Providing central coordination for the undergraduate advising, career services & learning support communities

New Staff

Welcome to our community of advisors, learning support, and career services professionals! The Office of Academic & Career Success (OACS) is here to help you as you navigate your first weeks and months at UWMadison. Beyond helping you gain access to information and training you’ll need professionally, OACS staff hope to support and connect with you as you start your career or new position with the university.

Step 1: Complete New Staff Form

Fill out the new advisor, learning support, and career services staff form.

OACS will use this information to begin the process of bringing new staff members into the community and connect them with important resources.

Fill out the new staff form

Step 2: Attend New Staff Welcome Session

Once you fill out the new staff form (above), you will be invited to a new staff welcome session with the Office of Academic & Career Success. In this session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Build connections with other professionals new in their role
  • Learn about the history and structure of the Office of Academic & Career Success
  • Explore training and professional development opportunities for new staff 
  • Recognize available tools and resources

Step 3: Subscribe

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

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New Staff Email List

  • For: New Advising, Career Services, and Learning Support Staff
  • Join this list during your first year at UWMadison to stay updated on training and community building opportunities for new staff in the advising, career services, and learning support communities.

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, learning support, 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 4: Participate in New Staff Programs

View OACS events intended for new staff in advising, career services, and learning support

Opportunities to build community while learning about key UW–Madison resources and when/how to refer students are also available through the Campus Resources and Referrals sessions. 

Participants of Campus Resources and Referrals sessions will build connections while learning about UW-Madison student support offices, such as: Dean of Students, University Health Services, McBurney Disability Resource Center, and more. 

Campus Resources and Referrals occurs monthly from October through May.

By joining the New Staff Email List (above), you’ll automatically receive information about Campus Resources and Referrals sessions.