Happy Monday!
Do you enjoy talking about Computer Sciences? Do you like to talk to prospective students about your experiences within the Computer Sciences Department? Do you want to provide other students tips on finding an internship? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, please complete this interest form to let us know your interest in volunteering your time at any future campus events. CS Advisors will use this information to reach out to you regarding upcoming events that they feel your insight may help other students.
Monday and Wedesday: Alpha Omega Epsilon Events
Philanthropy Decoration Making (for senior citizens)
Date: February 14
Time: 6 - 7 PM

Team Trivia Night (with snack and prizes)
Date: February 16
Time: 7 - 8 PM

Location: All events will be in 1003 Engineering Centers Building
Hosted by: Alpha Omega Epsilon
RSVP not required, but fill out this form to get on their mailing list!

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority for underrepresented genders in STEM. Every semester we hold professional events such as prep for career fairs, resume workshops, and practice interviews, as well as many social events such as painting, game nights, and cooking competitions. We connect with other Greek orgs on campus each semester for social or philanthropic events, and keep our members engaged and giving back to the community through volunteer work together.
Our recruitment process is very laid back, and interested students only need to attend two events to be invited to our invite-only event on Friday, February 18, though we always encourage people to attend more to get to know our members better!
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: Badger Blockchain Events
Speed Blockchain Learning
Date: February 14
Time: 6 PM
Location: Grainger 1175
Come learn about all of the different sectors of Blockchain - NFTs, DAOs, Smart Contracts, and many more

WhitePaper Wednesday
Date: February 16
Time: 6 PM
Location: Grainger 1080
We'll be covering Starkware, a scaling solution for Ethereum that leverages a unique branch of cryptography to increase transaction validation and computation.

Starkware Speaking Events
Date: February 20
Time: 12 PM
Location: Zoom
Badger Blockchain hosts Starkware! Starkware enables a secure, scalable, and trustless model for blockchains. Based in Israel, they will be joining us on a Sunday to give a general overview of the issues surrounding blockchains now, such as security and scalability, and how they are trying to solve these issues! To learn more and get the Zoom link, email badgerblockchain1@gmail.com

Hosted by: Badger Blockchain
Tuesday: Computer, Data, and Information Sciences Career Fair
Date: February 15
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: Union South
Hosted by: CDIS

Companies at the Career Fair will range from start-ups to industry leaders and include Epic, Milliman, DataChat, Sentry, Esker, Gainwell Technologies, Uline and more!
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED but please bring your WISCARD for scanning on entry.
For more details about the fair, visit https://cdis.wisc.edu/career/. 
Tuesday and Wednesday: MS in Statistics, Data Science Info Sessions
Date: February 15
Time: 8 - 9 AM
Location: Zoom (register here)

Date: February 16
Time: 5 - 6 PM
Location: Zoom (register here)

Hosted by: Statistics Department

MSDS is a professional master’s program that is coursework based and STEM-designated. It requires 30 course credits which consists of 15 core course credits, 6 professional skills course credits, and 9 elective course credits. Students will take courses in statistical methods, statistical inference, statistical models in predicting and decision making from data.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: Spring Career & Internship Fair
Dates and Times:
February 16 & 17, 3:30 - 7:30 PM, Gordon Dining & Events Center
February 18, 10 AM - 2 PM, virtual
Hosted by: L&S SucessWorks and other college career services

Business casual attire is welcome! For the virtual fairs, students can sign up to meet with employers in group or 1:1 sessions & must register on Handshake. Students can attend Career Fair Prep Night on February 14 for help & employer/alumni tips for preparing for the all-campus Fair
Wednesday: Data Science Club Kickoff
Date: February 16
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: 1240 Computer Sciences Building
Hosted by: Data Science Club

We will also be having pizza and swag for members! Come meet other fellow data scientists and learn more about our club! 
Thursday: Battling Imposter Syndrome with Joziah Mays
Date: February 17
Time: 6:30 - 8 PM
Location: Google Meet
Hosted by: ColorStack at UW

Join ColorStack at UW for a virtual chat with Software Engineer at Target, Joziah Mays about his journey to becoming an engineer while battling imposter syndrome. 
Google Meet joining info:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 605-937-6087 PIN: ‪935 165 306#
Thursday: Networking Event for Google Solution Challenge
Date: February 17
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: 4310 Computer Sciences Building
Hosted by: Google Developer Student Club

Come join GDSC at their Networking event. This event gives you the opportunity to brainstorm ideas, pitch your idea to other members and meet other members looking to participate in the Google Solution Challenge. This is a great place to find your potential team for the Solution Challenge. Here's the form to fill the idea(if any) you'd like to pitch to other members at the event. Everyone that pitches their idea wins a free GDSC swag item. There is also a chance to win more GDSC swag at the event. 
Thursday: A Conversation with Chelsea Manning
Date: February 17
Time: 7 - 8:30 PM
Location: Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
Hosted by: Wisconsin Union Directorate

Check out the flyer to get your free tickets to this talk with Chelsea Manning, whistleblower, activist, and intelligence analyst.
Thursday through Sunday: WebHacks UW Hackathon
Date: February 17, 3 PM - February 20, 3 PM
Location: Virtual
Hosted by: Web Development Club UW

Web Development Club UW is excited to be hosting the second-annual WebHacks UW Hackathon! This fully-virtual web dev hackathon is sponsored by Sub-Zero Group, Inc.

This event will span 72 hours, during which participants are free to work as much or as little as they need. WebHacks is intended to be a low-stakes hackathon for both beginner and experienced developers alike; no coding experience is necessary to be able to contribute to design, research, and more! Like the first WebHacks, it will take place entirely virtually in our Discord where members will be able to share progress, ask questions, and create innovative and exciting projects. We will also be hosting a workshop on Vue.js, a popular web development framework, on February 15th at 7:00pm in our Discord server.
You can join the Discord server here:
Please sign up at the following form, either as a team or an individual:
...and Things
University of Washington Grad School Prep Program
UW-Seattle are doing a workshop 4-week, online program of workshops, seminars, and project work designed to encourage undergraduate students - particularly those from historically underrepresented groups - to consider and successfully apply to graduate schools in computer science.
Application Open for the 2022 "CSnext Grad School Prep" Workshop (Application deadline: March 6, 2022). 
Research Participants Requested
Zubin DeVitre, a 4th-year doctoral candidate in the department of Counseling Psychology is leading a research study titled “South Asian American Attitudes Towards Seeking Mental Health Services.” 

The study is a two-part study in which the first part is a survey that will take roughly 8 minutes of your time. The second part of the study includes an in-person mock session (a 50-minute meeting with a study team member who will ask you questions relating to your experiences on campus as a South Asian American undergraduate), followed by an interview and debrief, the total time for this will be 80 minutes.  
Participation is voluntary. As a reward, each participant who completes the study will receive a $25.00 Amazon gift card. 
Qualifying criteria for this study are: 
  • Enrolled undergraduate at a U.S. based 4-year university 
  • Between the ages of 18-26 years old 
  • Identify as South Asian American 
Volunteer Opportunity: Achievement Connections
Achievement Connections is a math tutoring program in the Dane County area high schools. We provide algebra and geometry tutors to high school students in one-on-one tutoring sessions. Our hope is to engage students in learning and facilitating productive study habits. 

Interested? Email AC@morgridge.wisc.edu!
Transcend 2022 Innovation Competition
The competition sign-up deadline for the Transcend 2022 Innovation Competition is rapidly approaching! The Transcend Innovation Competition is the largest student-run innovation competition in the nation with over $50,000 worth of equity-free prizes. Whether you have an idea or have fleshed out a marketable product, we encourage you to compete, and be a part of one of Madison’s largest entrepreneurial communities. Sign-ups are open to UW students across all majors and are non-binding. 
Application Deadline:  February 28th, 11:59pm CDT
Competition Date: April 21st & 22nd
More information about Transcend and previous competitions can be found on our website. Questions about eligibility can be sent to transcenduw@gmail.com or ssalazar@wisc.edu.
Tool for Autofilling Job Applications
Three CS students built a handy platform to help students easily autofill and manage job applications across platforms like Workday, Lever, and Greenhouse. We already have 450+ users from UW-Madison and 20+ other universities, who have submitted over 1000 job applications through this platform effortlessly. Many of our users mentioned they wish to know it earlier before applying to hundreds of jobs by hand.
The platform is completely free - check it out here: https://easyjobs.so/
...and some more Things
Career Corner: The Technical Interview
We are in spring hiring season, which means you should be preparing for your technical interviews. Start by drilling the fundamentals of your language(s). Some interviews let you decide which language to code in; others will not give you the option. If you are comfortable recalling and using key structures, operators, and common syntax, you’ll be ready for anything the technical interview challenges you with. 

Also, do some research on the company. Read other job descriptions or company project activity to get hints about coding and techniques the company might challenge you with. 

Finally, include code-test practice into your regular job search routine, even if you don’t have an interview scheduled yet. Regular practice will ensure you’re ready when the interview comes, and will help you build confidence in your skills. 

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 with an internship, study abroad, a student org, or anything else you think your peers might be interested in? Email Madeline at madeline.juillard@wisc.edu with the details!
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