Biology Major Newsletter - February 27, 2018

• Biology Advising Notes

• Academic Opportunities and Events

• Career, Job, Internship Events and Opportunities

• Other Opportunities and Events

Biology Advising Notes

Are you graduating this Spring or Summer? Make sure you apply to graduate soon so you can be listed in the program! You can attend commencement (what many refer to as 'walk') in May if you are graduating in summer. You do not have to have all requirements met (green) in DARS to apply, but you should see your advisor to clear up any issues. To learn more about commencement, visit:

On Wisconsin!
The Biology Major Advising Team

Academic Opportunities and Events

Anatomy Course Subject Change

Both Human Anatomy Lecture & Lab will now fall under the subject heading “Anatomy & Physiology.” There will be NO changes to course content. However, they will now be known as ANAT&PHY 337 (lecture) and ANAT&PHY 338 (lab). This change will take effect for FALL 2018 ENROLLMENT.

Fall 2018 ANAT&PHY 337: Human Anatomy (formerly Kines 337)
There will be two sections of human anatomy lecture offered for Fall 2018. The course can accommodate approximately 360 students.

• Students with KNS or PRN classification will have priority enrollment until April 24 at 9 a.m. and should register at their scheduled appointment time.

• Students with SENIOR STATUS will be able to enroll starting at 9 a.m. on April 24.

• Students with JUNIOR STATUS will be able to enroll starting at 9 a.m. on April 25.

• Open enrollment for students meeting the prerequisite begins at 9 a.m. on April 26.

• No priority lists will be collected.

Fall 2018 ANAT&PHY 338: Human Anatomy Lab (formerly Kines 338)
This continues to be a high demand class – we have attempted to streamline the process this time by allowing students the opportunity to “pre-qualify” for enrollment. As in the past, kinesiology students will be eligible to enroll during their scheduled appointment time. All other students wishing to take the course should complete a Qualtrics pre-qualification survey located at the following link before March 31:

Students selected for pre-qualification will be notified before April 9 and placed in a student enrollment group. Enrollment for this group will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on April 24 through April 30. This will eliminate the need to be placed on the wait list or obtain permissions. All other students are invited to place themselves on the wait list beginning at 9 a.m. on April 30 and will be admitted as space allows.


Go Abroad: Health & Science Fields

Drop by to learn about the basics of studying abroad, taking classes in your major, funding & scholarships. Chat with returned student and advisors. Learn more about Biology and Study Abroad: Major Advising Page.

Tuesday, March 13
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.,
MSC Lounge (Red Gym)


Summer Course Equivalency Service

Will you be taking a class away from UW Madison this summer? If so, make sure your course counts here! The Course Equivalency Service is open from March 1 – May 15. Once a CES request has been processed, you will receive an equivalency detailing exactly how  coursework will transfer to UW-Madison. It is a good idea to talk with your Biology major advisor to determine if the class can be applied to the major.

Career, Job, and Internship Events and Opportunities

Mock Interview Clinic

Guest professionals from AbbVie, Kerry Group, Aerotek (scientific recruiting), and Covance Practice your interviewing skills and get feedback from a professional!

Thursday, March 1
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Biocommons, Steenbock Library

Co-sponsors: CALS Health and Research Society, Nutrition and Dietetics Club, Microbiology Club, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Biochemistry Club) RSVP Requested:
Questions? Contact us.


Allied Health Career Panel

Who are allied health professionals?
What are the different career paths you can pursue in a clinical setting that are part of a patient’s healthcare team but aren’t an MD, PA, or RN?
What training and education is needed to work in these careers?

Come meet allied health professionals from UW-Health and Rush University to find out more, get your questions answered, and consider the multiple paths to working in healthcare. Registration is free and encouraged.

Tuesday, March 6
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 1121 Mosse Humanities Building


Benefits, Taxes, Health Insurance, OH MY!

You've landed your first professional job! Maybe you are close to accepting a job offer. Evaluating the benefits package can be overwhelming for new college graduates. Gain the knowledge to make sound financial decisions.

Tuesday, March 6th
12:00 -1:00 p.m.
1441 Genetics / Biotechnology Center


Upcoming Career Sessions at Successworks

Sessions meet at SuccessWorks 711 State St. (above the UW bookstore)

What if I don't go to med/vet/dental school etc.., what else can I do?
You can still impact the patient experience without being right on the frontline, including managing healthcare systems or analyzing data to improve efficiency in the delivery of services. Stop by as your schedule allows and find out more!

Wednesday, March 7
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

What Can I Do With A Career in Sustainability?

Consider the different sectors within the job market and how your skills could match up, what are common position titles, and types of work, like environmental consulting and compliance?

Friday, March 16
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


PPD, Inc Career Fair

This career fair event will have managers and senior leadership available to discuss opportunities with prospective candidates. We invite anyone looking for a career here in Madison in the analytical scientific industry to visit our career fair. Please bring multiple copies of your current resume to discuss with our leadership teams. Questions, contact:

Friday, March 9
4:00 -7:00 p.m.
8551 Research Way, Suite 100, Building 10
Middleton, WI 53562


JC Penney & UW Suit Up Event

Are you looking for professional attire for your next job interview or internship? Everything you need to finish your look for that next interview or new job - including suits, dresses, sport coats, dress pants, shoes and accessories. Giveaway & Prizes!

Sunday, March 11
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

UW Student ID required. Pre-register  for a chance to win a $250 gift card.


Etiquette Dinner - RSVP Required

Enjoy a FREE dinner while learning business dinner etiquette. Facilitated by an etiquette professional. Stress free, judgement free, employer free, atmosphere!

Tuesday, March 13
5:30 -7:00 p.m
Lake Mendota Room, Dejope Hall

RSVP: Registration is confirmed when REFUNDABLE $10 reservation hold fee is dropped off at 116 Agricultural Hall, CALS Office of Academic Affairs. Upon check in at the dinner, the $10 hold fee will be returned to you. Sponsored by: College of Ag. and Life Sciences, College of Engineering, Farm and Industry Short Course. Questions:  


Fishing In the Neighborhood (FIN) Coach Internship

This is a position for an energetic person who enjoys working with children and adults in the outdoors. An ideal candidate has had coursework in natural resources, education, or social work and is eager to introduce people to their local fishing opportunities. FIN opens the door for young anglers to learn a lifetime sport and provide a healthy outlet at a critical point in their lives. Coupled with the Fishing for Dinner initiative, it also introduces families and young adults to an inexpensive activity that connects them with nature, each other, and a healthy, sustainable source of food.

Hours & Duration: Average  40 hours/week May through August
Stipend: $3800.00
Application Deadline: March 14
Number of Positions: up to 8
Locations: Green Bay, Milwaukee,Madison

Other Opportunities and Events


2018 Cool Science Image Contest

Images can depict an object or phenomenon from any discipline, and we welcome any method of producing an image. Submit your work by March 9.

Fabulous prizes!