Career exploration services offered during the summer

For students who are uncertain about their career or program, Career and Employment Services offers the following career exploration resources for prospective and current Madison College students.

Career Planning Workshop

Facilitated by a career counselor and advisor, the Career Planning Workshop provides students with an understanding of how their interests, skills and values play a role in choosing a career.  Students also explore components of CareerLocker, which is an engaging approach to career development that incorporates occupational information, educational options and employment resources. Registration is available at Career and Employment events.

Career Exploration Walk-ins

A career advisor will be available on most Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in room D1624 (near the cafeteria) to provide career exploration services to students who are unclear about their program or career direction.  Students will receive resources and support for identifying their career interests, exploring programs, gathering labor market information and connecting with additional services at the college.  No appointment is needed. More information in Career and Employment services' website.

Contact Career and Employment Services to learn more about these career exploration services via email or via phone at 608.243.4598.

Published June 12, 2019.

What's on the menu?

Here's a look at the Atrium Cafe lunch menu for June 10-14.

Monday:  Chicken Parmesan, Penne Pasta, Greens with House Made Vinaigrette and Garlic Breadstick

Tuesday: Baked Potato Bar with Assorted Toppings

Wednesday:  Chicken Tikka Masala. Jasmine Rice, Greens and Naan

Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Coleslaw, Roll

Friday: Beer Battered Cod, Coleslaw. Fries, Marble Rye

Published June 10, 2019.

Sessions added to review changes in Workday

Drop-in sessions were added for those who recruit and hire part-time faculty. These sessions will cover the new recruiting and hiring process recently implemented in Workday. 

Sessions for part-time faculty: 

1. Date: Wednesday, June 12 (Workday User Group, WUG Meeting)
    Time: 11 a.m.
    Where: Room 309—Health Building

2. Date: Tuesday, June 18
    Time: 10 a.m.-11
    Where: Room B3279—Truax Building

To learn more about creating job requisitions for part-time faculty, click here to review the job aid. For questions contact Lou Ann Lunda, Kate Jochimsen or each department's business partner.

Published June 7, 2019.

SMART Recovery group now meets at 6 p.m.

SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery supports anyone who has chosen to abstain or is considering abstinence from any type of addictive behavior (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions and actions and to work toward long-term satisfactions and quality of life. SMART teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance, using scientific knowledge of addiction recovery.

Starting Tuesday, April 30, a SMART Recovery meeting will be available at the Madison College Health Building in Room 218 on Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Meetings occur year-round (except when the campus is closed). A college employee facilitates the group. Students, staff and community members who are either in recovery, considering it or supporting someone in recovery are welcome to this open group. Meetings are educational and include open discussions.

For more information, contact Brian Shah at 608.243.4186 or

Published June 5, 2019. Updated June 7, 2019.

Book club discusses "We've Been Here All Along"

Join the Madison College Book Club to explore Richard Wagner's book "We've Been Here All Along." Participants will examine Wisconsin's gay history from the reporting on the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 to the landmark Stonewall Riots of 1969. Wagner will draw on historical research and materials to uncover previously hidden stories of gay Wisconsinites.

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Central Library-Madison Room (201 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703)

Register for MC Book Club


Published June 3, 2019. Updated June 4, 2019.

Atrium Cafe closes for maintenance

The Atrium Cafe is closed Wednesday, July 3 and Friday, July 5 for cleaning and maintenance. On these days the Atrium Coffee Shop is serving breakfast, a lunch buffet, salad bar and expanded Grab n’ Go options. The café’s normal coffee operations will not change. 

Published June 3, 2019.

Learn 3D printing through the STEM Center

Madison College faculty, staff, students and community members can earn a digital badge June 20, 9 a.m to noon in the Madison College STEM Center. Whether experienced or a beginner, participants will learn the basics of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing process. Participants will create and print a model of their choice.

This session includes three hours of instruction along with time for an open lab. Register today. Space is limited.

Previously, over 30 participants completed the requirements and were awarded the Fusion Deposition Modeling badge issued by Madison College.

Published June 3, 2019.

Registration open for Girls Only STEM Camps

Girls, age 11-14, with an interest in STEM are invited to register for a three-day camp to dive into the exciting world of STEM at Madison College.

At this camp, participants will learn about environmental and food science in a farm setting, work cooperatively to build a bridge and build their confidence. They will explore the basics of 3D printing by designing and making cool stuff, from jewelry to Pokémon. This is a great opportunity to discover STEM careers that will make an impact on the future.

Camp sessions run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Lunch is included. Cost is $75 per session. All camps meet at Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street. Some camps will have off-site fieldtrips.

Camps take place the following weeks

  • June 25-27


Registration is open until Monday, June 17. Click the green registration button and choose a session. Choose Girls Only (GO) STEM on the registration page to sign up. Space is limited.

Follow Madison College Career Pathways on Facebook to stay abreast of career exploration opportunities.

Published June 3, 2019. Updated June 14, 2019.

What's on the menu?

Here's a look at the Atrium Cafe lunch menu for June 3-7.

Monday: Goulash, Elbow Macaroni, Greens and Roll

Tuesday: BBQ Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Collard Geens, Roll

Wednesday: Meatloaf. Mashed Potatoes, Veggie, roll

Thursday: Andouille Sausage, Peppers and Onions, Rosemary Rice, Greens and Cornbread

Friday: Chicken Enchiladas, Black beans, Spanish Rice, Greens

Published May 31, 2019.

Continuing Education is hiring for the summer

Summer teaching assignments are available in AutoCAD, Python Programming and Adobe Illustrator. To learn more about the job opportunities, please contact Amanda La Grew.

Published May 30, 2019.