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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Email career digest from November 30

1. Internship with State of Wisconsin Investment Board (Due December 13)
2. Paid Summer Job w/Center for the First-Year Experience (Due December 15)
3. Funding for Foreign Language Study (Due February 12; upcoming info sessions in Nov/Dec)
4. Wisconsin Idea Fellowships (Due February 9; optional draft review due January 26)

1. Internship with State of Wisconsin Investment Board (Due December 13)
The State of Wisconsin Investment Board is looking for a corporate governance intern to assist the corporate governance team by conducting comprehensive research on governance topics, policies, and issues. The research will utilize sources such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, US Chamber of Commerce, and US Congress; world markets such as NYSE, Nasdaq, DAX, FTSE, HangSeng, and Nikkei; and advisory firms such as ISS, Glass Lewis and Manifest. This position requires analyzing findings and quantifying large data sets.

With approximately $110 billion in assets under management, SWIB is among the world’s largest institutional investors. Using a range of investment strategies across a spectrum of fixed income, equity, and private market asset classes, SWIB’s Core Fund has commonly beaten its benchmarks in the one, five, and ten year time horizons with a combination of internal portfolio management and allocation of assets to external managers.

For more information about the position or to apply online, please see

2. Paid Summer Job w/Center for the First-Year Experience (Due December 15)
The Center for the First-Year Experience needs 30+ student staff to make SOAR 2018 a success. We’re looking for a diverse applicant pool of students who want to represent UW-Madison to incoming students, as well as build their own skills in leadership, communication, and project management.

Student positions available include: New Student Leader (spring training + summer full-time) Orientation Assistant (spring training/ work +summer full-time), and Transfer Ambassador (year-round part-time). All positions pay $10.50 an hour and are open to undergraduate students. View the CFYE employment page at to learn more about the positions and to apply. Applications are due by noon on Friday, December 15.

3. Funding for Foreign Language Study (Due February 12; upcoming info sessions in Nov/Dec)
The application for Summer 2018 and Academic Year 2018-2019 FLAS awards is now open! Students are invited to attend upcoming information sessions & open houses to learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards for the study of critical and less commonly taught languages at UW-Madison. FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UW's area & international studies centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and area or international studies competencies.

There will be four information sessions for students interested in applying for a FLAS award. (The content of the sessions will be identical; students need only attend one session.)

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications by students in professional fields are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of academic ability and with previous language training. The application deadline is February 12, 2018.

For a full list of languages supported by FLAS, further details on eligibility, dates and times for the information sessions, and the online application please visit

4. Wisconsin Idea Fellowships (Due February 9; optional draft review due January 26)
The Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are open to students who wish to complete an individual or team project with a faculty/staff mentor and that addresses a community need beginning in June 2018.  To be eligible, you must have at least sophomore standing by February 2018 and plan to graduate in December 2018 or later.  Wisconsin Idea Fellowships offer grants of up to $7000.

You will need to to secure a faculty/staff mentor and a community partner to write a competitive proposal.  The Morgridge Center offers feedback on drafts submitted before the early review deadline - 5:00 p.m. on January 26. Their graduate mentor will return the draft with comments and feedback within a week; you will then have time to revise and resubmit by the final deadline (5:00 p.m. on February 9).  This step has been very helpful to grant writers, especially if it is the first time they’ve written a grant!
If students have any questions about their proposal idea, or about the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship in general, our graduate mentor, Hannah Stephens, is available to meet in person or via email now or during winter break.  Her hours will be Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, over break.  If those times do not work, please contact her at and she will try to accommodate your schedule.  
More information about the program is at

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