1. UWM alumna carves out a career in business and media, with an emphasis on the positive

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee alumna Nyesha Stone: Unsure about a career in traditional journalism, Nyesha Stone instead started a communications and public relations business, Carvd N Stone. “I couldn’t get the jobs I wanted, so I decided to make my own path.” (Photo courtesy of Nyesha Stone)

    When Nyesha Stone graduated from UWM in 2018 with her degree in journalism, advertising and media studies, she wasn’t quite sure if she wanted to go into traditional newspaper journalism […]

  2. These creative problem solvers make profound contributions – and good pay

    Photo of Natasja Iversen, Oshkosh, who liked problem-solving games and math. The senior, pictured with Kurt Pflughoeft, director of the UWSP Center for Data Analytics, is majoring in data analytics for a high-demand career and great return on her educational investment.

    Natasja Iversen loved math in high school. She took a computer programming class and became interested in a career path that combined them. “I found data analytics was a happy […]

  3. Transformational gift to UW-River Falls for dairy plant renovation establishes Wuethrich Family/Grassland Dairy Center of Excellence

    Photo of Chancellor Maria Gallo sharing applause with Trevor Wuethrich, Grassland Dairy Products, Inc. president, during a special gathering Thursday morning in the UWRF Dairy Pilot Plant.

    Contribution brings total Wuethrich-Grassland commitment to $1 million Following a transformational gift, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Pilot Plant will now be known as the Wuethrich Family/Grassland Dairy Center […]

  4. UWM alum opens children’s bookstore focusing on people of color

    Photo of Ashley Valentine standing in Rooted MKE, her bookstore and tutoring center that focuses on the needs of Black, Indigenous and other people of color. “Books were kind of a haven for me. Now that I think about it, it’s sad. I was such an avid reader and had a love for reading, but I didn’t know there were books with characters who looked like me. I didn’t think people like me were capable of the things I was reading about.” (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    When Ashley Valentine was a child, she loved to read but was disappointed that few of the characters in books looked like her. “Books were kind of a haven for […]

  5. Business builder: UWL’s Michail Walker recognized for work with businesses

    Photo of Michail Walker, business consultant and outreach specialist with the UWL Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, who has been named to the 7 Rivers Alliance’s Rising Stars Under 40 list.

    He’s helped hundreds of western Wisconsin small businesses steer through the pandemic. But UW-La Crosse’s Michail Walker says he’s the one benefitting from those partnerships. “One of my favorite things about helping […]

  6. UWM’s new business incubator offers free help for maturing startups

    Photo of UWM partners Brian Thompson of the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center (from left) and Lubar College Dean Kaushal Chari discussing training for startups with Matthew Friedel (right), director of the new Business Innovation Incubator that is guiding 10 startups beginning this year. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    “One of most difficult things you can decide to do, I think, is to start a business,” said Steve Glynn, CEO of the four-year-old startup Experience Milwaukee. “There’s a lot […]

  7. UW-Stout co-op, internship program benefits record 1,130 students

    Photo of Grace Heiss, left, who was one of a record 1,130 UW-Stout students who had a co-op or internship experience in the past year. She worked at Haggar Clothing in Texas / Contributed photo

    Hands-on opportunities across state, country help bring their education into focus; Career Conference is Sept. 26-29 For Grace Heiss and more than 1,100 other University of Wisconsin-Stout students, this past […]

  8. UW-Platteville engineering alumnus turns imagination into reality with custom playgrounds

    Photo of a creative musical playground, Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado, which UW-Platteville alumnus Tommy Jacobs helped design.

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus Tommy Jacobs spends his days bringing people’s imagination to life. As a custom lead design engineer at Landscape Structures, in Delano, Minnesota, it’s his job to take […]

  9. UW-Stevens Point: Helping more people access farmers markets

    Photo of alumna Taylor Christiansen (left) and Alissa Lick, graduate assistant in the Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems program at UW-Stevens Point, who are at the Marshfield farm market, one of six where customers and vendors are being surveyed.

    Current and former UW-Stevens Point students are working to improve access to nutritious food at farmers markets in central Wisconsin. Thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant of $200,000, […]

  10. UW-Eau Claire students become consultants during Small Business Development Center internships

    Photo of staff members of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Eau Claire and student consultants who took part in a pop-up small business clinic. Back, from left, Luke Kempen, SBDC outreach program director; student consultants Allison Kind, Lauren Prellwitz and Brooke Wobschall; Robin Rundquist, SBDC financial consultant; and student consultant Emma Gilkerson. Front, from left, Harlie Juedes, SBDC outreach program director; Beth Kayhart, owner of On Track Bookkeeping; and student consultant Linnea Vesely.

    Some University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students are receiving high-impact work experiences and workforce training while assisting hundreds of startups and growing businesses to be more successful. The Blugolds work with […]