The words “diversity” and “inclusivity” are guaranteed to be found on every website at UW-Madison. But how “diverse” and “inclusive” is UW-Madison exactly? Are mentors and faculty advocating for underrepresented students? How do students find support and connect with others with interests in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields?
Despite growing up in Madison, Selina Armenta felt culture shock when she first set foot on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus as a freshman. “I felt a little intimidated and I felt pressured to perform higher than normal because I felt like sometimes I needed to prove that I was not what people were stereotyping […]
Visit the job center. The UW-Madison Job Center often lists positions for undergraduate researchers or undergraduate assistants, but you have to know where to look. Listings can be vague, so look into posts with titles such as “Assistant” or “Research.” Generally, you will find what you are looking for under the following categories: Science-Tech-Engineering-Math Agriculture-Animals Computers […]
With so many career choices and graduate programs out there, it can be somewhat daunting to think about post-graduation plans. Luckily, undergraduate programs are broad and allow for flexibility in taking your next step. If you aren’t sure what kinds of careers your degree primes you for, or want to explore options you hadn’t previously considered, […]
Many students know that they want to conduct research, but sometimes have trouble finding what type of research they are truly interested in conducting. It can be frustrating and scary for students to embark on a research that they know nothing about. So here are a few tips to help you search for what you […]