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

New Staff

Welcome to our community of advisors and career services professionals! The Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) is here to help you as you navigate your first weeks and months at UW-Madison. Beyond helping you gain access to information and training you’ll need professionally, OUA staff hope to support and connect with you as you start your career or new position with the university.

Step 1: New Staff Form

Fill out the new advisor and career services staff form. OUA will use this information to begin the process of bringing new staff members into the community and connect them with important resources. Once you fill out this form, you will:

  1. Be welcomed and invited to meet with Kala Grove, Assistant Director for Advising Training and Professional Development, or Tara Milliken, Assistant Director for Career Services Training and Communication
  2. Be invited to meet with Wren Singer, Associate Vice Provost of Advising & Career Services

Fill out the new staff form

Step 2: Subscribe

Sign up for these email lists to stay connected on upcoming trainings, community building opportunities, and more.

  • New Staff Email List
    • For: New Advising & Career Services Staff
    • Join this list during your first year at UW-Madison to stay updated on training and community building opportunities for new advising and career services staff.

    Join the New Staff Email List

  • Advisor-link Email List
    • For: Primarily advising staff, and may also be helpful for advising-adjacent roles including career services and other student support roles
    • Join this list for advising-related information at UW-Madison. The purpose of this list is primarily to help faculty, staff, and peer advisors keep informed about important information that may be of use in their advising roles.

    Join the Advisor-link Email List

  • Career Services Council Email List
    • For: Primarily career services staff, and may also be helpful for those with an interest in supporting student career development and success.
    • The Career Services Council (CSC) listserv is a subscription email list available for all UW-Madison staff and primarily intended for sharing career services-related information across campus.

    Join the Career Services Council Email List

Step 3: Participate in NACSSA

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

Participants of New Advisor and Career Services Staff Academy (NACSSA) 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. Experienced professionals will facilitate small group discussions, case studies, and mock advising practice based on participants’ experiences working with students.

NACSSA occurs monthly between October and May of each year, with some sessions happening virtually and others taking place in person.  

By joining the New Advising and Career Services Staff Email List (above), you’ll automatically receive information and calendar invitations for all NACSSA sessions. 

Learn about NACSSA and specific dates