Video: Career Services: Your destination for internships and jobs

Hello students. My name is Linda Peacock-Landrum and I am director of UW-Green Bay Career Services. I hope that spring semester 2021 has gone well for you.

I want to take a moment to just remind you that Career Services is here to support you in your efforts as you search for an internship, you search for a postgraduate position, or if you are thinking about attending graduate and professional school after graduation.

I want to remind you to use Handshake. Handshake is our campus online system to post all opportunities for students. It does include graduate assistantship opportunities as well and you will find all of our events and programs listed there.

Just as a highlight for you for today I do want to share with you that there were over 3,100 internships and jobs posted that were in Wisconsin, and we’ve got about 4,000 jobs that were in Wisconsin. For a post-graduate opportunity, you can log into handshake using your UW-Green Bay email address.

It’s important for you to be on top of these things if you need any assistance in using Handshake. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of our staff. We’ve been very effective meeting virtually with students using Teams.

Finally, I just want to give some tips to some students who might be a little anxious about doing virtual interviews. It really is a great experience to have. We actually are offering a virtual mock interview day in April on the 14th and 15th for all students, and then very specifically for student teachers on April 20th and April 22nd.

In preparation for a virtual interview, be sure to test the platform, make sure you’re comfortable with it. Give some thought to what is your background and your surroundings, if you need to sort of have a background inserted electronically, or if you want to create one in your space that’s fine. Make sure that it is an area that is removed from unusual sounds, possibly pets or other individuals that you might be in your household with will not be available during that time.

Then just do your normal preparation as you would for any type of interview that would be coming up. This would include anything in the terms of looking your best, having appropriate professional attire, doing some good preparation in advance, looking at some sample questions, knowing that job description, position description, knowing the organization that is going to offer the opportunity for you. Those are all things that are critical in preparing for any type of interview, whether it be face-to-face or it be virtual.

So just a reminder Career Services is here for you to offer that assistance as you navigate this transition from college to career in terms of securing and looking for an internship as well as for postgraduate employment.

Thanks again, have an enjoyable remainder of spring semester, and go Phoenix!

Video: Chancellor Message to Future Students

Welcome to future Phoenix students! My name is Mike Alexander and I’m honored to be the Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

As Phoenix we say it is our time to rise. I want to talk to you today about our plans as we move forward through the pandemic.

I’m beyond excited to share with you that UW-Green Bay is moving ahead with plans to return to in-person classes for fall 2021. UW-Green Bay’s fall schedule matches our pre-pandemic course offerings and includes a mix of in-person, hybrid blended and online options. We want you to be able to take the classes in the method and mode that is right for you.

This means we can meet your educational needs for connectedness, flexibility, socialization and all other things that you expect when you come to college, and we’ll do so using best practices and health and safety to make sure we can continue to have the in-person experiences that are at the heart of a college experience.

Fall registration is right around the corner. If you are a transfer student you have the chance to begin registering in April. If you are a first-year student, now is the time to sign up for your Green Bay orientation experience, where you will register for classes and learn about getting started at UW-Green Bay.

UW-Green Bay is able to offer financial resources to keep you and your education on track. We want to do everything we can to make sure that you have all the options you need to make sure that your education is able to continue and that you’re able to talk about whatever support you need to persist towards your educational goals. Please contact us today at GBOSS, gboss@uwgb.edu, to schedule a conversation.

This is an exciting time in your life. What awaits you is remarkable. A growing, bustling university with four locations and more than 100 student organizations to spread your wings. This is your opportunity to make new, lifelong friends, connections and meet amazing experts and fellow students who will spark your thinking, imagination and spirit.

I am excited about the promise of the fall semester and hope you are as well. College is about you. It’s about your success, and we’re ready and waiting to support you. Your success is our highest priority.

This past COVID year has been a roller coaster ride of changes and challenges, but you already know that. You’ve lived it, been resilient through it all, and you’re ready to live the next chapter of your life. One that includes UW-Green Bay.

It’s time to come together, rejuvenate, and rise.

We’ll see you this fall!

Video: UW-Green Bay Chancellor Alexander discusses hopes for a robust in-person return

Hi UW-Green Bay students. I hope you’re doing well.

We’ve been working very hard over the last year, since the pandemic began, to keep everybody safe and to make sure we can continue your educational goals. As we’ve moved through the pandemic, we’ve been anxious to be able to get back together and to be able to find a way to come back to normal.

We don’t quite know what normal will look like yet as we move to the summer and into the fall, but we do know that we are planning to use best-practices to make sure that we can have in-person experiences throughout the summer, and definitely as we get into the fall.

I know that you all received an email about registering for classes for the fall, and you should be able to find any class that you want in an in-person format. Also, for those of you still want to remain online, as many as possible in an online format.

So again, we’re always going to keep your safety first and foremost, but we’re also committed to making sure that we can we can return to the normal, robust experience of what it means to go to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and be a Phoenix.

We’re very proud of the work that you’ve done throughout the pandemic to have such a low positivity rate, to be able to really lead the way in what it means to be responsible throughout the pandemic.

I hope that you have a wonderful conclusion to your semester, a terrific summer, and I look forward to seeing all of you hopefully back in person here in the fall.

Founders Award Winners

Founders Awardees now on display outside of GBOSS

Because of the pandemic, it took some time to gather images and design the Founders Award posters for the display wall outside GBOSS on the Green Bay Campus. But they were installed a few weeks ago. Congrats one last time to all the winners announced at virtual Convocation in Fall 2020:

Sherri Arendt, Academic Support Award for Excellence

Barbara Holschbach, University Staff Award for Excellence

Prof. Gaurav Bansal, Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Linda Toonen, Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

Mai Lo Lee, University Award for Excellence in Community Outreach

Associate Prof. James Loebl, University Award for Excellence in Institutional Development

UntitledTown Board of Directors, University Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement

  • Rebecca Meacham, Co-President (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay)
  • Amy Mazzariello, Co-President (Lion’s Mouth Bookstore)
  • Derrick Holt, Vice-President (Audio/Music Professional)
  • Maria Konkel, Treasurer (Nicolet National Bank)
  • Mai J. Lo Lee (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay)
  • Cristina Ortiz (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay)
  • Jerod Santek (Write On, Door County)

Video: UW-Green Bay Coffee Break, Jan. 20, 2021

Didn’t have a chance to take part in Coffee Break? We have it recorded.

Chanceller Alexander recommends these books:

Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education by Bryan Alexander (no relation)

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education by Nathan Grawe

Provost Kate Burns recommends:
Small Teaching Online, is an e-book the library purchased with an unlimited user license. Search the Library Catalog for the title.

Video: In fall semester form, faculty and staff and peers from all four campuses congratulate UW-Green Bay graduates

In true, fall semester form, UW-Green Bay faculty and staff from all four campuses, worked together to send this virtual message to UW-Green Bay’s Fall/Winter 2020 Graduates. The campus community hopes to celebrate with you in spring of 2021. Congratulations! You did it!

Class of 2020, it’s been quite a year, but you did it!

Navigated college, completed internships, exams and term papers while juggling jobs, friends, family, and everything else. And You made it!

You also made this University and our community a better place through your contributions, research, and projects.

You grew during your time here at Green Bay to find your way forward to your next challenge.

But what’s most impressive about the Class of 2020 is that you figured it out. Not only how to attend college during a global pandemic, but also endure.

Watching hours of online lectures without falling asleep, becoming a Zoom master, by wearing your mask and keeping it all together, even six feet apart.

You’ve risen above and beyond, and that’s what makes the Phoenix class of 2020:

Unforgettable!

Remarkable!

And admirable.

We want to say thank you in person this May.  

Because, class of 2020, you did it!

Video: Provost Kate Burns reminds students to reflect on your accomplishments this semester

Hi everyone, I’m Kate Burns, the Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs here at UW-Green Bay. I’m here to talk about the end of the semester which is quickly upon us.

I know at the beginning of the semester we are all thinking… How would this happen? How would we engage in a socially distant semester? What would this look like with all of these online classes and hybrid courses? Now we’re almost at the end, we’re finally almost there!

I just want you to take a moment and really think about all you’ve accomplished this semester; how you’ve grown, how you’ve changed, how you’ve pushed yourself in ways that you didn’t think were possible. The good news is that we are so close to the end, so we are counting the moments, we are counting the days.

We might feel a bit overwhelmed at times. I urge you to think about what’s worked well for you this semester and I want to encourage you to reach out if you need help. Talk to your professors. Talk to GBOSS. If you have any questions or concerns we’re here to help you get through.

We’re just going to focus on these moments—these days together. Good luck with all the remaining work that you have to do. We’re here with you and we’re here to help you thrive.

Thank you for all that you’ve done this semester. You should be really proud of all that you’ve accomplished.

We are Phoenix. We are thriving, together.

Video: 48th Annual Juried Student Virtual Exhibition

Can’t make it to the Green Bay Campus? At least you can see the incredible work of UW-Green Bay students at the 48th annual Juried Student Exhibition. Students from any and all of the four UW-Green Bay campuses were invited to submit their work . The juror is Kate Mothes, an independent curator, founder of Young Space, and co-founder/editor of Dovetail Magazine. Watch the video:

Location & Hours of the Lawton Gallery

Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
The Lawton Gallery is located in the Theatre Hall building (Room 230). The gallery is open during the fall and spring semesters, and closed during the summer months (June, July & August). For further information, please call the curator at 920-465-2916.

Video: Chancellor Alexander to students… ‘You are doing an amazing job’

Hi UW-Green Bay students. I hope you’re all doing well.

We’re a few weeks before the Thanksgiving break and I want to let you know that we’ve done an amazing job to this point to keep the campus safe and be able to function as best we can throughout the pandemic.

I want to urge you over these last few weeks going into Thanksgiving to please stay vigilant. To please make sure you’re doing everything you can to make sure that not only are you safe in these last few weeks on campus, but that we’re able to have you all go home and be safe while you’re with your families, so that we can bring you all back and resume the last few weeks of the semester.

I urge you to please make sure if you’re on campus that you are taking responsibility for the testing that we have each week for you.

I want to thank you one more time for everything you’ve done this semester. The work and attention and detail that you have done is remarkable, and the rates that we have relative to our community shows just how responsible you’ve been. I am incredibly appreciative and I know everyone at the University is for the way you’ve handled what’s been a really difficult semester.

Thank you, and I want to wish you the best for the rest of your semester. I know that everyone did not have classes exactly as they wanted them, and appreciate your flexibility while we’re able to get this sorted out and make sure that you persist in your education. That’s the most important thing for us right now. We want you to continue to persist in your education. The pandemic will end as soon as possible and at that point we want to make sure that all of you are still on track to finish your educational goals.

Thanks again for your attention. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and we look forward to seeing you these next few weeks and when you return.