The International Studies Major is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Letters & Science. New students interested in declaring the IS Major should meet with the IS Peer advisor and attend one of our workshops.
Professional & Career Development Course for IS Majors
Looking for some Career Direction but not sure where to start? Consider taking a one credit Professional & Career Development course taught by our IS Major Career Advisor, Joel Clark during the Spring 2016 semester. For more information about this class including assignments, learning outcomes, and how to register click here. Please note that this course will not count as one of your 35 credits to complete the IS Major.
Spring 2015 IS Major Course Lists Are Here!
The Spring 2016 course lists have been posted for each of the IS Major tracks! You can find them here.
IS Major office CLOSED for Thanksgiving
The IS Major office in Ingraham 301 will be closed from Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving. This includes all academic advising, walk-in advising, and drop-in Declare Me sessions. Please plan ahead and schedule your advising meetings around the holiday. Thank you!
IS Major Advisor Kirsten Brown’s Office has Moved!
IS Major Advisor Kirsten Brown has moved from her office in 301 down the hall to 332 Ingraham. If you are meeting with Kirsten for either walk-in advising or a scheduled appointment, please go to 301 Ingraham, sign in on the computer, have a seat in one of the chairs, and Kirsten will come get you. If there is no front desk worker and Kirsten does not come to get you within 5 minutes of your appointment time, please walk down to room 332. Thank you for your help during this transition time. Hopefully the IS Major will be in our new office space (333) by the start of Spring 2015!
Fond Farewell to IS Major Advisor, Dreux Montgomery
It is with a heavy heart and wonderful wishes that we say goodbye to IS Major advisor Dreux Montgomery. Over the summer Dreux took a job at UC-Berkeley. We are excited for Dreux and his family to take on this new adventure in sunny California. However, the IS Major community will miss his thoughtful insight and willingness to welcome students in a variety of languages. For the time being, Kirsten Brown will be addressing all advising for the International Studies Major. If you were previously working with Dreux, please feel free to schedule your next advising appointment with Kirsten using WiscCal or use walk-in hours.
Dreux also advised for the Asian Studies Major -Concentration in East Asia and East Asian Studies Certificate. IS Major students who worked with Druex in this capacity should contact Mike Cullinane, a faculty associate in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. We will miss Dreux and wish him a wonderful next adventure!
International Studies Major alumna, Jenna Bushnell recognized for her work
The Morgridge Center for Public Service has recognized Jenna Bushnell for her work with the Peace Corps.
A 2014 graduate, Bushnell serves as a public affairs specialist in the Peace Corps’s Washington, DC office.
“It’s my job to tell the wonderful stories of Peace Corps volunteers and let Americans know how they can make a difference by serving others,” says Bushnell.
For more information and the full story please visit the Morgridge Center for Public Service.
Fall is a great time to develop your resume with an internship. Please check the weekly IS Major e-newsletter and like our Facebook page for updates about internship and job postings. Also, please check our events website for upcoming information.
Also, L&S Career Services can help you build and improve on your skills and learn about the following areas: mock interviewing, networking with alumni, job searching strategies, and tailoring resumes or cover letters.
For more information please visit their website.