Biology Major Newsletter - March 6, 2018

• Biology Advising Notes

• Upcoming Deadlines

• Academic Opportunities and Events

• Research and Fellowship Opportunities

• Career, Job, Internship Events and Opportunities

• Other Opportunities and Events

Biology Advising Notes

Summer Session

Are you considering summer session? Do you have questions about Biology courses offered or if summer would impact your time to degree? Meet with your advisor to determine if summer is a good fit with your academic, career, financial, and personal goals. Your advisor is a great resource for developing a variety of paths to completing your degree. If Summer is a good fit, apply for a summer scholarship. Summer registration times will be sent out March 19. Registration begins April 2.

On Wisconsin!
The Biology Major Advising Team

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline to drop a Spring term course: Friday, March 23

Academic Opportunities and Events

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)


Secondary Education Teacher program

The UW-Madison secondary education teacher program is for those who wish to become licensed teachers in high school and middle school. Each June a cohort of students starts their preparation and finishes the following August- ready to teach in the fall. During the 14 month program, candidates earn a teaching certification in their content area, certification in English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as a Master’s degree from Curriculum and Instruction.

To apply, candidates need:
- an undergraduate degree; must be completed by June, 2018
- a background in a content area (English, math, science or social studies)
- an interest in working with adolescent students
- a completed UW Grad school application, No GRE is required if the GPA is above a 3.0.

Candidates who submit their application prior to March 31st are eligible to be considered for scholarships. Contact Joey Lubasi with questions -


Research and Fellowship Opportunities

CALS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Communicate and showcase your scientific research. You can choose to present a poster or give a podium talk on your research. This is also a chance to fulfill part of the Biology major CALS capstone. All students, faculty and families are encouraged to attend. Please submit abstracts before March 14th. The symposium is April 18th from 9:30 to 3:00, with morning and afternoon sessions.

Career, Job, and Internship Events and Opportunities

Make Your Resume POP

Tuesday, March 6  (TODAY)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
338 Brogden Psychology Building

Need to brush off that old resume and jazz it up?  Don't miss out on some of the best tips from our resume experts. Be sure to bring a draft of your resume with you. Registration is encouraged.


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.


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

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


The Morgridge Center for Public Service is hiring undergraduate interns for the 2018-19 academic year!

All positions pay $10.25/ hour and require a commitment of ~10 hours per week. Intern applications are due March 18. Students interested in applying for multiple positions should complete the individual application materials for each position.

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!