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Spring Programming

Enhance your degree

Student Support Services offers a variety of programming. These spring events will help students get to know each other better and develop skills to enhance their college experience.

Student Success Program Events

Practical Tips for Scholarships

Facilitators: Faith Pawelski, SSS Tutoring Coordinator; UWEC Center for Writing Excellence

Many scholarships are available to students at UW-Eau Claire, but how do you locate them and write applications that get results? Gain tips that could help you acquire additional funds for your education. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 11-11:50 a.m., Collaborate Ultra


Service-Learning

Facilitator: Storm Jacko, Service-Learning Office

UW-Eau Claire's Service-Learning requirement is a great way to give back to the community while exploring interests and building skills. Learn how to get started making the most of this opportunity. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 11-11:50 a.m., Collaborate Ultra


Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator

Learn how to present your skills and experiences in a way that will enhance your chances of being called for an interview. You will learn strategies for writing effective resumes and cover letters and how to adapt these materials for different positions and purposes. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 11-11:50 a.m., Collaborate Ultra


Junior Career Seminar—Required for all third-year and fourth-year students in SSS

Facilitators: Laura Rubenzer and Ka Vang, SSS Coordinators

These workshops teach students where to find employment opportunities, develop a resume and cover letter, interview with confidence and use proper follow-up strategies. Select the session most closely related to your interests. 

Offered remotely: SSS juniors and seniors will be sent information on accessing this webinar.


Student-Faculty Research

Facilitator: Dr. Catherine Chan, Executive Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Working with faculty on undergraduate research could be a highlight of your college experience. Learn more about student-faculty research opportunities, the benefits of the experience and how to get started. Hear from SSS students about their research experience.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 11-11:50 a.m., Collaborate Ultra


Using Online Career-Networking Platforms

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator

Learn how to enhance your use of Handshake and LinkedIn to gain access to employment opportunities. Gain advice on how to use these platforms effectively, including developing your profile, reaching out to employers and signing up for job interviews.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 1-1:50 p.m., Collaborate Ultra


Graduate School Panel

Facilitator: Dr. Ka Vang, Associate Director of McNair Program and SSS Academic/Career Coordinator

Are you thinking of graduate or professional school but finding the whole process a bit intimidating? Please bring your questions and concerns to our panel of alumni. We will discuss credential building, selecting appropriate graduate school programs, the application process, financing the degree and more.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 2-2:50 p.m., Hibbard 0204


Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator

Learn how to present your skills and experiences in a way that will enhance your chances of being called for an interview. You will learn strategies for writing effective resumes and cover letters and how to adapt these materials for different positions and purposes. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 1-1:50 a.m., Collaborate Ultra


Leadership Opportunities

Facilitator: Katy Rand, Coordinator of Student Leadership and Greek Life, AIL

UW-Eau Claire offers many opportunities for leadership development and maximizing your college experience. Learn about the variety of ways to build your leadership knowledge and skills right here on campus. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11-11:50 a.m., Collaborate Ultra


Researching Careers

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator

Uncertain about your major or career direction? Come and learn about user-friendly resources that can help you identify careers that are consistent with your interests, skills and values. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 1-1:50 a.m., Collaborate Ultra


SSS Recognition Celebration

Facilitator: Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director

SSS will honor program participants who are graduating in May and those who have a high GPA or have served as mentors or Advisory Board members during the academic year. 

By invitation: Monday, April 26, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m., Venue TBA


Internships: The Bridge to a Satisfying Career

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career Development Coordinator

All students are strongly advised to have at least one professional internship during college. Don't wait until you're a senior to start looking. This session will offer practical advice on how you can locate internships now that will give you a career edge.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11-11:50 a.m., Collaborate Ultra

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