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Visiting Students Research Guide: PUMPS

Welcome Students!

Welcome students to the UWM Libraries! 


P.U.M.P.S (Partnership of UWM & MPS: Prepare and Succeed) Program Details : 

In collaboration with MPS, the UWM Libraries has developed the P.U.M.P.S program for current high school students.


Core learning outcomes for class visits:

  • Introduction to College level academic and career research

  • Develop critical thinking skills in evaluating sources

  • Learn to provide appropriate attribution of sources 

  • Establish connections and obtain valuable information from relevant UWM departments

  • Assist with development of Post-Secondary Plans with completion of Presentation

  • Develop career awareness and  identify pathways to success

  • Minimize the anxiety of visiting a University

  • Aide in college attainment for a greater number of students

Sample Activities for Career Based Learning Experiences


Session 1:

  • Introduction to Academic Databases and Resources
  • Course integrated Instruction for Assignment or Career Research
  • Visit from Campus department

Session 2:

Session 3:

  • Capstone Project/Group Presentation
  • Campus Tour
  • Reflection Exercise 

Various Assessments can be added to any session.

Session(s) duration and activitiies can also be customized to meet specific learning outcomes for each group.

Weekly Activities for Previous Groups

May 4


  • Introduction to college level research 


  • Online Library Scavenger Hunt  


  • Career Research



  • How to cite sources



May 11


  • ​​Continued Career Research
  • How to cite sources
  • Presentation
  •  Assessment  




March 3rd

March 10th

March 17th

November 3

November 10

November 17

February 20

February 27

March 13

March 27

  • Our UWM Guest Speakers and Partners:
    • Campus Tour
    • Student Success Center
    • UWM Military and Veterans Resource Center
  • Final Research Project

Contact Us!

Contact Us to schedule visits!

Tiffany Thornton, Outreach & Community Engagement Librarian  

Phone: 414.229.7377

Visit Request Form: