Friday, July 25, 2014

Peace Corps Updates for 2014-2015 Academic Year

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Eric Luckey will be returning as campus Peace Corps recruiter again this year, starting August 18th. As Peace Corps has made many changes to their application process this summer, including applicant choice of where to serve, it is important that students (and you!) connect with Eric to learn more.

Note, his email and phone remain the same (peacecorps@international.wisc.edu; 262-1121), but his mailing address is now 261 Bascom Hall. He no longer has a separate office in the Red Gym.

Eric will continue to have advising hours in the Red Gym, however, and will now be located in room 106 (also known as the Study Abroad Resource Center &/or the Wisconsin Experience room). Fall advising hours are scheduled as:

Tuesdays 10-noon; Wednesdays 2-4; Fridays 9-11. Thanks for helping us keep UW-Madison as Peace Corps’ #1 school!

International Reach Program Coordinator Assistant (Part-time)

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International Reach is a unique program designed to promote global education. International Reach places UW international students, scholars and family members in local schools, campus venues and community organizations to give presentations about their home cultures and their experience as international visitors.

Objective: To promote, coordinate, facilitate and monitor the International Reach program under the auspices and guidance of the ISS International Reach program supervisor/ coordinators.

Number of Hours: 15 hours per week starting Fall semester (19 weeks) with a preferred start date of mid-August. Renewal of appointment possible.

Rate of Pay: $10.00 per hour. Hourly position. *This is not a PA position.

To Apply: Application deadline: August 6th. Submit an electronic copy of your resume and a cover letter describing how past work/ course experiences have helped develop skills that are relevant to the position. Applications will not be accepted without a cover letter. Also include a resume with the names of references and contact information. Applications may be sent to Brianna Cacchione: bcacchione@studentlife.wisc.edu Preference will be given to those who can work through the 2014-2015 academic year. ISS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

International Reach – International Student Services – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Offices of the Dean of Students 217 Red Gym 716 Langdon Street Madison, WI 53706 USA 608/890-1914 Fax: 608/262-2838 reach@studentlife.wisc.edu www.iss.wisc.edu/reach

Monday, July 21, 2014

Students! Work for Zendesk! A growing start-up right here in Madison (part-time job available)

Customer Advocate - Product Support (Student Worker, Part-time) Technical Support, Madison, WI
Apply HERE .

We are looking for a UW-Madison student customer service guru who thrives on providing top-notch support through many different channels of communication – including: email, phone, chat, forums and social media such as Twitter and Facebook. You’re a great match if you possess fantastic troubleshooting and analytical skills, are driven to help customers, and have the ability to dive deep into a new product to learn it inside and out.

We are thrilled to continue recruitment in the Madison area -- the newest of our four major global support centers. We're excited to begin reaching out to the campus community as we look for sharp, excited, and engaged student employees who are interested in helping us redefine how customer service is done.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Summer Break on the Horizon


Summer career appointments: To make an appointment with Lindsay this summer, email lbwilliamson@wisc.edu. Soon-to-be graduates, I am available as a career resource to work with you after you have graduated, too.

On the job hunt? Don't freak out. Remember these resources below, and that it's OK (and normal) not to have an official "plan" if you don't have one yet. And, if you do know what your next adventure is, that's great news!


Inspirational graduation speeches by comedians, just for fun:
Stephen Colbert at Northwestern (2011) 
Andy Samberg at Harvard (2012)
Conan O'Brien at Dartmouth (2011)
Anders Holm at University of Wisconsin (2013)

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The Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2014


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WUD and Phi Alpha Theta present: 12 Years a Slave followed by a discussion led by History Department Chair, Prof. Jim Sweet

The showing begins at 6 PM at The Marquee at Union South with a 30 minute discussion to follow this Friday, 5/2. Please consider attending this exciting opportunity for the History Department to be showcased at the Union and with WUD. All welcome, no RSVP required.

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Here is a link to the official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z02Ie8wKKRg

Friday, April 25, 2014

Elise Blaha Cripe Talks College and Careers: Podcast (Great for soon-to-be grads!)


Elise Blaha Cripe is a blogger and "crafts-woman" I have followed for a couple years now. I have always been inspired by creative people like Elise who construct creative careers following what it is they love (maybe why I am currently a career coach?!). Elise just started recording podcasts on numerous topics and I wanted to share this one with you: Elise talks college.

She is extremely creative and has a flourishing business now creating art, selling her crafts, writing, taking gorgeous photos, and much more. BUT, Elise once thought the corporate business world was her career path until she realized it wasn't. Listen to the podcast. It's great! If you'd like to read more about Elise, check out her website, and read an interview about her.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Work at Facebook! A Badger alum, and Facebook employee, want more Badgers in the Bay Area



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Facebook Communications Externship

Location: Menlo Park, CA
Department: Corporate Communication and Public Policy
Type: Contracted
Min. Experience: Entry Level

Facebook is seeking a small group of highly organized, motivated and detail-oriented college graduates to join our Communications team as paid Externs at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. The 6-month program provides a hands-on, immersive work experience that will provide a solid foundation for a career in communications.

The Facebook Communications team helps inform users, the media, policy-makers and other Facebook stakeholders about diverse issues that affect Facebook as a company and a platform for businesses, public figures, advertisers and users. The ideal candidate will possess a keen eye for detail, strong writing skills, and a solid understanding of media and what constitutes newsworthiness. It is essential that candidates possess stellar written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to ruthlessly prioritize and work on a number of projects. Candidates will be required to commit to six months beginning in July.