Happy Monday!
The semester is in full swing, which means lots of events. There are a few student org fairs to check out, as well as the start of spring semester career events. Check out the bottom of the newsletter for a highlight of one of our recent alum. Done something interesting that other CS'ers might want to hear about? Email Madeline (madeline.juillard@wisc.edu) so we can highlight your internship, study abroad experience, research, etc!
Monday: UPL Open House
Date: January 31
Time: 7 - 8 PM
Location: 1240 CS Building
Hosted by: UPL

The Undergraduate Projects Lab (UPL) is located on the first floor of the CS department and is a place for undergraduate CS students to connect and work on homework or projects together.
For more information on the event and to join our discord server, visit our website: https://www.upl.cs.wisc.edu/.

You can also contact Will Woods (wtwoods@wisc.edu) or Matt Wildman (mjwildman@wisc.edu) with any additional questions.

Come to learn more about what the UPL does, some of our ongoing projects, future events, and how you can get involved. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday: Public Services Fair
Date: February 1
Time: 3 - 6 PM
Location: Gordon Commons
Hosted by: Various UW Career Services Offices

Come learn about local area nonprofits doing work in social impact and public service. Organizations in attendance are eager to connect with students to grow awareness, to find volunteers, and to offer internship and service-year opportunities. There are many different types of organizations and levels of engagement - so you can find something that fits with your interests and schedule!
You do not need to dress up or have your resume at the ready for this fair; please come to explore ways to get involved, build skills, and learn about activities happening in your local community.
Tuesday: UW Student Organization Fair
Date: February 1
Time: 5 - 8 PM
Location: Kohl Center
Hosted by: Center for Leadership and Involvement

More info, including the student org directory, can be found HERE.
Wednesday: Computer Sciences Student Org Fair
Date: February 2
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Location: CS Building Lobby
Hosted by: CS Advising

Come check out various CS student orgs, including: ColorStack at UW, Badger Blockchain, BadgerFly, Transcend UW, Google Developer Student Club, Alpha Omega Epsilon, and Web Development Club. CS Adivisng will also be there (with snacks!).
(starting) Wednesday: Data Science Research Bazaar
Date: February 2, 9, 16, and 23
Time: Varies
Location: Virtual
Hosted by: Data Science @ UW

UW-Madison’s 2022 Data Science Research Bazaar is an event you won’t want to miss. Throughout February, people from across campus and the community will have opportunities to share their work, collaborate, and discuss their data science interests. The Data Science Research Bazaar is an inclusive, community-building event at UW-Madison for researchers, data scientists, entrepreneurs and community members, including students.
Wednesday: L&S Scholarship Info Session
Date: February 2
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Location: Memorial Union
Hosted by: L&S Scholarship Office

Continuing student scholarships are closing February 13. Come to this presentation, and in the meantime, checking out available UW scholarships at WiSH.
Thursday: Writing Proposals for the Hilldale, Holstrom, and Sophomore Research Fellowships
Date: February 3
Time: 4 - 5:30 PM
Location: 6191 Helen C. White Hall
Hosted by: The Writing Center

Planning to apply for a research fellowship? Attend this event by the Writing Center for assistance. More details about the various fellowships can be found at the Undergraduate Awards website.
Thursday: How to Get an Internship in Tech, Data, and Analytics
Date: February 3
Time: 5 - 6 PM
Location: Computer Sciences Room 1240
Hosted by: L&S SuccessWorks

It’s not too late to get a summer internship in the tech, data or analytics field! This workshop will help you make a plan to find an internship during the spring semester, learn about timelines and options to explore, and get answers to your general questions about the internship search. Plus, you’ll learn about seven strategies you can try now to get the internship you need.

*Note: A captioned video recording of this workshop will be available for students who are unable to attend in-person.
...and Things
Drop in Career Advising
Looking for career advising? Beth Karabin from L&S SuccessWorks will be holding weekly drop-in advising.

Date: Wednesdays throughout the semester (except spring break)
Time: 1 - 3:45 PM
Location: For the first few weeks, these will be held in Zoom. Starting February 14, Beth will be in the CS Advising space (4th floor of the 2nd tower of the CS Building)
Details: Scan the code to sign up for drop-ins
Drop in Academic Advising
Come visit us at the Multicultural Student Center in the Red Gym! Comp Sci advisors will be holding drop-in advising hours every other Tuesday this semester at the MSC Lounge from 2:00-4:00pm. First drop-ins are on Tuesday, February 1. Future dates include February 15, March 1, March 29, April 12, and April 26. Hope to see you there!
Job Posting: Talroo
Did you know the CS Department posts open jobs? Check out these opportunities, including 4 recent job postings from Talroo, a talent attraction platform based out of Austin, Texas (current temp: 55 F).
Bucky Awards
Have you accomplished some remarkable things during your time here at UW-Madison? Has your student organization gone above and beyond expectations? Apply to one or more of the 20+ Bucky Awards to get recognized for your hard work!
The Awards Include: Business Badger Leadership, Conservation & Sustainability, Individual Leadership, Dean's Award of Excellence, Philanthropic Achievement, Outstanding Freshman, Outstanding Transfer, Outstanding Senior, Outstanding Service, Global Citizenship, Outstanding Leadership, Social Justice Advocacy, Inclusivity, Excellence in Post Grad, Most Involved, Health and Wellness, and Graduate Awards. 
Recipients will be invited to the Bucky's Award Ceremony on March 27th, 2022 at Union South which includes a keynote speaker and dinner!
Applications are open January 24-February 24, 2022. Please e-mail the Bucky's Award team at buckyawards@gmail.com with any questions.
International Internships Accepting Applications
Looking for a summer internship? Consider applying for an international internship. Our International Internship Program (IIP) office has advising, workshops, a database of internship opportunities, and more! Check out the opportunities here!
...and some more Things
Meet an Alum: John Mak, BS '20
I’m currently an Associate Software Developer at Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 company. It was my first job out of college, and a lot of my work focuses on Java application development, where we’re given a broad objective and can use any of our available infrastructure tools to achieve it.

[...] The breadth of skills and knowledge I had accrued through my classes allowed me to cinch a high-paying job at a prestigious company within a month of graduation. I think a lot of the core CS classes like Operating Systems and the latter main Java modules really helped me develop my problem-solving skills, since we’re usually given a fair amount of freedom to attack a project however we wish. I also credit the Foundation of Mobile Systems and Applications class (CS407) for teaching me how to plan for large-scale software projects, as well as how to collaborate effectively on code repository tools like Github.

Lastly, I have to mention Coding For Good, a CS club (of which I was a member) that creates all sorts of applications for charity. I met some of the most talented individuals in our field there, and the knowledge I learned from them was priceless.
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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