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Nelson Institute Career Week

Join the Nelson Institute community for a fun-filled week dedicated to environmental career path preparation. Attend educational sessions and networking opportunities and be entered to win cool prizes, like a Nelson Institute messenger bag or lunch with Dean Robbins! The more sessions you attend, the more you will be entered to win. Names will be drawn at the end of the week.

MONDAY, October 21

Nelson Institute Student Lounge, Room 15, Science Hall

Learn tips and assists for finding your dream job during today’s Leveling Up sessions.


5:00 p.m.: Help! Advice on finding jobs at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and other government sites

5:30 p.m.: In or out? Desk job vs Field work

6:00 p.m.: Saving the Planet is a tough job, but somebody has to do it!

Click here to register to attend any of Monday’s sessions.

Tuesday, October 22

Nelson Institute Student Lounge, Room 15, Science Hall

Take your knowledge about postcollege options to the next level by attending today’s events on internships, graduate school, and what it’s like to be a recent graduate working in the field.


5:00 p.m.: Straight from the Source: What’s up with Internships

5:30 p.m.: Straight from the Source: What’s up with Graduate School

6:00 p.m.: Stories from the other side: Hear from recent graduates

Click here to register to attend any of Tuesday’s sessions.

Wednesday, October 23

Memorial Union, Check T.I.T.U.

Short & Snappy: Sharpen your elevator speech through conversations with alums.


4:00-6:00 p.m.: Environmental professional participating from these organizations:

Click here to register to attend Wednesday’s session.

Thursday, October 24

Memorial Union, Check T.I.T.U.

Join environmental professions from organizations around the Madison for a networking session that will allow you to take your elevator speech to the next level.


4:00-6:00 p.m.: Environmental professional participating from these organizations:

Click here to register to attend Thursday’s session.

Friday, October 25

Nelson Institute, Room 140, Science Hall

Join Nelson Institute Distinguished alumna and Executive Director, WI Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Jane Elder for a discussion around non-profit leadership. To learn more about Jane Elder’s current role and her experience in non-profit leadership, please click here.


Noon-1:00 p.m.: Focused discussion on Non-profit leadership and lunch with Alumni Award Winner: Jane Elder, Executive Director, WI Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters


Register by Wednesday, October 23 to secure your spot.

For questions about Career Week contact: Emily Reynolds

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