Leadership & Involvement
There are several ways to apply your skills outside of the classroom through participation in organizations and experiential learning.
There are many other organizations to consider joining that can enhance your marketable skills (leadership, service organizations, etc.)Go to the Student Organizations web-page http://uwec.orgsync.com/ where can search by type of activity or stop by the second floor of Davies to check out their new space.
The Department of History encourages its students to work with faculty members on research.Discuss this opportunity with your adviser or with a faculty member in the History Department.
Studying abroad may be a desirable option for you to pursue.Please visit the Center for International Education's (CIE) website for more information:http://www.uwec.edu/cie/studyabroad/
National Student Exchange (NSE):
Participating in a National Student Exchange may also be an opportunity worth exploring.Visit the NSE's web site for more information on locations throughout the United States, Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Canada where you can study.
UW-Eau Claire's Service Learning requirement can allow you to craft a service experience that will help you gain valuable experience using your History major.Visit http://www.uwec.edu/SL/projects/student.htm for more information on finding a service learning project.
Or check out the CALL (Community Action and Life Long Learning) site at http://www.uwec.edu/Activities/volunteer/directory.htm. This site lists agencies throughout the Chippewa Valley by category and indicates what types of volunteers they use.This is a way to craft your own volunteer experience.
Selected Potential Opportunities Around Eau Claire:
- Chippewa Valley Museum
- Paul Bunyan Logging camp
- Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation
- Dunn County Historical Society
- Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology
- For other museums in the northwest Wisconsin, go to http://www.wisconline.com/attractions/museumsNW.html