What's happening this week
Awesome stuff this week, including a Hackathon and a few career-related events!

CS Advising has drop-in career advising on Wednesdays with Beth Karabin for L&S SuccessWorks. Read below for the details...

We'd love to highlight the experiences you've had with internships, Honors, study abroad, etc. Please considering filling out our Student Spotlight form!
Events...
All Week: Student Employee Diversity Forum Series
The Student Employee Diversity Forum Series will be taking place virtually the week of October 18th. This Series features multiple sessions on a variety of topics & guest facilitators taking place through-out the week. While sessions are geared towards Student Employees, any student who is interested is encouraged to attend. Below is a list of each session date, time, and topic.
 
  • October 18th 11am | Session on Self Care Awareness
  • October 19th 10am | Session on Equity in the Workplace
  • October 19th 3pm | Session on LGBTQ+ Student Worker Bill of Rights
  • October 20th TBD | UW-Madison Dreamers Organization
  • October 20th 3pm | Session on International Student Panel
  • October 21st 1pm | Session on Privilege and White Identity
  • October 22nd 1pm | Session on Being an Advocate for Change
 
More information including descriptions and zoom links of each session can be found here: https://studentjobs.wisc.edu/se-diversity-forum/
Monday: KiCad + Keyboards: A Keynote
Date: October 18
Time: 6 PM
Location: CS Building, Room 1240
Hosted by: Undergraduate Projects Lab (UPL)

Learn the basics of creating simple circuit boards in KiCad through the creation of a UPL themed keyboard! We will be designing a simple keyboard schematic, laying it out in a physical space, and possibly ordering it if time permits. This builds off of the keyboard matrix lightning talk given this summer, but no prior knowledge is required.
Monday: Building Your Tech Career: A Talk for 1st and 2nd Year Students
Date: October 18
Time: 6 - 6:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Hosted by: Google

Calling all 1st and 2nd year University Students studying Computer Science in North America! Join us for a conversation with Google software engineers to hear about their pathways to Google. They’ll share more about their experiences, offer advice on how you can build a strong CS foundation while in school, and answer questions live. We’ll also have Googlers available in the chat to answer questions our speakers don’t get to.
Tuesday: Negotiating Offers
Date: October 19
Time: 2 - 3 PM
Location: L&S SuccessWorks (above the Bookstore)
Hosted by: Beth Karabin, L&S SuccessWorks

Do you have an offer pending or in-hand? What now? This group advising session is geared for students who have questions about how to handle the offer and negotiation stage of the job search process. Bring your offer details, and we’ll work through them together as a group.
Tuesday: Wisconsin Idea Grant Information Session
Date: October 19
Time: 3 - 4 PM
Location: Morgridge Center, Red Gym
Hosted by: Morgridge Center for Public Service

Do you have an idea for how to solve a local or global problem? The Wisconsin Idea Fellowship (WIF) might be perfect for you. This program supports undergraduates working individually or in teams to solve problems alongside community partners. Funding of up to $7,000 is available. Learn more here and come to an info session to start planning your project!

Interested but unable to attend? This session will be repeated October 25 (virtually) and November 3 (in person). Stay tuned for more details.
Wednesday: Barry Goldwater Scholarship Information Session
Date: October 20
Time: 4 - 5 PM
Hosted by: UW Undergraduate Academic Awards Office

The prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship provides $7,500 for undergraduate expenses to students who plan to pursue a PhD and research career in mathematics, the sciences or engineering.
Current juniors and sophomores--defined as having 1 or 2 additional year(s) of undergraduate study after 2021-22--may apply for the Goldwater. Successful candidates have a strong academic record (3.85 GPA or above), extensive research experience, and three strong letters of recommendation from professors in their field. In recent years 45 UW-Madison students have won Goldwater Scholarships. You could be next!
Thursday: Technical Interview Prep with ColorStack at UW
Date: October 21
Time: 6 - 8 PM
Location: CS Building, Room 2310
Hosted by: UW ColorStack

Join us for an interactive mock interview! Masks required.
Saturday + Sunday: CheeseHacks Hackathon
Date: October 23 + 24
Time: 12 PM Saturday - 2:30 PM Sunday
Location: CS Building, Room 1240 + Virtually
Hosted by: Web Development Club, Google Developer Student Club, and the Artificial Intelligence Club

Web Development Club, Google Developer Student Club, and the Artificial Intelligence Club are excited to announce CheeseHacks, an upcoming hackathon from October 23rd to 24th, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. This hackathon will have a primary focus on web development in order to provide an opportunity to grow and apply web development skills towards real-world issues such as healthcare and the return to classrooms. Our clubs are hosting a series of workshops aimed at helping people of all experience levels become familiar with web development, the next of which is about Javascript, node, and npm, at 7pm on Tuesday, which can be attended through the WebDev UW Discord server (https://discord.gg/gTeu4BnX). You can find more information about this event, the workshops, and how to apply on https://cheesehacks.org/.
...and Things
WACM Mentorship Program
Are you interested in creating connections and learning more about your area of study?
 
WACM’s Mentoring Program matches mentors with students pursuing a computing-related major or certificate. Mentors can be graduate students, Junior/Senior-level undergraduates, industry professionals, researchers, and more. The program is designed to provide a strong support network for mentees to help navigate their careers, answer their questions about school or coursework, and/or learn more about CS in academia and industry.
 
More details are provided in the form. If you’re interested in participating in the program as either a mentor or mentee, please use this link to apply: https://tinyurl.com/wacm-mentoring 
 
If you have any questions, please contact us at mkim665@wisc.edu or laljumah@wisc.edu. We look forward to receiving applications!
Career Advising in the CS Building
The first two weeks (10/13 and 10/20) will be Drop-In Advising, with future programming to follow.
 
Come to the 4th floor of unit 2 in the CS Building for...
  • Resume review
  • Advice on interviewing, networking, offers/salary negotiation, career exploration, gaining experience and more.
Virtual International Internships
We are excited to tell you that the International Internship Program will be offering part-time, virtual international internships with organizations all over the world for spring 2022! There is NO FEE for our virtual internships. Credit is optional.
Gain professional and cross-cultural experience!
Featured opportunity: (deadline to apply is November 7th!)
  •  LightHouse Health Virtual Software Product Development Intern in Singapore. Apply here

Want to hear first-hand from the students? Check out the highlights on IIP’s Instagram to see student virtual intern takeovers with many of these organizations!
We are optimistic that by summer 2022 we will have many more IN-PERSON internships available again. Summer internships (both in-person and virtual) will be posted in the IIP database by January 2022 with a deadline of February 20th.
Have more questions or want more information: Get in touch with us at internships@international.wisc.edu or make an advising appointment.
Calculus Peer Mentors
Facilitate small group tutoring for Calculus students. The Math Department is looking for peer mentors to hold sessions 1-4 nights per week. They will only be responsible for one course (Math 221, 222, or 234). The hours will be between 4-9pm M-R or 3-9pm on Sunday but you don’t need to be available the entire 5 hours. Sessions will be one hour in length, but you may do multiple in one evening. Sessions are semi-structured and provide students with more than just homework help. Pay will be based on experience.

If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Leah Rineck (lrineck@wisc.edu) for more information.
Campus + Visitor Relations Information and Tour Guides
Campus and Visitor Relations is hiring Information Guides and Tour Guides! They are considered the Front Door to the university. Check out the job postings below:

 
...and some more Things
Career Corner: The Thank You Note
Recently had an interview? Make sure to send a thank-you afterwards! Here is a template:

Hello, [INTERVIEWER]-
Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me today. I enjoyed learning about [Company], and am especially excited to contribute to [Specific Thing They Told You About in the Interview]. I look forward to hearing about next steps in the interview process. Please feel free to call/email me if you have further questions. 

Sincerely, 
[NAME]

Want to advertise your event? Email Madeline at madeline.juillard@wisc.edu with the title, date, time, location, and a short blurb. Please send events by Sunday night.
Want to share your experience? Fill out our Student Spotlight form and share your experience with an internship, senior honors thesis, study abroad program, conference, etc.
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