Advising, Retention + Career Center News
New internship fund will financially assist Blugolds in unpaid internships
The UW-Eau Claire Foundation has launched the Eau Claire Internship Fund to provide financial support to students choosing to accept an unpaid internship. Senior Nik Carpenter is the first to receive funding as he interns at an area hospital.
Future teacher hopes to make a difference in nearby classrooms and around the world
When Maisee Yang graduates from UW-Eau Claire, she will take with her a long list of goals that she hopes to accomplish during her future teaching career. An elementary education major with a TESOL minor, she wants to teach close to home but also abroad.
Special alumna to receive Blugold Spirit Award during Homecoming Week
On Oct. 6, UW-Eau Claire alumna Susan Tietz will receive a special award from the Alumni Association, the Blugold Spirit Award. Tietz is being recognized for her steadfast support for all things blue and gold since her graduation in 1971.
Faculty, staff recognized for excellence at Blugold Breakfast
Eight UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members were honored at the academic year opening meeting. Each award recipient received a university medallion and $1,500.
Nearly 98% of recent UW-Eau Claire graduates are employed
Despite the pandemic, nearly 98% of recent UW-Eau Claire graduates report having jobs, with a majority of the alumni saying their jobs relate to their career goals.
Social work graduate pursues career helping Wisconsin youth
Ricardo "Ricky" Ruel has experienced some hardships in life, and by pursuing a career as a social worker in child welfare, Ruel intends to be the person who can help Wisconsin youth facing some of the same challenges he faced.
Eight receive excellence awards as academic year opens
UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt honored faculty and staff members for their excellence during the Blugold Breakfast and academic year opening meeting.
UW-Eau Claire honor society wins national award
UW-Eau Claire's National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter is the only one in the country to receive the top Diamond Star status. NSCS has more than 320 chapters in the nation.
Using Art to Serve the Community
When passion and service intersect, that’s where magic happens. For junior Kate Netwal, a graphic designer with the student run magazine NOTA, that’s exactly what’s happening for her.
Providing Vaccines and Making New Connections
When Ceaglske first started settling into Eau Claire, she felt the need to immediately start looking for volunteer opportunities. One of the first options that she found was an opportunity with the Mayo Health Clinic helping distribute Covid vaccines.
Cultural and Historical Understanding through the lens of Service-Learning
History is a topic that can both be inspiring and positive but also a topic that can be violent and distressing. This is why Ethan Teow, an Actuarial Science major from Penang, Malaysia, decided to become a coordinator with the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.
Dusting off the Skates: A Blugold’s Return to Hockey
It’s not often when work and play combine, but for Jack Frederick, a second year Blugold from Mankato, Minnesota, that’s exactly what happened when he combined his childhood passion for hockey with Service-Learning.
Blugolds in med school prepare to become physicians
Blugolds have taken diverse pathways to medical school but are singular in the belief that their UW-Eau Claire education provided the requisite preparation on their journey to becoming physicians.
Blugold Fights Fires and Provides Essential Services for Community
Emily Decker, a fourth year Environmental Geography major, hailing from Tomahawk, Wisconsin used her passion for helping people as well as her long time connection to her hometown volunteer fire department to create a unique service-learning project.
Virtual Career Treks offer all UW System students online industry exploration
Career Treks are a series of virtual career exploration opportunities hosted across all UW System campuses. UW-Eau Claire hosts the Oct. 14 event, presenting representatives of the Menards Corp., an Eau Claire-based home improvement business.
Chancellor delivers state-of-the-university message
UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt expressed hope during his academic year opening message, that working together and using safeguards put into place will provide for a safe and sustainable return for the fall semester.