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.

Our first NACSSA session will take place on Wednesday, October 13, from 12:00-1:30 PM for lunch and community building, and from 1:30-3:30 PM for our first NACSSA session. NOTE: This session will be held in person, assuming health and safety guidelines continue to allow for in-person gatherings with food.

We will hold the remaining NACSSA sessions on the following Wednesdays, from 1:30-3:00 PM CDT, via Zoom:

  • November 10 | University Health Services
  • December 15 | Dean of Students Office
  • January 12 | Student Personnel Association Annual Conference
  • February 16 | McBurney Disability Resource Center
  • March 16 | Advising & Career Services Conference debrief and workshopping
  • April 13 | TBD
  • May 11 | TBD

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

I'm interested in NACSSA!


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