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The Center for the First-Year Experience hires over 100 student employees each year for paid internship and staff positions. Student employees can expect to gain valuable leadership skills, improve communication and facilitation skills, and have fun representing UW-Madison to incoming students.

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GUTS Co-Director (Grad./PA Position)

The Greater University Tutoring Service is currently seeking applications for a graduate student to serve as the GUTS Co-Director (50% PA position). GUTS is a registered student organization (RSO) funded through the Associated Students of Madison (ASM). GUTS is led and managed by two graduate student Co-Directors. The Assistant Director for Academic Engagement with the Center for the First-Year Experience, within the Division of Student Life, supervises the Co-Directors and Advises GUTS.

The Co-Directors are responsible for managing a student staff of approximately 15-20 students. In coordination with the GUTS Staff, the Co-Directors are responsible for implementing tutoring and learning assistance programs to meet the needs ofstudents at UW–Madison. The Co-Director position provides many opportunities for individual creativity and initiative in shapingthe future development and quality of the GUTS program.

Click the hyperlink to view the full job description for the GUTS PA Position.

Applicants should submit a singular PDF file, titled as “candidate last name, first name” that includes a cover letter and resume,to Claire Barrett, Assistant Director of Academic Engagement in the Center for the First-Year Experience, at by 5:00PM on Sunday, March 11, 2018.


Our Wisconsin Peer Facilitators (Badger Way)

The Our Wisconsin program hires and trains students to serve as peer facilitators through helping lead inclusivity workshops for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Student applicants must have baseline knowledge about diversity, social justice, and/or inclusion and commitment to positively impacting campus climate at UW-Madison.

Workshops will begin in late August and run through September of 2018, with some opportunities available in the spring semester. Curriculum will be provided, and facilitators will be trained on all aspects of facilitation. View the full peer facilitator job description.

Apply now to become a peer facilitator for 2018-19; applications are due March 1, 2018. 


Undergraduate Teaching Fellows

The Center for the First-Year Experience is seeking dedicated undergraduate students to serve as Undergraduate Teaching Fellows for Counseling Psychology 125: A Wisconsin Experience Seminar.

The Wisconsin Experience Seminar (Coun Psy 125) is a one-credit (75 min/wk., 15 wk.) first-year seminar open to all new students (freshman and transfer) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is co-taught by a University faculty or staff member and an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow in an active, discussion-driven, and community-oriented learning environment. Class size is capped at 20 students.

This small, interactive course is designed to help new students transition successfully to academic and student life at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Students will explore campus resources and opportunities; their skills, identity, interests, and goals; and the history and purpose of UW-Madison to help them make the most of their Wisconsin experience. A sample syllabus for the Wisconsin Experience Seminar can be found here.

View the full job description for the undergraduate teaching fellow position.

Apply now to become an undergraduate teaching fellow for 2018-19; applications are due March 1, 2018.