Biology Major Newsletter - April 3, 2018

• Biology Advising Notes

• Upcoming Deadlines

• Academic Opportunities and Events

• Scholarships and Awards

• Career, Job, Internship Events and Opportunities

• Other Opportunities and Events

Biology Advising Notes

Fall 2018 Registration and Advising

This time of year, you may find it difficult to get an appointment with your advisor on short notice. Plan in advance -- schedules open two weeks in advance. You and your goals are important to the Biology team. We want to see you, so don't delay in making your appointment.

Can't see your advisor before you register? Run your DARS, what are you missing? Use the Biology Requirements tab to determine what classes may fuel your interests and fulfill breadth categories. Major classes for Summer and Fall are posted on our Resources page. Make an appointment later in the semester to review your plan and fine-tune if necessary.

Notes: Many students have holds right now. Check today so you can register on time. The most common hold is Financial Responsibility Agreement (log in to your MyUW, there will be a blue button at the top if you have this particular hold). You can see a list of all holds in Student Center.

You should validate your courses prior to registration (as soon as you have your intended schedule). This will allow you to find any hiccups prior to registration. A common error is not having the pre-requisites.

On Wisconsin!
The Biology Major Advising Team

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline to apply for Spring Graduation: Wednesday, April 4
Complete the apply to graduate application in the Student Center of My UW. This ensures your name is printed in the commencement program. If you have already applied to graduate, are wondering if you have applied, or want to check if your information has been entered correctly, access the graduation application and make any necessary updates. A demo is also available.

Academic Opportunities and Events

School of Pharmacy Open House

This is an opportunity for undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about the UW-Madison Doctor of Pharmacy Program (PharmD). Participants will have a chance to meet and connect with School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and current students through a mini-lecture, lab demonstrations and an admissions Q&A. This event is free, but registration is required.

Saturday, April 7
10:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, Rennebohm Hall


Personal Statements for Health Professions Programs

Are you writing a personal statement for your application to a health professions program? Will you write one someday? Register for one of the following workshops:
    Friday, April 6, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, April 19, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines

The College of Letters & Science Lawton Retention Grant: This awards up to $3,000 for underrepresented Wisconsin resident students who have completed the FAFSA and are rising 2nd - 4th year students. For more information email Deadline: April 6.

Meyerhoff Undergraduate Excellence/Ginsberg Family Award: This $1,000 award recognizes students who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the University and/or the surrounding communities while maintaining a record of academic excellence. Visit Scholarships@UW for more information. Deadline: April 4.

Many other scholarships applications are open at this time in the Scholarships@UW-Madison.  Check them out today!

Career, Job, and Internship Events and Opportunities

Careers in Bioscience: Research in the Biohealth Industry - Lunch and Conversation

Learn about Careers in Research. Enjoy question / answer time with graduates of the UW Masters of Biotechnology program and local biohealth industry professionals.
Pizza lunch provided!!
Co-sponsored by: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Office of Undergraduate Advising, and Masters in Biotechnology

Thursday, April 12
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Union South, TITU
Please RSVP Here


STEM Career and Internship Fair

All students invited! Network with over 50 organizations. There is still time to land a summer internship or full time job! Co-sponsored: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of Letters & Science, College of Engineering

Thursday, April 12
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Engineering Centers Atrium
Public List of Employer Attendees


Career Exploration Center Events

CEC helps students focus on their interests, values, strengths, and personality to give them the tools they need to make decisions about their careers and their futures. Join CEC in 114 Ingraham Hall for the following event:

What about a Career in Physical Therapy?
Tuesday, April 24: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.



The Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) is hiring

ICE will offer Chemistry Camps this summer. The camps provide a fun and exciting
chemistry laboratory experience for middle school students. We need Group Leaders (undergraduates) to work with groups of 4-6 students in labs each day. Group leaders are paid $12/hr. We have openings for 10 leaders in each camp, and prefer those who are available for all sessions (but not required). Mandatory training sessions will be held before camps begin. Leaders must have a strong science background; applicants must have completed general chemistry courses. Apply by April 6.


Study and Learning Skills Position

Are you looking for an on-campus job that provides direct work experience with students with disabilities? The McBurney Disability Resource Center, in collaboration with the Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) is looking to hire one student for the Study and Learning Skills Program (SLSS) starting Fall 2018. The SLSS program works with students with disabilities, who are registered through the McBurney Center, to discuss ways to study more effectively. Apply by April 9.


L&S Academic Advising is hiring for Summer

We are looking for a Student Receptionist to help run the office’s front desk. The hours available are Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30pm, with students being able to work 20-25 hours per week! See the Job Center posting for complete details.

Please email a resume, cover letter, and your availability or questions to Apply by April 9.


University Health Services is hiring student positions

Communications Assistant
Part-time, 10-15 hours per week. Flexible scheduling between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Approximate start date is May (negotiable if gone for summer break). Preference given to a student who can commit to a minimum of two semesters. Click here for complete information and application details.

Multimedia Assistant
Part-time, 10-15 hours per week. Flexible scheduling between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Approximate start date is May (negotiable if gone for summer break). Preference given to a student who can commit to a minimum of two semesters. Click here for complete information and application details.

Other Opportunities and Events


SACNAS: National Diversity in STEM Conference

SACNAS - Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science- is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

October 11-13 in San Antonio, Texas

Travel Scholarships available for students! Application due April 13.


Inclusivity and Social Justice Conversations

Join IMPaCT (Integrated Mentoring and Core Training), WISCIENCE (Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement), and the STEM Diversity Network in building inclusive communities, having social justice conversations, and helping students find their space in STEM at UW-Madison. Together with UW-Madison libraries, these groups are hosting a series of events dedicated to discussing these issues. Join the conversation!

Monday, April 23
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Lecture in 1610 Engineering Hall (1415 Engineering Dr)
Reception to follow in the Cheney Room

This is a free event and is open to all university students and staff. If you need an accommodation to attend, please contact Heather Shimon at 608.263.6563 or If you have any questions about the event, please contact Hana Lee at