After exams, many students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point head home for winter break.
But for those who will be in Stevens Point needing to keep busy during the weeks between semesters, there are several options available.
Following the new year, many UWSP facilities will reopen and remain available to students during the winterim session. The multi-activity center located in the Health Enhancement Center is free for all students and offers many opportunities to remain active despite cold.
The open period between semesters also provides a convenient time to to build or enhance a resume, said Sue Kissinger, interim director at the academic and career advising center.
“Winterim is a perfect time to visit,” she said. “Our staff is a little less busy, and students aren’t in coursework or stressed out with that.”
Students can also utilize the center to learn essential interview skills for job preparation, and those graduating in December will be able to use the center to help themselves find full-time employment, she said.
Those looking for temporary employment before the spring semester can utilize Quest, the Student Involvement and Employment Office’s online job search database. According to Leigh Jentz, university services associate, employers put up new job opportunities all the time, providing many options for students seeking to make some extra money. Quest can be accessed from the SIEO webpage at www.uwsp.edu/centers/sieo. The office will also have a staff member available during regular hours after the new year to answer any questions or concerns students might have.
There are also several other ways for students to socialize and remain active during these weeks, said Greg Diekroeger, assistant director of campus activities. Students can support their peers competing in various sporting events, which continue during this period. The full schedule of UWSP sports can be found at athletics.uwsp.edu/calendar.aspx.
Students can also participate in a variety of events in the Stevens Point area, such as the CWN Singles’ New Year’s Eve Dance on Dec. 31. A full listing of area events can be found at www.stevenspointarea.com/events.cfm.