Fall career fair wrap-up and student org kickoffs!
This week we're wrapping up our fall career fairs. Check out the events below for the details!

Also this week? More student org kickoff events, including the Web Development Club, Data Science for Sustainable Development, Datathon, and Alpha Omega Epsilon!

Lastly, we'd love to highlight the experiences you've had with internships, Honors, study abroad, etc. Please considering filling out our Student Spotlight form!
Monday & Wednesday: AΩE Events
Event: Philanthropy Dog Toy Making
Date: September 27
Time: 6 PM
Location: 1410 Engineering Drive Room 175

Event: Wellness Night
Date: September 29
Time: 7 PM
Location: 1410 Engineering Drive Room 150

Both events hosted by Alpha Omega Epsilon. You can RSVP for any of the events here.

AΩE is a professional and social sorority that supports all female-identifying individuals primarily in engineering and technical sciences fields. Check out their website for more info!
Tuesday: Web Development Club Kickoff
Date: September 28
Time: 7 PM
Location: Discord
Hosted by: Web Development Club

Join WebDev for our Fall 2021 kickoff! We'll be talking about planned events for this year, including website tutorials and officer elections, and we'll end with some games to get to know each other. We're also excited to partner with the Google Developer Student Club (GDSC) to host a hackathon this semester! Feel free to pop in for as long as you want and bring your friends—no experience necessary to join the org, and every major is welcome. Please email Bailey Conradt with any questions at bconradt@wisc.edu. See you then! 
Tuesday: Data Science for Sustainable Development Kickoff
Date: September 28
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Van Vleck Room B130 (if you are unable to make the kickoff meeting in person but would still like to attend, please fill out this Google form so we can send you the Zoom link for the meeting)
Hosted by: DSSD

Looking to apply your tech skills for social good? Looking for like-minded individuals in tech that are constantly trying to fix problems in development and humanitarian issues? Or are you just looking to grow your skills and project portfolio? Join Data Science for Sustainable Development (DSSD). DSSD is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing data-driven solutions to accelerate sustainable development. Join us to help organizations and their stakeholders by providing them data science and tech solutions.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: L&S Career Fairs
Virtual Career Fair
Date: September 28
Time: 3:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Handshake

In Person Career Fair
Date: September 29 & September 30
Time: 3:30 - 7:30 PM (both days)
Location: Gordon Dining & Event Center

These career fairs are hosted by the College of Letters & Science SuccessWorks. Students can view and register for all upcoming fairs for all majors via Handshake.
Wednesday: Professional Headshots
Date: September 29
Time: 4 - 7 PM
Location: Vilas Hall, 4th Floor (use the stairs across from the Walgreen's on East Campus Mall to access this outdoor plaza level of the building.
RSVP here, but walk-ins welcome!
Hosted by: J School
Fee: $15 for three different shots

Students in the UW School of Journalism's magazine publishing class are taking headshots. Anyone is welcome! All money raised will go towards Curb Magazine, which has won several national awards in recent years.
Thursday: Datathon Workshop
Date: September 30
Time: 7 PM
Location: Virtual (RSVP for more details)
Hosted by: DotData

Join Google Cloud Software Engineer Rayan Dasoriya for a hands-on workshop where you will use Cloud Run to learn how to:
  1. Use Cloud Run to connect and leverage data stored in Cloud Storage.
  2. Build a resilient, asynchronous system with Cloud Run and Pub/Sub.
  3. Build a REST API gateway using Cloud Run.
  4. Build and expose service using Cloud Run
Check out next week's newsletter for Transcend UW's Kickoff Meeting!
...and Things
It's Study Abroad Week!
If you're interested in studying abroad, check out the events page for study abroad - there are events all throughout the week covering specific programs, funding study abroad, and interning abroad!

Interested in CS-specific programs? Check out the CS Major Advising Page!
Have you registered to vote?
While most parts of our lives as students seem to be on pause right now, one thing we can't lose momentum on is making sure we are prepared to get our voice heard in the upcoming Spring Elections on Tuesday, April 5 and the General Elections on Tuesday, November 8th. You can do that by updating your voter registration status to your current address or get registered to vote for the first time.
As the largest and most diverse generation alive right now, young people have a chance to make a real impact in our country if every eligible voter participates in elections. In order to make sure that you can raise your voice and cast your vote in the upcoming local, state, and federal elections, you need to be registered to vote at your current address. 
Not sure if you’re already registered to vote at your current address? You can check the status of your voter registration here. 
How to register:
  1. Visit WIStudentVote.org, fill out your contact information and follow the steps provided. 
  2. If you have a WI State issued ID or Driver License: you are eligible to register completely online. Once you follow the online steps through wistudentvote.org and the following pages, you will be registered to vote! 
  3. If you do NOT have a state issued ID or license: complete the online form, and then follow the steps to print out the registration and mail it in to your local or state board of elections office.  
  4. Once registered, or re-registered, you will receive a voter registration card in the mail confirming your registration status within several weeks. You can also check your registration status and view your sample ballot here
  5. Have more questions? Contact Matthew, the lead WISPIRG organizer, at mbernard@studentpirgs.org
Already registered but want to help your peers register to vote? Intern or volunteer with WISPIRG this Fall! You can fill out an internship application here or sign up to volunteer here.
...and some more Things
Career Corner: The Cover Letter
What is a Cover Letter? 
A cover letter always comes with a resume -- it is intended to spotlight some of your best experiences from your resume, and to compare them to the job for which you’re applying. 

A cover letter is not about your skills; it’s about the job you’re applying to, and how your skills are a good match for it. 

Okay, but how do I write a cover letter? 
Start by looking at the job description and picking out some of the Required Skills that you feel you can really prove yourself with. 

Then, write a five-paragraph essay (in letter format) which demonstrates those skills from your work examples. Focus the paragraphs on the skills, rather than your individual jobs. 
A cover letter is not just an essay version of your resume. 

Do I really need to write a cover letter for every single job? 
Yes and no….. It’s really critical that a cover letter is tailored for each job -- a cover letter with no mention of the employer or the job is bland and boring. How does the interviewer know you didn’t send the same letter to fifty other companies? 

You don’t need to write a brand-new cover letter from scratch every time, though. The job might be different, but your skills don’t change! You can use previous letters to start new letters. 

Want more info? Check out SuccessWorks’ resources on cover letters, or make an appointment with an advisor!
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.
Computer Sciences Undergraduate Program
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