Human Sciences Day

APRIL 18, 2023
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Human Sciences Day is a professional development opportunity for students in the College of Arts and Human Sciences.  This event is brought to you by UW-Stout Career Services and the College of Arts and Human Sciences to help explore career opportunities in nonprofit, government, public, and private companies, along with graduate school.  Students will engage in purposeful career conversations and network with employers to gain perspectives of what they can do for an internship or after earning their degree. 


Career Paths in Government and Nonprofits: Advice from Leaders in the Field 


MSC Ballroom A

In this session, leaders from local nonprofit and government organizations will discuss their career paths and answer questions about how to survive and thrive in those fields. We will hear from professionals who work in social services agencies, educational institutions, and a variety of local government entities.

  • Padraig Gallagher, Executive Director, Stepping Stones of Dunn County
  • Luisa Gerasimo, Human Development and Relationship Educator, Extension Dunn County
  • Kaitlin Ingle, Public Health Educator, Dunn County Health Department
  • Molly Mooridian, Executive Director, The Bridge to Hope


The Journey to a Job: Searching and Starting

10:10am - 11:05am

MSC Ballroom A

This panel of professionals will share job search strategies and recommendations for starting your first job out of college.

  • Elijah Newton, Assistant Director of Operations, Ellsworth Cheese
  • Christine Thompson OR Jeffrey Ebert, Mayo Clinic Health System


Career Conversations: A Speed Networking Opportunity


MSC Great Hall

Every 8 minutes, listen to an industry professional share where they started their career, what they do on a daily basis, and how your major fits within their organization.  You will also have a chance to ask questions and engage with employers one-on-one.

Organizations Participating:

Arbor Place Indianhead Enterprises, Inc.
Buffalo County Literacy Chippewa Valley
Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin Marshfield Clinic Health System
CESA 11 Menomonie Health & Fitness
Deborah's Helpers Menomonie Police Department
Dunn County Minnesota Department of Corrections
Dunn County Health Department Northwest Passage, Ltd.
ETS St. Croix  Positive Alternatives
Extension Dunn County Stepping Stones of Dunn County
Goodwill NCW The Bridge to Hope
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office UW-Stout Athletics
Hope Gospel Mission WI Department of Public Instruction

If you are an organization that would like to participate in the Career Conversations event, please complete the 2023 Human Sciences Day Registration form


Graduate School- An Explanation of Options 


Virtual - Teams Link Coming Soon

During this panel, student will hear from professors from a variety of graduate programs here at UW-Stout.  They will also hear from former students who are currently working in the field. 

  • Dr. Riley Drake, Program Director, M.S. School Counseling
  • Lorraine Garland, Outreach & Education Coordinator, Arbor Place
  • Dr. Heather Hessel, Program Director, MS Marriage and Family Therapy