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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.


Spring 2015 Commencement Events

A graduating senior sits in the lap of the Abraham Lincoln statue in front of Bascom Hall.  Photo Credit: Bryce Richter

A graduating senior sits in the lap of the Abraham Lincoln statue in front of Bascom Hall.  (Photo by Bryce Richter)

The International Studies Major will celebrate our graduates with a Spring Graduation Reception.  This event will be on Wednesday, May 6th from 4:30-6:00pm in the Red Gym (On Wisconsin Room).  IS Majors, Global Cultures Certificate recipients, and their families are invited to attend.  Students, RSVP online by clicking here.

Commencement for Undergraduate Degree candidates will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Camp Randall Stadium at 12:00 p.m. All 6,000 graduates of the Class of 2015 will gather together, and the Chancellor will confer degrees. More information about commencement, including how graduates should register to attend the ceremony, can be found at commencement.wisc.edu.


Summer 2015 Advising Hours

Lijiang, China (Photo Credit: Dreux Montgomery)

Lijiang, China (Photo Credit: Dreux Montgomery)

The IS Major Advising office will be closed from May 18th-June 8th.

The IS Major does not offer walk-in advising during the summer.  Please make an appointment to meet with an advisor using WisCal.

IS Major advisors are happy to schedule Skype appointments for students who are traveling abroad or have returned home for the summer.  Please use WisCal to set up your appointment and then send an email to the advisor indicating the date/time of your appointment and your Skype username.

 


Summer and Fall 2015 IS Major Course Lists

Rebecca Stern, studies in the Historical Society library reading room. (Photo credit: Jeff Miller)

Rebecca Stern, studies in the Historical Society library reading room. (Photo credit: Jeff Miller)

Courses for Fall 2015 will be available in the course guide and class search on Wednesday March, 11th.  The IS Major prefers to give departments at least 3 business days to address errors in their timetable after the course guide is published.  Keeping with our goal of having accurate course lists, the IS Major will post Fall 2015 course lists online Wednesday, March 18th.  Fall and Summer course lists for the IS Major are now available.


Career Events

Summer is a great time to develop your resume with an internship.  Although the weekly IS Major e-newsletter is on hiatus from May 12th until August 31st, our Facebook page will contain updates about internship and job postings.   Also, please check our events website for upcoming information.

Lijiang, China (Photo Credit: Dreux Montgomery)

Lijiang, China (Photo Credit: Dreux Montgomery)

L&S Career Services offers hosts summer advising hours.  Also, L&S Career Services is hosting a Summer Job Search Workshop in May, June, and July.  This workshop is designed to help you build and improve on your skills and learn about the following areas:

  • Mock Interviewing and Feedback
  • Networking and Connecting with Alumni
  • Job Searching Strategies & Social Media
  • Tailoring Resumes & Cover Letters

For more information and to register please visit their website.