1. Diploma and a job: UW-Stout food science grad starts work three weeks after classes end

    After four years at University of Wisconsin-Stout and two professional internships, one word best describes Cameron Volbrecht: Ready. He’s ready to leave the classroom behind and ready to use his Bachelor of Science degree in food science and technology. That’s exactly what he’ll be doing Monday, Jan. 6, when he begins work full time as

  2. Fellowships, student loan forgiveness programs part of new Nurses for Wisconsin initiative

    UW-Eau Claire students learn from professor

    EAU CLAIRE — Four University of Wisconsin System nursing programs are offering new fellowship and loan forgiveness programs to encourage nurses to pursue doctoral degrees or postdoctoral training and assume nurse educator positions in Wisconsin. The overall goal is to address the nursing faculty shortage. The $3.2 million Nurses for Wisconsin initiative — funded through

  3. Makerspace is part clubhouse, part business incubator and all workshop

    students in the lab

    At Sector67, a “makerspace” on Madison’s East Side, you never know what will walk through the orange door. Today, a UW-Madison student wants to mold foam and plastic into a custom-fit back for a backpack. “How thick?” asks the makerspace’s director, Chris Meyer. The student curls up his thumb near his forefinger. Instinctively bringing his

  4. Meeting a regional health care demand: 100% of UW-L physician assistant grads employed

    Physician's Assistant students in the classroom

    Forbes Magazine has consistently named physician assistant studies the single best master’s degree because of the favorable outlook for salary and long-term employment of physician assistants (PAs). Talk to local hospitals or UW-La Crosse (UW-L) Career Services professionals, and you’ll see why. “Frankly, these students, once they get their materials in place and learn how

  5. UW-Eau Claire chemistry graduates enter workforce with skills for success

    chemistry student in the lab

    EAU CLAIRE — When Arrianna Zirbes began her career as a quality control specialist in a microbiological lab at Nestlé Nutrition in Eau Claire in 2012, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate didn’t have to look far to find another Blugold. With more than 70 UW-Eau Claire alumni working at the Nestlé facility in Eau