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

New Staff

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

Have you filled out the New Staff Form?

  • Not yet? Please fill out the New Staff Form. You will receive a welcome email that will connect you with community members and an invitation to a New Staff Welcome Session.
  • Yes! Then please continue to the steps below to get connected to important resources.

Step 1: Subscribe to our Email Lists

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 Staff 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 2: Participate in Campus Resources and Referrals

Campus Resources and Referrals is a fantastic opportunity for new staff members to build community while also learning about key campus resources plus when and how to refer students across campus. Participating student services offices include Dean of Students, University Health Services, McBurney Disability Resource Center, and more. 

You can view the upcoming Campus Resources and Referrals Sessions here! Also, be sure to fill out the interest form here or in the event listing to be notified of upcoming sessions.

New staff members are also welcome to join in many of our Office of Academic & Career Success events. Please visit our online events calendar to see all of the events we facilitate.

Step 3: Learn About Technology Tools

Learn more about the tools available to advisors, learning support, and career services staff, including the Advising Gateway, Advisor Notes System, Handshake, Starfish and more.

Learn more about technology tools!

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