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Spring 2024 International Studies Major Graduation Reception

Wednesday, May 8th from 4:30-6:30 PM CST
Great Hall, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
The International Studies Major welcomes graduates and their guests to celebrate the class of 2024. Students will have their names read and will receive a certificate and commemorative pin. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. The formal program will begin at 5:00. Questions can be directed to Molly Donnellan at
We will be livestreaming the event for the first time! If you are not able to attend or if you have friends or family who would like to watch the event, you can join at this link at 5:00:
Dress Code: 
There is no obligation to wear your graduation cap and gown, but you can wear it or bring it for photos if you would like. There is no official dress code, but we invite you to dress semi-formal if you would like.
The Great Hall is located on the 4th floor of the Memorial Union building, and there are a few stairs leading down into the room. If you or any of your guests need an elevator, please see this map of the building.
The closest public parking lots are Helen C. White and the Frances St. garage on State Street. You can find a map of all parking options here.

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Where do IS Majors end up?

Learn from UW-Madison alumni who are employed in various industries and employment sectors within Wisconsin and throughout the nation about how they have used their International Studies Major. The IS major has contacted over 2500 alumni, and the data below contains the following information:

  • List of employers
  • Employment status overview
  • Employment by sector

IS Major Graduates Profile
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The 2015 Graduates Profile

Alumni Q&A

  1. What were the resources that were helpful in your transition to graduate school or career?
  • Career Center
  • Careers in Political Science Class
  • L&S Career Services
  • Fulbright app
  • Pre-law advising
  • Internship and Career Planning Course on campus
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication career services
  • BuckyNet
  • Career Fair
  • Resume help
  • Networks made through student organizations
  • Connections with professors
  • Law School Counselor
  • UW in DC internship program
  • Center for Pre-Health Advising

2. What were the areas of your IS Major that were valuable in your post- graduation transition and career path?

  • Advisors
  • Writing and critical thinking skills developed in classes
  • Cultural understanding
  • Ability to speak another language
  • Internships
  • Events and career panels put on by the IS Major
  • Study abroad experience

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