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Odyssey Beyond Bars featured on 93.1 JAMZ

Krista Uelmen from Krista & The Morning Rush spoke with Kevin Mullen, Assistant Professor & Co-Director of the UW Odyssey Project, and Mark Español, Odyssey Beyond Bars Alumni & DJ.

Manny Avila Manny Avila

Manny Avila

Mar 26 2024

A single dad with a demanding job, Manny found time and energy to complete his degree and set an example for his son.

VISP Summer cohort posing for a group photo. VISP Voices

VISP Voices

Mar 26 2024

The Visiting International Student Program (VISP) gives international students a chance to study for one or two terms outside of a formal exchange program.

Faraz Ali Faraz Ali

Faraz Ali

Mar 26 2024

Faraz Ali tells us why chose Mechanical Design and Engineering at UW-Madison.

Julie Dahl Dr. Julie Dahl pioneers award-winning language instruction for adult learners

Dahl describes what makes her award-winning Spanish courses effective for adult learners. Two of her students share their language learning experience and the impact it’s made.

Jenny Pressman Award-winning Odyssey Project development director shares ‘love of humanity’ despite harrowing family history

Read about Jenny Pressman’s award-winning work for the UW Odyssey Project as well as her life story that shapes who she is and what she does for her community.

First-generation returning adult student boosts career potential, makes family proud

Learn how Manny Avila is making time in his busy home and work life to pursue an online bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Start the year by cleaning up your digital footprint

Learn some tips from our experts on how to assess and revive your online presence for professional purposes.

Quiz yourself on lifelong learning

It’s the season for reflecting on our accomplishments, setting new goals and celebrating how we’ve grown over the last year. Challenge your memory and review…

Busy mom, military member pursues Badger dream with online degree

Kristy Jorgensen’s dream of earning a college degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison formed early on in her childhood. After overcoming challenges, she’s making that…

Support for college students facing basic needs insecurity

Learn about realities and resources for college students facing basic needs insecurity, and how colleges and universities can offer help.

Higher education possible for undocumented students

Attending college in the U.S. as an adult student who is undocumented or a DACA recipient is complicated but not impossible. Here are some things to consider.

Finding your groove in college as an adult student

Returning to school as an adult student can be challenging. An educational counselor shares tips to help you through the process.

What adult learners should consider about online degrees

Online programs are expanding access for groups who’ve been left out of university spaces. See what adult learners should consider about online degrees.

Unraveling the power of professional coaching

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Certified Professional Coaching Program (UWCPC) helps learners uncover the power of professional coaching in a variety of settings and careers.

Odyssey Project receives $1 million match from Pleasant Rowland Foundation

The gift to the Odyssey Future Fund will support the UW Odyssey Project’s long-term sustainability and student success for years to come.

Episode 12: Explore Professional Programs in the high-demand field of education

Learn from a faculty member and a student about UW–Madison’s professional programs in the School of Education, as well as the demand for workers in the education field.

Celebrating and supporting student parents in higher ed

September is National Student Parent Month. Read about how higher education institutions can support student parents, and let’s celebrate these students’ success!

Scholarship empowers SoHE students to pursue internships

Read how the School of Human Ecology’s summer internship scholarship allowed UW–Madison undergrad Maren Stewart to explore Australia’s sights when she’s not busy working at her summer internship at a fermented foods company in Melbourne.

Chancellor Mnookin visits Continuing Studies to hear the value of lifelong learning

Continuing Studies staff and faculty were honored to host the chancellor for a few hours to discuss opportunities, priorities and challenges at the division.

Students’ motivations and goals vary

Two returning adult students share why they decided to return to their education – and how they’re using their new-found knowledge.