Week 3 of the semester!

Have you checked out the career fairs?

Welcome NEW Computer Sciences Advisors!

As you have scheduled advising appointments, you may have seen some new faces on the CS Advising floor of the CS building. We would like to formally introduce C-M Daeley and Allison Wanger as two new academic advisors who have joined the CS advising team!

Allison and C-M are aiming to start meeting with students soon! In the meantime, Michael Radloff and Shelby Arkin are excited to continue working with Computer Sciences students. Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Do not hesitate to connect with your assigned advisor or schedule an appointment via STARFISH! 

Drop-In Career Advising Starts!

In-person drop-in career advising related to tech, data & analytics careers start this week on Wednesday, September 21! Every Wednesday during the Fall semester from 1:00 - 4:00pm, visit a L&S Successworks career advisor regarding career/internship-related questions! They will be located on 4th floor of Tower 2 in the CS building!

Interested in Introducing Kids To CS?

Check out CS 402!

**Still Looking for Students!**

CS 402 is still looking for one or two students who would like to co-lead a weekly after-school CS club at Stephens Elementary (Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:30). If you are interested in volunteering or enrolling in 2 credits of CS 402, please send email with questions to Prof. Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau (dusseau@cs.wisc.edu). There is still time to join!

Many students find CS 402 to be a uniquely rewarding experience at UW-Madison! Our clubs have been incredibly successful for the past few years and many kids, parents, and teachers are interested in learning more. We usually teach more than 200 kids about computation and programming each semester! 

Please check out this video of CS 402, and considering enrolling to participate!

UPL Open House

The Undergraduate Projects Lab (UPL) is excited to host its fall semester open house on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 - 7:00pm in Room 1240 of the Computer Sciences Building! The UPL is located on the first floor of the CS department and is a place for undergraduate CS students to connect, work on homework, or collaborate on projects together. For more information on the event and to join our discord server, visit our website.

Come to the open house to learn more about what the UPL is, meet new people, and discuss topics like internships, clsses, and more in small groups. We hope to see you there!

UW ColorStack Event!

UW ColorStack is having an upcoming Fireside Chat with former google Software Engineer Jehron W. Petty, the FOUNDER of ColorStack.

Colorstack Fire Chat will take place on Thursday, September 22 from 6:00-8:00pm in 2310 CS Building. Dinner will be provided.

RSVP required - link can be found here.

Data Science Club Kick Off!

dotData, UW-Madison's Data Science Club, will be hosting our Fall Kickoff meeting on Monday, September 19th! Join us from 6 -7pm in room 1240 in the Computer Sciences building. Hope to see you there!

Women of the ACM

WACM (Women of the ACM) is the CS Department's student organization for undergraduate and graduate women and non-binary students. We hold a variety of social, professional and outreach events throughout the year. This fall, we're planning a pizza part kickoff on September 15, a biweekly lunch series (including special guest speakers Tijana Zrnic of UC Berkeley on September 26 and Rosanne Liu of Google Brain and ML Collective on October 17), a mentoring program, corporate events, and more!

To become a member of WACM, simply join the mailing list!

Looking to Advertise Your Student Org Event?

Does your student organization have a kick-off coming up? Maybe there is a cool event happening you want others to know about!

Feel free to send an announcement to advising@cs.wisc.edu!

We will add it in our next newsletter!

New Information Science Undergraduate Major Officially Launched!

The Information Science major is housed within the Information School (iSchool) and is a part of the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS).


As a Computer Sciences student, adding the Information Science major would serve as a path to learn about ethics, policy and social impacts.


The flexible design of the major allows it to be used to complement other majors/certificates. It explores the intersection between technology and human values. You will work with people to gain insight into the ways individuals and societies use information and data, while learning to develop equitable information and data systems.


Here is a sample Sample 4-Year Plan for Computer Sciences and Information Science majors.


There are no minimum grade, GPA requirements or specific courses that must be completed to declare. Please see the Information Science webpage for advising information and further details: https://ischool.wisc.edu/programs/undergraduates

Lots of Career/Internship Events are happening!

Check Below for Schedule and Links! 

Here is the schedule:

Monday, September 19 @ 3:00pm - Fall Career & Internship Fair - Day 1

Tuesday, September 20 @ 3:00pm - Fall Career & Internship fair - Day 2

Wednesday, September 21 @ 5:00pm - CDIS Seniors Panel:  Internships, Jobs, & Experiences for your Career

Wednesday, September 28 @ 10:00am - CDIS Career Fair

Thursday, September 29 @ 4:00pm - Technology, Data & Analytics Fair

CDIS Career Fair Happening Soon!!

Formerly known as the Computer Sciences career fair, the CDIS Career Fair is happening on Wednesday, September 28 at 10:00am - 5:00pm at Union South.

All UW Students with computer, data, or information science skills are encouraged to check our the CDIS Career Fair. Participating companies range from rapidly-growing start-ups to industry-leading enterprises, firms whose primary products are software to those using technology to support infrastructures. 

Make sure to bring copies of your current resume, your Wiscard, and wear business casual-to-formal attire. More information can be found here.

Here is the list of companies, including those that will sponsor visas and/or offer summer internships to international students.

Two Facebook/Meta Recruiting Events this week!

Facebook/Meta Tabling Session

Date   Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Time   12:00 PM

Location   Lobby, Computer Sciences

Facebook/Meta Resume Review Session

Room 1330 CompSci, main floor by lobby

Date   Friday, September 23, 2022

Time   11:00 AM

Career Development Workshops for International Students

The International Students Career Development Committee is pleased to offer multiple career development workshops for international students this Fall! Check out the dates and locations below!

Tell Me About Yourself:  Developing a Personal Brand for the Job Search

Thursday, September 22

5:00-6:30pm, Memorial Library Room 126

Building a Strong Personal Network:  An Effective Way to Land a Job

Thursday, October 13

5:00-6:30pm, Memorial Library Room 126

Preparing Applications for Jobs in the US

Monday, November 7

5:00-6:30pm, Memorial Library Room 126

Scan QR code or visit go.wisc.edu/w1z9p9 to register. Registration recommended but not required to attend.

Career Tips from L&S Successworks!

Be sure to check out the Technology, Data, and Analytics Career Community for some AMAZING resources!

Applying to jobs can sometimes feel like throwing resumes into a black hole - nothing ever comes out, not even feedback! 

A great way to make yourself stand out in the job search process is to attend Employer Events. Employers want to connect with students; they’re dying to hear about your experiences and your interests. At Employer Information Sessions, the hiring managers are literally just waiting to talk to you. 

In addition to making a personal connection, Employer Events give lots of valuable info about how to best apply for a job. 

  • What skills is the employer looking for? 
  • What are some things the employer absolutely wants to see (or doesn’t want to see) on a resume? 
  • What is the interview process like for this employer? 

These questions and more can be found in these events. 

Arm yourself with knowledge -- use Handshake to search upcoming Employer Events today! 

Check out the Successwork's career community for Technology, Data, and Analytics for more great resources!

Computer Sciences Undergraduate Program
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