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Collab Lab 33: Career interviews project

Thursday March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What if high school students thinking about college or career options could hear the stories of how people doing interesting work in Milwaukee recognized the opportunity and developed the skills they now rely on?

We’re working with high school teachers and faculty in UWM’s English department to develop and pilot a process to collect and present these stories. This fall UWM students conducted one hour interviews with folks in careers that touch on healthcare.  This semester, UWM students will be joined by a group from New Berlin’s Eisenhower High School to interview members of Milwaukee’s tech community.

This is your chance to hear from folks who were part of the process and share your ideas and feedback as well look towards next year. Join us to connect with K-12 colleagues from across the area, as well as community partners from higher ed, industry, and non-profits to share ideas and explore options where collaborative efforts could help move this along.


5:30 – 6:00 Grab something to eat and drink, say hello

6:00 – 6:30 Introductions

6:30- 8:30 Let’s work through some ideas

Food and beverage will be provided. There is no charge for participation but space is limited!

Featured Participants

Chloe Smith, Noor Fleifel, and Evan Miracle

Chloe is a first-year PhD student in Public Rhetorics and Community Engagement at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include equitable education practices, teacher training, and public writing. In addition to her coursework at UWM, Chloe teaches two sections of College Writing and Research, co-edits a blog called Writing & Rhetoric MKE, and serves as a student representative on the Graduate Policy Committee.  Noor & Evan were students in her fall semester class.  The produced communication pieces that drew on issues identified in their interviews.  You can read them here:

Psychiatric Care in Milwaukee

The Systematic Suffering in Sorrowed Straits



Thursday March 12, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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