Happy Monday!
As we wind down the semester, we hope you'll check out some of the end of the semester events going on this week. Stay warm, Badgers!
Tuesday: Headshots
Date: December 7
Time: 11 AM - 1 PM
Location: L&S SuccessWorks (3rd floor of the University Bookstore)
No RSVP required - just drop in!
Hosted by: L&S SuccessWorks

Want a polished headshot photo for your professional profile? Mark your calendars and dress for success at our upcoming photoshoot! Here's how it works:
  • During the event, stop by SuccessWorks with your Student I.D.
  • Get your professional headshot taken!
  • Enjoy some free coffee, hot chocolate, & SuccessWorks swag on your way out
Your photo will be emailed to you so you can make your LinkedIn shine!
Thursday: Tips for Navigating End of Semester Stress
Date: December 9
Time: 12 - 1 PM
Location: Zoom (register here for link)
Hosted by: University Health Services

Check out this session as we head into finals week. The event will be recorded if you are unable to make the scheduled time.
Thursday: Study Jam
Date: December 9
Time: 6 - 8 PM
Location: CS building Room 2310
Hosted by: ColorStack UW

Gearing up for finals? Join us for a study jam - snacks provided!
...and Things
Research Opportunities in Computer Sciences
Are you interested in research? Are you looking for mentoring that can introduce you to research? Are you finding it challenging to get started on this front?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you should consider applying to WISCERS (Wisconsin Science and Computing Emerging Research Stars), a research-focused mentorship program for undergraduate students. WISCERS will expose students to various research areas in Computer Science, Statistics, and Data Science, facilitate peer mentorship from graduate students and faculty based on the students’ expressed research interest(s), and co-host events with student groups such as WACM (http://wacm.cs.wisc.edu/) and SACM (https://sacm.cs.wisc.edu/).

The goal of the WISCERS program during the Spring semester is for students to get introduced to research and learn about a specific research topic. Each student will be expected to come up with a research question with their faculty and grad student mentors and write a project proposal by the end of the Spring semester. Writing the proposal should serve the purpose of preparing for research. Subject to availability of funds, the students will be offered paid summer research internships at UW-Madison to work on the proposed research.

Overall, the goal of WISCERS is to expose undergraduate students at the junior level to academic research and encourage them to apply for graduate programs. While we will consider all submitted applications, we are specifically looking to support students from historically underrepresented groups in computing (e.g., in terms of gender, race, socio-economic status, etc.). 

If you are interested, please go to https://wiscers.cs.wisc.edu/ and fill out the application form.
The deadline for submitting applications is December 25th, 2021, however, we will keep considering applications submitted past this deadline, until all positions are filled.

You can also find answers for commonly asked questions at https://wiscers.cs.wisc.edu/. If you have any further questions please contact wiscers@cs.wisc.edu
Data Science Fellowship
The Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship is a summer program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh that is focused on training aspiring data scientists to work on data science, machine learning, big data, and analytics projects with social impact.

We look for a mix of students (typically grad students and a small number of advanced undergrads ) from Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Math, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Public Policy, Engineering, and Physical Sciences, and create teams that spend 12 weeks over the summer working in partnership with a non-profit or government organization on projects related to education, health, sustainability, community & economic development, disaster relief, crime, social services, social justice, and more. You can learn more about our past projects at dssgfellowship.org/projects
Want to learn more about the fellowship? Visit dssgfellowship.org and apply by January 28, 2022.
...and some more Things
Career Corner: Networking Emails
Want to do some networking over winter break? Below is an email template you can use...

My name is NAME and I am a SENIOR at UW-Madison, studying [Major(s)]. 
Your profile looks very interesting -- I’m hoping to begin a career in [technology/company] as well. 
Would you have time for a 30-minute chat in the next few weeks? I’d love to ask you some questions! 

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
cs.wisc.edu / advising@cs.wisc.edu