Get involved! Here are a few things you can do to stay connected and support CALS:
Make a gift – You can support CALS by making a gift to the CALS Fund or the fund of your choice. There are opportunities to support student scholarships, strategic facility upgrades and more. See the impact of gifts here.
Stay in touch – Keep your contact information current, connect with other alumni and current students by joining Badger Bridge. Through Badger Bridge, you can introduce, employ and offer to act as a mentor to graduating students; leverage your professional network to get introduced to people you should know; advance your career through inside connections working in top companies; and find and reminisce with fellow graduates.
Join our alumni groups – WALSAA (Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association) is a charitable organization that supports CALS through service and fellowship, awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and supports student organizations. The group also sponsors many events and activities throughout the year that offer CALS alumni a chance to connect and work together to support their alma mater. The Wisconsin Alumni Association was founded in 1861 to promote the welfare of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serve the interests of its alumni. WAA carries out this mission through programs and services that link alumni back to the university and with each other.
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Hire our graduates – Grant a student an interview or refer colleagues to the college when they are looking to hire. Contact CALS Career Services.
Recognize exceptional alumni – Since 1909, CALS has recognized alumni and individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of agriculture, life sciences, natural resources, and social science through the Honorary Recognition Award, the highest honor bestowed by the college. The WAA also sponsors a number of alumni awards, including the Badger of the Year Award and the Forward Under Forty Awards.