A truly unique and educational experience
Learn about today's careers directly from employers
Careers Conference's workplace tours are designed to give participants a chance to view work places and learn about employment and education opportunities from employers right in their places of work and business. This provides firsthand knowledge that can be carried back to your clients or students.
Tours allow you to get out of your classroom or office and get into the work world. Tours at the conference are extremely popular and often fill up quickly.
Pre-registration and fee are required.
Madison Highlights Tour
(sightseeing tour-no credit available)
Monday, January 25, 2010
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Take in the sights of Madison on a comfortable, climate-controlled trolley! Careers Conference 2010 attendees have an opportunity to take a customized tour of Madison. First, take a tour of the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, a place dedicated to the creation, conservation, and interpretation of gardens and plant collections hardy to the American Midwest or native to the world's tropical forests. This tour will highlight diverse plant and animal life as you stroll through Olbrich's Bolz Conservatory guided by Olbrich's Observatory Staff and have the opportunity to ask questions of the professional staff. Discover some of the other wonders of Madison as the tour continues through the city with a second stop at our State Capitol Building. Enjoy a tour of the capitol building while learning about the history of the building, including the devastating 1904 fire that eventually gave rise to the building you see today. Finally, ride to the beautiful UW-Madison Campus and appreciate a tour provided by expert guides from the UW-Madison Visitor's Center. You'll also be making a stop at UW-Madison's Kohl Center, to see the Chihuly Glass artwork, and Babcock Hall, a favorite spot on campus where you can try some UW-Madison made ice cream and do a little "dairy" shopping. If your family is traveling with you, this is a great way to spend time together, or for them to explore Madison while you attend other Monday events.
Registration required. Cost: $24 early, $30 regular.
Tuesday Workplace Tours
These are included with conference registration; no additional fee is required. Sign up for Tuesday tours after 7am on Monday, January 25th. Limited seats are available for each tour.
Morning Tours – 10:15 am – 12:45 pm
WiCell Research Institute
Research, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Stem Cell Research
Curious about how stem cells are created? This tour to the National Stem Cell Bank will take you into the laboratory where you will talk with researchers and explore the jobs of the future at the WiCell Research Institute. The WiCell Research Institute is dedicated to expanding the frontiers of science and medicine by unlocking the potential of stem cells. As a supporting organization of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WiCell conducts research, supports research at UW-Madison, hosts the National Stem Cell Bank, provides training for scientists, and offers educational outreach programs for K-12 students and the community. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to glimpse into the workplace of tomorrow.
Camp Randall, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sports Marketing, Athletics, Athletic Operations Management
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Department will host a tour to Camp Randall Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Badgers. The stadium houses the Athletic Department offices, the Athletic Operations Building, indoor practice areas, training rooms, a media center, and a study center for student athletes, as well as a display of football memorabilia. During this tour you will have the opportunity to interact with Unit Directors from a number of these offices who will speak about their units, staffing needs, and the types of jobs available in this field.
Madison Area Technical College — Career Center
Career Counseling, Career Advising, Postsecondary, Career Center Development
The Career Center at the Madison Area Technical College, the area’s largest technical college, serving approximately 40,000 students and adults in transition, will host a tour of their brand new career center. Participants on this tour will have the chance to explore the latest in career advising and instruction. Come see how this successful career center works. Sign up to see and learn more about the potential job fields and career paths in this industry as well as tour this new facility.
Afternoon Tours – 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Henry Vilas Zoo
Zoological Education, Training, Management
It’s the wildest place around! Tarantulas, walking stick bugs, hissing cockroaches, giant millipedes and more! Get an up-close look at some very interesting species from all over the world at the Henry Vilas Zoo. The zoo is one of only 205 recognized accredited zoos in the United States. It is considered a medium size zoo with a collection of 650 animals and 175 species located on 28 acres. The tour will consist of an up-close look at the Rainforest Aviary, Polar Bear, and Herpetarium Exhibits, and will include information regarding career prospects in the zoological field and the education/training needed
Dean and St. Mary’s Cardiac Center
Medical, Patient Care, Human Resources
On this tour of Dean & St. Mary’s Cardiac Center, participants will have the opportunity to see the brand new and innovative Cardiac Center. The Cardiac Center includes two 30-bed intermediate care units that offer 24-hour telemetry monitoring, a 12-bed Medical Intensive Care Unit and 15-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Those on the tour will also see the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation areas in the new St. Mary's inpatient building. In addition, they'll get a chance to see the revolutionary new 64-slice CT (computed tomography) scanner. St. Mary's is the first hospital in Madison with this technology. Finally, there will be a tour of the new medical building, where participants will see the non-invasive testing that goes on, like nuclear cardiology. Dean & St. Mary's has the largest cardiac surgery program in Madison (based on overall numbers of cases) and one of the top-ranked programs in the state (based on its low complication rates). Sign up to tour this innovative center and learn more about the careers available in this revolutionary medical setting.