Important: COVID-19 Advising Update

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The Academic Advising Center & Career Services Offices strives to best serve all who utilize our services. Due to COVID-19, our office will not be conducting in person appointments anymore as of March 18, 2020. Instead we will be offering virtual appointments via phone call, email, or video chat Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please note that due to the constantly evolving circumstances, it may take longer than normal to hear back, and we will be updating our website as things progress. 

Drop-in Peer Advising

If you have a quick academic or career advising question, our Peer Advisors are available to chat Monday-Thursday from 9am-4:30pm and Friday from 9am-1pm through Microsoft Teams:

  1. Click https://teams.microsoft.com/l/chat/0/0?users=peeradvisors@uwlax.edu
  2. Chat with the Peer Advisors to let them know what kind of help you are looking for

Making Academic Advising Appointments

If you are assigned in our office, you can make your appointment online through Navigate, email your advisor, or email advising@uwlax.edu.

If you are not assigned an Academic Advisor in our office, you can make an appointment by calling us at 608.785.6950.

Making Career Advising Appointments

To make an appointment for career advising, you can do so online through Navigate or by calling us at 608.785.6950.

 

Last Updated: 9/17/20 2:45 p.m.

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Online UWL Career Resources & Tools 

These tools are available to you anytime and may be particularly helpful at this moment:

Connecting with Employers

As best as is possible, UWL’s Academic Advising Center & Career Services is continuing to facilitate meaningful connections to opportunities for La Crosse students. We are actively reaching out to recruiting employers to assess hiring needs & plans and to share virtual and remote services. 

Virtual Career Events
The Academic Advising Center & Career Services Office will continue to support your ability to connect with employers. 

  • Virtual Recruiting Events - Employers are creating new virtual recruiting events daily and may present an opportunity to connect with employers in a new way.

 Resume Support Resources

Find a Remote Internship

  • Micro Internship - Interns & Recent Graduates - short-term paid professional projects
  • Covintern - a site developed by a student at Indiana University to share a crowdsourced list of current remote internship postings.  

COVID-19 Search Strategies & Tools

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If you are looking for a summer or part-time position, we encourage you to review the resources compiled by the UWL Financial Aid Office.

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