- The Career Initiative
- The best way to obtain a research opportunity is to talk with your
academic advisor, or a professor or TA in one of your courses. Often
they can give you ideas about faculty who are working within your area
of interest. You can gain research experience for course credit through a
research program, an independent study, or as a paid research assistant. For those interested in science, Wiscience is great option.
- Internships are a great way to get “real-world” experience and
explore your interests. Ask your academic advisor and professors about
opportunities, and visit your school or college career service center
- Study Abroad - Living and studying abroad provides a rich experience to see the world and gain new perspectives.
- Student Organizations and Government
- Student organizations and student government are great places to
develop leadership skills, experiment with new interests and gain
valuable experience working with others.
- Take advantage of leadership training and resources provided by
professionals and student peers. Document your experiences by
participating in certificate or transcript programs. Be sure to take a look at the Willis L. Jones Leadership Center.
- Service and Service Learning
- Most scholarship and award entities expect scholars to engage in
service. The Morgridge Center can help you find a service experience
that fits your interests. Service grants are also available.
- Honors and Scholars Programs
- School and College programs that add value to your education and
provide academic challenge, camaraderie, programs, and meaningful
connections to faculty.
- Be sure to check for opportunities at the department, school/college,
and university level. Honors programs and societies often have
scholarships and awards available only to their members.