Bursting the Student Employment Bubble: A panel perspective
While at work, students are far more than just student employees. They bring their whole selves & wear many hats, and their employment experience is impacted and influenced by more than just the work environment. The identities they hold, world events, campus climate, and personal experiences all shape how student employees show up. This panel will focus on how to empower students to bring their whole selves in the workplace, and will feature a broad range of lived experiences, identities, and insights.
Preventing Sexual and Relationship Violence Through Annual Refresher Education
Sexual assault is a pervasive problem on college campuses, disproportionately impacting women, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ students, and some racially minoritized groups. In 2023, The University of Wisconsin- Madison expanded violence prevention education efforts from a first-year program, to an annual refresher “booster” session for all undergraduate students, administered through an online module. Violence prevention staff from University Health Services will explain why and the strategy behind the expansion, as well as provide communication tools about the annual refresher program. This session will also include a brief skills-based component on supporting student survivors.
- Understand the scope of sexual and relationship violence at UW-Madison and college campuses more broadly.
- Increase their awareness of prevention science and principles.
- Access and learn how to use communication tools about the annual refresher program.
- Learn skills to compassionately support survivors who disclose sexual or relationship violence victimization.
- Sam Bowen (She/Her)-Assistant Director of Violence Prevention, University Health Services
Embracing Disability, Committing to Anti-Ableism and Creating an Inclusive Environment
This workshop will introduce attendees to core concepts around disability, identity, culture, and ableism with a focus on serving people with disabilities in student employee roles. Attendees will discuss scenarios related to supporting disabled students, staff, and campus visitors and create an action plan to learn or do something related to anti-ableism and disability ally-ship in their lives.
After this workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Define disability, disability identity, disability culture, and ableism.
- Explain inclusive language used around disability.
- Identify elements that create an inclusive, welcoming and accessible environment
- Navigate situations wherein they are supporting disabled students, staff, and campus visitors in their student employee roles
- Create an action plan to learn, change, or do something towards an anti-ableist future.
- Helen Rottier (She/Her)-Program Coordinator, Disability Cultural Center
- Julie Schears (She/Her)-Outreach Program Evaluation Specialist, Waisman Center UCEDD
How My Student Leadership Helps My Career Tomorrow
The purpose of this session is to empower students to critically look at how their current student involvement experiences on and off campus can transfer to their career curiosities and goals. Students will engage in a series of reflective activities focused on what they are currently learning, how it can apply to their next step, and what other experiences they may want to join. Ultimately, students will see how valuable their student engagement can be to their future career goals.
- Learn the top skills employers are seeking today
- Be able to connect student work and leadership experience to career interests
- Identify what skills students are getting today through their work, how it applies to the future, and what else do students want to gain?
- Ryan Bouchard-Career Development Manager, Career Exploration Center
Authentic Being: An Artistic Look into One’s Identities
Attendees will have a chance to tap into their creative sides and through art express the various identities they may hold whether that be those that appear on the outside or ones that may be held inside that others may not see. Once the art is created participants will have opportunities to reflect and share their thoughts, ideas, and experiences with others.
- Personal reflection of identity
- Exercising Creativity
- Make art in community
- Kari Temkin (She/Her)-Student Experience Manager, Office of Student Financial Aid
- Kasie Strahl (She/Her)-Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Office of Student Financial Aid