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

New Advisor & Career Services Staff Academy (NACSSA)

Build community with new advising and career services professionals while learning about key UW-Madison resources!

New advising and career services staff members are invited to participate in a newly reimagined community building and learning experience focused on holistic student support. Participants of New Advisor and Career Services Staff Academy will engage with each other as they learn more about various UW-Madison student support offices, such as: Financial Aid, Dean of Students, University Health Services, McBurney Disability Resource Center, and more. 

NACSSA is a year-long, virtual program that will take place through Canvas modules and live events with presenters from important student support offices. Experienced advising and career services professionals will facilitate small group discussions, case studies, and mock advising practice based on participants’ experiences working with students.

Virtual, interactive training sessions will be held monthly, from 2:00-3:30 PM, on the following dates:

  • October 7 (please hold 2:00-4:00 PM for this first session)
  • November 4
  • December 2
  • January 13
  • February 3
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5

 There will also be opportunities for additional in-person and virtual community building.  

Anyone who considers themselves a new(ish) advisor or career services professional is welcome and encouraged to join.

Interested participants should complete the form below by September 25, 2020. 

I'm interested in NACSSA!


Please reach out to Kala Grove and Tara Milliken with any questions.