Peace Corps info session

Meet the Employer: Peace Corps
Tues­day, March 3, 2015, 5 – 6:30 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

This event will be a social gath­er­ing with the goal for Returned Peace Corps Vol­un­teers to share sto­ries with each other, and other prospec­tive vol­un­teers on the host-country cit­i­zens that touched our lives abroad or were instru­men­tal in help­ing bring about pos­i­tive change.  If you are a prospec­tive vol­un­teer, this event can be very ben­e­fi­cial for you to hear about these expe­ri­ences from for­mer vol­un­teers before you depart or decide to apply.

Please RSVP through HuskyJobs at http://careers.washington.edu/Calendar#/?i=1.

If you are a for­mer vol­un­teer and plan to attend, please also email pcorps@uw.edu.

Resume & Cover Letter workshops at the UW Career Center — Tues

Cover Letters-Getting Started
Tue., March 3 | 12:30 – 1 pm
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

Won­der­ing how to write an engag­ing cover let­ter? You’ll learn how to weave together your strengths with spe­cific exam­ples to write tar­geted cover let­ters that empha­size your fit for the job!


Resumes-Getting Started
Tue., March 3 | 3:30 – 4 pm
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

Not happy with your resume? Let us help! We will dis­cuss for­mat, style, and how to write a resume that best reflects your strengths and talents.

No reser­va­tions nec­es­sary.  Come as you are!

UW Environmental Career Fair, 2/25

UW Envi­ron­men­tal Career Fair

Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 25, 2015
11:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Mary Gates Hall Com­mons, UW Seat­tle Cam­pus
Hosted by the UW Col­lege of the Environment

Con­firmed Employers:

 

Be sure to get your resumes ready and pre­pare to meet these employ­ers!
What to Expect for Students

  • Explore post-graduation oppor­tu­ni­ties and learn more about the skills, edu­ca­tion, and expe­ri­ence needed to get your dream job
  • Con­nect with poten­tial employ­ers and build your career net­work for future career exploration
  • Share your resume with employers
  • Get Hired for intern­ships and careers in envi­ron­men­tal fields and dis­cover vol­un­teer oppor­tu­ni­ties or unpaid intern­ships which build prac­ti­cal skills and pro­vide expe­ri­ence needed to advance your career

Make the Career Fair a suc­cess for you!

  • Do your Research – Review the organization’s web­site before the career fair so your ques­tions are spe­cific to the organization
  • Dress pro­fes­sion­ally – First impres­sions are impor­tant at Career Fairs
  • Intro­duce your­self – Work on your brief ele­va­tor speech and tell them what skills, edu­ca­tion, and expe­ri­ence you have related to the orga­ni­za­tion or position
  • Leave them with some­thing – Pro­vide them with your resume and con­tact information
  • Get some­thing from the employer – Ask for a busi­ness card or con­tact infor­ma­tion for follow-up communications

For more infor­ma­tion and tips on net­work­ing, career fairs, inter­views, and job search­ing visit the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Career Cen­ter.
For loca­tion, see cam­pus map and direc­tions for Mary Gates Hall Com­mons.
Search for jobs and intern­ships any­time, online – check out the Col­lege of the Envi­ron­ment Careers and Fund­ing Blog.

Ques­tions? Con­tact envjobs@uw.edu

Final Teach For America deadline 3/6

 

CHOOSE TO CHANGE THE STATUS QUO.

 

FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 6th

Start your appli­ca­tion: www.teachforamerica.org/apply

Learn more:

  • Our mis­sion in a nut­shell (2min video)
  • See how our alumni are work­ing for change after their two years in TFA (3 min video)

The Basics and Ben­e­fits of Teach For America:

  • All aca­d­e­mic majors and back­grounds can apply
  • 2 year comittment
  • Teach in one of 50 high-need urban or rural communities
  • Salary rang­ing from $30k to $51k, plus benefits
  • Loan deferment/forbearance with pos­si­ble Ameri­corps Edu­ca­tion Award of ~$11,100
  • Option to earn your cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and/or Mas­ters in Education/teaching
  • DACA recip­i­ents are eli­gi­ble to apply
  • Grad­u­ate school and employer part­ner­ships for alumni to con­tinue their lead­er­ship and impact

 

Teach For Amer­ica is devel­op­ing a move­ment of lead­ers who will help drive change at every level of our edu­ca­tion sys­tem toward the goal of clos­ing the oppor­tu­nity gap in Amer­ica. These lead­ers start their paths as corps mem­bers who teach for two years in urban and rural high-need com­mu­ni­ties and help stu­dents make the aca­d­e­mic progress that expands their oppor­tu­ni­ties. Deeply affected by their teach­ing expe­ri­ence, our alumni con­tinue to advo­cate for stu­dents and build last­ing change in many dif­fer­ent roles and fields.

For addi­tional infor­ma­tion, explore our web­site and youtube chan­nelmor con­tact UW Recuit­ment Man­ager, Sean Rice (Sean.Rice@teachforamerica.org)

Health Industry Careers for People from All Majors — panel tomorrow

Careers in the Health Indus­try for Peo­ple From All Majors
UW Career Center

Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 19, 2015, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Stu­dent Union Build­ing (HUB) room 214

When you think about a career in health care, the first thing that pops into your head might be images of doc­tors and nurses, but there are hun­dreds of other health­care careers that don’t require a med­ical or health-related degree.

The Career Cen­ter is proud to host Careers in the Health Indus­try for Peo­ple From All Majors on Feb­ru­ary 19th. One of the center’s coun­selors will mod­er­ate a con­ver­sa­tion with 3 employ­ers in health­care focus­ing on this topic. After about an hour, the floor will be open to Q&A from stu­dents in the audi­ence and infor­mal networking.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the fol­low­ing com­pa­nies will be in attendance:

Seat­tle Children’s Hos­pi­tal
Neigh­bor­care Health
Car­a­digm
UW Med­i­cine – Har­borview Med­ical Cen­ter & UW Med­ical Center

No RSVP required. Ques­tions? Please con­tact crecruit@uw.edu

Wed: Job Search for Seniors workshop

Meetup — Job Search for Seniors
UW Career Center

Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 18, 2015, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Burke Memorial-Washington State Museum (BMM), Burke Cafe

Grad­u­at­ing in the next few quar­ters? We’ll be dis­cussing all of your ques­tions around when and how to start the job search! Seniors—come as you are with or with­out questions.

Get valu­able feed­back and advice (and build con­nec­tions) from a Career Coun­selor and other stu­dents in one of our Career Mee­tups. Casual (but pro­duc­tive) con­ver­sa­tions, just for UW under­grad­u­ates!  To find your Career Meetup, look for the Pur­ple Balloon!

No need to pre-register for this work­shop. Ques­tions? Please con­tact The Career Cen­ter at 206–543-0535.

Amazon Career Day — non tech jobs, too!

Inter­ested in see­ing what Ama­zon has to offer in non-tech jobs?  Reg­is­ter by Friday!

 

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Ama­zon is host­ing an inau­gural “Career Day” on Feb­ru­ary 23rd related to their non-tech hir­ing ini­tia­tives, and they’d love to see strong rep­re­sen­ta­tion Arts & Sci­ences stu­dents.
Inter­ested stu­dents can apply through HuskyJobs until Feb­ru­ary 13th:

  • Log into huskyjobs.washington.edu/students
  • Go to the search bar at the top right of your homepage
  • Enter posi­tion ID #87113 and hit search
  • Locate the posi­tion title and click on it
  • Read the job descrip­tion and appli­ca­tion information

 

Please see the attached poster for more details.

 

Spring quarter Career Center course offerings

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The Career Cen­ter is excited to offer two classes (Gen­eral Stud­ies 297G & 391N) this spring, designed to meet the needs of under­grad­u­ate stu­dents seek­ing infor­ma­tion and inspi­ra­tion about career options and strat­egy.  We encour­age you to review these class overviews, quotes from stu­dents who have taken our classes in pre­vi­ous quar­ters, and most impor­tantly (if you are a stu­dent), con­sider tak­ing one of our classes.   http://careers.uw.edu/Classes

 

Gen­eral Stud­ies 297G

  • Title: Career Planning
  • Mondays/Wednesdays, 2:30–3:20, room TBD
  • Instruc­tor: Tina Wang (Career Coun­selor, Lead)
  • Cred­its: 2
  • Size of class: up to 50 students
  • Spring 2015 SLN: 20772

 

This course assists fresh­men and sopho­more stu­dents (first and sec­ond year stu­dents) with self-exploration and explo­ration of career and aca­d­e­mic options. Gen­eral Stud­ies 297G (“Career Plan­ning”), is a 2-credit course (CR/NC) where stu­dents attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for first and second-year stu­dents who have earned roughly 0–89 cred­its. No pre-requisites are required.

Learn­ing objectives:

  1. Build self-awareness and appre­ci­a­tion for your strengths, skills, val­ues, and inter­ests and learn how to use this self-knowledge to make deci­sions when explor­ing and pur­su­ing aca­d­e­mic and career options.
  2. Develop and apply learned skills to effec­tively research career options and learn how to be suc­cess­ful in the job mar­ket and hone your pro­fes­sional net­work­ing skills (includ­ing online, social media, and tra­di­tional networking).
  3. Learn how to cre­ate effec­tive resumes, cover let­ters and build inter­view­ing skills and confidence.

For addi­tional details or ques­tions please con­tact Tina Wang in the Career Cen­ter ( tinaiw@uw.edu ; 206.685.6216 ).

 

Gen­eral Stud­ies 391N

  • Title: Career Strat­egy and Job Search
  • Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30–3:20, room TBD
  • Instruc­tor: Patrick Chid­sey (Career Coun­selor, Lead)
  • Cred­its: 2
  • Size of class: up to 50 students
  • Spring 2015 SLN: 20773

 

This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year stu­dents) with self-exploration, inves­ti­ga­tion of career options and devel­op­ment of career and job search strat­egy.  Gen­eral Stud­ies 391N (“Career Strat­egy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where stu­dents attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, trans­fer stu­dents and seniors (3rd & 4th year stu­dents) who have earned roughly 90 cred­its or more. No pre-requisites are required.

Learn­ing objectives:

  1. Grow self-awareness and appre­ci­a­tion for your strengths, skills, val­ues, and inter­ests and learn how to use this impor­tant self-knowledge when tak­ing action in job search­ing and build­ing a career strategy.
  2. Build abil­ity to effec­tively research career options and learn how to be suc­cess­ful in the com­pet­i­tive job market.
  3. Learn how to cre­ate effec­tive resumes, cover let­ters, strong LinkedIn pro­files (and online and in-person net­work­ing skills), grow inter­view­ing skills and confidence.

For addi­tional details or ques­tions please con­tact Patrick Chid­sey in the Career Cen­ter ( chidsey@uw.edu ; 206.616.5803 ).

 

Sam­ple of Stu­dent Feed­back Who Took Our Career Classes in 2014:

  • I have become more con­fi­dent and excited about my future. Thank you!”
  • It’s a prac­ti­cal class”
  • This class puts you in a bet­ter posi­tion when job hunting”
  • Thank you! I really appre­ci­ate your pos­i­tive atti­tude. It’s extremely refreshing”
  • This class def­i­nitely pointed me in the right direc­tion and has me think­ing about things that I wouldn’t have thought of before”
  • I just wanted to say thanks for tak­ing the time to teach this sem­i­nar, it was shock­ingly help­ful and I def­i­nitely got WAY more out of it than I intended.”
  • I liked the pos­i­tive focus on self and applic­a­bil­ity to all students”
  • Thank you for the course, I thought it was fan­tas­tic. Quite hon­estly I wish some­thing like it were required for all under­grad­u­ates.  I think every­one would ben­e­fit from it.”
  • Thank you for all your help this quar­ter. This class was a tremen­dous help to steer­ing me in the right direc­tion to reach my goals.”
  • I liked the career explo­ration aspects and the pan­els of recent graduates”
  • I found the class inspired me to be more proac­tive about my career.  I think this infor­ma­tion should be required for freshmen.”
  • This class got me think­ing a lot about inter­views and career options and where to get help”
  • This class helped me to grow much more quickly.  It made me real­ize that I’m no longer just a child or stu­dent.  I’m tak­ing away from this class, pas­sion and power to move on instead of just goof­ing around.  This class is fun.”
  • I liked the self inves­ti­ga­tion and how-to’s.  Class intro­duced new ways of think­ing and gets you to think more about where you’re going and who you are.”
  • I liked that the class demys­ti­fied the job search­ing, appli­ca­tion and inter­view process.  I also left feel­ing more con­fi­dent that my major doesn’t set my life in stone and that is such a huge relief.”
  • This class instills con­fi­dence.  I was unsure about my career, if I’d even get a job, how the process works, till this class.  Even if I don’t know exactly what I will do still, it gave me con­fi­dence that I’m not that under­qual­i­fied.  This class is most ben­e­fi­cial to starting/incoming students.”
  • It made me feel pre­pared and enthu­si­as­tic about the future because of all the skills and advice taught”
  • I liked that every week I came out of class feel­ing moti­vated to improve some aspect of my life.  I think that is very valu­able.  I think this class should actu­ally be a require­ment for graduation.”
  • I liked the strengths top­ics and encour­age­ment to seek oppor­tu­ni­ties”.  Class was a great guide to find­ing opportunities”
  • I liked that all the sub­jects were valu­able but not in an aca­d­e­mic way like all the other classes I’ve taken.   This class is applic­a­ble to the real world.”
  • I liked the pan­els and hear­ing I don’t have to find my dream job right away.  Class is help­ful to any­one that needs help learn­ing how to job search.  Career Cen­ter seems less intim­i­dat­ing now”
  • I am tak­ing away from the class, how impor­tant it is to think about my future now, but this class has pointed me in the right direc­tion.  One of the most help­ful classes I have taken at UW. I really thought the pan­els were help­ful, as well as the inter­view­ing tips”
  • I liked the atmos­phere about this class.  It’s not like a stress­ful lec­ture type of class, and it’s very helpful.”
  • I liked the chance to talk with other stu­dents about their expe­ri­ence, and the chance to think more about yourself”

Workshop: Internships — Getting Started

Internships-Getting Started
UW Career Center

Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 9, 2015, 3:30 – 4 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

Learn basic strate­gies and tools for a suc­cess­ful intern­ship search!

Get­ting Started work­shops are short, 30 minute pre­sen­ta­tions on strate­gies for suc­cess in the job search. Join us for top­ics includ­ing LinkedIn, resumes, and career fair suc­cess! Come as you are.

Cost: Free

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

Ques­tions? Please con­tact The Career Cen­ter at 206–543-0535.

CityYear Info Session

Meet the Employer: City Year Seattle/King County
UW Career Center

Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 3, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

City Year is an Ameri­Corps pro­gram and edu­ca­tion focused, non-profit orga­ni­za­tion that unites young peo­ple of all back­grounds for a demand­ing year of full-time ser­vice to keep stu­dents in school and on track to graduation.

Evidence-based research has iden­ti­fied the early warn­ing indi­ca­tors that allow us to iden­tify the stu­dents likely to drop out of school. By focus­ing on atten­dance, behav­ior, and course per­for­mance, Ameri­Corps mem­bers are uniquely able to help stu­dents and schools succeed.

We are look­ing for 17–24 year olds to become tutors, men­tors, and role mod­els.  City Year Ameri­Corps mem­bers make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of chil­dren, and trans­form schools and neigh­bor­hoods in 26 US cities.

If you are a look­ing for a post grad­u­a­tion, full-time posi­tion start­ing July 2015 through June 2016, our next appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 15th.  For more infor­ma­tion, please check out our web­site, www.cityyear.org.

Open to Juniors and Seniors; all majors are accepted.

RSVP ENCOURAGED
Space may be lim­ited and seat­ing is on a first-come-first served basis, RSVP does not guar­an­tee that you will get a seat. RSVP is used for an employer head count, and to notify you if any changes are made to the event.

If you have not already done so, please RSVP for this event in HuskyJobs www.huskyjobs.washington.edu/students/

Internship Fair! 2/12

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2015 Intern­ship Fair
Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 12, 2015, 2 – 6 PM
Stu­dent Union Build­ing (HUB) Ballrooms

Are you look­ing to gain an intern­ship oppor­tu­nity? Search no more! The Career Center’s Intern­ship Fair is a great oppor­tu­nity for stu­dents of all majors and class lev­els from all three UW Cam­puses to con­nect with over 90 cor­po­rate, small busi­ness, non-profit and gov­ern­ment employ­ers who are all look­ing for Huskies, like YOU, to fill their intern­ship needs. Don’t miss out on this per­fect opportunity!

For a list of employ­ers reg­is­ter so far, please go to http://www.careers.uw.edu/Students/Internship-Fair

Resume workshop on Monday

Resumes — Get­ting Started
UW Career Center

When:    Mon­day, Feb­ru­ary 2, 2015, 3:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus loca­tion:    Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room: MGH 134

Sum­mary:    Not happy with your resume? Let us help! We will dis­cuss for­mat, style, and how to write a resume that best reflects your strengths and talents.

Get­ting Started work­shops are short, 30 minute pre­sen­ta­tions on strate­gies for suc­cess in the job search. Join us for top­ics includ­ing LinkedIn, resumes, and career fair suc­cess! Come as you are.

Cost:    free

Note:    No need to pre-register for this work­shop. Ques­tions? Please con­tact The Career Cen­ter at 206–543-0535.

Business course for non business majors

ESRM 320 is an intro­duc­tory busi­ness course designed for non-business majors. It has NO pre­req­ui­sites, offers NW and I&S, and is 5 cred­its. We cover the basics of mar­ket­ing and human resource man­age­ment with sus­tain­abil­ity *  (envi­ron­men­tal and social respon­si­bil­ity) woven through­out the course. THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE that meets in per­son only three times: 4:30–6:50 pm, on Tues­day, March 31 (course intro­duc­tion), Tues­day, May 5 (midterm exam), and Tues­day June 2, (final exam), in 223 Ander­son Hall.
ABOUT 320…
For-profit com­pa­nies and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions use mar­ket­ing and human resources to cre­ate and deliver prod­ucts, ser­vices, and ideas. This course explores: 1) busi­ness prac­tices that are aligned with envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship and social respon­si­bil­ity stan­dards; 2) the con­cepts and mod­els of a mar­ket ori­en­ta­tion; 3) how mar­kets are researched and tar­geted, and prod­ucts posi­tioned, to meet con­sumer needs; 4) cre­at­ing and pric­ing prod­ucts, devel­op­ing dis­tri­b­u­tion chan­nels, and imple­ment­ing pro­mo­tion cam­paigns; 5) man­age­r­ial and lead­er­ship skills and styles; 6) how com­pa­nies moti­vate employ­ees and develop human cap­i­tal; and 7) meth­ods for recruit­ing, select­ing, train­ing, and eval­u­at­ing employ­ees. * Sus­tain­abil­ity refers to inte­grat­ing envi­ron­men­tal, social, and financial/economic ele­ments in order to meet the needs of peo­ple today with­out com­pro­mis­ing Earth’s capac­ity to pro­vide for future gen­er­a­tions. This course explores the mean­ing and impor­tance of sus­tain­able busi­ness prac­tices that respect and adhere to best envi­ron­men­tal sci­ence meth­ods and eth­i­cal social respon­si­bil­ity stan­dards. The con­text for this explo­ration will be review­ing cor­po­rate sus­tain­abil­ity reports.
At the end of this course, stu­dents will be able to:
1) Explain the vocab­u­lary, con­cepts, and mod­els of mar­ket­ing, human resources, and sustainability
2) Sum­ma­rize how a mar­ket ori­en­ta­tion and com­mit­ment to sus­tain­abil­ity can enhance cus­tomer and employee satisfaction
3) Describe how con­sumer mar­kets are seg­mented, tar­geted, and prod­ucts posi­tioned to sat­isfy indi­vid­ual, gov­ern­ment, and busi­ness con­sumers’ wants and needs
4) Define man­age­r­ial and lead­er­ship styles and the­o­ries of moti­va­tion, per­sua­sion, and influence
5) Sum­ma­rize the human resource process of recruit­ing, inter­view­ing, hir­ing, train­ing, moti­vat­ing, and eval­u­at­ing employees
6) Inves­ti­gate and inter­pret cor­po­rate envi­ron­men­tal and social respon­si­bil­ity infor­ma­tion pro­vided in cor­po­rate sus­tain­abil­ity reports.
This is a link to the ESRM 320 course web­site, which is open to all UW stu­dents who want more course infor­ma­tion before they reg­is­ter: https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/965259/assignments/syllabus.
Thank you.

Dorothy Paun, PhD, MBA
Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton
396 Bloedel Hall, Box 352100
Seat­tle, WA 98195 USA

Annual Diversity Career Fair — 1/27

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Diver­sity Career Fair | Jan­u­ary 27, 2015

JOBSINTERNSHIPS Some­thing for ALL UW stu­dents! A fan­tas­tic opportunity!

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What:     Diver­sity Career Fair

When:   Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 27, 2015

Where:  Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton – Husky Union Build­ing (HUB) Ballroom

Time:     5:30PM-8:30PM

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All Majors (Busi­ness, Engi­neer­ing, Lib­eral Arts & the Sciences)

All Class Lev­els (Freshman,Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad, PhD)

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Dress Code: Busi­ness Casual

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List of par­tic­i­pat­ing employ­ers:  http://students.washington.edu/uwnsbe/corporate/2015_Employers.pdf

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10 Tips to Pre­pare for the Fair

  1. Research employ­ers in advance
  2. Cre­ate a well pre­pared resume & bring 10–15 copies to job fair
  3. Dress appro­pri­ately (Busi­ness Casual)
  4. Iden­tify employ­ers that inter­est you the most
  5. Arrive early to allow time to inter­act with employers
  6. Greet employ­ers with a smile and handshake
  7. Pre­pare an intro­duc­tory speech ( a two-three line script to intro­duce your­self & express your interest)
  8. Col­lect busi­ness cards
  9. Send a thank you note to inter­ested com­pa­nies you meet at job fair
  10. Com­plete any online appli­ca­tions as requested by employers

Workshop: Anatomy of a Job Posting

Anatomy of a Job Post­ing — Get­ting Started
UW Career Center

When:    Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 23, 2015, 12:30 – 1 PM
Cam­pus loca­tion:    Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

Sum­mary:    Should you apply for a posi­tion if you don’t have every qual­i­fi­ca­tion?  What activ­i­ties can you count as “expe­ri­ence”? How can you use the infor­ma­tion in a job post­ing to cus­tomize your resume, ace the inter­view, and get a job offer? This work­shop will address these and other ques­tions about how to read and inter­pret job and intern­ship announce­ments to help you opti­mize your opportunities.

Get­ting Started work­shops are short, 30 minute pre­sen­ta­tions on strate­gies for suc­cess in the job search. Join us for top­ics includ­ing LinkedIn, resumes, and career fair suc­cess! Come as you are.

Cost:    Free

No need to pre-register for this work­shop. Ques­tions? Please con­tact The Career Cen­ter at 206–543-0535.

Recent grads: Career Scholarships Available

Hello recent Col­lege of Arts and Sci­ences alumni,

 

As you con­sider your next steps post-UW, I wanted to make you aware of a valu­able oppor­tu­nity to help you land a great job. Koru, a local com­pany that helps col­lege grads land mean­ing­ful jobs after grad­u­a­tion is offer­ing sev­eral free schol­ar­ships to their upcom­ing pro­gram for recent Col­lege of Arts and Sci­ences grads (those hav­ing com­pleted their degree within the past three years). You’ll need to act quickly, though, because it requires you tak­ing action this week.

 

Koru works with high-growth employ­ers to give col­lege grads the skills, expe­ri­ence, net­work and men­tor­ship to land awe­some jobs.  Over 85% of Koru’s grads are now work­ing in fast-growing com­pa­nies like Ama­zonLinkedinzulilyPorchREI, and Nord­strom (there are over 20 hir­ing part­ners in Seat­tle alone).

 

Koru has set aside a num­ber of schol­ar­ship dol­lars for its upcom­ing pro­gram in Seat­tle exclu­sively for UW Arts and Sci­ences grads.  The pro­gram runs Jan­u­ary 26 through Feb­ru­ary 13 .  We encour­age you to apply by end of day Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 22.  Use the code UWKORU so they know to give you access to the scholarship.

 

The appli­ca­tion is very brief and there’s no rea­son not to apply — see if you get in and then fig­ure out the details/logistics.  If you have ques­tions, email Josh Jar­rett, Koru co-founder and Chief Learn­ing Offi­cer, at josh@joinkoru.com.

 

Best of luck,

Dean Stacey

 

 

CV Writing & Scholarship Search Workshops

 

THIS WEEK: Schol­ar­ship search and CV writ­ing work­shops from the Office of Merit Schol­ar­ships, Fel­low­ships & Awards

 

Schol­ar­ship 101: Get­ting Started in the Search for Scholarships

Specif­i­cally designed for fresh­men and sopho­mores, this intro­duc­tory work­shop pro­vides stu­dents with infor­ma­tion to begin the schol­ar­ship search and to develop a com­pet­i­tive edge for merit-based scholarships.

 

Cur­ricu­lum Vitae Writ­ing Workshop:

Develop your under­grad­u­ate CV/Resume for use in schol­ar­ship, fel­low­ship, research oppor­tu­ni­ties, and grad­u­ate school appli­ca­tions! Bring a work­ing draft, such as an exist­ing resume, and a list of activ­i­ties, expe­ri­ences, jobs, hon­ors, etc.

 

 

Thank you again,

 

Robin Chang

Asso­ciate Director

Office of Merit Schol­ar­ships, Fel­low­ships & Awards

Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diversity

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803

Seat­tle, WA 98195–2803

206–543-2603   FAX:  206–616-4389

http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

 

Teach for America deadlines

 

APPLICATION DEADLINESFri­day, Jan­u­ary 30 or Fri­day, March 6*

Start your appli­ca­tion www.teachforamerica.org/apply

*Lim­ited regional preferences

Teach For Amer­ica is devel­op­ing a move­ment of lead­ers who will help drive change at every level of our edu­ca­tion sys­tem toward the goal of clos­ing the oppor­tu­nity gap in Amer­ica. These lead­ers start their paths as corps mem­bers who teach for two years in urban and rural high-need com­mu­ni­ties and help stu­dents make the aca­d­e­mic progress that expands their opportunities.  Deeply affected by their teach­ing expe­ri­ence, our alumni con­tinue to advo­cate for stu­dents and build last­ing change in many dif­fer­ent roles and fields. In the chart below, you can find dif­fer­ent ways to engage with TFA in the com­ing weeks.

 

The Basics and Ben­e­fits of Teach For America:

  • All aca­d­e­mic majors and back­grounds accepted
  • Salary up to $51,000 with health insur­ance and retire­ment benefits
  • Grad­u­ate school and employ­er part­ner­ships for alum to con­tinue their lead­er­ship and impact
  • Regional place­ment is not ran­dom; appli­cants pref­er­ence loca­tion in our 50 regions
  • All grade lev­els (preK-12) and sub­jects includ­ing ELL and SpEd
  • Pos­si­ble Ameri­Corps Edu­ca­tion Award of $11,100 and loan deferment/forbearance
  • Option to earn your cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and/or Mas­ters in Education/teaching
  • DACA recip­i­ents are eli­gi­ble to apply. Learn more here.

TFA in the eyes of for­mer huskies:

Event Title Details Descrip­tion
  A day in the life of a teacher:

Won­der­ing what it’s like to be a teacher?  Whether you need a par­tic­u­lar major? How to get started?  What a day looks like?  Come hear from a panel of teach­ers, all of whom took dif­fer­ent paths and pro­grams to arrive at becom­ing teach­ers in ele­men­tary or sec­ondary settings.  This mod­er­ated panel will include 4–5 teach­ers, as well as time for post-panel Q&A.

Diver­sity Career Fair

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Tues­day, Jan 27

5:30–8:30pm

HUB

http://careers.washington.edu/Calendar#/?i=2
Sci­ence Job and Intern­ship Fair Wednes­day, Jan 28

2-5pm

HUB

http://careers.washington.edu/Calendar#/?i=2
Undoc­u­mented Voices: Dia­logue and Call of Action

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Thurs­day, Jan 29

6:30pm

Eth­nic Cul­tural Cen­ter: Unity Room

Undoc­u­mented Voices: Dia­logue and Call of Action

This event (sim­i­lar in for­mat to “U lead, We lead” brings together lead­ers on the front lines of immi­gra­tion reform. This issue is closely tied to TFA is one of the few orga­ni­za­tions that allow DACA recip­i­ents to apply. RSVP Here

Choose to define your suc­cess by what you help oth­ers achieve

For addi­tional infor­ma­tion, explore our web­site and youtube chan­nel or con­tact UW’s Man­ager of Recruit­ment, Sean Rice (Sean.Rice@teachforamerica.org) 

Panel: “A Day in the Life of a Teacher”

“A Day in the Life of a Teacher“
UW Career Cen­ter

When Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 21, 2015, 4 – 5:30 PM
Cam­pus location Stu­dent Union Build­ing (HUB)
Cam­pus room room 214
Sum­mary Won­der­ing what it’s like to be a teacher?  Whether you need a par­tic­u­lar major? How to get started?  What a day looks like?  Come hear from a panel of teach­ers, all of whom took dif­fer­ent paths and pro­grams to arrive at becom­ing teach­ers in ele­men­tary or sec­ondary set­tings.  This mod­er­ated panel will include 4–5 teach­ers, as well as time for post-panel Q&A.
Event spon­sors Spon­sored by the Career Cen­ter, Col­lege of Ed, C21, Dream Project and Pipeline Project
Note

There is no RSVP required for this event; space will be avail­able on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ques­tions? Email careerevents@uw.edu

Today @ 12:30 — Teaching as Leadership, presented by Teach for America

Employer-Led Work­shop: Teach­ing As Lead­er­ship (Pre­sented by Teach for Amer­ica)
UW Career Cen­ter

When Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 14, 2015, 12:30 – 1:20 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room room 134 MGH
Sum­mary Come hear from Teach for Amer­ica about the ‘Teach­ing As Lead­er­ship’ frame­work for lead­er­ship, which is based off exten­sive research about what makes the most effec­tive teach­ers. While the prin­ci­ples laid out here are based on class­room instruc­tion, they go far beyond the class­room. These prin­ci­ples can be applied to many dif­fer­ent fields and focus pri­mar­ily on what it take to lead a team or an organization.
Note

No RSVP or pre-registration is required.  Space is lim­ited, and will be avail­able on a first-come, first-served basis.

Diversity Career Fair, Jan 27th

The annual Diver­sity Career Fair is com­ing up on Jan­u­ary 27 – please share the news with students!

 

JOBSINTERNSHIPS Some­thing for ALL UW stu­dents! A fan­tas­tic opportunity!

 

What:     Diver­sity Career Fair

When:   Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 27, 2015

Where:  Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton — Husky Union Build­ing (HUB) Ballroom

Time:     5:30PM-8:30PM

 

All Majors (Busi­ness, Engi­neer­ing, Lib­eral Arts & the Sciences)

All Class Lev­els (Freshman,Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad, PhD)

 

Dress: Busi­ness Casual

 

List of par­tic­i­pat­ing employ­ers:  http://students.washington.edu/uwnsbe/corporate/students.html

 

 

2015 Undergraduate Marketing Conference at the UW

Open to stu­dents from all majors inter­ested in careers in mar­ket­ing:
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2015 Under­grad­u­ate Mar­ket­ing Conference

Along with the UW Amer­i­can Mar­ket­ing Asso­ci­a­tion, Fos­ter Under­grad Career Ser­vices is host­ing the 2015 Regional Under­grad­u­ate Mar­ket­ing Con­fer­ence on Jan­u­ary 31, 2015.  We wel­come all marketing-minded under­grad­u­ates from regional uni­ver­si­ties to join us for the event.

It is the largest under­grad­u­ate mar­ket­ing event offered at Fos­ter for the year.

 

The event will fea­ture keynote speak­ers, break­out pre­sen­ters and oppor­tu­ni­ties to meet with companies/professionals in the indus­try. The speak­ers are from Eddie Bauer, Razor­fish, Porch, Bing, Drake Cooper and 4th Avenue Media and there will be a net­work­ing event fea­tur­ing addi­tional com­pa­nies as well.

 

Could you share this with your mar­ket­ing minded students?

 

To reg­is­ter and learn more about the event, stu­dents can go to www.uwamaconference.com. See attached flier for more details.

 

2015 Regional Under­grad­u­ate Mar­ket­ing Conference

Wired In: Sync­ing to the Dig­i­tal Age of Marketing

Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 31, 2015

8:30am-4:30pm

UW Seat­tle Cam­pus, PACCAR Hall

*Spon­sored by UWAMA, Fos­ter Under­grad­u­ate Career Ser­vices and Eddie Bauer

Resume lab for international students

Resume Lab for Inter­na­tional Stu­dents
UW Career Cen­ter

When Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 13, 2015, 12:30 – 2 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room room 134
Sum­mary Develop life­long resume writ­ing skills and clearly com­mu­ni­cate your unique knowl­edge, skills and expe­ri­ence to poten­tial employ­ers, grad­u­ate school pro­grams and oth­ers inter­ested in know­ing about you.  We will pick up where the resume work­shop leaves off.  Attend or review on line The Resume Basics work­shop and come with a draft of your resume for review by a coun­selor and your peers.
Cost Free
Note

No need to pre-register for this work­shop. Ques­tions? Please con­tact The Career Cen­ter at 206–543-0535.

Resumes — Getting Started

Resumes-Getting Started
UW Career Cen­ter

When Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 6, 2015, 3:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room  MGH room 134
Sum­mary Not happy with your resume? Let us help! We will dis­cuss for­mat, style, and how to write a resume that best reflects your strengths and talents.

Get­ting Started work­shops are short, 30 minute pre­sen­ta­tions on strate­gies for suc­cess in the job search. Join us for top­ics includ­ing LinkedIn, resumes, and career fair suc­cess! Come as you are.

Cost free
Note

No need to pre-register for this work­shop. Ques­tions? Please con­tact The Career Cen­ter at 206–543-0535.

Workshop: Choosing the Right Career for You — Wed, 1/7

Employer-Led Work­shop: Select­ing the Right Career For You (pre­sented by GEICO)
UW Career Cen­ter

When Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 7, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room 134 MGH
Sum­mary Choos­ing the right career is para­mount to hap­pi­ness. Please join GEICO as we exam­ine the prin­ci­ples of career explo­ration and choice. We will cover such top­ics as research­ing poten­tial employ­ers, syn­chro­niz­ing your inter­ests and per­son­al­ity with the right com­pany, the impor­tance of an organization’s train­ing pro­gram and many more.
Note

No RSVP or pre-registration required.  Space is lim­ited, and will be avail­able on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ques­tions? Con­tact careerevents@uw.edu

CORO Fellows Program

Click here for a print­able brochure

CORO taught me what it takes to be a leader, helped me build valu­able and long-lasting rela­tion­ships, opened doors to new and excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, and with the breadth of expe­ri­ences it offered, con­tex­tu­al­ized the world like few other pro­grams can.” — Zach Blume, Part­ner and Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Por­tal A, Class of 2008

 

The CORO Fel­lows Pro­gram is a highly selec­tive, nine-month, full-time, graduate-level pro­gram that pre­pares early career pro­fes­sion­als for effec­tive and eth­i­cal lead­er­ship to serve the com­mon good. Fel­lows gain real job expe­ri­ence on project assign­ments in five orga­ni­za­tions and in a vari­ety of sec­tors – gov­ern­ment, busi­ness, labor, polit­i­cal cam­paigns, and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions. Uti­liz­ing these urban expe­ri­ences as a class­room, CORO Fel­lows gain hands-on expe­ri­ence to bet­ter under­stand com­plex pub­lic issues, orga­ni­za­tions, and peo­ple. In weekly sem­i­nars, the 12 Fel­lows develop high-level skills in self-awareness, group dynam­ics, crit­i­cal think­ing and decision-making.  Fel­lows also ben­e­fit from a national alumni net­work of over 10,000 whose mem­bers include influ­en­tial lead­ers from all sectors.

 

The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Jan­u­ary 23, 2015. It requires 3 essays, 2 let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion, and offi­cial tran­scripts. Visit corofellows.org or email corosfapply@coro.org for more infor­ma­tion. CORO will host also infor­ma­tional webi­nars on Jan­u­ary 8 and 14. Click here to register.

 

Thank you,

 

Lizzie

 

Lizzie Lin­coln

Pro­gram Manager

CORO North­ern California

Trans­form & Tran­scend: Peo­ple. Com­mu­ni­ties. Institutions.

601 Mont­gomery Street, Suite 800

San Fran­cisco, Cal­i­for­nia 94111

llincoln@coronorcal.org | www.coronorcal.org

 

Con­nect with CORO on Face­book, on Twit­ter @CoroNorthernCA, and on LinkedIn

 

Career scholarship for December graduates

Hello Col­lege of Arts and Sci­ences Decem­ber grads,

 

Con­grat­u­la­tions on your grad­u­a­tion! As you con­sider your next steps post-UW, I wanted to make you aware of a valu­able oppor­tu­nity to help you land a great job. Koru, a local com­pany that helps col­lege grads land mean­ing­ful jobs after grad­u­a­tion is offer­ing free schol­ar­ships to their upcom­ing pro­gram for Col­lege of Arts and Sci­ences Decem­ber grads. You’ll need to act quickly, though, because it requires you tak­ing action this week.

 

Koru works with high-growth employ­ers to give col­lege grads the skills, expe­ri­ence, net­work and men­tor­ship to land awe­some jobs.  Over 85% of Koru’s grads are now work­ing in fast-growing com­pa­nies like Ama­zonLinkedinzulilyPorchREI, and Nord­strom (there are over 20 hir­ing part­ners in Seat­tle alone).

 

Koru has set aside a num­ber of schol­ar­ship dol­lars for its upcom­ing pro­gram in Seat­tle exclu­sively for UW Arts and Sci­ences grads.  The pro­gram runs Jan­u­ary 5th to 14th.  We encour­age you to apply by Fri­day at mid­night. Use the code UWKORU so they know to give you access to the scholarship.

 

The appli­ca­tion is very brief and there’s no rea­son not to apply — see if you get in and then fig­ure out the details/logistics.  If you have ques­tions, email Josh Jar­rett, Koru co-founder and Chief Learn­ing Offi­cer, at josh@joinkoru.com.

 

Best of luck,

Dean Stacey

 

Match Corps & Match Teacher Residency

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Happy end-of-semester!  At the Match Schools in Boston, we are actively hir­ing our Match Corps for the 2015–2016 school year.  Some of our Match Corps mem­bers join us for a gap year before grad­u­ate school or other jobs, while the oth­ers are plan­ning to enter class­room teach­ing and par­tic­i­pate in the Match Teacher Res­i­dency through our Sposato Grad­u­ate School of Education.

 

I’m writ­ing today to share two sto­ries from the Match Corps and Sposato Grad­u­ate School of Education’s Match Teacher Residency.

 

The first is a per­sonal account of a cur­rent Corps mem­ber and SGSE stu­dent. Her name is Deanna.  She attended Hamil­ton Col­lege. You can read her story below.

 

The sec­ond comes in the form of a grad­u­a­tion speech. Chloe is recent grad­u­ate of Sposato Grad­u­ate School, who also hap­pens to be is in her sec­ond year teach­ing 9th grade at Match High School.  She was in our high school’s MC IX, and in MTR 6.  Ear­lier this month she reflected on her tra­jec­tory into teach­ing and on her expe­ri­ence with Match for an audi­ence of peers and their fam­ily and friends. You can read the full address here.

 

I hope these sto­ries inspire you to spread the word about Match Corps and the Sposato Grad­u­ate School of Edcuation’s Match Teacher Res­i­dency to your stu­dents, espe­cially those look­ing for full-time oppor­tu­ni­ties start­ing in August 2015!

 

Warmly,

Sara Colón

Match Corps 4 Alumna & Recruit­ment Manager

Deanna Perez is a tutor with Match Com­mu­nity Day, our Eng­lish Lan­guage Learner-focused ele­men­tary school.  You can read more about Match Com­mu­nity Day here.
Tell us a lit­tle bit about where you’re from and what you were doing before your time at Match.

 

I grew up in Lyn­brook, NY and went to Hamil­ton Col­lege, where I stud­ied art, edu­ca­tion and cre­ative writ­ing. At Hamil­ton I was a res­i­dent advi­sor, a sculp­ture stu­dio mon­i­tor, and a mem­ber of the women’s club soc­cer team. I also did vol­un­teer work with Upstate Cere­bral Palsy, and on a root farm.

What moti­vated you to accept our offer to join the Corps?

 

I had a lot of really remark­able edu­ca­tors. I felt con­sis­tently cared about, and encour­aged to work my hard­est to suc­ceed. When I real­ized that I was priv­i­leged to receive the edu­ca­tion I did, I wanted to pass on what I’m received.

What has been the most reward­ing aspect of your first four months in the program?

 

The schol­ars and com­mu­nity that exists in the corp have been the most reward­ing parts of this pro­gram. Every­one has been so sup­port­ive. It is not an easy year, but it is good when you’re sur­rounded by such great people.

 

What has been most sur­pris­ing about the first four months of the pro­gram?
I think it is hard to assign words to exactly what I’ve already gained and learned from this expe­ri­ence, but it was not what I expected. I under­stood that there would be sup­port, but I did not under­stand how much sup­port there would be.
What is one ben­e­fit you’ve already gained from your job at Match?

Mean what you say, and say what mean.” I never real­ized how effec­tive you can be by sim­ply stick­ing to what you say, and hold­ing stu­dents account­able to your expec­ta­tion, always.

What are you plan­ning on pur­su­ing after your time at Match? How is Match prepar­ing you for that?

I want to teach ele­men­tary school. I work with schol­ars every day in tuto­r­ial and then go to MTR on the week­end to study ele­men­tary edu­ca­tion and pre­pare for my own classroom.

Article: “Let’s Stop Apologizing for Being English Majors”

I think the most sig­nif­i­cant skill that I acquired from study­ing Eng­lish is the abil­ity to con­struct and decon­struct com­plex nar­ra­tives. Peo­ple under­stand the world through sto­ries. This con­cept is impor­tant to mar­ket­ing and to mak­ing the case to poten­tial donors in a non­profit con­text, but it’s more than that. Every busi­ness, every occu­pa­tion needs to own and tell its own story. More­over, defin­ing and under­stand­ing any organization’s story is just the begin­ning. The story then needs to be told through a vari­ety of lenses depend­ing on the intended audi­ence. Study­ing Eng­lish gives us the tools to deal with these com­plex and essen­tial issues (and much more).”

Full arti­cle at http://www.ohio-forum.com/2014/11/lets-stop-apologizing-for-being-english-majors/

Today @ 3:30 — Resume Workshop

Resumes-Getting Started
UW Career Cen­ter

When Mon­day, Decem­ber 1, 2014, 3:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Sum­mary Not happy with your resume? Let us help! We will cover how your resume is used in the job search process and how to make sure it tar­gets your career goals. We will dis­cuss for­mat, style, and how to write a resume that best reflects your strengths and talents.
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register.

Teach For America deadline 12/5

TFA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fri­day, Decem­ber 5

Start your appli­ca­tion: www.teachforamerica.org/apply

Teach For Amer­ica is devel­op­ing a move­ment of lead­ers who will help drive change at every level in our edu­ca­tional sys­tem toward the goal of clos­ing the oppor­tu­nity gap in Amer­ica. These lead­ers start their paths as corps mem­bers who teach for two years in urban and rural high-need com­mu­ni­ties and help stu­dents make the aca­d­e­mic progress that expands their oppor­tu­ni­ties. Deeply affected by their teach­ing expe­ri­ence, our alum­ni con­tinue to advo­cate for stu­dents and build last­ing change in many dif­fer­ent roles and fields.

 

”Through my expe­ri­ence in TFA, I have been chal­lenged in ways like nev­er before in my life, but I have been able to per­se­vere because of 30 smil­ing faces every morn­ing that remind me of the impor­tance and beauty of this work.”

–Court­ney McGone­gle (UW Fos­ter School of Busi­ness, 2013) 

The Basics and Ben­e­fits of Teach For America

  • All aca­d­e­mic majors and backgrounds
  • Salary rang­ing from $25,500-$51,000 a year with health insur­ance and retire­ment benefits
  • Grad­u­ate school and employ­er part­ner­ships for alum to con­tinue their lead­er­ship and impact
  • Regional place­ment is not ran­dom; appli­cants pref­er­ence loca­tion in our 50 regions
  • All grade lev­els (preK-12) and sub­jects includ­ing ELL and SpEd
  • Pos­si­ble Ameri­Corps Edu­ca­tion Award of $11,100 and loan deferment/forbearance
  • Option to earn your cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and/or Mas­ters in Education/teaching
  • DACA recip­i­ents are eli­gi­ble to apply. Learn more here

How to Apply: Start a free, non-binding online application: Here

  • Resume
  • Short sur­vey on your aca­d­e­mic and lead­er­ship background
  • Short answer ques­tions (300 words)
  • No let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion needed at this time

Con­tact Sean Rice, UW’s Recruit­ment Man­ager, if you have any ques­tions or would sim­ply like to learn more about TFA: Sean.Rice@teachforamerica.org

One day, all chil­dren in this nation will have the oppor­tu­nity to attain an excel­lent education.

I-TEFL Certificate info session on 12/3

Want to travel over­seas? Think­ing about teach­ing Eng­lish to non-native
speakers?

I-TEFL is a 120-hour pro­fes­sion cer­tifi­cate pro­gram that will pre­pare you to
teach Eng­lish overseas!

The next ses­sion starts win­ter quar­ter, lasts 2 quar­ters and classes are
held 6-9pm Mon­days and Wednes­days on cam­pus. An inten­sive ses­sion will also
be offered dur­ing sum­mer B-term.

Inter­ested? Have ques­tions? Attend an infor­ma­tion ses­sion on
Decem­ber 3rd, both 5:30 ? 6:30 pm.  The Dec 3rd ses­sion will be in the Allen Audi­to­rium.
After an overview of the I-TEFL pro­gram, one of UW’s top ESL instruc­tors
will be pre­sent­ing a sam­ple Eng­lish lesson.

Seniors, master?s stu­dents, recently grad­u­ated stu­dents (from any
uni­ver­sity) and inter­na­tional stu­dents are encour­aged to apply for the
I-TEFL pro­gram. I-TEFL is also open to peo­ple out­side the UW community.

Check us out on Face­book, watch alumni talk about their expe­ri­ence in the
I-TEFL Cer­tifi­cate, and send any ques­tions regard­ing the I-TEFL pro­gram to
ITEFL@pce.uw.edu. We would love to hear from you!

The I-TEFL (Inter­na­tional Teach­ing Eng­lish as a For­eign Lan­guage)
Pro­fes­sional Cer­tifi­cate Pro­gram is offered by UW Pro­fes­sional & Con­tin­u­ing
Edu­ca­tion. www.pce.uw.edu

Ann­marie McMahon

I-TEFL Coor­di­na­tor

Inter­na­tional Teach­ing Eng­lish as a For­eign Language

UW Pro­fes­sional & Con­tin­u­ing Education

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Winter quarter career class offerings

Begin­ning Win­ter 2015, the Career Cen­ter is excited to offer two classes (Gen­eral Stud­ies 297H & 391G) each win­ter and spring, designed to meet the needs of under­grad­u­ate stu­dents seek­ing
infor­ma­tion and inspi­ra­tion about career options and strat­egy.  We encour­age you to review these class overviews, quotes from stu­dents who have taken our classes in pre­vi­ous quar­ters, and most
impor­tantly (if you are a stu­dent), con­sider tak­ing one of our classes dur­ing your time at UW.

Gen­eral Stud­ies 297H

·         Title: Career Planning

·         Win­ter 2015 SLN: 14706

·         Mondays/Wednesdays, 2:30–3:20, MGH 241

·         Instruc­tor: Tina Wang (Career Coun­selor, Lead)

·         Cred­its: 2

·         Size of class: up to 50 students

This course assists fresh­men and sopho­more stu­dents (first and sec­ond year stu­dents) with self-exploration and explo­ration of career and aca­d­e­mic options. Gen­eral Stud­ies 297H (“Career
Plan­ning”), is a 2-credit course (CR/NC) where stu­dents attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for first and second-year stu­dents who have earned roughly 0–89 cred­its.
No pre-requisites are required.

Learn­ing objectives:

1.      Build self-awareness and appre­ci­a­tion for your strengths, skills, val­ues, and inter­ests and learn how to use this self-knowledge to make deci­sions when explor­ing and pur­su­ing aca­d­e­mic
and career options.

2.      Develop and apply learned skills to effec­tively research career options and learn how to be suc­cess­ful in the job mar­ket and hone your pro­fes­sional net­work­ing skills (includ­ing online,
social media, and tra­di­tional networking).

3.      Learn how to cre­ate effec­tive resumes, cover let­ters and build inter­view­ing skills and confidence.

For addi­tional details please con­tact Patrick Chid­sey in the Career Cen­ter with ques­tions or request for an add code ( chidsey@uw.edu ; 206.616.5803 )

Gen­eral Stud­ies 391G

·         Title: Career Strat­egy and Job Search

·         Win­ter 2015 SLN: 14728

·         Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30–3:20, LOW 105

·         Instruc­tor: Patrick Chid­sey (Career Coun­selor, Lead)

·         Cred­its: 2

·         Size of class: up to 50 students

This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year stu­dents) with self-exploration, inves­ti­ga­tion of career options and devel­op­ment of career and job search strat­egy.
Gen­eral Stud­ies 391G (“Career Strat­egy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where stu­dents attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, trans­fer
stu­dents and seniors (3rd & 4th year stu­dents) who have earned roughly 90 cred­its or more. No pre-requisites are required.

Learn­ing objectives:

1.      Grow self-awareness and appre­ci­a­tion for your strengths, skills, val­ues, and inter­ests and learn how to use this impor­tant self-knowledge when tak­ing action in job search­ing and
build­ing a career strategy.

2.      Build abil­ity to effec­tively research career options and learn how to be suc­cess­ful in the com­pet­i­tive job market.

3.      Learn how to cre­ate effec­tive resumes, cover let­ters, strong LinkedIn pro­files (and online and in-person net­work­ing skills), grow inter­view­ing skills and confidence.

For addi­tional details please con­tact Patrick Chid­sey in the Career Cen­ter with ques­tions or request for an add code ( chidsey@uw.edu ; 206.616.5803 )

Sam­ple of Stu­dent Feed­back Who Took Our Career Classes in 2014:

·         “I have become more con­fi­dent and excited about my future. Thank you!”

·         “It’s a prac­ti­cal class”

·         “Thank you! I really appre­ci­ate your pos­i­tive atti­tude. It’s extremely refreshing”

·         “This class def­i­nitely pointed me in the right direc­tion and has me think­ing about things that I wouldn’t have thought of before”

·         “I just wanted to say thanks for tak­ing the time to teach this sem­i­nar, it was shock­ingly help­ful and I def­i­nitely got WAY more out of it than I intended.”

·         “Thank you for the course, I thought it was fan­tas­tic. Quite hon­estly I wish some­thing like it were required for all under­grad­u­ates.  I think every­one would ben­e­fit from it.”

·         “Thank you for all your help this quar­ter. This class was a tremen­dous help to steer­ing me in the right direc­tion to reach my goals.”

·         “I found the class inspired me to be more proac­tive about my career.  I think this infor­ma­tion should be required for freshmen.”

·         “This class got me think­ing a lot about inter­views and career options and where to get help”

·         “I liked the pos­i­tive focus on self and applic­a­bil­ity to all students”

·         “This class helped me to grow much more quickly.  It made me real­ize that I’m no longer just a child or stu­dent.  I’m tak­ing away from this class, pas­sion and power to move on instead
of just goof­ing around.  This class is fun.”

·         “I liked the self inves­ti­ga­tion and how-to’s.  Class intro­duced new ways of think­ing and gets you to think more about where you’re going and who you are.”

·         “I liked the career explo­ration aspects and the pan­els of recent graduates”

·         “I liked that the class demys­ti­fied the job search­ing, appli­ca­tion and inter­view process.  I also left feel­ing more con­fi­dent that my major doesn’t set my life in stone and that is
such a huge relief.”

·         “This class instills con­fi­dence.  I was unsure about my career, if I’d even get a job, how the process works, till this class.  Even if I don’t know exactly what I will do still, it
gave me con­fi­dence that I’m not that under­qual­i­fied.  This class is most ben­e­fi­cial to starting/incoming students.”

·         “It made me feel pre­pared and enthu­si­as­tic about the future because of all the skills and advice taught”

·         “I liked that every week I came out of class feel­ing moti­vated to improve some aspect of my life.  I think that is very valu­able.  I think this class should actu­ally be a require­ment
for graduation.”

·         “I liked the strengths top­ics and encour­age­ment to seek oppor­tu­ni­ties”.  Class was a great guide to find­ing opportunities”

·         “I liked that all the sub­jects were valu­able but not in an aca­d­e­mic way like all the other classes I’ve taken.   This class is applic­a­ble to the real world.”

·         “I liked the pan­els and hear­ing I don’t have to find my dream job right away.  Class is help­ful to any­one that needs help learn­ing how to job search.  Career Cen­ter seems less
intim­i­dat­ing now”

·         “I am tak­ing away from the class, how impor­tant it is to think about my future now, but this class has pointed me in the right direc­tion.  One of the most help­ful classes I have taken
at UW. I really thought the pan­els were help­ful, as well as the inter­view­ing tips”

·         “This class puts you in a bet­ter posi­tion when job hunting”

·         “I liked the atmos­phere about this class.  It’s not like a stress­ful lec­ture type of class, and it’s very helpful.”

·         “I liked the chance to talk with other stu­dents about their expe­ri­ence, and the chance to think more about yourself”

Career Meetup: Job Search for Seniors — tomorrow

Career Meetup: Job Search for Seniors
UW Career Cen­ter
When Tues­day, Novem­ber 25, 2014, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
room MGH Com­mons (look for the Pur­ple Balloon!)
Sum­mary Career Meetup: Job Search for Seniors

Grad­u­at­ing in the next few quar­ters? We’ll be dis­cussing all of your ques­tions around when and how to start the job search! Seniors—come as you are with or with­out questions.

Meetup Loca­tion: MGH Com­mons (look for the Pur­ple Balloon!)

Get valu­able feed­back and advice and build con­nec­tions with a Career Coun­selor and other stu­dents in a Career Meetup—casual (but pro­duc­tive) con­ver­sa­tions, just for UW under­grad­u­ates! To find your Meetup, look for the Pur­ple Balloon.

Ques­tions?  Email Patrick Chid­sey ( chidsey@uw.edu )

Grad Programs Fair in public service programs, 11/3

Seat­tle Grad­u­ate Pro­grams Fair
Idealist.org

Novem­ber 3, 2014, 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Seat­tle Uni­ver­sity, Cam­pion Hall Ball­room,
914 E Jef­fer­son Street, Seat­tle, WA, 98122

Ide­al­ist can help you make a dif­fer­ence in your career!

At the fair, you can:

Learn about admis­sions require­ments and appli­ca­tion dead­lines for grad­u­ate pro­grams in social work, pub­lic pol­icy, non­profit man­age­ment, inter­na­tional affairs, pub­lic inter­est law, social entre­pre­neur­ship, and many more.

Speak with grad­u­ate admis­sions advi­sors from local, national and inter­na­tional universities

The fair is free and open to any­one con­sid­er­ing grad­u­ate school. Watch these two short videos to see why you should attend the fair and what it looks like.

Government career fair

Hello Huskies,

 

Are you inter­ested in gain­ing a career oppor­tu­nity work­ing in a gov­ern­ment set­ting? Don’t miss the Gov­ern­ment Career Fair spon­sored by the Career Cen­ter. We are offer­ing you a great oppor­tu­nity of inter­act­ing and con­nect­ing with gov­ern­ment employ­ers look­ing to recruit Huskies for part-time, full-time and intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties. Bring your resumes, dress to impress, and come join us!

 

Gov­ern­ment Career Fair

Wednes­day, Octo­ber 29th, 2-5pm

Mary Gates Commons

Open to all stu­dents and alumni from all 3 campuses.

Entrepreneurship minor deadline

 

 

Last chance to apply this quarter

to the entre­pre­neur­ship minor for non-business majors!

 

Dead­line: THIS SATURDAY, Octo­ber 25

 

 

 

 

Start-ups. They only start with an idea.

Your busi­ness skills could turn that idea into a real­ity.

 

If you’re a vision­ary with the pas­sion and deter­mi­na­tion to shape the future, get the busi­ness know-how with the Fos­ter School’s new, com­pet­i­tive entre­pre­neur­ship minor.

 

Open to all non-business under­grad­u­ates, this 31-credit com­pet­i­tive minor offers stu­dents the oppor­tu­nity to lever­age their unique tal­ents, as well as their new-found busi­ness knowl­edge, to achieve their start-up goals.

 

Learn more or apply now!

 

Leslie Mabry | Assis­tant Direc­tor
Buerk Cen­ter for Entrepreneurship

UW Fos­ter School of Busi­ness, Dempsey Hall 227
206.685‑5669 mabryl@uw.edu
Con­nect with Buerk on Facebook

 

 

 

 

Business Leadership Program — Sales, Marketing and Operations: Program Associate

Busi­ness Lead­er­ship Pro­gram — Sales, Mar­ket­ing and Oper­a­tions: Pro­gram Associate

The Busi­ness Lead­er­ship Pro­gram pro­vides a unique grad­u­ate train­ing and devel­op­ment pro­gram focused either Sales or Mar­ket­ing and Oper­a­tions within LinkedIn. This pro­gram endows grad­u­ates with the skills nec­es­sary to build a suc­cess­ful career at LinkedIn and beyond.

As part of this pro­gram, you will be intro­duced to our core busi­ness lines and dif­fer­ent depart­ments within LinkedIn. You will be given the oppor­tu­nity to meet senior lead­er­ship from these areas, learn from their expe­ri­ences, and explore oppor­tu­ni­ties that best fit your back­ground and career goals.

This 12–18 month rota­tional pro­gram includes com­pre­hen­sive induc­tion train­ing, devel­op­ment work­shops, and rota­tions touch­ing all of our lines of busi­ness that will build your skills and expose you to a broad spec­trum of oppor­tu­ni­ties across LinkedIn. Depend­ing on your grad­u­a­tion date, the Sales, Mar­ket­ing and Oper­a­tions pro­gram has quar­terly start dates through­out the year.
•The Sales track may include roles in recruit­ing, global cus­tomer oper­a­tions and sales.
•The Mar­ket­ing and Oper­a­tions track may include roles in Sales Oper­a­tions, Adver­tis­ing Oper­a­tions, Mar­ket­ing Oper­a­tions and Enter­prise Mar­ket­ing.
The Busi­ness Lead­er­ship Pro­gram is designed to develop lead­ers who will excel at LinkedIn and beyond. This oppor­tu­nity will trans­form and enrich your career trajectory.

Respon­si­bil­i­ties:
•Work within a team envi­ron­ment to accom­plish shared/individual goals.
•Man­age dif­fer­ent projects, as assigned, dur­ing rota­tions.
•Pro­vide weekly met­rics to man­age­ment.
•Gen­er­ate your own projects/processes to help improve our organization.

Basic Qual­i­fi­ca­tions
•Bachelor’s Degree or equiv­a­lent
Pre­ferred Qual­i­fi­ca­tions
•Strong aca­d­e­mic back­ground.
•Proven lead­er­ship expe­ri­ence.
•Demon­strated abil­ity for ana­lyt­i­cal and strate­gic think­ing.
•Excep­tional com­mu­ni­ca­tion and orga­ni­za­tional skills.
•Remark­able work ethic and effec­tive time man­age­ment
•Strong com­peti­tor with resilience and a “can do” atti­tude.
•Pas­sion for LinkedIn and our mis­sion, vision and val­ues.
*NOTE: Strong LinkedIn pro­files are rec­om­mended for consideration.

Business Career Fair — 10/14

Atten­tion Huskies!

 

Wel­come back to cam­pus! We hope you had a great sum­mer! Have you been look­ing for the per­fect job or intern­ship?  Then, don’t miss the chance to chat with more than 120 employ­ers at annual UW Busi­ness Career Fair!  All UW stu­dents are welcome.

 

BUSINESS CAREER FAIR

Tues­day, Octo­ber 14th

2-6pm, HUB Ballrooms

Open to all UW stu­dents and alumni!

 

Attend­ing employ­ers are look­ing to hire a vari­ety of majors for intern­ships, part-time or full-time career oppor­tu­ni­ties. The one thing they all have in com­mon?  They’re look­ing to hire Huskies!

 

Com­pa­nies include: Accen­ture, Ama­zon,  Anheuser Busch, Bloomberg, Boe­ing, Boston Sci­en­tific, Deloitte Con­sult­ing, Hitatchi,  HP, Intel,  Key­Bank,  Pan­dora, Wells Fargo, Zil­low and many more! See attached link for employer list. Get a head start on your com­pe­ti­tion by research­ing the com­pa­nies on the list.  Be sure to come dressed to impress and bring copies of your resumes!

 F14_BCF Employer List 10.7.14

Ques­tions? Con­tact bzhire@uw.edu

#BCF14

 

Andy Rabitoy

Direc­tor, Under­grad­u­ate Career Services

Michael G. Fos­ter School of Busi­ness • Uni­ver­sity of Washington

Dempsey Hall Room 212 • Box 353223 • Seat­tle, WA 98195–3200

•  arabitoy@uw.edu   •  foster.washington.edu/ugcareers

 

 

 

 

Mentor lunch with Pete Nordstrom, 11/7

Dear English majors,

For those of you wondering what amazing careers you can pursue with your  
major once you graduate, we have a mentor lunch every quarter with a former 
English major who is doing interesting work with their degree. This November 
7th at 12:15 (in the Colleen Room in the UW Club on campus) we will host 
Mr. Pete Nordstrom (see his brief biography below).

He is an absolutely dedicated former English major, loves that he has an 
English degree and believes that it really informs him in his business 
every day.

We have 8 spaces at the lunch table for those of you interested. E-mail 
me back if you would like to be a part of  this mentor lunch.

Nancy Sisko
Director Academic Advising
English

 

Peter E. Nordstrom

Peter Everett Nord­strom was born Feb­ru­ary 14, 1962.  The son of Bruce Nord­strom (b. 1933) and Frances Wake­man (1937–1984), Peter is the great-grandson of retail com­pany Nordstrom’s co-founder, John W. Nord­strom.  Mr. Nord­strom received a BA from the Col­lege of Arts & Sci­ences (Eng­lish) at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton in 1985.  Mr. Nordstrom’s sib­lings are Blake Nord­strom and Erik Nord­strom, both UW grad­u­ates.  Dur­ing col­lege, he played bas­ket­ball for the UW for three years and then coached the Junior Var­sity team for two years.  Mr. Nord­strom has held the posi­tion of Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent and Pres­i­dent — Mer­chan­dis­ing of Nord­strom, Inc. since Feb­ru­ary 2006. From Sep­tem­ber 2000 to Feb­ru­ary 2006, Mr. Nord­strom served as Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent and Pres­i­dent — Full-Line Stores. Mr. Nord­strom pre­vi­ously served as Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent and Direc­tor of Full-Line Store Mer­chan­dise Strat­egy from Feb­ru­ary 2000 to Sep­tem­ber 2000, and as Co-President of the Com­pany from 1995 to 2000. He has held var­i­ous other man­age­ment and sales posi­tions of increas­ing respon­si­bil­ity since join­ing the Com­pany in 1978.

 

Mr. Nord­strom is cur­rently a board mem­ber of KEXP and a past mem­ber of the Tyee Board of Advi­sors at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton.  He pre­vi­ously was a minor­ity owner of the Seat­tle Super­Son­ics pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball team and part owner of the Indie record label Love­less Records. Pete Nord­strom and his brother, Erik, are part of the investor group that joined Chris Hansen to build a new sports arena, and bring a pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball team back to Seat­tle.  Along with bas­ket­ball, Mr. Nord­strom has a pas­sion for music.  He plays bass gui­tar in a Seat­tle band, Stag, and pre­vi­ously in Tuffy (Min­neapo­lis) and The Mel­lors (Seat­tle) under the name Pete Everett.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Nord­strom spear­headed the char­ity event SMooCH (Seat­tle Musi­cians for Children’s Hos­pi­tal) in 2012 and 2013, with plans to make it an annual event. Brandy M. Foltz was born on June 21, 1973 and grad­u­ated from Sun­ny­side High School in east­ern Wash­ing­ton in 1991.  She attended Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­sity and was a mem­ber of Crim­son Com­pany, a stu­dent show choir.  Pete and Brandy Nord­strom were mar­ried in 2007.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Nord­strom have two chil­dren, daugh­ter Micki (b. 2010) and son Chet (b. 2012).

Tech careers for non tech students — event, Thursday, 10/16

Careers in the Tech Indus­try for Non-Tech Students

Thurs­day, Octo­ber 16, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, HUB 214

Have you been think­ing that you would like to carve out a career in the tech world, but don’t have com­puter or engi­neer­ing skills? Many high-tech firms have jobs and careers that are not tech related. This employer panel will help you become aware of what those jobs/careers might be and how best to apply for them. There will be time for the audi­ence to ask ques­tions to the pan­elists and the oppor­tu­nity to mix and min­gle after the pre­sen­ta­tion. Employ­ers from Ama­zon, Sim­ply Mea­sured, Tableau, and Mu-Sigma will be present.

 

No RSVP needed. Ques­tions? Email crecruit@uw.edu

 

Thanks so much!

 

The Career Center

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

main: (206) 543‑0535  fax: (206) 616‑4863

134 Mary Gates Hall * Box 352810 * Seat­tle, WA 98195

 

careers.uw.edu

 

 

 

 

Friday: Resume Workshop

Resumes-Getting Started
UW Career Cen­ter

When Fri­day, Octo­ber 10, 2014, 12:30 – 1 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Not happy with your resume? Let us help! We will cover how your resume is used in the job search process and how to make sure it tar­gets your career goals. We will dis­cuss for­mat, style, and how to write a resume that best reflects your strengths and talents.
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register.

Workshop: Internships for Sophomores & Juniors

Career Meetup: Intern­ships for Sopho­mores & Juniors
UW Career Cen­ter
When Thurs­day, Octo­ber 9, 2014, 3 – 4 PM
Cam­pus room Burke Cafe (in the Burke Museum) (look for the Pur­ple Balloon!)
Career Meetup: Intern­ships for Sopho­mores & Juniors

We’ll be talk­ing intern­ships, intern­ships, internships—when, where, why and every­thing in between. Sopho­mores and Juniors—join us!

Meetup Loca­tion: Burke Cafe (in the Burke Museum) (look for the Pur­ple Balloon!)

Get valu­able feed­back and advice and build con­nec­tions with a Career Coun­selor and other stu­dents in a Career Meetup—casual (but pro­duc­tive) con­ver­sa­tions, just for UW under­grad­u­ates! To find your Meetup, look for the Pur­ple Balloon.

Ques­tions?  Email Patrick Chid­sey ( chidsey@uw.edu )

Workshop: Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!)

Net­work­ing for Shy Peo­ple(& Every­one!)
UW Career Cen­ter

When Tues­day, Octo­ber 7, 2014, 3:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room 134
We know it takes a cer­tain, spe­cial type of per­son to gen­uinely enjoy net­work­ing. For the rest of us who may need a lit­tle help, we’ll teach some easy, non-threatening ways to con­nect with oth­ers to meet your goals. Things you’ll leave the work­shop know­ing include: ways to get “them” talk­ing (so you can relax – and lis­ten!), deal­ing with silence, get­ting the info, and how to move-on and follow-up.
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register.

Workshop: Identifying Your Strengths

Iden­ti­fy­ing Your Strengths
UW Career Cen­ter

When Wednes­day, Octo­ber 1, 2014, 2:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
You keep hear­ing, “Employ­ers need to know your strengths,” but think, I don’t even know my strengths! You’re not alone – employ­ers say that up to 80% of can­di­dates can’t name their strengths and there­fore, can’t artic­u­late their fit for a posi­tion. This work­shop will help you begin to iden­tify your unique strengths/skills/talents and get an edge in secur­ing the job you want. Please join us for this inter­ac­tive intro­duc­tion to the Depend­able Strengths Process. Come as you are—no prepa­ra­tion needed.
Cost Free
Note no need to pre-register.

Employer-led workshops at the UW Career Center

Good morn­ing and happy Fall!

 

Our team here at the Career Cen­ter is pleased to announce that we are offer­ing a new work­shop series this Fall, titled ‘Employer-Led Work­shops’, in which employ­ers will come to cam­pus to host work­shops and facil­i­tate dis­cus­sions on career devel­op­ment top­ics.  Addi­tional infor­ma­tion is below and attached.

 

We’re excited about this as a way to fur­ther engage employ­ers who are inter­ested in sup­port­ing and hir­ing UW stu­dents and alumni, and also as a way to offer stu­dents & alums the oppor­tu­nity to hear straight from employ­ers on rel­e­vant and timely career topics.

 

We’d love your help in shar­ing this infor­ma­tion with any of your stu­dents (or alumni) who you think might be inter­ested in join­ing!   If you have any ques­tions, please don’t hes­i­tate to be in touch.
Best,

Emma O’Neill Myers & Patrick Chidsey

 

 

 

Employer-Led Work­shops

Come join us for a new event series at the Career Cen­ter, to hear straight from top employ­ers how to be suc­cess­ful in your job or intern­ship search, as well as strate­gies for devel­op­ing your per­sonal and pro­fes­sional life both dur­ing and after col­lege!  Com­ing up first?  AT&T shar­ing insights on how to make the most of a new role and set your­self up for suc­cess.
Employer-Led Work­shop: Max­i­miz­ing Your First 30 Days on the Job (pre­sented by AT&T)

Wednes­day, Octo­ber 8th

12:30–1:20pm at the Career Cen­ter (134 Mary Gates Hall)

 

Come join the Global Col­lege Recruit­ing Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of AT&T to learn how to pre­pare for, and what to expect, dur­ing the first 30 days at a new job! Build­ing rela­tion­ships, Active Lis­ten­ing skills, Mag­ni­fy­ing suc­cess, dri­ving per­for­mance, assess­ing rev­enue, lead­ing change, stay­ing indus­try relevant.

 

No pre-registration or RSVP is required for these work­shops, and space will be avail­able on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Ques­tions? Email careerevents@uw.edu .

 

COMING UP LATER THIS QUARTER…..

Employer-Led Work­shop: Inter­view Tips (pre­sented by Google)

Wednes­day, Octo­ber 22nd

12:30–1:20pm at the Career Cen­ter (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Employer-Led Work­shop: Tran­si­tion­ing to Life After Col­lege (pre­sented by North­west­ern Mutual)

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 5th

12:30–1:20pm at the Career Cen­ter (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Employer-Led Work­shop: Intern­ships: What They Are and How to Find One (pre­sented by Lib­erty Mutual)

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 19th

12:30–1:20pm at the Career Cen­ter (134 Mary Gates Hall)

 

 

__________________________________

Emma O’Neill-Myers
Assis­tant Direc­tor, The Career Cen­ter
(206) 543‑9109 direct / econeill@uw.edu

EMPLOYERS: We want your feed­back! Answer our one-question poll.

 

 

 

Attached Mes­sage Part

Friday: Career Meetup: Job Search for Seniors

Career Meetup: Job Search for Seniors
UW Career Cen­ter
When Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 26, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room MGH Com­mons (look for the Pur­ple Balloon!)
Career Meetup: Job Search for Seniors

Grad­u­at­ing in the next few quar­ters? We’ll be dis­cussing all of your ques­tions around when and how to start the job search! Seniors—come as you are with or with­out questions.

Meetup Loca­tion: MGH Com­mons (look for the Pur­ple Balloon!)

Get valu­able feed­back and advice and build con­nec­tions with a Career Coun­selor and other stu­dents in a Career Meetup—casual (but pro­duc­tive) con­ver­sa­tions, just for UW under­grad­u­ates! To find your Meetup, look for the Pur­ple Balloon.

Ques­tions?  Email Patrick Chid­sey ( chidsey@uw.edu )

Future librarians: Web chat with the Library & Information School

You’re Invited!
MLIS Web Chat
Weds, Sep­tem­ber 24, 12:30 pm
Online ses­sion: 
https://ischool.adobeconnect.com/mlisprospects/

Inter­ested in a career in librar­i­an­ship, infor­ma­tion lit­er­acy, knowl­edge orga­ni­za­tion, user expe­ri­ence design, or infor­ma­tion archi­tec­ture?  Do you think cre­atively and want to help peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions find and under­stand infor­ma­tion?  If yes, then check out the Mas­ter of Library and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence degree offered by the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Infor­ma­tion School.  We offer the #3 ranked pro­gram in the nation.

Please join online for a web chat on Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 24, from 12:30–1:30 pm PDT.  It is struc­tured as a Q&A ses­sion, with iSchool fac­ulty and staff answer­ing your ques­tions.  No RSVP is nec­es­sary for this ses­sion.  For addi­tional infor­ma­tion ses­sion and web chat dates, visit the iSchool recruit­ing cal­en­dar.

Click here to find out more of what you can do with a master’s degree in infor­ma­tion sci­ence.  And check out these videos to learn more about what some of our alum are doing.

Attn Pre-Law students: Mock Trial Club

Are you inter­ested in law school?  Act­ing?  Do you just like argu­ing with friends, fam­ily, and strangers for no good rea­son?  Do you want to be part of a club that trav­els and com­petes against top schools from all around the coun­try?  Well then mock trial might be for you!  For those unfa­mil­iar with mock trial, it’s a com­pet­i­tive activ­ity in which two teams present alter­nate sides of a fic­ti­tious court case.  Stu­dents por­tray either attor­neys or wit­nesses and are graded on their per­for­mances by a panel of real-life attor­neys.  Mock trial is open to under­grad­u­ate stu­dents from all majors; you do NOT need to even be think­ing about law school to par­tic­i­pate in mock trial, or to have a blast doing so!

Since the club’s found­ing in 2007, we have sent teams to nation­als every year, and are cur­rently ranked as the #19 team in the nation. Through­out the sea­son, we also trav­eled to par­tic­i­pate in a num­ber of invi­ta­tional tour­na­ments at uni­ver­si­ties such as Van­der­bilt, NYU, Yale, and many more. Addi­tion­ally, we host our own tour­na­ment on cam­pus. We are look­ing for­ward to build­ing on our suc­cess this year and we would love to have you come along for the ride!

 

If you think mock trial might be for you, or if you’d like to hear a lit­tle more, there are sev­eral oppor­tu­ni­ties to do so! You can visit our booth at the Club Fair on Sep­tem­ber 24th and 25th, from 10–3. We will also be hold­ing TWO infor­ma­tional meet­ings on Sep­tem­ber 30th and Octo­ber 1st, at 6 PM in Sav­ery Hall. Club try­outs will be Octo­ber 3–5. If you can’t make If you can’t make it to any of our infor­ma­tion ses­sions but still want to know more about the club or want to sched­ule a try­out, feel free to email us at uwmocktrialclub@gmail.com.

If you’d like to learn more about the club in the mean­time, check out our web­site, www.uwmocktrial.com

 

We look for­ward to see­ing you!
–Tay­lor Deardorff

2014–2015 Pres­i­dent

UW Mock Trial Club

 

Career Center Events for Autumn Quarter

Attached are the career related work­shop and events for Fall Quar­ter. Please feel free to make copies and post on any of your social media for stu­dents and alumni.

 

We are excited about offer­ing new work­shop for­mats this quar­ter includ­ing Get­ting Started ses­sions (30 min­utes), Labs for prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tion and explo­ration (60–90 min­utes), and Mee­tups for more in-depth con­ver­sa­tions with and among stu­dents (60 minutes).

 

We are very excited to offer our first ever employer pre­sented work­shops address­ing intern­ships, inter­view tips, tran­si­tion­ing to life after col­lege, and the first 30 days on the job. Com­pa­nies pre­sent­ing include AT&T, Google, North­west­ern Mutual, and Lib­erty Mutual.

 

Finally, we are ini­ti­at­ing our “Careers in…” employer pan­els with the first one about “Careers in the Tech Indus­try for Non-Tech Stu­dents” on August 16th, 4:300 – 6:30 in HUB 214. Many high-tech firms have jobs and careers that are not tech related. This employer panel will help stu­dents become aware of what those jobs/careers might be and how best to apply for them.

 

Please encour­age your stu­dents to attend these work­shops and events. Most will be in the Career Cen­ter, but sev­eral will be in venues else­where around the campus.

 

Thanks and please let me know if you have questions!

 Work­shops & Events Fall 2014

Have a great quarter!!

Vic

 

Vic Sny­der, Asso­ciate Director

(206) 616‑5806

vsnyder@uw.edu

 

The Career Center

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

134 Mary Gates Hall * Box 352810 * Seat­tle, WA 98195

Job Search for International Students workshop

Job Search for Inter­na­tional Stu­dents
UW Career Cen­ter

When Fri­day, Octo­ber 3, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Sum­mary We know that look­ing for work presents spe­cial chal­lenges for inter­na­tional stu­dents. This work­shop cov­ers U.S. employ­ers’ expec­ta­tions ver­sus poten­tial val­ues dif­fer­ence in other cul­tures.  It also addresses how to over­come some of the obsta­cles that inter­na­tional stu­dents face when con­duct­ing a job search in the United States, strate­gies for shar­ing inter­na­tional stu­dent sta­tus and job search strate­gies that are most effec­tive for inter­na­tional students.
Cost Free
Note This work­shop is for inter­na­tional stu­dents, but all are wel­come! No need to pre-register. Please con­tact the Career Cen­ter at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

Business course for non business majors

*Mar­ket­ing and Man­age­ment From a Sus­tain­abil­ity* Per­spec­tive course:
ESRM 320 is an intro­duc­tory busi­ness course designed for non-business majors and has NO pre­req­ui­sites. We’ll cover the basics of mar­ket­ing and man­age­ment with sus­tain­abil­ity * (envi­ron­men­tal and cor­po­rate social respon­si­bil­ity) woven through­out the course. ESRM 320 gives NW and I&S credit.
ESRM 320
SLN 14453
TU/TH 4:30–6:50 PM
ABOUT 320…
For-profit com­pa­nies and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions use mar­ket­ing and human resources to cre­ate and deliver prod­ucts, ser­vices, and ideas. This course explores: 1) busi­ness prac­tices that are aligned with envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship and social respon­si­bil­ity stan­dards; 2) the con­cepts and mod­els of a mar­ket ori­en­ta­tion; 3) how mar­kets are researched and tar­geted, and prod­ucts posi­tioned, to meet con­sumer needs; 4) cre­at­ing and pric­ing prod­ucts, devel­op­ing dis­tri­b­u­tion chan­nels, and imple­ment­ing pro­mo­tion cam­paigns; 5) man­age­r­ial and lead­er­ship skills and styles; 6) how com­pa­nies moti­vate employ­ees and develop human cap­i­tal; and 7) meth­ods for recruit­ing, select­ing, train­ing, and eval­u­at­ing employees.
* What does sus­tain­abil­ity mean, and how is it man­i­fested in business?
Var­i­ous def­i­n­i­tions of sus­tain­abil­ity have been used, but all share a com­mon under­stand­ing that sus­tain­abil­ity refers to inte­grat­ing envi­ron­men­tal, social respon­si­bil­ity, and financial/economic ele­ments in order to meet the needs of peo­ple today with­out com­pro­mis­ing Earth’s capac­ity to pro­vide for future gen­er­a­tions. Said another way, prac­tic­ing sus­tain­abil­ity involves bal­anc­ing the three Ps: planet, peo­ple, and profits.
Thank you.

Dorothy Paun, PhD, MBA
Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton
396 Bloedel Hall, Box 352100
Seat­tle, WA 98195 USA

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Career (Re)Launch Workshop, students and alumni, 9/17

Career (Re)Launch Workshop
When Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 17, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cam­pus location Stu­dent Union Build­ing (HUB)
Cam­pus room 134
Pri­mary Focus All UW
Sum­mary This work­shop fea­tures three of our key job search work­shops including:

LinkedIn or Left Out?
Learn how to build or improve an exist­ing LinkedIn pro­file, and how to use it effec­tively to net­work and gather career information.

Job Search Strate­gies
What are the most suc­cess­ful job search strate­gies? How do you use them? How do you find a job in a recov­er­ing econ­omy? Learn the answers to all of these questions.

Suc­cess­ful Inter­view­ing
Learn prac­ti­cal infor­ma­tion and tips to help you ace any inter­view by explor­ing pop­u­lar ques­tions and how to answer them, inter­view prepa­ra­tion tech­niques and more.

Please note this work­shop is all group-based, and does not include one on one coun­sel­ing time or LinkedIn pro­file reviews.

To reg­is­ter for this work­shop, please go to http://careers.washington.edu/Career-Launch-Workshop

Type of Event Work­shop
Cam­pus UW Seat­tle
Cost The cost for the work­shop is $20 for non-UWAA mem­bers and $15 for cur­rent UWAA members.
Ticket Web Link careers.washington.edu…
Note Please con­tact 206–543-0535 with any questions.
Link careers.washington.edu…

Are you qualified for that job or internship?

The les­son in a nut­shell: even if you don’t fit every require­ment listed, you should still apply!

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Job require­ments are mostly fic­tion and you should ignore them

Writ­ten by Max Nisen@MaxNisen
August 27, 2014

The hir­ing process is still a human one. Reuters/Gary Cameron

In job searches, peo­ple fre­quently look at the listed require­ments, see a gap, and move on, fear­ing rejec­tion and not want­ing to waste the employer’s time and their own. They’re mak­ing a big mis­take, and poten­tially hold­ing their careers back. A job post­ing doesn’t describe a real per­son. It describes a fic­tional (and often unre­al­is­tic) ideal that com­pa­nies don’t really expect to find.

A lot of times when com­pa­nies write job descrip­tions, they include every­thing that they dream of hav­ing,” Scott Pur­cell, a Sil­i­con Valley-based tech­nol­ogy recruiter at Job­spring Part­ners, tells Quartz. “It’s a list of things that they need, then things that they want to use in the future or are think­ing about using. They put in every­thing that’s in their envi­ron­ment, every sort of technology.”

Hir­ing man­agers get overex­cited and list too many things, even though only a few parts of the descrip­tion are truly core. But the term “require­ment” gets read very lit­er­ally, and scares peo­ple off from jobs they could well get. Pur­cell actu­ally doesn’t like to send spe­cific job descrip­tions to clients for exactly that rea­son. The hir­ing process still is a very human one. Things like rela­tion­ships, con­fi­dence, less def­i­nite skills, and proper pre­sen­ta­tion of expe­ri­ence make a dif­fer­ence and often can help can­di­dates over­come a per­ceived short­age in qualifications.

If you were to ask most hir­ing man­agers if they care about some­body that has every skill listed, ver­sus some­body that has four or five [rel­e­vant skills] with a good atti­tude and a good work his­tory, they’re all going to say they care about the type of per­son, not some brand new tech­nol­ogy skill,” Pur­cell says.

When pro­fes­sion­als were asked why they didn’t apply for jobs they felt unqual­i­fied for, in a sur­vey writ­ten up this week at the Har­vard Busi­ness Review, few said they felt they couldn’t do the job well. The rea­sons had more to do with our propen­sity to take intim­i­dat­ing job post­ings at face value. In other words, the prob­lem isn’t a lack of con­fi­dence, but a lack of infor­ma­tion about how the hir­ing process really works.

A com­monly cited sta­tis­tic is that women only apply for jobs when they feel 100% qual­i­fied, while men are will­ing to apply when meet­ing just 60% of the qualifications—evidence of a con­fi­dence gap between the gen­ders. But both men and women fall into the trap of tak­ing job require­ments too seriously.

Pur­cell says sep­a­rat­ing out what’s truly required from what’s optional takes time and mar­ket knowl­edge. He’s a tech recruiter, so his exam­ples focus on that, but he says a good rule of thumb is that the fur­ther you get from the core of the job’s actual func­tion, the fur­ther down a list of skills some­thing is, and the newer the tech­nol­ogy or the skills term is, the more likely it’s what he calls a “nice to have” rather than a true requirement.

For exam­ple, if you look at just about any Face­book job post­ing for an engi­neer, you’ll see a B.A. or M.A. in com­puter sci­ence listed as a “require­ment.” It isn’t, accord­ing to Serkan Piantino, who leads Facebook’s New York office.

Part of our recruit­ing strat­egy is to be pretty agnos­tic to the things that don’t mat­ter,” Piantino told Quartz in an inter­view ear­lier this sum­mer. “Things like somebody’s prior back­ground, whether they went to a top [com­puter sci­ence] pro­gram or never grad­u­ated high school, if they’re a good fit for Face­book we just try to focus on that.”

Apply­ing always takes some judg­ment. Some skills gen­uinely could be required. And com­pa­nies gen­er­ally want to check off as many boxes as pos­si­ble when see­ing how dif­fer­ent can­di­dates match up to the posted require­ments. But much more of a job list­ing than many real­ize falls into the cat­e­gory of nonessential.

A recruiter like Pur­cell might be able to see that at a glance, but it’s worth ask­ing a friend who is in a sim­i­lar posi­tion or who works at the com­pany, or reach­ing out to a broader net­work if nec­es­sary to get at least some addi­tional infor­ma­tion. It’s tough to be rejected, or to get no response at all. But never tak­ing chances is a great way to see a career stall.

Full arti­cle at http://qz.com/255565/job-requirements-are-mostly-fiction-and-you-should-ignore-them/

9/17: Career (Re)Launch Workshop

Career (Re)Launch Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter & UW Alumni Association

When Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 17, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cam­pus location Stu­dent Union Build­ing (HUB) room 134
This work­shop fea­tures three of our key job search work­shops including:

LinkedIn or Left Out?
Learn how to build or improve an exist­ing LinkedIn pro­file, and how to use it effec­tively to net­work and gather career information.

Job Search Strate­gies
What are the most suc­cess­ful job search strate­gies? How do you use them? How do you find a job in a recov­er­ing econ­omy? Learn the answers to all of these questions.

Suc­cess­ful Inter­view­ing
Learn prac­ti­cal infor­ma­tion and tips to help you ace any inter­view by explor­ing pop­u­lar ques­tions and how to answer them, inter­view prepa­ra­tion tech­niques and more.

Please note this work­shop is all group-based, and does not include one on one coun­sel­ing time or LinkedIn pro­file reviews.

To reg­is­ter for this work­shop, please go to http://careers.washington.edu/Career-Launch-Workshop

Cost The cost for the work­shop is $20 for non-UWAA mem­bers and $15 for cur­rent UWAA members.
Ticket Web Link careers.washington.edu…
Note Please con­tact 206–543-0535 with any questions.
Link careers.washington.edu…

Info session: Masters in Library Science

You’re Invited!
MLIS Infor­ma­tion Ses­sion
Weds, August 27, 6:00 pm
Join us in per­son: OUGL 220, UW Seat­tle Cam­pus
Or watch online: https://ischool.adobeconnect.com/mlisprospects/
Inter­ested in a career in librar­i­an­ship, infor­ma­tion lit­er­acy, knowl­edge orga­ni­za­tion, user expe­ri­ence design, or infor­ma­tion archi­tec­ture?  Do you think cre­atively and want to help peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions find and under­stand infor­ma­tion?  If yes, then check out the Mas­ter of Library and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence degree offered by the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Infor­ma­tion School.  We offer the #3 ranked pro­gram in the nation. 
Please join us on-campus or online for an infor­ma­tion ses­sion on Wednes­day, August 27, from 6:00–7:00 pm PDTThe on-campus infor­ma­tion ses­sion will take place in Ode­gaard Under­grad­u­ate Library Room 220.  If you can’t make it to cam­pus, log in at https://ischool.adobeconnect.com/mlisprospects/ (sign in as a guest) to watch the pre­sen­ta­tion.  No RSVP is nec­es­sary for this ses­sion, but if you have ques­tions or need direc­tions, please email iask@uw.edu.  For addi­tional infor­ma­tion ses­sion and web chat dates, visit the iSchool recruit­ing cal­en­dar.
Click here to find out more of what you can do with a master’s degree in infor­ma­tion sci­ence.  And check out these videos to learn more about what some of our alum are doing.

Online info session: Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM)

Online Info Ses­sion — MSIM Program

We would like to invite any of your stu­dents who might be inter­ested to join us next Tues­day, August 26 at 7:00pm for an online webchat about the iSchool’s Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Infor­ma­tion Man­age­ment (MSIM) program.

The MSIM pro­gram attracts appli­cants from around the world, allow­ing stu­dents from any aca­d­e­mic back­ground to pur­sue stud­ies in Infor­ma­tion Man­age­ment areas such as Data Sci­ence, Infor­ma­tion Archi­tec­ture, Infor­ma­tion Secu­rity, User Expe­ri­ence Design, and more! MSIM is a STEM pro­gram, but let me be clear that there is no tech­ni­cal back­ground required for admis­sion con­sid­er­a­tion. The diver­sity of stu­dents com­ing to the pro­gram is one of our strengths!
MSIM grad­u­ates find employ­ment with a wide vari­ety of com­pa­nies and orga­ni­za­tions, gen­er­ally with very com­pet­i­tive start­ing salaries; please check out some of our job pro­files

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion, along with a link to the webchat, can be found here:

https://ischool.uw.edu/events/msim-web-chat-12 

If you would for­ward this to stu­dents, we’d be very appreciative!

 

Thanks so much,

 

Jason Boyd

 

**************

 

Jason Boyd

Aca­d­e­mic Advi­sor — MSIM & Ph.D.

The iSchool @ The Uni­ver­sity of Washington

470 Mary Gates Hall

206–221-3467

jboyd18@uw.edu

 

 


The Things Employers Look For When Hiring Recent Graduates

from the Atlantic Monthly:

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The Thing Employ­ers Look For When Hir­ing Recent Graduates

…isn’t some­thing that can be done on cam­pus. It’s an internship.

Nobody cares what col­lege Vince Vaughn attended, either. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

When I was 17, if you asked me how I planned on get­ting a job in the future, I think I would have said: Get into the right col­lege. When I was 18, if you asked me the same ques­tion, I would have said: Get into the right classes. When I was 19: Get good grades.

But when employ­ers recently named the most impor­tant ele­ments in hir­ing a recent grad­u­ate, col­lege rep­u­ta­tion, GPA, and courses fin­ished at the bot­tom of the list. At the top, accord­ing to the Chron­i­cle of Higher Edu­ca­tion, were expe­ri­ences out­side of aca­d­e­mics: Intern­ships, jobs, vol­un­teer­ing, and extracurriculars.


What Employ­ers Want

Chron­i­cle of Higher Ed

When employ­ers do hire from col­lege, the evi­dence sug­gests that aca­d­e­mic skills are not their pri­mary con­cern,” says Peter Cap­pelli, a Whar­ton pro­fes­sor and the author of a new paper on job skills. “Work expe­ri­ence is the cru­cial attribute that employ­ers want even for stu­dents who have yet to work full-time.”

Before you retreat to the com­ment sec­tion and scream at me for say­ing that school, classes, and grades don’t mat­ter, let me say: I don’t think this should be inter­preted as a sign that schools, classes, and grades don’t mat­ter. Employ­ers might not crave aca­d­e­mic skills. But stu­dents often qual­ify for the “right” intern­ships by get­ting good grades in rel­e­vant classes at chal­leng­ing schools. In this cal­cu­la­tion, a strong aca­d­e­mic record buys you a strong expe­ri­ence record, so when an employer is eval­u­at­ing your intern­ships, he’s indi­rectly eval­u­at­ing your aca­d­e­mic achieve­ments, too.

But the U.S. econ­omy isn’t a mono­lith: Do some indus­tries care more about intern­ships than others?

The Chron­i­cle has the answer: Media and com­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies are gaga for intern­ships and uniquely indif­fer­ent toward your classes. Health care com­pa­nies care the most about your major, and white-collar busi­nesses care the most about your GPA. Iron­i­cally, edu­ca­tion employ­ers care the least about grades.


What Employ­ers Want: By Industry

Chron­i­cle of Higher Ed

Can America’s employ­ers really be that indif­fer­ent toward what col­lege I attend? Could they really read “Har­vard Uni­ver­sity” and just see “University”?

Con­sider the larger pic­ture. Every year, about 3 mil­lion peo­ple start their first year of col­lege in this coun­try. About 1,600 of them enroll at Har­vard. That means that, rel­a­tively speak­ing, nobody goes to Har­vard. Har­vard does not exist. Add up all the capital-E Elite schools that jos­tle for the top 20 national uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges in US News’ annual rank­ings, and you’ve reached just 1 per­cent of the higher-ed population.

So, while it’s true that some con­sult­ing firms and banks take first-years exclu­sively from these cam­puses, they are fish­ing in a minus­cule pond. Their elit­ism is diluted in a sur­vey that spans the entire economy.

When you drill down into how a college’s rep­u­ta­tion affects hir­ing, employ­ers’ mean rat­ing of “region­ally known” col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties was prac­ti­cally indis­tin­guish­able from their rat­ing for elite schools.


The Effect of School Reputation

Chron­i­cle of Higher Ed

Intern­ships occupy an awk­ward place in our labor mar­ket and in our lives. Many of them are indis­tin­guish­able from jobs; but while unpaid jobs are con­sid­ered immoral, unpaid intern­ships are con­sid­ered com­mon. On a day-to-day basis, even desir­able intern­ships can resem­ble worth­less months of servi­tude, where mean­ing­less tasks inter­rupt long stretches of numb­ing bore­dom. Yet, employ­ers will even­tu­ally regard these ago­niz­ing peri­ods of numb­ing bore­dom to be the most sig­nif­i­cant pro­fes­sional moments of our col­lege career.

 

For the full arti­cle, see http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/the-thing-employers-look-for-when-hiring-recent-graduates/378693/

TUES: Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Effec­tive Resumes & Cover Let­ters Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

When Tues­day, August 19, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Resume and cover let­ter need some updat­ing? Let us help! At this work­shop you will increase your under­stand­ing of how your resume and cover let­ter are used in the job search process and make sure they tar­get your career goals. Learn how to com­pose a resume that reflects your great­est strengths and tal­ents and explore dif­fer­ent resume for­mats. By the end of this work­shop your resume will say, “Inter­view me!”
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register!

Wednesday: Successful Interviews Workshop

Suc­cess­ful Inter­views Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

When Wednes­day, August 13, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Inter­views can be scary. Espe­cially when they include ques­tions like the dreaded “Tell me about your­self”. Learn how to pre­pare for and con­duct inter­views that get the job offer! This work­shop addresses gen­eral prepa­ra­tion, research­ing com­pa­nies, what to expect, and answer­ing behavior-based and other tough, impor­tant inter­view ques­tions. Leave our office feel­ing pre­pared to take on the inter­view world!
Cost Free
Note NO need to pre-register.

Good news for English majors

The so-called “cri­sis in human­i­ties” has been hap­pen­ing for hun­dreds of years, however,

…Defy­ing all con­ven­tional wis­dom and their par­ents’ warn­ings, most Eng­lish majors also secure jobs, and not just at Star­bucks. Last week, at the gath­er­ing of the Asso­ci­ated Depart­ments of Eng­lish, it was reported that Eng­lish majors had a 2 per­cent lower unem­ploy­ment rate than the national rate, with an aver­age start­ing salary of $40,800 and aver­age mid-career salaries of $71,400. Accord­ing to a 2013–14 study by PayScale.com, Eng­lish ranks just above busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion as a “major that pays you back.”

See the full arti­cle at http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118139/crisis-humanities-has-long-history

Tues: Finding Jobs & Internships workshop

Find­ing Jobs & Intern­ships Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

When Tues­day, August 12, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Stu­dents with ques­tions about how to find intern­ships and jobs: look no fur­ther! This work­shop will answer all your ques­tions about how to start the process of look­ing and find­ing part-time or full-time jobs and intern­ships. Leave with spe­cific steps on how to decide what to look for, where and when to search, and who to talk with. Get started on your search with confidence!
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register.

Tuesday: Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!) Workshop

Net­work­ing for Shy Peo­ple (& Every­one!) Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

When Tues­day, August 5, 2014, 2:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
We know it takes a cer­tain, spe­cial type of per­son to gen­uinely enjoy career net­work­ing. For the rest of us who may need a lit­tle help, there’s the “Net­work­ing for Shy Peo­ple (& Every­one!)” work­shop.  Whether you are already job search­ing, just begin­ning to explore career options or research­ing grad­u­ate school oppor­tu­ni­ties, this work­shop teaches some easy, non-threatening ways to con­nect with oth­ers to meet your goals. Things you’ll leave the work­shop know­ing include: “the approach,” ways to get “them” talk­ing (so you can relax – and lis­ten!), deal­ing with silence, get­ting the info, and how and when to move-on and follow-up. You will dis­cover the excel­lent con­ver­sa­tion­al­ist you already are, even if it may be hid­ing some­where deep inside of you.
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register.

Best Paying Jobs for English Majors

 

If you want to major in Eng­lish and earn a lot of money, you don’t have to fig­ure out how to do that as a writer,” she says. “Take your com­mu­ni­ca­tion and analytical-thinking skills and apply them in other areas.”

See full arti­cle at http://career-advice.monster.com/salary-benefits/salary-information/best-paying-jobs-english-majors/article.aspx

English major skills

The value of your skills in the Eng­lish major:

At Sea in a Del­uge of Data

…Most impor­tant, though, employ­ers said they need work­ers who can col­lab­o­rate with col­leagues to solve prob­lems and who can engage in thought­ful analy­sis and inte­grate con­tex­tual orga­ni­za­tional details rarely found online.

Many employ­ers said their fresh-from-college hires fre­quently lack deeper and more tra­di­tional skills in research and analy­sis. Instead, the new work­ers default to quick answers plucked from the Inter­net. That method might be fine for look­ing up a def­i­n­i­tion or updat­ing a fact, but for many tasks, it proved super­fi­cial and incomplete…”

 

See the full arti­cle at the Chronicle’s website:

http://chronicle.com/article/At-Sea-in-a-Deluge-of-Data/147477/?cid=cc&utm_source=cc&utm_medium=en

Engineering vs. Liberal Arts: Who’s Right? (article)

Engi­neer­ing vs. Lib­eral Arts: Who’s Right—Bill or Steve?

 

Steve Jobs said: “It’s in Apple’s DNA that tech­nol­ogy alone is not enough—it’s tech­nol­ogy mar­ried with lib­eral arts, mar­ried with the human­i­ties, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing…”

 

Read full arti­cle at http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/21/engineering-vs-liberal-arts-who%E2%80%99s-right%E2%80%94bill-or-steve/

Tomorrow: Successful Interviews Workshop

Suc­cess­ful Inter­views Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

When Tues­day, July 29, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Inter­views can be scary. Espe­cially when they include ques­tions like the dreaded “Tell me about your­self”. Learn how to pre­pare for and con­duct inter­views that get the job offer! This work­shop addresses gen­eral prepa­ra­tion, research­ing com­pa­nies, what to expect, and answer­ing behavior-based and other tough, impor­tant inter­view ques­tions. Leave our office feel­ing pre­pared to take on the inter­view world!
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register.

Resumes & Cover Letters workshop — Thursday

Effec­tive Resumes & Cover Let­ters Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

When Thurs­day, July 24, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Resume and cover let­ter need some updat­ing? Let us help! At this work­shop you will increase your under­stand­ing of how your resume and cover let­ter are used in the job search process and make sure they tar­get your career goals. Learn how to com­pose a resume that reflects your great­est strengths and tal­ents and explore dif­fer­ent resume for­mats. By the end of this work­shop your resume will say, “Inter­view me!”
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register.

Friday: Finding Jobs & Internships workshop

Find­ing Jobs & Intern­ships Workshop
When Fri­day, July 25, 2014, 1 – 2 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room 134
Pri­mary Focus All UW
Sum­mary Stu­dents with ques­tions about how to find intern­ships and jobs: look no fur­ther! This work­shop will answer all your ques­tions about how to start the process of look­ing and find­ing part-time or full-time jobs and intern­ships. Leave with spe­cific steps on how to decide what to look for, where and when to search, and who to talk with. Get started on your search with confidence!
Type of Event Work­shop
Cam­pus UW Seat­tle
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register.

International Business info sessions

Inter­na­tional Stud­ies in Busi­ness Info Session!

 

Are you inter­ested in for­eign lan­guage and inter­na­tional busi­ness and plan­ning to apply to the Fos­ter School of Busi­ness?   If so, con­sider apply­ing to the nationally-ranked under­grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate of Inter­na­tional Stud­ies in Busi­ness Pro­gram (CISB) and get the com­pet­i­tive edge you need to suc­ceed in this inter­con­nected busi­ness world!  CISB, an inten­sive sup­ple­ment to the Bach­e­lor of Arts in Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, gives you the aca­d­e­mic and real-world prepa­ra­tion you need for a global busi­ness career through immer­sion in a for­eign cul­ture, study/work abroad, lan­guage study, prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence and lead­er­ship skill development.

 

Attend an upcom­ing info ses­sion to learn more:

 

Wednes­day, July 16, 2014, 12:30 pm, Pac­car 292

Thurs­day, August 7, 12:30 pm, Pac­car 292

 

Ques­tions?  Con­tact CISB at cisb@uw.edu or 206–543-5985.

 

Best,

 

Deanna

 

Deanna Fryhle

Pro­gram Adviser

Cer­tifi­cate of Inter­na­tional Stud­ies in Busi­ness Pro­gram (CISB)

Michael G. Fos­ter School of Business

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

202 Dempsey Hall

UW Box 353223

Seat­tle, WA  98195–3223

 

T:  206.543‑5985/ F:  206.616‑8225

E:  cisb@uw.edu

Web:  foster.washington.edu/cisb

Effective resumes workshop — Friday

Effec­tive Resumes & Cover Let­ters Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

When Fri­day, July 11, 2014, 1 – 2 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Resume and cover let­ter need some updat­ing? Let us help! At this work­shop you will increase your under­stand­ing of how your resume and cover let­ter are used in the job search process and make sure they tar­get your career goals. Learn how to com­pose a resume that reflects your great­est strengths and tal­ents and explore dif­fer­ent resume for­mats. By the end of this work­shop your resume will say, “Inter­view me!”
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register!

Friday, 7/11: Resumes & Cover Letters workshop

Effec­tive Resumes & Cover Let­ters Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

When Fri­day, July 11, 2014, 1 – 2 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Resume and cover let­ter need some updat­ing? Let us help! At this work­shop you will increase your under­stand­ing of how your resume and cover let­ter are used in the job search process and make sure they tar­get your career goals. Learn how to com­pose a resume that reflects your great­est strengths and tal­ents and explore dif­fer­ent resume for­mats. By the end of this work­shop your resume will say, “Inter­view me!”
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register!

Workshop: Finding Jobs & Internships

Find­ing Jobs & Intern­ships Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

When Wednes­day, July 2, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Stu­dents with ques­tions about how to find intern­ships and jobs: look no fur­ther! This work­shop will answer all your ques­tions about how to start the process of look­ing and find­ing part-time or full-time jobs and intern­ships. Leave with spe­cific steps on how to decide what to look for, where and when to search, and who to talk with. Get started on your search with confidence!
Cost Free
Note No need to pre-register.

Is a college degree still worth it? Study says yes

Ris­ing tuition costs, surg­ing stu­dent debt lev­els and an increase in unem­ploy­ment rates among new grads since the reces­sion have caused some to ques­tion the value of higher edu­ca­tion. The New York Fed study is just the lat­est to say that a degree is a good invest­ment. A Pew Research Cen­ter report from ear­lier this year said young adults with col­lege degrees make more money, have lower rates of unem­ploy­ment and are less likely to be liv­ing in poverty than those with just a high school education.

See more at

http://www.seattlepi.com/business/personal-finance/article/Is-a-college-degree-still-worth-it-Study-says-yes-5575204.php

Summer Career Series for Alumni

Sum­mer Series

Alumni Career Devel­op­ment Series
Please join the UW Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion and the UW Career Cen­ter for a series of events this sum­mer!  Attend one program—or sev­eral— and take a step towards find­ing a career you’ll love.

Career Fair Suc­cess Work­shop
Get pre­pared for the Sum­mer Career Fair! This work­shop will help you develop a strat­egy for the most effec­tive and effi­cient use of your time, craft an intro­duc­tion that makes a mem­o­rable impres­sion, and plan your post-fair follow-up.  Join us at the Career Cen­ter – 134 Mary Gates Hall — Mon­day, June 16, 2014 from 3:00 – 3:45 pm.  Cost – Free!

Effec­tive Resumes and Cover Let­ters Work­shop
Make sure your resume and cover let­ter tar­get your career goal. Learn how to con­struct a resume that reflects your strengths and tal­ents and gain an under­stand­ing of the nuances of email and online resume sub­mis­sions. For indi­vid­ual resume reviews, meet with a career coun­selor at Resume­Fest.  .  Join us at the Career Cen­ter – 134 Mary Gates Hall — Mon­day, June 16, 2014 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.  Cost – Free!

Resume Fest
Have your resume reviewed by a UW career ser­vices pro­fes­sional. Walk in and sign up for a 20 minute ses­sion with the first avail­able coun­selor.  .  Join us at the Career Cen­ter – 134 Mary Gates Hall — Tues­day, June 17, 2014 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Cost – Free!

Sum­mer Career Fair
Meet employ­ers who are look­ing to hire Huskies for jobs and intern­ships. Employ­ers rep­re­sent a wide range of jobs and indus­tries, includ­ing busi­ness, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions.
Join us at the HUB Ball­rooms — Wednes­day, June 18, 2014 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm.  Cost – Free!

Career Launch Work­shop
Three key job search sem­i­nars rolled into one! Included top­ics: LinkedIn or Left Out? — Job Search Strate­gies — Suc­cess­ful Inter­views.  Join us at Career Cen­ter — 134 Mary Gates Hall – Thurs­day, June 19, 2104 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.  Cost — $15 for UWAA mem­bers, $20 for non– mem­bers.  Click here to register.

Depend­able Strengths Work­shop
A 2-day work­shop for alumni that will help par­tic­i­pants assess their strengths and skills and move toward new career oppor­tu­ni­ties. The focus is a non-traditional job search process.  Join us at the Career Cen­ter — 134 Mary Gates Hall – Fri­day, June 20 & Mon­day, June 23, 2014 from 8:15 am – 5:00 pm.  Cost — $160 for UWAA mem­bers, $200 for non-members.  Click here to register.

UW Summer Career Fair, June 18th

Hello Huskies,

 

Have you been look­ing for the per­fect career posi­tion, intern­ship, or sum­mer job? You’ll have the chance to chat with 69 employ­ers at our annual Sum­mer Career Fair! The employ­ers will be look­ing to hire Huskies for a wide range of roles in com­pa­nies, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions. You’re sure to find some­thing that inter­ests you!  You can learn more by click­inghere.

The Basics

The Details

  • All UW stu­dents & alumni from all 3 cam­puses can attend
  • Dress code is busi­ness casual
  • More info about what to expect is here.

Next Steps

  • Get to know the employ­ers who are com­ing (being knowl­edge­able about orga­ni­za­tions that inter­est you shows prepa­ra­tion, inter­est, & professionalism)
  • Attend or down­load our Career Fair Suc­cess work­shop and/or Resumes & Cover Let­ters workshop
  • Spruce up your resume in Same-Day Ses­sions (through June 16th…open to UW-Seattle stu­dents only)
  • Sub­mit your resume to the Sum­mer Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can’t attend the fair!)

If you have ques­tions about the fair, please email careerevents@uw.edu or call 206.543.0535. Don’t miss this per­fect employ­ment oppor­tu­nity! We look for­ward to see­ing you on June 18th!

 

 

Best wishes,

The Career Center

 

 

International Students: Summertime Career Exploration

Inter­na­tional Stu­dents– Sum­mer­time Career Exploration

When Thurs­day, June 12, 2014, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)  Room 134– The Career Cen­ter Lobby
Use your time wisely this sum­mer to engage in activ­i­ties that pro­vide you with valu­able infor­ma­tion to explore your career.  Through research­ing, talk­ing with peo­ple and lit­tle self-exploration you can start next fall with a clearer sense of your career direc­tion and con­nec­tions with peo­ple in your field.
Cost Free
Note

Please con­tact Career Coun­selor Katie Hearn Zang khz@uw.edu if you have questions.

Great campus career events for students and alumni!

Mon., June 16 | 3 – 3:45 pm  Mary Gates Hall (MGH)

This work­shop date is part of the Alumni Career Devel­op­ment Series co-sponsored by the UW Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion and the UW Career Cen­ter. Go to careers.uw.edu… for more infor­ma­tion on this series.

Most peo­ple are famil­iar with what a career fair is  — but what are you sup­posed to do at a career fair?  How can you make your­self stand out, and increase your chances of land­ing a job? Use this work­shop to find out what to expect at career fairs. Learn how to plan a strat­egy for the most effec­tive and effi­cient use of your time at a fair, how to craft an intro­duc­tion that makes a good impres­sion, what to wear, and how to follow-up after the fair.

Mon., June 16 | 4:30 – 5:30 pm  Mary Gates Hall (MGH)

This work­shop date is part of the Alumni Career Devel­op­ment Series co-sponsored by the UW Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion and the UW Career Cen­ter. Go to careers.uw.edu… for more infor­ma­tion on this series.

Make sure your resume and cover let­ter tar­get your career goal. Learn how to com­pose a resume that reflects your strengths and tal­ents and gain an under­stand of the nuances of email and online resume submissions.

Please note: This work­shop is offered in a group for­mat, with no 1:1 resume review. For indi­vid­ual resume reviews, please refer to the cal­en­dar entry for June 17th’s Alumni ResumeFest

Tue., June 17 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This work­shop date is part of the Alumni Career Devel­op­ment Series co-sponsored by the UW Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion and the UW Career Cen­ter. Go to careers.uw.edu… for more infor­ma­tion on this series. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in June 17th’s Resume­Fest is lim­ited to Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton alumni. Slots will not be avail­able for con­tin­u­ing students.

Dur­ing Resume­Fest, resume reviews will be avail­able at the Career Cen­ter from 8:30am-4:30pm.  Drop in, and sign up for the first avail­able 20-minute slot.  Print a copy of your resume and bring it with you for per­son­al­ized feed­back and sug­ges­tions.  In order to serve all inter­ested Alumni, each per­son will be lim­ited to one Resume­Fest ses­sion. We look for­ward to see­ing you!

Wed., June 18 | 2 – 6 pm  Stu­dent Union Build­ing (HUB)

If you’re about to grad­u­ate or an alum look­ing to land a part-time or a full-time posi­tion with a top employer, then the UW Sum­mer Career Fair is for you! The UW Sum­mer Career Fair brings over 80 employ­ers to cam­pus who are look­ing to hire Huskies for jobs and intern­ships with their orga­ni­za­tions. This fair is Open to stu­dents and UW alumni from all majors and career-interest areas… You don’t want to miss it!

Employ­ers attend­ing rep­re­sent a wide range of jobs and indus­tries, includ­ing busi­ness, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and non-profit organizations.

Thu., June 19 | 1:30 – 4:30 pm  Mary Gates Hall (MGH)

This work­shop date is part of the Alumni Career Devel­op­ment Series co-sponsored by the UW Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion and the UW Career Cen­ter. Go to http://careers.uw.edu/Other/Summer-Series for more infor­ma­tion on this series.

This work­shop fea­tures three of our key job search work­shops including:

LinkedIn or Left Out?
Learn how to build or improve an exist­ing LinkedIn pro­file, and how to use it effec­tively to net­work and gather career information.

Job Search Strate­gies
What are the most suc­cess­ful job search strate­gies? How do you use them? How do you find a job in a recov­er­ing econ­omy? Learn the answers to all of these questions.

Suc­cess­ful Inter­view­ing
Learn prac­ti­cal infor­ma­tion and tips to help you ace any inter­view by explor­ing pop­u­lar ques­tions and how to answer them, inter­view prepa­ra­tion tech­niques and more.

Please note this work­shop is all group-based, and does not include one on one coun­sel­ing time or LinkedIn pro­file reviews.

To reg­is­ter for this work­shop, please go to http://careers.washington.edu/Career-Launch-Workshop

Summer Career Fair — June 18th

Hello Huskies,

 

Happy Fri­day! Have you been look­ing for the per­fect career posi­tion, intern­ship, or sum­mer job? You’ll have the chance to chat with more than 60 employ­ers at our annual Sum­mer Career Fair! The employ­ers will be look­ing to hire Huskies for a wide range of roles in com­pa­nies, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions. You’re sure to find some­thing that inter­ests you!  You can learn more by click­ing here.

The Basics

The Details

  • All UW stu­dents & alumni from all 3 cam­puses can attend
  • Dress code is busi­ness casual
  • More info about what to expect is here.

Next Steps

  • Get to know the employ­ers who are com­ing (being knowl­edge­able about orga­ni­za­tions that inter­est you shows prepa­ra­tion, inter­est, & professionalism)
  • Attend or down­load our Career Fair Suc­cess work­shop and/or Resumes & Cover Let­ters workshop
  • Spruce up your resume in Same-Day Ses­sions (through June 16th…open to UW-Seattle stu­dents only)
  • Sub­mit your resume to the Sum­mer Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can’t attend the fair!)

If you have ques­tions about the fair, please email careerevents@uw.edu or call 206.543.0535. Don’t miss this per­fect employ­ment oppor­tu­nity! We look for­ward to see­ing you on June 18th!

 

 

Enjoy the sunny week­end! J

Donna

 

————————————–

Donna Chen
Events Coor­di­na­tor
206–543-9108
chend3@uw.edu

Career Cen­ter Events
careerevents@uw.edu

The Career Cen­ter
Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton
main: (206) 543‑0535
134 Mary Gates Hall * Box 352810 * Seat­tle, WA 98195

 

Arts & Sciences Resume Book!

Con­grat­u­la­tions on your upcom­ing graduation!

 

If you’re seek­ing post-graduation oppor­tu­ni­ties, we encour­age you to uti­lize the UW Career Cen­ter, includ­ing HuskyJobs – the Career Center’s online job and intern­ship board – as part of your search. Hun­dreds of employ­ers post to HuskyJobs seek­ing UW stu­dents and alumni for roles at their orga­ni­za­tions, both locally and nation­ally. More than 900 jobs and intern­ships are cur­rently listed, with more being added every busi­ness day.

 

And for a lim­ited time, we’re offer­ing a spe­cial way for you to get your resume in front of com­pa­nies and orga­ni­za­tions look­ing for great tal­ent – our Grad­u­at­ing Arts & Sci­ences Seniors Resume Book!

We’ll be mak­ing this Resume Book avail­able to select employ­ers as a way to sup­port your job search and con­nect you with hir­ing orga­ni­za­tions through­out the Puget Sound and beyond.  Most employ­ers are more inter­ested in your skill sets than in your major, so be sure to high­light your skills.  (If you’d like help with how to do this in your resume, come to the Career Cen­ter — we’d love to help you!)

To sub­mit your resume to the Resume Book, fol­low these steps –

  • Log into your HuskyJobs account at www.huskyjobs.washington.edu/students
  • Be sure your pro­file is up to date with accu­rate major and grad­u­a­tion date infor­ma­tion (‘Pro­file’ tab)
  • Click on the ‘My Document’s tab of your HuskyJobs account. Look for the Tar­geted (Opt-in) Resume Book tab.
  • This tab will show you the ‘Grad­u­at­ing Arts & Sci­ences Seniors’ resume book, with a drop-down menu to the imme­di­ate right of the book’s description
  • Use the drop-down menu to select which resume you would like to have included. Click on the desired resume, and it will auto­mat­i­cally be sub­mit­ted to the book.

Ques­tions? Con­tact huskyjobs@uw.edu

 

Lyn­nea Erick­son, PhD

Senior Career Coun­selor, Lead

206–685-4096 (direct)

lerick@uw.edu

 

The Career Center

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

134 Mary Gates Hall * Box 352810 * Seat­tle, WA 98195

http://careers.washington.edu

 

 

Why Getting a Liberal Arts College Education is Not a Mistake”

Do what you love, study what inter­ests you, get good intern­ships, con­nect with as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble who might help you land a job, be will­ing to work hard and be resourceful–and you’ll be fine, whether or not you know how to build an app or pro­gram a computer.”

 

See the full arti­cle at Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2014/04/28/why-getting-a-liberal-arts-college-education-is-not-a-mistake/

Successful Interviews workshop

Suc­cess­ful Inter­views
UW Career Cen­ter

When Thurs­day, May 29, 2014, 3 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room Com­mons
Inter­views can be scary. Espe­cially when they include ques­tions like the dreaded “Tell me about your­self”. Learn how to pre­pare for and con­duct inter­views that get the job offer! This work­shop addresses gen­eral prepa­ra­tion, research­ing com­pa­nies, what to expect, and answer­ing behavior-based and other tough, impor­tant inter­view ques­tions. Leave our office feel­ing pre­pared to take on the interview
Cost Free
Note

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

Finding Jobs & Internships workshop

Find­ing Jobs & Internships
When Tues­day, May 27, 2014, 3 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room Com­mons
Pri­mary Focus All UW
Sum­mary Stu­dents with ques­tions about how to find intern­ships and jobs: look no fur­ther! This work­shop will answer all your ques­tions about how to start the process of look­ing and find­ing part-time or full-time jobs and intern­ships. Leave with spe­cific steps on how to decide what to look for, where and when to search, and who to talk with. Get started on your search with confidence!
Type of Event Work­shop
Cam­pus UW Seat­tle
Cost Free
Note

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

LinkedIn Photo Booth and workshop at the Career Center next week

The Career Cen­ter is offer­ing another FREE LinkedIn Photo Booth. This ser­vice is avail­able from 12:00 – 3:30pm on Wednes­day, May 28th in MGH 134. Stu­dents, alumni, and staff are all wel­come to stop by and obtain a free pro­fes­sional head­shot for use on var­i­ous social media plat­forms. Par­tic­i­pants will be able to sign up for a 30 minute win­dow in which to have their photo taken.

On Thurs­day, May 29th we’ll be offer­ing a LinkedIn work­shop from 1:30 – 2:00pm in MGH 134 to help users build an out­stand­ing pro­file and learn how to effec­tively use this tool to net­work and gather information.

Tina I. Wang

Senior Career Counselor

tinaiw ½206.685.6216 ½ Con­nect with me on LinkedIn

The Career Center

Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton ½ 134 Mary Gates Hall, UW Box 352810 ½ Seat­tle, WA 98195

UW Career Series for Alumni and Students

Alumni Career Devel­op­ment Series
Please join the UW Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion and the UW Career Cen­ter for a series of events this sum­mer! Attend one program—or sev­eral— and take a step towards find­ing a career you’ll love.

Career Fair Suc­cess Work­shop
Get pre­pared for the Sum­mer Career Fair! This work­shop will help you develop a strat­egy for the most effec­tive and effi­cient use of your time, craft an intro­duc­tion that makes a mem­o­rable impres­sion, and plan your post-fair follow-up. Join us at the Career Cen­ter – 134 Mary Gates Hall — Mon­day, June 16, 2014 from 3:00 – 3:45 pm. Cost – Free!

Effec­tive Resumes and Cover Let­ters Work­shop
Make sure your resume and cover let­ter tar­get your career goal. Learn how to con­struct a resume that reflects your strengths and tal­ents and gain an under­stand­ing of the nuances of email and online resume sub­mis­sions. For indi­vid­ual resume reviews, meet with a career coun­selor at Resume­Fest. . Join us at the Career Cen­ter – 134 Mary Gates Hall — Mon­day, June 16, 2014 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Cost – Free!

Resume Fest
Have your resume reviewed by a UW career ser­vices pro­fes­sional. Walk in and sign up for a 20 minute ses­sion with the first avail­able coun­selor. . Join us at the Career Cen­ter – 134 Mary Gates Hall — Tues­day, June 17, 2014 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Cost – Free!

Sum­mer Career Fair
Meet employ­ers who are look­ing to hire Huskies for jobs and intern­ships. Employ­ers rep­re­sent a wide range of jobs and indus­tries, includ­ing busi­ness, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions.
Join us at the HUB Ball­rooms — Wednes­day, June 18, 2014 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Cost – Free!

Career Launch Work­shop
Three key job search sem­i­nars rolled into one! Included top­ics: LinkedIn or Left Out? — Job Search Strate­gies — Suc­cess­ful Inter­views. Join us at HUB 250 – Thurs­day, June 19, 2104 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Cost — $15 for UWAA mem­bers, $20 for non– mem­bers. Click here to register.

Depend­able Strengths Work­shop
A 2-day work­shop for alumni that will help par­tic­i­pants assess their strengths and skills and move toward new career oppor­tu­ni­ties. The focus is a non-traditional job search process. Join us at the Career Cen­ter — 134 Mary Gates Hall – Fri­day, June 20 & Mon­day, June 23, 2014 from 8:15 am – 5:00 pm. Cost — $160 for UWAA mem­bers, $200 for non-members. Click here to register.

UW Summer Career Fair — mark your calendars! June 18th

 

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WHEN: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
TIME:  2:00 - 6:00
WHERE: HUB North Ballroom
DRESS CODE: Business Casual
Open to all majors and class levels and alumni
from all three UW campuses!

Huskies! Are you about to grad­u­ate or an alum look­ing to land that per­fect full-time career posi­tion? Or are you an under­grad­u­ate stu­dent look­ing to obtain part-time employ­ment or an intern­ship oppor­tu­nity? Then look no fur­ther! The Career Cen­ter is host­ing the Sum­mer Career Fair just for YOU! This Career Fair will give you the chance to con­nect and inter­act with over 70 employ­ers on Seat­tle cam­pus look­ing to hire UW Huskies just like you!

Reg­is­tered employ­ers will be look­ing to fill jobs and intern­ships in a wide range of indus­tries, includ­ing cor­po­rate, small busi­ness, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, and non-profit orga­ni­za­tions. Please check out the list of attend­ing employ­ers on our web­site. Make sure to research those employ­ers you’re inter­ested in meet­ing with by vis­it­ing their web­sites and doing a quick review of them online and in trade magazines.

More infor­ma­tion at http://careers.uw.edu/Students/Summer-Career-Fair

Resume & Cover Letter workshop at CLUE Writing Center

Resumes/Cover Let­ters Work­shop (pre­sented by CLUE Writ­ing Center)

When Tues­day, May 20, 2014, 6 – 7 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Com­mons
Are you hav­ing trou­ble fit­ting your jobs and extracur­ric­u­lar activ­i­ties on a one-page resume?  Are you con­fused about how to write a resume that is going to be fed into a com­puter rather than read by a human being?  Are you hav­ing dif­fi­culty tar­get­ing your cover let­ter and resume for a par­tic­u­lar posi­tion?  Well, the CLUE Writ­ing Cen­ter is here to help!

The CLUE Writ­ing Cen­ter will be con­duct­ing a Cover Let­ter and Resume work­shop. Our work­shop aims to guide stu­dents through the process of cre­at­ing a resume and cover let­ter that high­lights their rel­e­vant skills and effec­tively tai­lors their expe­ri­ences to meet a poten­tial employer’s needs.

Who is this for?

•  All stu­dents apply­ing for full time, part time, and hol­i­day or sum­mer employment.

What will par­tic­i­pants learn?

•  How to deter­mine which per­sonal, tech­ni­cal, and trans­fer­able skills to high­light
•  Tips for deter­min­ing employer needs
•  How to ana­lyze dif­fer­ent resume for­mats and select one that best mar­kets their skills and abil­i­ties
•  How to cre­ate a tai­lored resume and cover letter

We hope to see you there!

http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/develop/writing-center/

Resume & cover letter workshop — FRIDAY

Resume & Cover Let­ters
UW Career Cen­ter

When Fri­day, May 16, 2014, 1 – 2 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Com­mons
Resume and cover let­ter need some updat­ing? Let us help! At this work­shop you will increase your under­stand­ing of how your resume and cover let­ter are used in the job search process and make sure they tar­get your career goals. Learn how to com­pose a resume that reflects your great­est strengths and tal­ents and explore dif­fer­ent resume for­mats. By the end of this work­shop your resume will say, “Inter­view me!”
Cost Free
Note

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

How to get hired when you’re just starting out”

(see full arti­cle at http://99u.com/articles/7275/how-to-get-hired-when-you-are-just-starting-out?sf26063229=1)

 

We talked to Career Advi­sors from art and design col­leges around the globe about resource­ful ways to pack­age any amount of expe­ri­ence on your CV, appli­ca­tion or in an inter­view. Here are our top tips for pro­mot­ing your “stu­dent” sta­tus and jump­start­ing your cre­ative career.

1. Include per­sonal projects to bulk up your resume.

Don’t limit your­self to the con­fines of a tra­di­tional resume. Rec­og­nize that under “Skills” you can list every­thing from Pho­to­shop to silk-screening, that stu­dio time can be just as impor­tant as past employ­ment, and that unpaid side projects show ded­i­ca­tion, ini­tia­tive, and respon­si­bil­ity. If the major­ity of your expe­ri­ence is per­sonal, stu­dio, or class­room work, add more of a descrip­tion than you nor­mally would, explain­ing the kind of time­line you were work­ing with and why you chose the sub­ject matter.

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Above: Illus­tra­tor Simon Prades effec­tively dis­plays per­sonal work and side projects in his online portfolio.

2. Don’t just list the facts; tell your story instead.

Whether you’re look­ing to free­lance or join a cre­ative com­pany, busi­ness is all about rela­tion­ships, so recruiters, clients, and hir­ing man­agers want to know who you are and not just what you’ve done. Includ­ing a bio on your web­site or in your port­fo­lio is a great way to share your back-story and high­light what you stand for.

Your bio should address the fol­low­ing five questions:

  1. Who am I?
  2. How can I help you?
  3. How did I get here?
  4. Why can you trust me?
  5. What do we share in common?

For more insight on how to craft a bio, read 99U’s The Resume Is Dead The Bio Is King.

3. Show­case your cre­ative process by shar­ing iter­a­tions and mockups.

Show prospec­tive clients and col­lab­o­ra­tors how you think by includ­ing the rough sketches, pro­to­types, mock­ups and mood boards that led up to your fin­ished piece. In addi­tion to show­cas­ing your cre­ative process, this will help define your role within a given project – some­thing that’s espe­cially impor­tant within the realm of cre­ative collaboration.

For exam­ple, if your port­fo­lio includes a web­site, spec­ify whether you built the entire thing, worked on the graph­ics, coded the fron­tend, etc. Bonus points for includ­ing cap­tions under each asset you dis­play that explains where you got your ideas, how you made deci­sions along the way, and what impact they had on your fin­ished piece.
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Above: Illus­tra­tor Tyler Jacob­son includes sketches and iter­a­tions that bring his process to life. 

4. Hir­ing man­agers expect tai­lored appli­ca­tions. Do your research before hit­ting send.

Before sub­mit­ting an appli­ca­tion make note of your tar­get company’s style – you can gather this from their web­site, cam­paigns, client list, and the con­tent they share on Twit­ter and Face­book. As many recent (suc­cess­ful) “Hire Me Cam­paigns”  have taught us – in some cases the medium can be your most impor­tant mes­sage. Want to get a job as a com­mu­nity man­ager? Cre­ate a Twit­ter cam­paign. If your spe­cialty is infor­ma­tion archi­tec­ture, turn your skills sec­tion into an info­graphic. If work­ing at Vimeo is your dream job, make a video resume.

Tar­get­ing your port­fo­lio toward a spe­cific com­pany gives you an oppor­tu­nity to show­case your skills, ini­tia­tive, and pas­sion for the com­pany in question.

 

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AboveFlo­rian Hol­stein, a Cre­ative Direc­tor who was in love with design and sports, cre­ated an inter­ac­tive web­site to show­case his skills and land him­self a job at his dream com­pany, Adidas. 

5. Don’t be afraid to men­tion your idols, men­tors, or cre­atives you admire in an interview.

Refin­ing your knowl­edge of estab­lished cre­atives in your indus­try can really add to your inter­view reper­toire. Musi­cians often pro­mote them­selves by ref­er­enc­ing the artists they grew up lis­ten­ing to or the albums that shaped them. This can be applied to any industry.

Pic­ture two can­di­dates with sim­i­lar edu­ca­tion and expe­ri­ence (lit­tle to none) inter­view for the same photo assis­tant job. The hir­ing man­ager asks, “So why did you choose to major in photography?”

Can­di­date A responds with the typ­i­cal “because it seemed inter­est­ing and I wanted to get a job as a photographer.”

Can­di­date B says, “I’ve been obsessed with fash­ion pho­tog­ra­phy my whole life. I used to tear Annie Lei­bovitz’ por­traits out of my sister’s Van­ity Fair and today I really admire the work of pho­tog­ra­phers like Steven Meisel and Mario Testino and the risks they’re unafraid to take.”

Can­di­date B has a clear advan­tage, mak­ing up for what they may lack in expe­ri­ence by artic­u­lat­ing their pas­sion for their field and knowl­edge of estab­lished artists and trends.”

Seattle among top cities to start a career

Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton stu­dents grad­u­ate June 14. With thou­sands of young peo­ple hit­ting the job mar­ket at the same time, it is com­pet­i­tive and it comes fol­low­ing some slow hir­ing years.

Know­ing Seat­tle is a strong job mar­ket gives me con­fi­dence that I can find a job here,” said stu­dent Anthony Masundire.”

 

Full arti­cle at http://www.nwcn.com/news/business/Seattle-top-cities-to-start-career–258637411.html

Social media — maximize internship & job options workshop

Social Media-Maximize Intern­ships & Job Options:

UW Career Center

 

When
Fri­day, May 9, 2014, 3 – 4 PM

Where: Mary Gates Hall Commons

 

Sum­mary
Accel­er­ate your job or intern­ship search or expand your option explo­ration through social media and by using-the-web-wisely. Learn what employer’s opin­ions are and how they use social media to find tal­ent. Learn how to develop a pos­i­tive and pro­fes­sional digital-footprint (online identity/reputation) and how to best use LinkedIn, Twit­ter, and Face­book to begin or advance your career.

 

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

Successful interviews workshop

Suc­cess­ful Interviews
UW Career Center
When Thurs­day, May 8, 2014, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room Com­mons
Pri­mary Focus All UW
Sum­mary Inter­views can be scary. Espe­cially when they include ques­tions like the dreaded “Tell me about your­self”. Learn how to pre­pare for and con­duct inter­views that get the job offer! This work­shop addresses gen­eral prepa­ra­tion, research­ing com­pa­nies, what to expect, and answer­ing behavior-based and other tough, impor­tant inter­view ques­tions. Leave our office feel­ing pre­pared to take on the interview
Type of Event Work­shop
Cam­pus UW Seat­tle
Cost Free
Note

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop — Wed, 5/7

Resume & Cover Let­ters
UW Career Cen­ter

When Wednes­day, May 7, 2014, 3 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Com­mons
Resume and cover let­ter need some updat­ing? Let us help! At this work­shop you will increase your under­stand­ing of how your resume and cover let­ter are used in the job search process and make sure they tar­get your career goals. Learn how to com­pose a resume that reflects your great­est strengths and tal­ents and explore dif­fer­ent resume for­mats. By the end of this work­shop your resume will say, “Inter­view me!”

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

Just come to the MGH Com­mons at 3:00pm.