Career Advising During COVID-19

Students, we know that this is a stressful and unusual time, and our hearts go out to everyone affected. Please know that all School of Education staff are committed to supporting you as students and as individuals, in whatever form that support takes. Your academic and career success is still our top priority. For students planning on graduating this semester, we will do everything in our power to ensure that you graduate on time.

 Effective Monday, March 23 the School of Education academic and career advisors will be available for advising questions and appointments via email, video chat, and phone. All School of Education office locations will be closed until campus resumes regular operations. Below you will find ways to schedule and attend advising appointments. You can also find additional information about current advising services at UW-Madison by visiting Advising and Career Services During COVID-19.

 We ask for your patience and flexibility as we all learn new ways to connect and communicate through this difficult time. Stay safe and well!

Scheduling an advising appointment

Starfish remains the most direct way to schedule an advising appointment for current students. When you schedule, you can choose if you would like your appointment to take place via video chat or over the phone. Your advisor will follow-up with appropriate instructions after you have made you appointment.

If you do not have access to the Starfish application, or if you have questions, you may call our reception desk at 608-262-1651 and leave a message, or email us at soeacademicservices@education.wisc.edu

Voicemail messages and emails will be checked multiple times per day.

Schedule a phone meeting

  • Log in to your MyUW.
  • Open the Starfish app (if you do not see it, you can begin by searching for it in MyUW and adding it to your dashboard).
  • Within the Starfish app, select your advisor’s name and find an available date and time.
  • Under location, select Phone Appointment.
  • In the notes section, please include your class standing (Freshman, Sophomore, Grad Student, etc.) and major or intended major in the description of the appointment.

How to schedule a Microsoft Teams video chat

  • Log in to your MyUW.
  • Open the Starfish app (if you do not see it, you can begin by searching for it in MyUWand adding it to your dashboard).
  • Within the Starfish app, select your advisor’s name and find an available date and time.
  • Under location, select Microsoft Teams Video Chat. Note that all UW-Madison students have access to Microsoft Teams through Microsoft Office 365. Please also note that your computer/device will need access to the internet, as well as a microphone, speakers, and camera for video calls.
  • In the notes section, please include your class standing (Freshman, Sophomore, Grad Student, etc.) and major or intended major in the description of the appointment.
  • Your advisor will send you a virtual meeting invitation prior to your appointment. Follow instructions included in the meeting invite to connect via Microsoft Teams at your scheduled appointment time (CST). When prompted, select the option to “Join on the Web Instead”.