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Info Sessions: Fulbright US Student grant program

January 14, 2013

Erin Crawley, the Fellowships Advisor in the Division of International Studies, will hold several information sessions about the Fulbright US Student grant program during spring semester for undergraduates. If you are an undergraduate interested in pursuing a project abroad after you graduate, this session is for you. If you will be graduating in December 2013 or May 2014, it is not too early to begin preparing for Fulbright application deadlines in the fall (early September). If you are a freshman or sophomore and would like to learn more about this program, you are welcome to attend. Alumni are also encouraged to attend. To be eligible for the Fulbright US Student program, you must be a US citizen.  We will discuss the different types of grant categories, the application process, and how to start planning for your project.

There are two identical information sessions open to all undergraduates who are US citizens:

Tuesday, January 29
12:00 PM
Union South, Room TBD


Wednesday, February 13
3:30-4:30 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

There is one information session that will focus specifically on the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program; this is open to all undergraduates who are US citizens:

Thursday, February 21
336 Ingraham Hall

If you cannot make a session, but would like to learn more, please contact Erin Crawley to set up an appointment (skype appointments for those abroad are also encouraged).

Dr. Erin L. Crawley
Fellowships Advisor
328 Ingraham Hall
International Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Be a Peer Advisor this summer!

January 2, 2013

L&S is currently recruiting fine students who are interested in working as a Peer Advisor for the summer 2013!

  • Looking for a fabulous summer job right here on campus?
  • Do you enjoy meeting new people?
  • Are you interested in pursuing a career in a helping profession?
  • Do you love talking about UW-Madison and all it has to offer?

Then consider applying to become an L&S SOAR Peer Advisor for Summer 2013!

Not only will L&S Peer Advisors have a fun job over the summer, but they will learn more about their individual identity, learn valuable advising resources which can help them throughout their undergraduate career and strengthen their interpersonal communication skills while building a network on campus.

We seek students who are excellent role models for new and incoming students, students who are interested in pursuing a career in a helping profession and students who love talking about UW and all it has to offer. The position is NOT limited to L&S students, so all students are encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 12:00PM.

For more information about the position and to learn how to apply please visit

Annual Liberal Arts Essay Contest

January 2, 2013

The Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship competition is open for submissions.  Up to three $500 cash awards are available to the UW-Madison students whose essays are forwarded to state-level competition; at the state level, the UW-Madison winners are eligible to compete for one of two $2,000 awards. Application must be made through the student’s home campus; in the case of UW-Madison, students may apply through MyUW and the Scholarships@UW-Madison website, located at

The campus deadline is January 25, 2013.  All UW-Madison undergraduates with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to submit an essay responding to the following prompt:

“Over the past two years, we have seen a Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election and a presidential race that both generated a great deal of civic discourse. How has your liberal education helped you process, develop informed opinions, and make decisions about what you see and hear and guided your participation as a citizen? How has your liberal education helped you interact with people with whom you disagree on the events that have taken place?

Feel free to choose a single experience or an array of experiences, whichever best fits the development of your own liberal education. Your essay should create a clear picture of the experience(s) and should also make a clear connection between your experience(s) and your liberal education.”
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Intern at Fiskars

December 18, 2012


Fiskars is a leading global supplier of branded consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. Fiskars products are renowned worldwide for their functionality and cutting-edge design, and the group boasts a strong portfolio of trusted international brands such as Fiskars, Iittala, and Gerber. Fiskars’ associated company, Wärtsilä Corporation, is also an important part of the group.

Fiskars is currently seeking two interns to begin soon. Positions based in Madison. See the attachments for more information.

Fiskars Channel Marketing Intern

Fiskars Operations(Supply Chain) Intern




Job: CSPED Evaluation Manager Position

December 13, 2012

The Department of Children and Families is seeking well-qualified candidates for an Evaluation Manager position to work in conjunction with an Internal Evaluation Management Team to perform complex contract performance monitoring, research, and evaluation work in relation to the National Child Support Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Projects. The CSPED is a multi-site national demonstration of noncustodial parent employment services tied to nonpayment of child support. The position will be jointly located at DCF and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty.

DCF is located on East Washington Avenue in the heart of downtown Madison, near the state capitol and the Madison Metro route. In addition, there is an on-site cafeteria and plenty of nearby restaurants and shopping venues. For more information about DCF, visit our website at

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WID’s Frontier Fellows Program

December 13, 2012

Frontier Fellows call for applications

In a new initiative, the institute invites teams of two to four UW-Madison students (undergraduate or graduate) to submit applications that showcase an interest in developing a project or event within the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Each team should comprise students majoring in subjects from at least two academic divisions of the university (i.e., biological sciences, physical sciences, the arts and humanities, social sciences). We’re looking for all types of ideas, however ill-formed you may think they are, that align with WID’s mission: to use transdisciplinarity to enhance knowledge generation and fuel discoveries that can ultimately impact the lives of people.

Up to five teams will be selected as “Frontier Fellows” for Spring 2013, with the possibility of renewal for the next academic semester. Fellows will have access to the Discovery building, creating unique opportunities for interaction with researchers in WID. Fellows will work with the Assistant Director for Students to plan their projects and attend Frontier Fellows dinners with prominent intellectual leaders from campus and elsewhere. Depending on the project, independent study credits might be available, and, at the discretion of the WID Director, funding may be available to support the proposed work.

The field is wide open, but possible projects could include an interdisciplinary research project, an art installation to communicate scientific themes or an outreach event or symposium. To apply, teams need to submit a 1-2 page project description and curriculum vitae for all team members by January 22, 2013.

For more information or to apply please contact: David Baum, Associate Director for Students

Be a Peer Advisor for Cross-College Advising Service!

December 11, 2012

Looking for an exciting student job? Do you like to work with people? Are you excited about being a student on the UW-Madison campus?

Be a Peer Advisor for Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS)!

Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) is the academic advising office for undecided/exploring undergraduate students.  Peer Advisors work in teams with CCAS professional advisors to help undecided/exploring students explore a range of academic options, and select and register for courses.   Peer Advisors explain how to use enrollment tools, provide other campus information, and model successful student behavior.

We seek Peer Advisors who represent our student population in age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, city/state/ country of origin, and major.  ALL are encouraged to apply.

We are hiring for two different jobs:  SOAR Peer Advisor (Summer 2013) and Residence Hall Peer Advisor (Fall 2013)

For more information and to apply go to:

Application deadline is Monday, February 11, 2013

Questions? Email:

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