International Student Recruitment in Vietnam 2017

Meet UWM in Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh City
    • Saturday, February 25th, 2017, 3:00-7:00 pm (15:00-19:00h)
    • Caravelle Saigon, 19 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1
  • Hanoi
    • Sunday, February 26th, 2017, 3:00-7:00 pm (15:00-19:00h)
    • Pullman Hanoi, Street 10000, 40 Cát Linh, Đống Đa

Greetings! My name is Jennifer Gruenewald, Director of International Student & Scholar Services, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM), and I would like to invite you to meet with me when I speak with prospective students in Vietnam.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a large, U.S. research university and holds the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating, often referred to as R1.

UWM offers 93 undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree programs and 93 graduate (59 master’s and 34 doctoral) degree programs among its campus of 14 schools and colleges. More than 1,400 international students call UWM home!

You can learn more about UWM at our homepage at http://www.uwm.edu. If you have further interest in UWM, I hope to speak with you in Vietnam! However, if you aren’t able to meet with me then but you’d like to receive more information about our academic degree programs, please fill out our questionnaire.

Warm regards,

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Jennifer Gruenewald (jgruene@uwm.edu)

#youarewelcomehere

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UWM is proud to welcome 1,500 international students from 90 countries. We value diversity in all of its definitions, including who we are, how we think and what we do. We want you to know #youarewelcomehere.

Alumni Stories: Chaya Nayak (Global Studies Security Graduate, 2011)

I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors in Global Studies –Security and a Certificate in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. The time that I spent as a Global Studies student has laid the foundations for the work that I have done in the past 5 years.  While at UWM, I focused my time on understanding Global Security through the lens of food security.  In my Junior year, I studied and worked abroad in Hyderabad and Pune India, first spending 6 months at a graduate school, the University of Hyderabad, and then subsequently working for 6 months at the Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR).  At the WOTR, I worked to study the impact and feasibility of building Aquaponics systems in rural India – work that I would come back to when I graduated in 2011. My work and study in India, was one of the most foundational experiences of my career, in which I not only learned the intricacies of working and living in emerging markets, but also grew to understand the hurdles non profit development institutions faced when carrying out programs.

As a senior at UWM, I was given the opportunity to travel to UC-Berkeley for the Public Policy and International Affairs fellowship (PPIA).  PPIA is a summer fellowship hosted at top policy institutions across the country, and provides students with the opportunity to take graduate level courses in Economics, Statistics, and Public Policy in order to prepare them to entering the public policy space, and eventually pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy. In this summer, I really learned the value of the interdisciplinary GS degree – I had significant subject breadth which really allowed me to excel in the summer fellowship. After returning to UWM and spending a year working with the City of Milwaukee’s Center for Environmental Sustainability and Sweet Water Foundation, I was admitted to UC-Berkeley with a full scholarship to pursue a Master of Public Policy which I completed in 2014.

Since my Master’s degree, I have transitioned to Data and Research Scientist roles at various companies.  Specifically, I have worked in consulting utilizing my understanding of policy and statistics to assist Mexican Consulates in optimizing their business practices.  I have also worked at two startup tech companies in San Francisco, Quid and Premise, in customer facing analytics and data science roles.  In my role at Premise, I served as a Data Scientist working primarily with international development institutions such as the World Bank, to help them use the Premise data collection and analytics platform to solve issues such as “whether a Sin Tax on Cigarettes will produce the hypothesized economic impact” or “are there sufficient financial access points serving the poor in an East African city.”

I have just begun a new role as a Research Manager / Data Scientist on Facebook’s Public Policy and Data For Good team. In this role, I am working to build research on how Facebook’s data can be used to support the world in developing and implementing strong policies to address poverty, health, and other divisive issues worldwide. For instance, I am leading an effort to partner with Humanitarian Crisis Response organizations to help them get the data they need for natural disaster relief.  I am confident that my foundations from the Global Studies program will provide me with a strong lens with which to approach my work and make an impact on global security and well being.

Alumni Stories: Vic Oliver (International Studies Minor Graduate 2016)

I graduated from UW-Milwaukee in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation and Environmental Sciences, with a minor in International Studies: Option A -International Politics and World Affairs. Currently, I am the Zoo Education Coordinator at the Menominee Park Zoo in Oshkosh, WI.

An International Studies minor really helped to round out my education. As a Conservation and Environmental Studies major, I was studying ecological disruptions in diverse environments, how climate change is affecting water systems, why the Earth functions the way it does, how plants and animals respond to human interference, and what we can do to help the planet. However, these case studies and scenarios often took place on a local scale. International Studies allowed me to take the knowledge that I had about the environment and expand it to a global scale. Through International Studies I took classes such as; Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Mediation, International Organizations and the United Nations, International Conflict, and the Senior Seminar in International Studies: Affect, Art and Politics.

My goals have always been to work with an international organization such as a zoo. I feel like my minor in International Studies is what gave me the edge to land my current job. I work with animals that are native to places such as; Chile, Afghanistan, the Sahara Desert, Kenya, and Brazil. I educate zoo patrons about the dangers of the illegal pet trade, endangered species, animal welfare, habitat loss, etc. Without my knowledge of international policies and international trade agreements I wouldn’t be able to effectively answer questions about how these foreign animals can arrive in the United States.

My love of travel also influenced my decision to add International Studies to my course load. Throughout my years at UWM, I studied abroad 3 times. In 2013, I traveled to South Africa to complete 80 hours of volunteer work at Masebe Nature Reserve. We took habitat assessments, bird point counts, completed giraffe monitoring, and recorded all of our data for future rehabilitation of the Reserve. Then in the Winterim of 2015 I traveled to Mexico on the Atmospheric Sciences trip. We studied ancient ruins and took acidic rain samples in order to discover where the pollution originated. Lastly, in the summer of 2015, I studied soil productivity in the dry-lands of Kenya. What better way to showcase my desire for travel, policy, and foreign affairs than to add an International Studies minor to my course load. My experiences in both my major and minor have been invaluable in launching my career.  Thank you UWM and Go Panthers!

International Education Week 2016!

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Join the Center for International Education and UWM to celebrate International Education week!

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.

For more information about all of the international events around campus check out our International Education Week Here: CIE International Education Week

International Student Recruitment in Vietnam

Meet UWM in Vietnam

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Greetings! I’m Kevin Beisser, Senior Immigration Coordinator, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) International Student & Scholar Services Office, and I would like to invite you to meet with me when I speak with prospective international students in Vietnam at the FPP Asia EDUEXPOS for students wishing to study in the U.S. in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in early November.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a large, U.S. research university and holds the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating, often referred to as R1.

UWM offers 93 undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree programs and 93 graduate (59 master’s and 34 doctoral) degree programs among its campus of 14 schools and colleges. More than 1,700 international students call UWM home!

You can learn more about UWM at our homepage at http://www.uwm.edu. If you have further interest in UWM, I hope to speak with you in Vietnam! However, if you aren’t able to meet with me then but you’d like to receive more information about our academic degree programs, please fill out our questionnaire.

Warm regards,

Senior Immigration Coordinator Kevin Beisser

Kevin Beisser (beisser@uwm.edu)

International Student Recruitment in Seoul, South Korea

Meet UWM in Seoul, South Korea

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Greetings! I’m Kevin Beisser, Senior Immigration Coordinator, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) International Student & Scholar Services Office, and I would like to invite you to meet with me when I speak with prospective international students in Seoul at the FPP Asia EDUEXPOS Seoul event.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a large, U.S. research university and holds the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating, often referred to as R1.

UWM offers 93 undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree programs and 93 graduate (59 master’s and 34 doctoral) degree programs among its campus of 14 schools and colleges. More than 1,700 international students call UWM home!

You can learn more about UWM at our homepage at http://www.uwm.edu. If you have further interest in UWM, I hope to speak with you in Seoul! However, if you aren’t able to meet with me then but you’d like to receive more information about our academic degree programs, please fill out our questionnaire.

Warm regards,

Senior Immigration Coordinator Kevin Beisser

Kevin Beisser (beisser@uwm.edu)

International Student Recruitment in Hong Kong

Meet UWM in Hong Kong

  • When? November 10, 2016 from 3:00 to 7:00pm (14:00 to 19:00)

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Greetings! I’m Kevin Beisser, Senior Immigration Coordinator, at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) International Student & Scholar Services Office, and I would like to invite you to meet with me when I speak with prospective international students in Hong Kong at the FPP Asia EDUEXPOS Hong Kong event.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is a large, U.S. research university and holds the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated this year. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating, often referred to as R1.

UWM offers 93 undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree programs and 93 graduate (59 master’s and 34 doctoral) degree programs among its campus of 14 schools and colleges. More than 1,700 international students call UWM home!

You can learn more about UWM at our homepage at http://www.uwm.edu. If you have further interest in UWM, I hope to speak with you in Hong Kong! However, if you aren’t able to meet with me then but you’d like to receive more information about our academic degree programs, please fill out our questionnaire.

Warm Regards,

Senior Immigration Coordinator Kevin Beisser

Kevin Beisser (beisser@uwm.edu)