linked below. 


To be eligible for financial support students must:

1.      Be a current CALS undergraduate, in good academic standing (not on academic probation)

2.      Participate in an UNPAID internship experience.

3.      To receive funds in summer 2017 students must be an enrolled student in at least 1 credit of summer courses.

4.      Provide confirmation from internship supervisor, stating the terms (timeframe and nature of work) of internship. This confirmation (on organization letterhead) can be emailed to Megan O’Rourke, CALS Career Services, at megan.orourke@wisc.edu.
Subject Line: Allen Internship Financial Support – Verification

APPLY ONLINE

Please complete online application by Monday, April 24 at 4:30pm. Applicants will be notified during final exams week or sooner.

 

Academic Credit for Internships Options:

·         CALS major departments offer 399 course options. Please see your academic or faculty advisor for instructions on enrollment.

·         Inter-L&S 260: Internship credit course offered to ALL UW students. Details here. NOTE: Their website will be updated soon for summer 2017 enrollment.