The Pioneer Post

The Pioneer Post is a resource by University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide online students with tips and information about distance education.


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Building and Balancing, DEL student reflects on upcoming graduation

Spring 2015 will present the first graduates of the UW-Platteville Distance Education Leadership program and Lori Wedig is proud to be one of them. Drawn to the program by an interest in higher education, Wedig was excited to start her new journey in a growing field. Read more...

Attend the Spring 2015 Career Fair

Distance students are invited to campus for the Spring 2015 Career Fair. The event runs February 10-12 and features both local and national employers from a wide variety of fields, many of whom have a history of hiring UW-Platteville graduates for internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. Read more...

Connect with us!

While some New Year’s resolutions are burning out, the UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center (DLC) is ramping things up. One of our goals for 2015 is to find new ways to engage with our students and alumni. This will include an increased social media presence, particularly using LinkedIn. Read more...

Congrats to our fall 2014 grads

The Distance Learning Center faculty and staff would like to congratulate all our December 2014 graduates. We had 120 students earn their master’s or bachelor’s degree this semester and were able to meet many of you at the commencement ceremony. Read more...

Preview Week starts January 13

A new year brings a new semester full of exciting and challenging classes. While your schedule might be in place, you may still be anxious about your new classes and not know how to prepare. To help our students excel in the upcoming semester, UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center invites students to take part in Preview Week. Read more...

Language no barrier to success

Gema Hernandez-Vazquez has faced many of the same challenges any online student may face while pursuing their degree. She had to strike the delicate balance between work and school, and found ways to manage her time even when the workload seemed daunting. What may set her experience apart from other students is that she has met and overcome all these challenges while studying in a foreign language. Read more...

Career advising now available

The Academic and Career Advising Center is pleased to assist distance education students in your career search process. While you will still work through your assigned advisor for all your academic needs, ACAC Counselors are available through email, phone and videoconferencing to assist you in finding an internship, co-op, or full-time job opportunity while you pursue your degree online with UW-Platteville. Read more...

Textbooks for online courses

UW-Platteville’s official textbook provider for online courses is MBS Direct. By ordering through MBS, you are guaranteed to have the correct book for your course and can select from a variety of options including new, used, e-book, and rental, depending on the textbook. Read more...

Student promotes positive, lasting change

Inspiration can come in many forms. For Judy Foss, it was watching her daughter complete a series of milestones in a matter a months. Read more...

The Ins and Outs of Financial Aid

Students at UW-Platteville come from diverse backgrounds, but one common thread often ties them together: financial aid. If students choose to utilize it, it can be a confusing process. Read more...

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