Academic Advising

Advising Staff

Academic Advisors


Molly Donnellan Pronouns: She/Her/Hers: Molly advises for the International Studies Major. During the semesters, students should attend an Intro to the IS Major Workshop before scheduling their first appointment with Molly. Outside of Fall/Spring semesters, students can schedule an appointment directly via email. Students can also email molly.donnellan@wisc.edu with questions. Students can schedule an appointment via Starfish. Molly also speaks French.

 

Csanád Siklós, PhD., Pronounced Csanád Siklós. Csanád advises for the International Studies Major. Students can also email Csanád at siklos@wisc.edu with questions. Schedule an appointment with Csanád via email or via Starfish. Csanád also speaks Hungarian, Norwegian, and German.

 

Michael Mays, Peer Advisor (He/Him/His): Michael is an IS major and fourth year undergraduate student. He is pursuing a B.A. in IS (Global Economy track), and certificates in Development Economics, European Studies, and Political Economy & Philosophy. He advises for the IS Major, and can answer questions about Study Abroad, transfer student experiences, and other topics relevant to current students. Students interested in the major should attend an Intro to the IS Major Workshop, which he leads weekly. Students interested in advising can reach out via email or come without an appointment during drop-in hours.

Ryan Zavodnik advises for the International Studies Major. During the semesters, students should attend an Intro to the IS Major Workshop before scheduling their first appointment with Ryan. Students can also email ryan.zavodnik@wisc.edu with questions at any time. Students can schedule an appointment via Starfish. Ryan also speaks Spanish.

 

Advising is essential to a successful undergraduate experience. We recommend that you meet with your advisor at least once per semester to track progress towards your degree, explore study abroad options, and begin the career exploration process.

Just have a quick question? Feel free to email the IS Major advisor or one of the peer advisors. The email should come from your wisc.edu email account (why?and include your Campus ID number. If it is an ongoing email conversation, please include the history.

Prior to sending your email, please check our website for answers to frequently asked questions.  If it is determined that your question cannot be answered via email you may be asked to make an appointment.

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How to use Starfish

All currently declared students and current UW-Madison undergraduate students interested in the International Studies major are welcome to schedule an appointment. Advising appointments can be made through StarfishYou can access Starfish from your MyUW dashboard.

To add the Starfish app:

  1. Login to MyUW
  2. Search for Starfish
  3. Click Add to home for easy access
  4. Launch the app

Please click this link for instructions on how to use Starfish.

Advising while Abroad

Students who are currently studying abroad and need to meet with the IS Major advisor can schedule Skype advising appointments.  Schedule via the Starfish widget on your MyUW page.

Intro to the International Studies Major Video