Explore Wisconsin Employers – Participate in UW Career Treks

Beginning in Fall 2020, the UW System Career Services offices collaborated to offer virtual visits to Wisconsin employers across the state.  These weekly virtual visits & open houses allowed for students and alumni to learn about different organizations and their career opportunities.  The first UW Career Trek for Spring 2022 is scheduled for February 2, 2022, with Fincantieri Marine Group – in the region of two of our four campuses at UW-Green Bay.  Career Treks are held weekly on Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m.

Alumni can register through their Handshake account or email our Director of Career Services, Linda Peacock-Landrum at peacockl@uwgb.edu to receive the platform link on Zoom for each Career Trek.  In addition to Fincantieri Marine Group, UW-Green Bay will also host KI on April 27 at noon.

Review the scheduled Career Treks for Spring 2022 here.

Considering a Job Change – Check Out Handshake

Handshake is the job listing system that is available at no cost to UW-Green Bay alumni.  Handshake does offer a vast array of diverse opportunities for all professional levels of workers.  Alumni who graduated on or after December 2017 had an account created for them as students with their UW-Green Bay email addresses.  Before you register for an account, you can email Career Services at careers@uwgb.edu with a personal email address to verify that your account is updated.

Any alumni graduating before December 2017 can directly register for an account in Handshake by providing your student ID number or you can email Career Services at careers@uwgb.edu to request that an account be created for you.  Alumni status is verified before accounts are created in Handshake.

Join Handshake here.

Office of Sustainability: Gratitude

Sustainability work requires multitudes of people collaborating on complex goals. It’s impossible to tackle the challenges we face alone. This November, the Office of Sustainability wants to thank:

  • Amy Wolf, twenty students from her Conservation Biology class, three of her graduate students, four Cofrin Center for Biodiversity staff, and eight community members of the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust, who hand seeded 4.5 acres of oak savannah and four wet prairie areas. This is part of an ongoing grant-funded project to restore an oak savannah ecosystem and habitat.
  • Four newly hired Sustainability Interns:
  • Paul Pinkston, Brad Gajeski, and the entire UWGB Grounds team for getting certified through the WI Salt Wise program. They reduced the amount of salt applied to roads and sidewalks from 325 tons in 2018/19 to 66 tons in 2020/21 (not to mention reductions in brine too). By using better management practices and applying just enough salt/brine, we’re able to de-ice while reducing the damaging effects of salt on our waterways, soil, plant and animal communities, infrastructure, and even our pets.
  • Environmental Management & Business Institute’s Executive Committee for launching a Sustainability Minor, which has attracted 5 students so far!
  • Twenty-three UWGB instructors awarded the Phoenix Green Teacher Badge for promoting environmental sustainability in their teaching and seeking to minimize negative environmental impacts associated with teaching.

CHESW Students Share Their Gratitude

UW-Green Bay student Ciana Fragnito in the classroom during her student teaching.
UW-Green Bay student Ciana Fragnito in the classroom during her student teaching.

Ciana Fragnito, from St. Paul, MN, aspires to be an elementary teacher. She will reach her goal with graduation from UW-Green Bay in December 2021 after 3 years at UWGB (thanks to college credit in high school).

“I am most thankful for the professors and how they clearly care so much about who we are as people, helping us succeed in our classes, and developing the most effective teachers they possibly can. Through my experience, I felt that the professors were there to actually see me succeed and always were willing to help with any question, big or small.”

“I am thankful for the numerous opportunities we are given to be in the field starting during our candidacy semester and continuing through student teaching. This allows teachers in the program to gain a wide variety of experiences as they progress through the program with each semester being in a different grade or subject or school setting. I feel this is something unique to UWGB and one of the most helpful tools in preparing me for the field!”

UW-Green Bay student Amanda Baddmoccosin-Barnes at her MSW field experience.
UW-Green Bay student Amanda Baddmoccosin-Barnes at her MSW field experience.

Amanda Baddmoccosin-Barnes, from Wittenberg, WI, aspires to be a clinical therapist. To reach this goal, she entered the Master of Social Work (MSW) program and hopes to graduate in 2023.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to complete my field experience with Menominee Tribal Family Services, because the staff has a wealth of knowledge and compassion, along with being instrumental in the adoption and improvements to the Menominee children’s code 278. The Menominee tribal leaders and community saw the need to create a trauma-informed, children’s code in order to keep families intact and honor the Menominee way of life. I find working with the community a great honor and thank the Menominee tribe for allowing me to be a part of this most important work.”

The Willie D. Davis Finance & Investment Lab

Construction will begin shortly on the Willie D. Davis Finance and Investment Lab, which will be located on the ground floor of Wood Hall, WH-114. It will be equipped with analytical tools that are widely used in the industry. Students will take classes in the lab and can also utilize the analytical tools in the lab to manage a soon-to-be established Student Managed Investment Fund.

An Advisory Board of Industry Professionals has been selected and the first meeting of the board will be held within the next few weeks.  The Advisory Board will provide guidance for programming and insight on software and hardware that is central to the delivery of a modern business education built around high-impact student experiences. This is the first step in achieving the goal of providing a focal point for building community among students, faculty, and industry professionals to provide learnings inside and outside of the traditional classroom.

In conjunction with the Willie D. Davis Finance and Investment Lab, the university has entered a team in the 2021 CFA Investment Research Challenge.  A team from the university will compete with other universities to analyze a designated publicly-traded company; prepare a written report on that company; and present/defend their findings to a panel of industry experts.  The team will receive advice and support from a facility advisor and industry mentors.

Executive Impact MBA

Unlike traditional MBA programs whose curriculum is predominately based on the functional, siloed areas of business, UW-Green Bay’s Executive Impact MBA program prepares you to think differently to keep pace with emerging business challenges. We focus on your personal leadership transformation and the impact you can make on your organization as it faces an exponentially changing business environment.

We position you to respond quickly to emerging knowledge and trends in business through a frontier-breaking curriculum. One of our primary goals is to help you to think differently, by addressing issues from a multi-faceted perspective. Students in this program enjoy:

• Flat-rate tuition. Pay the same tuition regardless of whether you are a resident of Wisconsin or recently moved to the state, with meals and books included in tuition costs. $8,000/10-week session (6 sessions total).
• Convenient Schedule. Classes meet on select Saturdays, complemented with online educational experiences to accommodate your busy schedule. The degree can be completed in less than two years.
• Purposeful learning. Courses focused on learning important business basics while establishing an understanding of how to transform the way you do business.
• Cohort model. A small class size allows for enhanced academic experiences and creates personal and professional connections.

Applications for the Fall 2022 cohort will open on October 28th, 2021.

Learn more and apply

Making a Difference: MSW Program Launches in Wausau

The UW-Green Bay Social Work department is now offering its Master of Social Work (MSW) program in central Wisconsin, with offices, classes, and advising on the UW-Stevens Point at the Wausau campus.  The program begins this fall with 25 students pursuing their MSW degrees.  This initiative is in response to the needs of the central Wisconsin region and is supported through a unique partnership with UW-Stevens Point.

According to the US Bureau of Labors Statistics, overall employment for social workers is projected to grow 13% by 2029, much faster than the average of other occupations.  By expanding to central Wisconsin, the UW-Green Bay MSW Program ensures high-quality social work education is accessible to more individuals seeking an advanced social work degree.

The MSW Program offers the same curriculum and areas of emphasis in the Wausau location as that of Green Bay, including the school social work certificate and child welfare stipend. The MSW Program utilizes a cohort model which highlights building and maintaining student-to-student and faculty-to-student relationships.  The Program offers a part-time and full-time option for both the generalist and specialized curriculum. Courses consist of a combination of in-person, hybrid, and online.

Margaret LaVen, a student in the MSW Wausau cohort, lives less than five miles from the Wausau campus and appreciates this new opportunity. She shared that the program’s accessibility and the personal support received from faculty have allowed her to pursue this degree and career option in her home community.

Learn more here.