Taking Care of Business: Why Work an On-Campus Job?

During your transition to UW-Madison, finding a campus job may be the last thing on your mind. You have to balance academics and your social life. How can there possibly be time for anything else? Well, you may be surprised to know that, according to an article by US News, students who work 10 to 15 hours per…

Tell YOUR Story with #YouAtUW

For months, you’ve been reading the stories of our  #YouAtUW team. Now, we want YOU to help us expand the conversation and highlight the stories of even more Badgers going though their first-year experience! Tell us what the transition has been like for #YouAtUW, and you may be showcased as a guest-contributor on our site. You can tell any story: from how you’ve…

Madison: “Moving Forward”

First thing is first, I cannot explain how thrilled I am that this semester is almost over. This is mainly due to the fact that I decided on my major; anthropology. I will be taking the course provided by the Multicultural Learning Community, along with math (unfortunately), and biological anthropology, which I’m super excited about!…

Eva: “Welcome to Our New Lives”

I cannot believe that we have been in college for the past two months. When I first started college, I did not know what to expect. The experience is hard to describe. You will get waves of excitement for game day, and then you’ll see a dog that reminds you of your’s back home and…

Bárbara: “On, Wisconsin- Forever!”

Hello, Badgers! I hope you are all doing great on the last part of your first semester. It is surprising how fast time passed and that we are already facing our first round of college final exams. Writing this last post made me go back to the past when I wrote my first post to…

Ryan: “Skateboarder Phil”

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Callie: “Set Goals, and Embrace Change”

I remember one of the most exciting things to look forward to in third grade was writing a letter to my future self and burying it in the school’s courtyard, where many other 3rd graders had done so before us. There my letter would stay until fifth grade graduation, where we would dig up the…

Does This Costume Make Me Look Racist?

by Ashley R., Multicultural Student Center (MSC) Growing up, I loved everything about Halloween. Not only did I get to collect bags full of free candy from my neighbors, I got to dress up and pretend to be someone else for a night. Throughout my adolescence I embodied a princess, a witch, a power ranger and…

Work with CFYE!

We’re looking for leaders. We’re looking at you. The UW-Madison Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) is hiring for a variety of paid position related to working with new students and introducing them to campus. Employment at CFYE has come to benefit our student staff members in many ways: including exposure to mentoring techniques and diversity, as…

Eva: “When in Madison”

It feels like the first month of college has flown by! At the same time, though, I feel like I have been in Madison for an entire year. I am now used to waiting for the elevator, taking 20 minute walks class, and sharing a bathroom with 30 girls. I would not say that I…

Madison: “Decisions, OWL, and the Buzzfeed Article I Never Saw”

It’s so difficult to decide on something which may affect the rest of my life. So far I’ve been fiddling with the idea of majoring in anthropology, with the hope to become a forensic anthropologist. I wanted to be a doctor, but now I’m not so sure. Classes have been tough, and on myself I’ve…

Bárbara: “The Leaves are Changing, and So Are We”

U-Rah-Rah, Wisconsin! Could you hear everyone singing the song while you read this? Can you imagine a huge stadium full of red? If you could, congratulations, you are officially a Badger! And better than that, you are already experiencing the UW life! It is amazing that everyone is already living this new life and learning…