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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

Tuesday, Feb. 8 | 11:00-11:50 am | Hibbard 301

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.


Service-Learning

Tuesday, Feb. 22 | 11:00-11:50 am | Hibbard 301

Facilitator: Jasmine Case, Coordinator for Service-Learning and First-Year Experience

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.


Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Tuesday, March 1, 11:00-11:50 am, Hibbard 301
Wednesday, March 9, 1:00-1:50 pm, Hibbard 221

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career and Academic Services 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.


Student-Faculty Research

Tuesday, March 8 | 11:00-11:50 am | Hibbard 301

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, benefits of the experience, and how to get started. Hear from SSS students about their research experience.


Career Conference Tour

Wednesday, March 16 | 1:00-1:50 pm | meet at Hibbard 221

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career and Academic Services Coordinator

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.


TRIO Day Celebration

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

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.


Using Online Career-Networking Platforms

Wednesday, April 13 | 1:00-1:50 pm | Hibbard 221

Facilitator: Melody Manteufel, Outreach Counselor, Career Services

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 how to develop your profile, reach out to employers, and sign up for job interviews.


Researching Careers

Wednesday, April 20 | 1:00-1:50 pm | Hibbard 221

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career and Academic Services Coordinator

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


Internships: The Bride to a Satisfying Career

Wednesday, April 27 | 1:00-1:50 pm | Hibbard 221
Tuesday, May 3 | 11:00-11:50 am | Hibbard 301

Facilitator: Alyssa Slaby, Career Counselor, Career Services

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.


SSS Recognition Celebration

By invitation: Monday, May 2 | 5:00-6:30 pm | Davies 330C, Ojibwe C

Facilitator: Bruce Ouderkirk, SSS Director

SSS will 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.


Graduate School Panel

Wednesday, May 4 | 1:00-1:50 pm | Hibbard 221

Facilitator: Laura Rubenzer, SSS Career and Academic Services Coordinator

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


Fuel Up for Finals

Monday, May 16 | 11:00 am-4:00 pm | Vicki Lord Larson 2136

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.

 

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