Biology Major Newsletter - January 25, 2017

• Upcoming Deadlines

• Announcements and Updates

• Career/Internship Events and Workshops 

• Academic Workshops and Opportunities 

• Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

• Other Opportunities and Events 

Upcoming Deadlines

• January 25 - Last day to drop courses or withdraw without DR or W grade notation on Transcript

• January 27 - Last Day to Add your first class without Departmental & Dean's permission - All Students
Last Day to Add Courses without Departmental approval - All Students
Last Day for 100% tuition adjustment on dropped classes

• February 3 - Last day to pay tuition and fees without a $100 late fee.

Announcements and Updates

Graduating this Spring? 

If so, the graduation application is available in the Student Center via My UW.

For help applying for graduation or selecting a commencement ceremony, please visit the 'Applying for Graduation'  instruction page or the demo.

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Thinking of Registering for a Summer Course? 

 

The Summer 2017 course listings are now displaying online in Class Search and Course Guide. For a list of courses that count towards the Biology Major requirements, go to Resources , and look for "COURSES OFFERED BY SEMESTER."

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Biocore Applications Now Available for FALL 2017

Why Biocore? See VIDEO of Biocore Student Experience Collaborative learning community Fulfill requirements (intro to interm biology coursework, Honors, CommB) Small class  and high instructor contact Emphasis on research, science reasoning, communication Earn Biocore Honors transcript notation upon program completion Prerequisites General Chem 104, 109 or 115 First semester calculus; Math 221 (or equiv) Fall 2017 (or previous) enrollment in OChem 343 …

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Career/Internship Events and Workshops

Career and Internship Fair Prep Night – February 1     NEW

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6-7:30 pm Pyle Center, 1st Floor Alumni Lounge (OPEN TO ALL MAJORS WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY) Drop-in format for students to come anytime during the event to visit several student-lead stations to polish their skills for the career fair. Outside of the stations the main feature will be our resume review/elevator pitch area where students can meet 1:1 …

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CALS Career Fair Prep Workshop                          NEW

Tuesday January 31st:  4:30-6pm Steenbock Library, BioCommons, Lower Level 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. This workshop will give you tips on how to successfully navigate a career fair with time tested strategies on how …

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Spring Career and Internship Fair                          NEW

SAVE THE DAY: – largest career fair of spring semester Thursday, February 02, 2017, 4-8pm The Kohl Center Network with over 200 national and local employers seeking full-time and internship positions. Employers are looking for qualified UW-Madison students and recent alumni. Sponsored by: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of Letters and Science, School of Business, School of Human …

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Spring STEM Career Connection                           NEW

All UW-Madison students and alumni are invited to attend the Spring Career Connection.  Over 200 organizations are scheduled to attend the event at Gordon Dining and Event Center on 1/31 and 2/2.  NEW HOURS are 1 PM to 7 PM.  Different employers attend on each date:  see stem-fair-employers-list_for_students. Students are required to bring their UW ID and should make a …

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BioCommons Spring STEM Kick-off                         NEW

The BioCommons is hosting the STEM Spring Kickoff with pizza (courtesy of CALS) and discussion about resources and opportunities students may consider for success this semester. There will be a group discussion with some BioCore alumni about career considerations in STEM. 5:00-7:00 pm on January 25th! Steenbock Library RSVP here or check the UW Calendar of Events (RSVP is optional) …

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Spring Public Service Fair

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

3PM at Union South, Varsity Hall

The Public Service Fair brings 65 nonprofit community partner organizations to campus to share their volunteer, internship and job opportunities with UW students.
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Summer Internship

Full-time internship opportunity ($15.00 hour, June-August). Knowledge of the dairy industry and/or dairy farming is not necessary. CALS students given priority. The internship involves the development of software and website-based material designed to help Wisconsin and U.S. dairy farmers improve their marketing of their farm’s milk. The following is a more detailed description of the project and how this undergraduate …

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Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

Research Fellowships

One of the things we value most about UW-Madison is our success in supporting and involving undergraduates in collaborative research.  This is an important high-impact educational practice that can enrich the Wisconsin Experience for undergraduates.  The Provost's Office is especially pleased to announce that scholarships and fellowships are available to encourage and support that work.  Note that in some cases …

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Other Opportunities and Events

L&S SOAR Peer Advisor Application                       NEW

Letters & Science Academic Advising Services is hiring peer advisors to work at SOAR this summer (2017). If  interested, please to apply by February 17th.  The posting is on the Student Job Center: https://jobcenter.wisc.edu/jobs/detail/43164

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CCAS Peer Advisor Application                              NEW

Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) is hiring for two positions.  CCAS is the academic advising office that serves undecided and exploring undergraduate students, and has locations in Ingraham Hall, Witte Hall, Sellery Hall, Chadbourne Residential College, Ogg Hall, and Dejope Hall.  -Peer Advisors work individually and in teams with CCAS professional advisors, at SOAR and in the residence halls, to help students explore their academic options, as well as choose and enroll in classes.    -Peer Advisors …

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Badger Volunteers                                                   NEW

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 …

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Summer SOAR Peer Advisor Application - CALS 

CALS is looking for enthusiastic students to support the 2017 summer orientation program (SOAR). SOAR Peer Advisors will have the opportunity to work closely with CALS professional staff, meet the newest incoming CALS Badgers, and develop in collaboration, presentation, and interpersonal skills. If you are interested in learning more about this position and submitting an application, please refer to the …

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19th Annual Undergraduate Symposium

The Annual Undergraduate Symposium is a forum designed to showcase undergraduate students' creativity, achievement and talent across all disciplines through oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions, film shorts, artist talks, and performances. The Undergraduate Symposium is open to all University of Wisconsin – Madison students enrolled during the 2016-2017 academic year, including those who are graduating in December. Undergraduate students--who are …

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Washington University Summer or Post-Bac Research

Are you looking for summer research or post-baccalaureate research opportunities? We have several programs at Washington University that may interest you! Are you considering a PhD?  The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for our Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) program (genome.wustl.edu). The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented …

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Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program - University of Minnesota

Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (LSSURP) at the University of Minnesota Sponsored by the Medical School Supporting undergraduate research excellence since 1989 Dates: June 1 – August 12, 2017 Application Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2017 Seven programs to choose from: • Cancer Research, Education and Training Experience (CREATE) – This NCI ‐ funded program places students in laboratories of …

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