University of Wisconsin–Madison
Providing central coordination for the undergraduate advising and career services communities

How to Get Involved

Getting involved with the Advising & Career Services Conference is a great way to learn, have some fun, and give back to the community.

Whether you want to volunteer the day of the Conference or are interested in sharing your knowledge and experience with your peers, there are opportunities to fit your time and interests.

Present at the Conference!

We invite campus colleagues to submit 60-minute program proposals for interactive, engaging sessions that focus on both student and staff support and growth. There are four broad topic areas (found below) that we recommend you consider as you submit a proposal. Within all of these topic areas, we encourage sessions that prioritize the advancement of equity and inclusion.

  • Career Services
    • Increasing equity in employment outcomes
    • International student career development
    • Creating sustainable employer partnerships
    • Barriers to internship participation
    • Supporting students’ career readiness
    • Collaboration with campus partners
    • Theories and practices for career development
    • Supporting transfer students’ career success
    • Developing career champions across campus
    • Beyond one-one-one: Group engagement
  • Advising
    • Supportive systems for First-Gen students
    • Student engagement in a hybrid model
    • Theories & practices of advising
    • Creating a student outreach plan 101
    • Student development theory overview
    • Holistic student support
    • Tips & Tricks to working as a departmental advisor
    • Supporting our sophomore students
    • Creating positive relationships with advisees
  • Personal & Professional Development

    Personal & Professional Development

    • Professional organization involvement
    • How to promote individual career satisfaction
    • Financial wellness at UW
    • Navigating work/life boundaries
    • Creating employee wellbeing
    • Giving and receiving constructive feedback
    • Work/life integration
    • Steps to develop your career in higher education
    • Helpful Tech Hack
  • Leadership & Supervision
    • How to encourage supervisee growth & development
    • Successful hybrid work models
    • Supporting supervisee success
    • Creating a strong office culture
    • Seeking team feedback
    • Employee resources for their career growth
    • Effective meetings or committees management
    • Creating an environment of well-being in your unit
    • Collaborative decision making

In considering the overall conference curriculum, we will select a group of sessions based on a variety of topic areas, session types, and modality. Additionally, we will consider representation of multiple units and offices from across the advising and career services community. The OUA Conference Planning Team may identify and select sessions outside of the official review process that support the overall goals of the conference curriculum. 

Deadline to submit a proposal: December 8, 2022

View a PDF of the Conference Proposal Form

View the Conference Proposal Rubric

Submit a Conference Proposal

Be a Program Reviewer

Serve as an Program Proposal Reviewer for the Advising and Career Services Conference!

To shape a high-quality learning experience, the OUA Conference Planning Team needs a diverse team of reviewers from all areas of advising and career services. We’re seeking representation from all career levels, including entry, mid and senior-level. Staff members of color, native or indigenous, LGBTQ+ staff, those with disabilities, or other marginalized identities are encouraged to apply to serve as program proposal reviewers.

As a reviewer, you’ll provide feedback to individuals submitting proposals, learn more about best practices and initiatives in advising and career services, and gain professional development experience in evaluating proposals.

  • Program Proposal Reviewer Timeline
    • Deadline to Apply: November 9, 2022
    • Notifications of Reviewer Acceptance: November 18, 2022
    • Reviewer Training Session (virtual): November 22, 2022 from 9 – 10:30am
    • Program Proposals Due: December 8, 2022
    • Individual Review Period: December 9-15, 2022
    • In-Person Proposals Review Meeting: December 15, 2022 from 2 – 4:30pm
  • What’s Expected of Program Proposal Reviewers
    • Participate in the virtual Reviewer Training Sessions. 
    • Be available to evaluate and review programs from December 9-15, and be able to attend the in-person proposals review meeting on December 15.
    • Use the provided rubric to review all assigned proposals ethically and consistently.
    • Consider how the proposal connects to the Advising and Career Services Conference goals and topic areas, including advising, career services, leadership and/or supervision, and personal and professional development.
    • Evaluate how proposals utilize inclusive language; providing feedback on the use of any marginalizing language.
    • Provide constructive and thoughtful feedback to the coordinating presenter(s).

The deadline to become a 2023 program reviewer has passed

Share your gifts and talents with the community!

We hope to offer unique experience-based prizes or items donated by the advising and career services community. If you have a special skill or talent, this could be your opportunity to share. This is also a chance to donate swag items to spread the word about your office or donated gifts from a community organization.

See the 2022 prizes for inspiration

If you have any questions about the raffle, please reach out to info@advising.wisc.edu.

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