Undergraduate Council

ALC invites active majors to apply to serve as council members for an academic year. These undergraduates help to build community among our student body. They are also available for prospective students who are interested to know more about studying Asian Studies at UW-Madison. Current ALC students should feel free to reach out to the Undergraduate Council to suggest ideas for professional development and community engagement via email at: news@alc.wisc.edu.

If you are interested in serving on the committee in 2021-2022 please email: rweiss@wisc.edu.

Fall 2020 Undergraduate Council Chats

ALC students & friends are invited to join us for these upcoming chats with campus faculty and advisors:

Applying to Graduate School: Strategies & Best Practices

Professor Anatoly Detwyler shared tips and guidance about applying for graduate studies. PDF handout from session.

Preparing for International Internships

Nathaniel Liedl from International Internship Program shared tips and best practices for applying to internships abroad. PDF presentation from session.

Marketing your Language Skills

Kaitlin Koehler, International Career Advisor, Language Institute shared ideas and resources for preparing for job market using your language skills and how to build international experiences in your resume. Presentation and Language Related Career Events.

Check out GoinGlobal (Job/Internships Abroad)

  • log into Handshake–>Career Center (upper right corner)–>Resources—>Goinglobal (follow links)

Language Scholarships & Funding Info Session

Mark Lillheleht from IRIS Awards, shared information and offered guidance about applying for scholarships for advanced language study and more.

Zoom Recording

JET Information Session

Emily Hoffmann, a representative and alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program discussed the application process and answered questions about the program and opportunities.

Zoom Recording

CLS Information Session

Esha Bera and Jay Forrester from Critical Language Scholarship program discussed the application process and programs. Applications are due November 17, 2020. UW-Madison CLS Representative Mark Lillheleht from IRIS Awards, is also available on campus to answer questions about the application process.

Zoom Recording

Council Members 2020-2021

Adelman, Olivia

Email: oadelman@wisc.edu

Hello! I am a junior studying Chinese and International Studies-Global Security. I love to study at memorial union by the lake and eat spring rolls from the food trucks. I am involved in many things on campus including Hillel, ALC, and Plan C. Please feel free to reach out if you’d like to connect!

Jacobs, Genevieve

Email: gjacobs4@wisc.edu

Genevieve is an undergraduate senior majoring in Asian Languages and Cultures: East Asian Studies, Mathematics, and Statistics. She is also obtaining a certificate in Chinese Professional Communication. In addition to Mandarin, she has enjoyed studying Japanese and Korean language at UW as well. Within the Asian Languages and Cultures major and under the supervision of Professor Adam L. Kern, she has started her senior thesis which examines male beauty and its representation in Japanese illustration from the early modern period and beyond.

Outside of her studies, interests include reading, writing, art, translation, and social media.

Klosowski, Noah

Email: nklosowski@wisc.edu

Howdy, I’m Noah a fourth year student studying biology and East Asian language and culture. Specifically I’m interested in aquatic ecology and Japan. I hope to someday work on global environmental conservation efforts.

Montez, Sara

Email: smontez@wisc.edu

Hi! I’m Sara, a junior majoring in Asian Languages and cultures on the East Asian track and political science! I’ve been studying Korean for the past few years and started learning Chinese this semester. Last year I was a part of The student org “Liberty in North Korea,” and am hoping to join more activism and human rights based student orgs in the future. I got into Asian studies because it’s a field I never learned about before coming to UW Madison, and found the history, cultures, and music of East Asia really interesting!