From 12-1pm we will host a Coffee Chat (an informal discussion with a topic) with Marie Koko from SuccessWorks & David Wright-Racette from theLaFollette School of Public Affairs about Breaking into Careers & Internships in Politics and Policy. Are you curious about interning at the capitol here or in Washington DC? Have you heard the term “think tank” are really unclear about what that is or what one does there? Have you said to someone “I want to work in policy!” but not been able to articulate exactly what that means or where you might do that? If so, JOIN US! This is an informal chat (no power point!) and you are welcome to bring your lunch.
As we enter midterms, I wanted to let you know about some of our upcoming workshops, many of which were developed with first- and second-year students in mind. We cover everything from in-class essays and research papers to lab reports and research posters—and we even provide dedicated, supported time to write. It’s easy to find out more about each workshop by visiting writing.wisc.edu
Tuesday, February 27, 4:00-5:15
Wednesday, February 28, 4:00-5:15
Tuesday, March 6, 3:30-4:45pm
Wednesday, March 7, 4:00-5:30
Wednesday, March 7, 3:00-7:00 (Ebling)
Tuesday, March 13, 5:00-6:30pm
Tuesday, March 13, 4:30-5:45
Saturday, March 17, 9:00-1:00 (Helen C. White)
Wednesday, March 21, 4:30-5:45
Additionally, we have two workshops upcoming for instructors, too!
Friday, March 2, 1:30-3:00
Thursday, March 6, 3:30-5:00
Undergraduate Symposium Abstract Workshop: Wednesday, February 7, 4:30-6:00. In this workshop, you will discover how to make an abstract sound scholarly while appealing to the diverse Symposium audience. In addition, you will have a chance to review successful abstracts from past years and get feedback on your own. Click here to register.
Preparing for the Liberal Arts Essay Competition: Thursday, February 15, 4:30-6:00. You will learn about the contest requirements, examine successful samples from previous competitions and get feedback on your own draft. Click here to register.
Senior-Thesis Writing Groups: Sign up by February 6th here. These groups help senior thesis writers make steady, peer-supported progress on these large projects. Click here for more information.
Revise and Publish Before You Graduate: Thursday, February 22, 4:00-5:15. At this workshop, you will learn how to turn an academic paper into a publishable piece. Click here to register.
Learn about Boren Awards, FLAS Fellowships, Fulbright Scholarships, Schwarzman, and more awards for foreign language or international study programs at this workshop on Tuesday, November 14th from 12:00-1:00PM in 1418 Van Hise Hall.
This workshop will be facilitated by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Awards, the Institute for Regional and International Studies Awards Office, and International Academic Programs. Staff from each unit will share information about a variety of campus-wide and nationally competitive scholarships with a focus on awards for foreign language or international studies.
Pizza will be served!
The Writing Center is offering the undergraduate workshop “Writing Proposals for Hilldale & Holstrom Research Fellowships” at the end of November. There’s more information about the fellowship program here and students can sign up for the Writing Center’s workshop here.
Working on your Peace Corps application? Led by a Writing Center instructor and a returned Peace Corps volunteer, this workshop will walk you through the application process, briefly discuss the expectations of a federal résumé, and help you draw on your experiences to write an effective Peace Corps motivation statement. Sign up online.
Click here to sign up.
Everyone wants to land a great opportunity when they graduate. Regardless of your major or year in school, you’re probably starting to consider what’s next. In this workshop, we’ll explore what post-college opportunities look like; help you explore your values, skills, and interests to gain insight into opportunities that might be a good fit for you; and discuss how to increase your chances of success with any major. Sign up for this workshop here.