Biology Major Newsletter - September 27, 2017

• Upcoming Deadlines

• Academic Events and Opportunities

• Scholarship and Fellowship Events and Opportunities

• Research

• Career/Internship Events and Opportunities

Upcoming Deadlines

Friday, September 29

*  Deadline to change grading to Pass/Fail
   (you cannot take major, college, or university requirements pass/fail)
*  Deadline to drop a Fall term course and receive 50% tuition adjustment
*  Last day to change variable credits

Academic Events and Opportunities

#StudyStrong Academic Resource Fair  TODAY

Wednesday, September 27
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
College Library

Llearn about a number of support services available at UW-Madison. Organizations include:

Center for Academic Excellence
Cross College Advising Service
DDEEA Academic Support Services
• DesignLab
Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS)
History Lab
Mathematics Tutorial Program
McBurney Disability Resource Center
Physics Learning Center
Statistics Tutorial Lab
Writing Center

Pizza, sweet treats, and door prizes!

Scholarship and Fellowship Events and Opportunities

The College of Letters & Science Undergraduate Scholarship

The scholarship application is open for L&S continuing students

Deadline to apply:  October 15. 

Students can apply here:
and review scholarships information here:

Attend an information session in Memorial Union:
Thursday September 28, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 4,   5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Research at UW

The University of Wisconsin - Madison has a wide variety of research opportunities.  As a student, you can engage in research for credit, pay, or volunteer.

Finding an opportunity Labs looking to hire student workers/researchers post in the Student Job Center.  Both campus and off-campus organizations post jobs here. You can browse jobs by category (e.g., chilcare, healthcare, science-tech).

Would you like to join a lab or research project for credit?  Visit the Experts' Guide and Discovery Portal to search for topics that interest you.  Reach out the professors and researchers in these databases. Students participating in research for credit may be able to apply it to the major or degree.  See you advisor for more details.

If you are looking for volunteer research, connect with the Morgridge Center. You can browse options by major/interest. 

The Undergraduate Research Scholars program is for freshman and sophomore students looking for matched researchers and a for-credit seminar to support students. Participants commit to research for one year. 

When the Biology Major receives announcements for research position related to the major, we will post it to the Biology Newsletter (right here). However, we will not be notified of all. You should be diligent in your search through the above resources.

BioCommons has helpful information on how to find and connect with mentors along with planning and presenting research. Click "research" on the top toolbar.


Independent Research and the Biology Major

Learn more about finding and incorporating research into your Biology major.

Tuesday, October 10
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
2301 Microbial Sciences Building


The Loewe Lab, located in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, is seeking undergraduate students specializing in biology and/or genetics to join our team's current projects in Bio Curation and Genetic Modeling.

Career and Internship Events and Opportunities

September is Career and Internship Exploration Month

The career services landscape is robust at UW.  There are several offices specializing in different support services.  Here are a few that may be helpful to you:

Career Exploration Center provides career and major exploration resources.  you can meet with an advisor, explore career inventories, utilize their career library, and attend many workshops on career exploration.  

CALS Career Services assists CALS students in resume and cover letter writing, explore opportunities in agricultural or life science careers and internships, and provides career-related workshops. The office also provides information on graduate programs.

L&S Career Services (SuccessWorks) helps L&S students explore possible career paths that align with their strengths and course of study; refine resumes, cover letters, interviews, grad school applications; develop network with alumni and employers; and launch internships.

Center for Pre-Health Advising provides guidance on a myriad of health careers from Allied Health to Veterinary Medicine. They have a new first-year online course to get you started.

Center for Pre-Law Advising  provides advising and other resources to UW-Madison students and alumni in the process of considering, preparing for, or applying to law school.

September is a great time to think about career development goals and to attend one of the many events happening this month. Visit the Events Calendar to find out how you can participate: Career Events at UW-Madison


What is Buckynet?

BuckyNet is a free, UW password-protected interactive online system which connects students and employers. Through BuckyNet, you can search and apply for internships and full-time opportunities, post your resume, sign-up for on-campus interviews and mock interviews, research employers, and see schedules of our career fairs, employer information sessions and career events. Employers in the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors post on BuckyNet on a daily basis, with many career fields of interest to you!

Ready to sign up? Keep in mind it can take a day or so for yoru college to verify your status to access BuckyNet, so request an account today!

CALS students the CALS Careers site, click BuckyNet on the lower left, and select the students button

L&S students: visit SuccessWorks, click on BuckyNet on the top bar, then click through Current Students to sign up.


Wisconsin Biohealth Summit

October 10, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Overture Center

Join 300+ biohealth professionals and listen to keynote speakers and professional panels geared towards young professionals. There will be opportunities to network with peers, industry, and academic leaders. Some of the key themes of the summit are: learning from industry experts to build successful careers in biohealth industry, exploring the future of healthcare, and building networks and transitioning into the biohealth industry.