Student Research Program

The Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) is launching a new student research program to provide students with the opportunity to get hands-on experience with small-scale research under the mentorship of UW-Madison faculty.  This program is focused on supporting research and community around the collection and analysis of oral histories, narratives, and case studies of people’s career-related journeys, though any projects related to college-workforce transitions are welcome.   

In the Spring of 2023, the program will be a 5-month pilot where students work with a faculty mentor to design and possibly launch or prepare a new project. Students will receive $1,250 stipends for their time and expenses, and will need to identify a faculty member to sponsor and monitor their research project. Students in the cohort will be expected to: 

  • participate in three in-person data and networking sessions (w/food) (Mon Jan 30th 12-1pm – introductions and research design; Mon Mar 6th 12-1pm; Mon Apr 3rd 12-1pm)
  • participate in two online methods workshops that will focus on longitudinal qualitative research techniques (Mon Feb 13th 12-1pm – data collection; Mon Mar 20th 12-1pm – data analysis)
  • prepare a short report at the end of the project, and 
  • participate in an end-of-semester event at the end of April. 

Students will also be invited to participate in CCWT seminars and other events, and to be part of the community of scholars and practitioners engaged in Center-related research and programming.  

The Spring 2023 program is by invitation only.  Stay tuned for applications for the 2023-2024 program in March/April of 2023.  For more information contact Dr. Nidia Bañuelos: nbanuelos@wisc.edu