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Monday, January 23, 2017

Career Fairs, Fellowships, and Honor Societies!

It's a full week 2 here on campus, with plenty of job fairs and internships coming up.  Fasten your seatbelts and hang on tight; there's more info below the cut!

Phi Alpha Theta Applications
Calling all History majors!
The UW-Madison chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the American history honor society, is accepting applications for general and national membership.  Phi Alpha Theta hosts a range of events each semester to foster a community among history undergraduates and membership at the national society level entails several benefits including scholarship money.  Applications for spring 2017 induction to the national honor society are due by March 16th and can be found in the History Department Office.  If you only want to be a general member, please still submit an application form with only $20 as the local chapter fee.  Contact Natalie Tupper, Phi Alpha Theta President, at if you have any further questions!

Public Service Fair THIS WEDNESDAY (January 25)
3:00 – 6:00pm
Varsity Hall, Union South 

Join us for the Spring Public Service Fair! The Public Service Fair is an bi-annual event that hosts over 65 representatives from non-profit organizations and governmental agencies who showcase their current volunteer, internship, and/or employment opportunities. This event is perfect for students seeking internships, post-grad job opportunities in the nonprofit sector, and local volunteer experiences. Many organizations will be highlighting their summer internship openings.

Plus, back by popular demand, two concurrent sessions will be held in Union South:
Teaching English Abroad, 4:00 - 4:45
Careers in the Nonprofit Sector, 5:00 - 5:45

Spring Career and Internships Fair (February 2; Prep Night on Feb 1)
The College of Letters and Science Spring Career and Internships Fair is February 2, from 4-8 p.m. at the Kohl Center. Many employers are hiring NOW for summer internships or jobs that start in summer or fall; don’t miss your chance to talk with recruiters and learn about possible opportunities! 

L&S Career Services and the Wisconsin Alumni Student Board are sponsoring a Prep Night on February 1 to provide last-minute help on résumés, answer questions, and give advice on navigating the fair.  Staff, employers, and alumni will be available from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.  Register in advance at

College of Engineering Career Fair (NOT just for engineers!)
All UW-Madison students and alumni are invited to attend the Spring Career Connection.  Over 200 organizations are scheduled to attend the event from 1-7 p.m. at Gordon Dining and Event Center on 1/31 and 2/2.  Different employers attend on each date; please contact Christina ( if you would like to see the full list.  This event is a terrific way to see the range of fields that hire history majors and to talk to recruiters about how to market your skills.

Please stop by 1415 Engineering Drive, Room 175 to make a name tag before joining the event.  Bring your UW ID to the fair.

Internship Opportunities
International Internships
The International Internship Program is holding a number of information sessions on finding international internships.  Please see the calendar on the advising blog OR the IIP website for the full schedule:

Internship opportunities through IIP are available in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa for fall/summer 2017; grants for $500 (summer) and $750 (fall) are provided to cover the cost of the (required) online internship course.  Applications for these internships are due February 19.  For more information, see

Fair Wisconsin Interns
Fair Wisconsin, a local organization that promotes social justice, has internships available in development and communication.  These positions are unpaid.  See for more information.

Awards and Fellowships
Wisconsin Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
The Wisconsin Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy sponsors an undergraduate essay contest.  This year’s topic is “Should the U.S. Electoral College be abolished, reformed or left to the states to determine?” The awards are $1000 for 1st prize; $500 for 2nd prize; and $250 for 3rd prize. The deadline is March 17.
Send essays to Jonathan Peter Schwartz at

Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowships
Awarded to undergraduate students to develop and implement community-based research or service-learning projects that will meet a community identified need (local, national or international) under the supervision of a UW-Madison faculty or instructional academic staff member. Fellowships provide three (3) academic credits, a stipend of up to $3,000 to a student ($5,000 for a group of up to five students) and up to $2,000 to help offset project related costs. The application deadline for 2017-18 fellowships is February 10, 2017. The on-line application, instructions and FAQs can be found on the Morgridge Center for Public Service website:

University Bookstore Academic Excellence Awards
Provide $1,000 to undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves by completing outstanding projects, such as a senior thesis, at UW-Madison.  Students must be enrolled in a degree program during the 2016-17 academic year (December 2016 graduates may apply).  Applications are due March 8, 2017.  Directions for accessing the on-line application, eligibility and selection criteria can be found at the UAA website: 

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