Tag Archives: Student

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SoHE News and Stories: August 28 – September 3

Check out what’s going on in SoHE this week! HDFS Professor Raison Interviewed on MDMA as PTSD Treatment SoHE Professor Dr. Charles Raison was interviewed by Channel 3 news on his research regarding MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, as a possible treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Food and Drug Administration has referred […]

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Christensen Wins Design Challenge

SoHE Interior Architecture student Courtney Christensen was recently announced as one of the first place winners of the Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge 2017. Christensen won the commercial design category with her re-imagining of the UW Credit Union. In regards to the project, Christensen said: “For the UW Credit Union E-Commerce Center project my classmates and […]

Madelaine LEsperance

Grad Student L’Esperance: Exploring Financial Decision-Making

Household Finance and Well-being In our modern world, life can be a series of big and small financial decisions. So how do individuals make these day-to-day decisions that can impact the rest of their lives? SoHE graduate student Madelaine L’Esperance is digging deeper into this question through her research, paying special attention to how people, particularly low-income […]

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HDFS Undergrad Receives Fellowship

UW-Madison junior Oona-Ifé Olaiya (Human Development & Family Studies)  and Michelle Tong, in partnership with the Bayview Foundation in Madison, WI, have been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to support local high school students with tools to achieve academic and personal success. “College Advancement Mentorship Program (CAMP)” was awarded the first-ever Michael Thornton and […]

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CNPL Undergrad Wins Fellowship

UW-Madison sophomore Mallory Swenson (Community & Nonprofit Leadership) , in partnership with the the Lussier Community Education Center in Madison, WI, has been awarded a 2016-17 Wisconsin Idea Fellowship to help the center increase nutrition at its food pantry. The project was one of nine selected for the 18th annual Wisconsin Idea Fellowships, a program […]

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From Helmand Province to Human Ecology

Marine Corps Veteran Timothy James (TJ) Larson didn’t know he wanted a career in personal finance, he simply thought of himself as a “money nerd who likes helping people.” Larson (BS Personal Finance expected May 2016) was raised in a family where conversations around managing money were part of everyday life. “I grew up setting […]

Elana Rabishaw

Double major lives her destiny

School of Human Ecology senior Elana Rabishaw originally thought she would be a business major, but knew she was destined for the Community and Nonprofit Leadership (CNPL) major when she began writing the application essay to the Wisconsin School of Business. “I found myself talking about wanting to work for nonprofits, and wanting to make a difference […]

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Wearable Technology: Where Design & Function Connect

Launched in Fall 2013 by Assistant Professor Kevin Ponto, the Wearable Technology course is the nexus of design, innovation, imagination and function. Dr. Ponto has a joint appointment with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and his research objectives aim to “develop techniques to better the experience of virtual reality through new devices, interfaces, and techniques.” Dr. Ponto recently sat down with […]

Prospective Students

In the School of Human Ecology (SoHE), we are committed to solving real societal problems through applied research, experiential learning, and empathy for the individual. SoHE students build close relationships with faculty and staff, take classes that are focused on real-world problems, and have opportunities to create innovative solutions. Our personal attention and solid experience […]

Intern’s Eye View: Can Experience Be Taught?

Erin Miller, a rising senior majoring in Community and Nonprofit Leadership in the School of Human Ecology, is the current intern for the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (the CommNS).   As a student here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Community and Nonprofit Leadership, I have gotten to know a wide variety […]

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Job Talk: Director of Career and Leadership Development

Please mark your calendar to attend candidate presentations for the position of Director of Career and Leadership Development, new role in SAA:   Wednesday, February 25 — Candidate: Alicia Hazen 10:00-10:45 Plenary Hall   Thursday, February 26 — Candidate: Nikki Bollig 1:00-1:45 Plenary Hall   Friday, February 27 — Candidate: Andrea Lowe 9:00-9:45 Plenary Hall […]

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Badger Retail Students hit the Big Apple

Submitted by Marta Wangard, Junior, Retail Major Today we started off our first morning in NYC with a visit to Macy’s headquarters.   We first visited the Herald Square location where the CEO Terry Lundgren causally walked passed us on his way to his office. Oh and by the way, wished us a happy new year – so cool! […]

Assistant Professor Dee Warmath (center)

NPD: Brands and Retail

Submitted by: Kelsey Hiveley, Junior, Retail The students in the Retail Leadership Symposium (SoHE) had the pleasure of hearing about the NPD Group from Assistant Professor Dee Warmath.  Professor Warmath is currently living out her young adult dream of being a professor here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison but previously she was the senior vice president at NPD. […]

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Fortune 500 Meets Retail

Submitted by Courtney McHugh, Junior, Retailing Speaker: David Ven Roy, Director of Sales   The SoHE Consumer Science retail program had the pleasure of welcoming AT&T to the Retail Leadership Symposium class on October 29th. AT&T, a Fortune 500 company is one of the largest communications companies in over 225 countries. The company provides a wide range of services from revolutionary smartphones […]

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Values and Vision = Fair Indigo

Submitted by Ava Janssen, sophomore The SoHE Retail Leadership Symposium welcomed Robert Behnke, co-founder of the online retailer Fair Indigo to class on October 15. During his presentation Behnke shared the story of how he connected his experience in retail with his passion for helping people, resulting in a new company. Behnke shared that during his time working at Macy’s and Land’s […]

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Trends in Europe Traveling Classroom

This faculty-led study abroad program was designed to broaden students’ understanding of global retailing and Europe’s influence on consumer fashion trends. By stepping foot in an unfamiliar territory and navigating their way through, students began to see and understand the world of consumerism in a new light. Students learned about retailing and witnessed fashion product […]

Aubrey Fisher, SoHE student Aubrey Fisher, study abroad in spain

Contribute with Compassion

I’m Aubrey Fisher and I’ve spent the past four months of my college career on the other side of the globe, in Barcelona, Spain. My time spent studying and exploring Spain along with the eight other countries I traveled through while living abroad was the best experience of my life. My time so far in […]

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Retail Student Studies Across the Pond

Hi all! My name is Katie Milliken and I am a junior in the School of Human Ecology studying Retailing.  This semester, however, I left Madison behind to study at the University of Westminster in London, England.  Across the pond, I have had the opportunity to take a wide range of classes, from Sales Management […]

Ben Saxon, Senior at UW SoHE

Ben Saxon

My name is Ben Saxon and I am a senior majoring in Consumer Affairs in Business. I’m also doing a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Leadership. Being a student of the School of Human Ecology and working for the school makes me very proud. The best part about the school is the focus on personal relationships.  […]

Simon Wong, a student at UW SoHE

Simon Wong

I am senior studying Computer Science. Working at the School of Human Ecology has taught me many life skills necessary to become successful in my internships and past work experiences. I have had the pleasure working with talented and unique people, who have helped me expand my horizons outside of Computer Science. My goal is […]

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Job Search Resources

Finding the right job can be hard work. The Student Academic Affairs and Career Development Office is here to help. We’ve compiled the following resources to help you in your job or internship search. Career Guides An effective job application should demonstrate a connection between your knowledge, skills, and experiences in relations to what the employer is looking […]

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Advising

The Student Academic Affairs and Career Development Office (SAA) supports students through both academic and career advising. Why See an Advisor? Set your academic, career, and post-grad goals Select courses for Fall, Spring, or Summer Plan grad timeline Connect major to career aspirations Interpret University and SoHE rules, regulations, and procedures Explore involvement opportunities Talk about […]