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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; Maggie Jensen, SSS Career Development Coordinator; Andrew Suralski, Assistant Director of the 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. 

Monday, Feb. 10, 10:00-10:50 am, Hibbard 0202

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 0316


Career Conference Tour

Facilitators: Laura Rubenzer and Maggie Jensen, SSS Career Development Coordinators

UW-Eau Claire's Spring Career Conference will feature over 120 employers offering internships and full-time positions. Join us to tour the conference and receive tips on how to make a positive impression on employment recruiters.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1:00-1:50 pm, meet at Centennial 2924 


Service-Learning

Facilitator: Benita Wagner, Service-Learning Coordinator

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. 

Monday, Feb. 17, 10:00-10:50 am Hibbard 0202

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 0316


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

Facilitators: Laura Rubenzer and Maggie Jensen, SSS Career Development Coordinators

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

Health Careers: Thursday, Feb. 20, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Vicki Lord Larson 2110

Business Careers: Thursday, Feb. 27, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Vicki Lord Larson 2110

Human Services Careers: Thursday, March 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Vicki Lord Larson 2110

Liberal Arts Careers: Thursday, March 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Vicki Lord Larson 2110


Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Facilitator: Maggie Jensen, 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, as well as how to adapt these materials for different positions and purposes. 

Monday, Feb. 24, 10:00 - 10:50 am, Hibbard 0202

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Hibbard 0316


Exploring Majors

Facilitators: Advisors from the Advising, Retention, and Career Center

Are you undeclared, uncertain about your major, or undecided on a career? University advisors will help you explore majors and career goals by describing options in various colleges and answering questions about program requirements. 

Wednesday, April 1, 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Centennial 2924


TRIO Day Celebration

Facilitator: Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director

TRIO Day is an opportunity to draw campus attention to the achievements of TRIO programs and their student participants. Join students from four different TRIO projects for refreshments, informational sessions, and an awards ceremony. Numerous door prizes will be awarded to those in attendance. 

Wednesday, April 8, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Dakota Ballroom (340) in Davies Center


Student-Faculty Research

Facilitators: Dr. Kelly wonder and Dr. Ka Vang, McNair Program

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

Monday, April 13, 10:00 - 10:50 am, Hibbard 0202

Tuesday, April 14 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Hibbard 0316


Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Facilitator: Maggie Jensen, 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, as well as how to adapt these materials for different positions and purposes. 

Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Centennial 2924


Leadership Opportunities

Facilitator: TBD

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. 

Monday, April 20, 10:00 - 10:50 am, Hibbard 0202

Tuesday, April 21, 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Hibbard 0316


Researching Careers

Facilitator: Maggie Jensen, 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 22, 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Centennial 2924


SSS Recognition Celebration

Facilitator: Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director

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

By invitation: Monday, May 4, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Dulany Inn (122) in Davies Center


Aiming for the Perfect Interview

Facilitator: Maggie Jensen, SSS Career Development Coordinator

Sometimes the interview is all that stands between you and the job you want. Learn how to improve your interviewing skills so that you can land the job you are seeking, whether your are applying for an internship, a summer job, or a permanent position. 

Wednesday, May 6, 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Centennial 2924


Fuel Up for Finals

Take a break during finals to relax and have some treats. The SSS staff invites all program participants to stop by the SSS office for refreshments on the first day of final exams.

Monday, May 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Vicki Lord Larson 2136

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