Fulbright US Student Porgram — last online info session 7/24

If you have stu­dents inter­ested in apply­ing for the Ful­bright US Stu­dent Pro­gram this year, we have one more online infor­ma­tion ses­sion sched­uled for stu­dents look­ing to get started on apply­ing now. Please share widely as the Ful­bright pro­gram is open to ris­ing seniors, recent grads and alumni, grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional stu­dents in all fields. This year’s appli­ca­tion cycle is for grants fund­ing research, grad­u­ate study, Eng­lish teach­ing, cre­ative arts projects and other expe­ri­ences abroad in 2016–17.

 

Last UW gen­eral infor­ma­tion ses­sion dur­ing this appli­ca­tion cycle:

 

Once reg­is­tered, par­tic­i­pants will receive info about how to log in to attend the ses­sion online, and are wel­come to join us from wher­ever they are this summer!

 

Fur­ther details about the Ful­bright US Stu­dent Pro­gram are also included below. Addi­tional infor­ma­tion is also avail­able on our web­site.

 

Thank you,

 

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   FAX206–616-4389

http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

 

FULBRIGHT US STUDENT PROGRAM

 

Are you cur­rently a junior, senior, grad­u­ate or pro­fes­sional stu­dent or a recent bachelor’s, master’s or JD grad­u­ate look­ing for a fully-funded abroad expe­ri­ence dur­ing the 2016–17 aca­d­e­mic year? Con­sider the Ful­bright U.S. Stu­dent Pro­gram (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html). This pro­gram is designed to give stu­dents, artists, and other pro­fes­sion­als oppor­tu­ni­ties to pur­sue research, grad­u­ate study, cre­ative projects or Eng­lish teach­ing expe­ri­ence in over 155 nations worldwide.

 

The appli­ca­tion cycle for the 2016–2017 Ful­bright U.S. Stu­dent com­pe­ti­tion is open now. The UW dead­line for appli­ca­tions is Sep­tem­ber 9, 2015.

 

WHAT IS A U.S. STUDENT FULBRIGHT GRANT

 

–  It allows for indi­vid­u­ally designed study/research or an Eng­lish Teach­ing Assist­ant­ship. You can pro­pose a project and/or study plan that will take place dur­ing one aca­d­e­mic year in a coun­try out­side the U.S.

–  It pro­vides sup­port for study/research/teaching in a sin­gle coun­try. (Lim­ited oppor­tu­ni­ties exist for trav­el­ing to more than one coun­try.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the peo­ple of the host coun­try, shar­ing daily experiences.

–  It facil­i­tates cul­tural exchange. Through direct inter­ac­tion on an indi­vid­ual basis in the class­room, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appre­ci­a­tion of oth­ers’ view­points and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

–  It pro­motes mutual under­stand­ing. Through engage­ment in the com­mu­nity, you can inter­act with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmos­phere of open­ness, aca­d­e­mic integrity, and intel­lec­tual freedom.

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

To be eli­gi­ble, you must be:

1) A U.S. citizen,

Inter­na­tional stu­dents inter­ested in the Ful­bright Pro­gram must apply through the bina­tional Ful­bright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Addi­tional infor­ma­tion is avail­able at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/.

2) A grad­u­at­ing senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doc­toral degree can­di­date, or a young pro­fes­sional or artist,

3) Think­ing of study­ing, teach­ing or con­duct­ing research abroad, and

4) In good health. (Health con­di­tions in some loca­tions may be of con­cern and may require pre­ven­tive mea­sures to pro­tect grantees and their families.

 

In addi­tion, med­ical facil­i­ties may be inad­e­quate or unavail­able for exist­ing med­ical prob­lems; this is the rea­son behind the require­ment for a med­ical exam and med­ical clear­ance for a spe­cific assignment.)

 

Com­plete eli­gi­bil­ity details are at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

–  Awards grants in all fields of study.

–  Awards approx­i­mately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 coun­tries worldwide.

–  Offers one aca­d­e­mic year of study, research, or teach­ing assist­ant­ship expe­ri­ence. Projects may include uni­ver­sity course work, inde­pen­dent library or field research, or pro­fes­sional train­ing in the arts.

–  Pref­er­ence is given to can­di­dates who have not had exten­sive recent expe­ri­ence abroad (exclud­ing under­grad­u­ate study abroad) in the coun­try of application.

 

FULBRIGHT PROGRAM ADVISORS AT UW

 

For grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional stu­dents or alumni at UW Seat­tle: Mar­i­lyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, G-1 Communications

For under­grad­u­ate stu­dents or alumni at UW Seat­tle: Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall

UW Both­ell stu­dents of all lev­els or alumni: Natalia Dyba, NDyba@uwb.edu, UW1-186

UW Tacoma stu­dents of all lev­els or alumni: Cindy Schaarschmidt, cs65@uw.edu, Mat­tress Factory

 

Please con­tact the appro­pri­ate advi­sor above if you have ques­tions or concerns.

 

Next Wednesday: Summer Career Fair!

Next Wednes­day!

Even if you are not ready to start your job search, this is a great oppor­tu­nity to see what’s out there, ask ques­tions of recruiters, and ask for feed­back on your resume.

2015 SUMMER CAREER FAIR

  • Wednes­day, June 24th
  • 2:00–6:00pm
  • HUB South Ballroom

The Details

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

Next Steps

  • Get to know the 60 attend­ing employ­ers: Find out what they do, what majors and posi­tions they are look­ing to recruit. (being knowl­edge­able about orga­ni­za­tions that inter­est you shows prepa­ra­tion, inter­est, and professionalism)
  • Sub­mit your resume to the Sum­mer Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can’t attend!): This is a great way to get your resume seen by more employ­ers, and rein­force your inter­est in spe­cific employ­ers and opportunities.
  • Attend or down­load our Career Fair Suc­cess work­shop and/or our Resumes & Cover Let­ters workshop.
  • Spruce up your resume by using the Same-Day Ses­sions- The quick­est way to visit with a career coun­selor or trained peer advi­sor for 15 minutes
  • The Career Cen­ter will offer work­shops and Same-Day-Sessions until June 26th

 Questions

 

Please bring your resumes and join us at the HUB on June 24th. We look for­ward to see­ing you there!

 

Have a fan­tas­tic summer!

The Career Center

 

 

 

 

 

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Donna Chen
Events Coor­di­na­tor
Direct : (206) 543‑9108
chend3@uw.edu

 

Go Dawgs!

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

http://careers.washington.edu
https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/chend3/248092

 

 

 

UW Summer Career Fair — 6/24

Mark your calendars!

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WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
TIME:  2:00 - 6:00
WHERE: HUB South 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.

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

Career Opportunity: Koru @ UW

Dear Arts & Sci­ences Majors,

 

Are you con­cerned that you’re not doing enough to pre­pare for life after grad­u­a­tion? Do you think your resume could use some addi­tions and enhance­ments? Do you want to be able to explain how your skills and strengths will make you a great addi­tion to any organization?

 

If so, then you should apply to Koru@UW A&S. This sum­mer, we will bring Seattle’s award-winning career prep pro­gram, Koru, to cam­pus to help you jump-start your pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment. All A&S majors are encour­aged to apply, and there is finan­cial aid avail­able for those who qualify.

 

For more info, see http://www.joinkoru.com/uwcas

 

To apply, go here: http://www.joinkoru.com/apply_uwcas/   Appli­ca­tions are due FRIDAY, JUNE 5th.

 

If you have any ques­tions, please feel free to con­tact me or the team at Koru: uw@joinkoru.com

 

Best wishes,

Matt Erik­son

 

 

MATT ERICKSON
Edu­ca­tion to Employ­ment Initiatives

Man­ager / Koru@UW A&S Pro­grams
UW Col­lege of Arts & Sciences

UW Cam­pus Box 353765

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Build­ing, Room 050
206.221.4506  /  fax 206.543.5462
matteric@uw.edu  /  www.artsci.washington.edu
Con­nect with the Col­lege of Arts & Sci­ences:
Face­book | Twit­ter | YouTube

 

 

Resume workshop

 

Resumes – Get­ting Started
UW Career Cen­ter
When Tues­day, June 16, 3:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (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.
Cost Free
Note

No need to pre-register. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements to Lure English Majors”

A Top Med­ical School Revamps Require­ments to Lure Eng­lish Majors
by Julie Rovner, KUOW.org
You can’t tell by look­ing which stu­dents at Mount Sinai’s school of med­i­cine in New York City were tra­di­tional pre-meds as under­grad­u­ates and which weren’t. And that’s exactly the point.

Most of the class majored in biol­ogy or chem­istry, crammed for the med­ical col­lege admis­sion test and got flaw­less grades and scores.

But a grow­ing per­cent­age came through a humanities-oriented pro­gram at Mount Sinai known as HuMed. As under­grad­u­ates, they majored in things like Eng­lish or his­tory or medieval stud­ies. And though they got good grades, too, they didn’t take the MCAT, because Mount Sinai guar­an­teed them admis­sion after their sopho­more year of college.

Adding stu­dents who are steeped in more than just sci­ence to the med­ical school mix is a seri­ous strat­egy at Mount Sinai.

Dr. David Muller is Mount Sinai’s dean for med­ical edu­ca­tion. One wall of his clut­tered office is a mas­sive white­board cov­ered with to-do tasks and mem­o­rable quo­ta­tions. One quote reads: “Sci­ence is the foun­da­tion of an excel­lent med­ical edu­ca­tion, but a well-rounded human­ist is best suited to make the most of that education.”

The HuMed pro­gram dates back to 1987, when Dr. Nathan Kase, who was dean of med­ical edu­ca­tion at the time, wanted to do some­thing about what had become known as pre-med syn­drome. Schools across the coun­try were wor­ried that the striv­ing for a straight-A report card and high test scores was actu­ally pro­duc­ing sub-par doc­tors. Appli­cants — and, con­se­quently, med­ical stu­dents — were too single-minded.

Kase, accord­ing to Muller, “really had a firm belief that you couldn’t be a good doc­tor and a well-rounded doc­tor — relate to patients and com­mu­ni­cate with them — unless you really had a good ground­ing in the lib­eral arts.”

So Mount Sinai began accept­ing human­i­ties majors from a hand­ful of top-flight lib­eral arts schools after their sec­ond year of col­lege. These stu­dents are expected to con­tinue to fol­low their non­sci­en­tific inter­ests for the remain­der of their col­lege careers.

Mount Sinai takes care of teach­ing these stu­dents the sci­ence they need, dur­ing the sum­mers. Inter­est­ingly, it’s not exactly the same courses that are stud­ied in most pre-med programs.

The usual pre-med sci­ences — includ­ing sev­eral semes­ters of chem­istry, physics, and cal­cu­lus — date from the early 1900s, when an edu­ca­tor named Abra­ham Flexner rev­o­lu­tion­ized med­ical school by turn­ing it into a truly sci­en­tific endeavor.

But those core sci­ence courses haven’t changed much since Flexner, Muller says, while sci­ence has.

The sci­ence for 1910 is only nom­i­nally rel­e­vant today; yet that’s the fil­ter through which every­one has to come,” he says.

And that fil­ter often weeds out peo­ple who could make excel­lent prac­ti­tion­ers. Too fre­quently, Muller says, “if you can’t get an A-minus in organic chem­istry, you’re not going to be a doctor.”

Such arti­fi­cial bar­ri­ers “exclude peo­ple from med­ical school that we des­per­ately need,” he says.

Stud­ies have shown that the stu­dents in Mt. Sinai’s Human­i­ties in Med­i­cine pro­gram are just as suc­cess­ful in med­ical school as the stu­dents who take more sci­ence classes in col­lege. And they are slightly more likely to choose pri­mary care or psy­chi­a­try as a spe­cialty — both areas of high need.

At a recent end-of-year party thrown by the med­ical stu­dents for pro­fes­sors and admin­is­tra­tors, even the teach­ers had trou­ble remem­ber­ing who was a “HuMed” stu­dent and who wasn’t.

Some­one finally points out Vir­ginia Fla­tow. She’s a second-year stu­dent from New York. She majored in psy­chol­ogy at Bates Col­lege in Maine. But she was also on the debate team. That meant lots of trav­el­ing to tour­na­ments. Fla­tow says she would never have been able to do that if she’d been on the clas­si­cal pre-med track.

There are very few [med­ical school] courses — maybe, I can think of one off the top of my head — where doing a lot of sci­ence in col­lege helps you,” Fla­tow says. “The rest of it is just a mat­ter of, ‘How well do you study?’ ”

Fla­tow agrees with a grow­ing num­ber of med­ical edu­ca­tors that organic chem­istry is largely irrel­e­vant for med­ical school, and that its dif­fi­culty dis­cour­ages many students.

I know so many peo­ple who took one semes­ter of organic chem­istry [and] dropped pre-med,” she says. “My brother was one of them.”

John Rhee, another second-year HuMed stu­dent, majored in pub­lic pol­icy at Cor­nell and says he was even think­ing about going into hotel man­age­ment. But he decided to become a doc­tor after tak­ing a sum­mer job at a hospice.

The expe­ri­ence was so deep for me,” he says, “part­ner­ing with a patient through end-of-life care.”

Keith Love, a first-year HuMed stu­dent from Colby Col­lege in Maine, says he orig­i­nally gave him­self a “zero per­cent chance” of going to med­ical school. He stud­ied envi­ron­men­tal sci­ence and anthro­pol­ogy in col­lege, and still escapes Man­hat­tan some early morn­ings to go bird­ing. But, he says, “I thought about what I really wanted to get out of a career — and it was medicine.”

These non-traditional stu­dents serve yet another role: They round out what could oth­er­wise be a class full of sci­ence wonks.

I think the cross-fertilization of ideas that goes on … ulti­mately every­one ben­e­fits from it,” says Harsh Chawla, a third-year stu­dent from Danville, Calif. He did the tra­di­tional pre-med pro­gram, major­ing in biol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of South­ern California.

The effort has worked so well, in fact, that Mount Sinai is expand­ing it, open­ing it to stu­dents in any major from any col­lege or uni­ver­sity. Even­tu­ally half the class will be admit­ted via a slightly recon­fig­ured pro­gram, which has a new name: FlexMed.

Back in his 13th–floor office, Muller shows vis­i­tors his com­mand­ing view of the East River and East Harlem, “which is sort of the core com­mu­nity we serve as a med­ical school.”

And while he describes his own pre-med train­ing as “cookie cut­ter,” Muller has done his own share of think­ing out­side the box. Among other things, he is nation­ally rec­og­nized for help­ing cre­ate the nation’s largest aca­d­e­mic home-visiting pro­gram for patients.

But what would he have pur­sued in col­lege had he not headed straight to the sci­ence track?

He thinks for a moment. “Lit­er­a­ture — Eng­lish lit,” he says, wist­fully. “I read vora­ciously as a kid, and that almost came to a com­plete stand­still in col­lege because there was just no time to breathe.”

Can pur­su­ing dif­fer­ent inter­ests really make a bet­ter doc­tor? Of that Muller is confident.

Peo­ple who look at the same prob­lems through dif­fer­ent lenses will make us bet­ter in the long run,” he says. “Now, can I prove that’s going to be the case? No. But I’d like to believe that it is.”

More at http://kuow.org/post/top-medical-school-revamps-requirements-lure-english-majors

UW Summer Career Fair 6/24

Don’t miss the UW’s Sum­mer Career Fair on 6/24!

2015 SUMMER CAREER CAREER FAIR

  • Wednes­day, June 24th
  • 2:00–6:00pm
  • HUB South Ballroom

The Details

  • All UW stu­dents & alumni from all 3 cam­puses can attend
  • Dress code is busi­ness casual
  • 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, and professionalism)
  • Attend or down­load our Career Fair Suc­cess work­shop and/or our Resumes & Cover Let­ters workshop.
  • Spruce up your resume by using the Same-Day Ses­sions- The quick­est way to visit with a career coun­selor or trained peer advi­sor for 15 minutes
  • Sub­mit your resume to the Sum­mer Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can’t attend!)
  • The Career Cen­ter will offer work­shops and Same-Day-Sessions until June 26th

 Questions

 

  • Please con­tact the Career Cen­ter at 206–543-0535 or email ccsevent@uw.edu

 

Please bring your resumes and come join us at the HUB on June 24th!

 

 

Best wishes on your final exams!

The Career Center

 

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Resume workshop

 

Resumes – Get­ting Started
UW Career Cen­ter
When Tues­day, June 2, 3:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (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.

Type of Event Work­shop
Note

No need to pre-register. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

Panel discussion: The Gut to Choose!

The Gut to Choose! 
Who are you? Who do you want to be?!
This is A diverse career panel
invit­ing gutsy speak­ers from dif­fer­ent back­grounds to show you the pos­si­bil­i­ties in career paths, the courage to choose what you really want, and the per­se­ver­ance to fight for it.
We also have sev­eral under­grad­u­ates from dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines to share their sto­ries of strug­gles, ded­i­ca­tion and inspirations.
When
Thurs­day, May 28th, 7-9pm
Where 
First Floor Com­mon, HUB
––– Pan­elists ––– 
Wil­son Mendieta
Wil­son has had a broad per­form­ing career inclu­sive of con­cert dance, t.v., com­mer­cials, voice overs, and the Broad­way stage. He now teaches at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, and will serve as the Direc­tor of the Musi­cal The­ater Pro­gram begin­ning the Fall of 2015.
 
Molly Moon
Molly left her job as Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Music for Amer­ica to start Molly Moon’s Home­made Ice Cream, and now works to make the world bet­ter, one scoop at a time by advo­cat­ing for worker’s rights, sup­port­ing local farms and spread­ing joy with deli­cious ice cream.
Gee­man Yip 
Gee­man left his job at a major com­puter com­pany to cre­ate Bit­Ti­tan. With his incred­i­ble vision and mis­sion, great care of his employ­ees and cus­tomers, Bit­Ti­tan is now one of the fastest grow­ing tech start-ups in Seattle.
 
Rachel Chap­man 
Rachel works as an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor in the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Anthro­pol­ogy depart­ment. She is also an advo­cate for pre­na­tal care, pre­ven­tion of mother-to-child trans­mis­sion of HIV, women’s health and development.
 
Di Ye 
Di fear­lessly quits her high-tech cor­po­rate job and steps into tal­ent devel­op­ment as a pro­fes­sional life and career coach and entrepreneur.
“Some­times, a stop can be a fresh start for a big­ger picture.”
More info

Fall online course: Intro to Sustainable Business for non business majors

Unlike many of the UW online courses, this one car­ries no addi­tional course fee.  If you are think­ing about a career in busi­ness or non profit, or start­ing a busi­ness or non profit, this is a good option:

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ESRM 320, Mar­ket­ing and Man­age­ment From a Sus­tain­abil­ity Per­spec­tive (SLN 14447) is an online course (except for two manda­tory in-person exams) that does not charge an addi­tional fee and offers 5 cred­its, NW, and I&S. Below is overview info, and details are on the web­site at

Mar­ket­ing and Man­age­ment. In ESRM 320, we explore two of the four pri­mary busi­ness dimen­sions: mar­ket­ing and human resource man­age­ment (com­pan­ion course ESRM 321 explores finance and account­ing). Mar­ket­ing refers to pro­mot­ing, pric­ing, and dis­trib­ut­ing new and exist­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices that are aimed at sat­is­fy­ing con­sumers’ wants, needs, and objec­tives. Human resource man­age­ment refers to devel­op­ing, man­ag­ing, and moti­vat­ing human cap­i­tal and resources.

Sus­tain­abil­ity. Refers to inte­grat­ing envi­ron­men­tal, social, and finan­cial ele­ments in order to meet the needs of peo­ple today with­out com­pro­mis­ing Earth’s capac­ity to pro­vide for future gen­er­a­tions. We will explore 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.

Learn­ing Objec­tives (at the end of this course, stu­dents should be able to do the following):

  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. Com­pare tech­niques for cre­at­ing value-added prod­ucts, ser­vices, and ideas; valu­ing envi­ron­men­tal and social exter­nal­i­ties and man­ag­ing tra­di­tional pric­ing; devel­op­ing dis­tri­b­u­tion strate­gies and “greening” the sup­ply chain; and cre­at­ing and imple­ment­ing pro­mo­tion campaigns
  5. Define man­age­r­ial and lead­er­ship styles and the­o­ries of moti­va­tion, per­sua­sion, and influence
  6. Sum­ma­rize the human resource process of recruit­ing, inter­view­ing, hir­ing, train­ing, moti­vat­ing, and eval­u­at­ing employees
  7. Describe sus­tain­abil­ity report­ing and the GRI indi­ca­tors for mea­sur­ing sus­tain­abil­ity performance
  8. Assess real world sus­tain­abil­ity per­for­mance using cor­po­rate sus­tain­abil­ity reports and GRI indicators
  9. Ana­lyze and inter­pret sus­tain­abil­ity per­for­mance data
  10. Learn how to use Excel spreadsheets
Dorothy Paun, PhD, MBA
Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton
396 Bloedel Hall, Box 352100
Seat­tle, WA 98195

College of Arts & Sciences Koru (Career) Info Session

Col­lege of A&S and Koru Info Session
When Wednes­day, May 20, 2 – 3 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Col­lege of Arts & Sci­ences is team­ing up with Koru, a college-to-career accel­er­a­tor pro­gram, to host a two-week inten­sive, to align your indi­vid­ual strengths and aca­d­e­mic career to the work world, gain real expe­ri­ence, and develop the skills that will make you stand out to employ­ers. Koru@UW A&S will accel­er­ate your tra­jec­tory no mat­ter what you want to do after college.

Hear first­hand accounts of Koru@UW alum, and learn about the UW ben­e­fits exclu­sively offered to stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in Koru@UW A&S sum­mer pro­grams. www.joinkoru.com…

Event spon­sors Spon­sored by the Col­lege of Arts & Sci­ences and Koru
Note

Ques­tions? Email matteric@uw.edu

Job Search for Seniors — Thursday at 3:30pm

 

Job Search for Seniors
UW Career Cen­ter
When Thurs­day, May 14, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Com­mons
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 Mee­tups, look for the Pur­ple Balloon!

Type of Event Work­shop
Cost Free
Note

No need to pre-register. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

Education to Employment

PUT YOUR MAJOR TO WORK.

 

UW Col­lege of Arts & Sci­ences and Koru, a college-to-career pro­gram, will help you trans­late what you’ve learned in col­lege to real pro­fes­sional experience.

 

CONNECT COLLEGE TO YOUR CAREER.

 

Want all the ben­e­fits of a sum­mer internship…in 2 short weeks? UW and Koru are host­ing a sum­mer job prep pro­gram for stu­dents in the Col­lege of Arts and Sci­ences. You’ll work on real projects for real com­pa­nies and walk away with hands-on job expe­ri­ence. You’ll also expand your net­work for future sum­mer job or intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties. It’s a win-win. Join us!

For more infor­ma­tion, see: http://www.joinkoru.com/uwcas

To apply to the pro­gram and save your place, go here: http://www.joinkoru.com/apply_uwcas/

Early­bird dead­line = May 18th

 

WHAT YOULL GET:

 

  • Skills
  • Expe­ri­ence
  • Men­tor­ship
  • Net­work

 

UPCOMING INFO SESSIONS @ UW CAREER CENTER, MGH 134

 

Tues­day                              May 12th, 2-3pm

Wednes­day                         May 20th, 2-3pm

Thurs­day                             May 21st, 12:30–1:30pm

Wednes­day                         May 27th, 3:30–4:30pm

Thurs­day                             May 28th, 12:30–1:30pm

 

FAQ:

  • Who is the pro­gram open to?It is for con­tin­u­ing stu­dents (fresh­men, sopho­mores, and juniors) in the Col­lege of Arts & Sci­ences. Pre-majors who intended to declare an A&S major are also eli­gi­ble. Stu­dents grad­u­at­ing in spring and sum­mer 2015 are not eligible.
  • What is the pro­gram? The Koru@UW A&S pro­gram begins with assess­ing skills and prepar­ing to engage in the pro­fes­sional world, but refined and amended to be more mean­ing­ful for our majors as they work on their degrees. It will help you think proac­tively about all the oppor­tu­ni­ties you have, and rein­force the value of our majors and the skills asso­ci­ated with them. It will cul­mi­nate in an employer chal­lenge that lets you put your strengths to task with a local organization.
  • Why should stu­dents do the Koru@UW A&S pro­gram? We know we have to get more stu­dents think­ing about post-graduation plans sooner than later. We also hear so much about “what am I going to do with a           ______ degree?” and the wor­ries asso­ci­ated with choos­ing majors that aren’t deemed “valu­able” while an under­grad­u­ate. This pro­gram is the first of a num­ber of new ini­tia­tives the Col­lege of Arts & Sci­ences will embark upon with a vari­ety of part­ners. Koru@UW A&S is par­tic­u­larly well-suited for stu­dents want­ing to grow and develop pro­fes­sional skills and net­works quickly. It is also a per­fect place to sit­u­ate a bet­ter under­stand­ing of how the next steps could unfold before and after grad­u­a­tion for stu­dents con­cerned about pro­fes­sional opportunities.
  • How much does it cost?It is $795, and there is finan­cial aid available.
  • When and where is it? There are two ses­sions: Aug 17–28, 2015 and Sep­tem­ber 8–18, 2015. Both ses­sions will take place on the UW cam­pus, and hous­ing is avail­able for those who don’t live in the Seat­tle area.
  • Do you earn credit for the pro­gram? No, this is not an aca­d­e­mic course.
  • If you have ques­tions, contact:

Matt Erick­son

Edu­ca­tion to Employ­ment Initiatives

Col­lege of Arts & Sciences

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

http://artsci.washington.edu/

 

Wednesday: Interviewing Workshop

 

Inter­views – Get­ting Started
UW Career Cen­ter
When Wednes­day, May 6, 2015, 3:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Sum­mary Inter­views can be scary—especially when they include ques­tions like the dreaded, “Tell me about your­self.” This work­shop addresses gen­eral prepa­ra­tion, research­ing com­pa­nies, what to expect, and answer­ing behavior-based and other tough, impor­tant inter­view questions.

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. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

Friday: Cover Letters Workshop

 

Cover Let­ters – Get­ting Started
UW Career Cen­ter
When Fri­day, May 1, 2015, 12:30 – 1 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room 134
Sum­mary 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!

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. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

Workshop: Acing the Job Interview — next WED

Employer-Led Work­shop: Acing the Inter­view — Insider Tips
(pre­sented by Nord­strom)
Wednes­day, April 29, 2015, 12:30 – 1:20 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 134 (Career Center)

Learn straight from the team at Nord­strom how to pre­pare for an inter­view in 3–4 steps — with fun fash­ion visu­als included!

1. Dress­ing to Impress
2. Prepa­ra­tion before the inter­view
3. Using exam­ples of past employ­ment and school assign­ments within the inter­view process
4. Focus­ing on your strengths and how to imple­ment them into your answers

No RSVP requested or required; space is avail­able on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ques­tions? Email careerevents@uw.edu

Panel: Careers in Sports

Careers in Sports Panel

April 30

4:30 to 6:30, HUB 250

Do you love sports yet know being a pro­fes­sional ath­lete is not in your future? Ever won­dered how you could turn your love of sports into a career?  Then join on April 30th for the Careers in Sports panel!

 

The panel will include rep­re­sen­ta­tives from a wide range of oppor­tu­ni­ties that exist in the sport­ing world, work­ing with orga­ni­za­tions at the col­le­giate level, in K-12, pro­fes­sional sports orga­ni­za­tion and one even has past expe­ri­ence work­ing with the Olympics.  The ses­sion will be mod­er­ated by a Career Cen­ter coun­selor and offer post-panel Q&A and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for atten­dees.  We encour­age stu­dents from all majors to attend.

 

Ques­tions? Email careerevents@uw.edu

Entrepreneurship deadline approaching

Entre­pre­neur­ship Minor

for non-business majors

 

Apply Now

 

Dead­line: April 25
Learn More

Some peo­ple are just born to change the world. They see oppor­tu­ni­ties everywhere—from the daily annoy­ances to the grand chal­lenges that face our soci­ety. But we can tell you that it takes more than a great idea. It takes the savvy skill set, knowl­edge, and energy of an entrepreneur.

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 for undergraduates.

Preparing for graduate school — workshop series

The Office of Merit Schol­ar­ships, Fel­low­ships & Awards still has a few work­shops upcom­ing in the Prepar­ing for Grad­u­ate School Appli­ca­tion series for under­grad­u­ate stu­dents want­ing to get a head start on grad­u­ate school appli­ca­tions. Please share this infor­ma­tion with your under­grad­u­ate stu­dents and alumni who may be interested.

 

Prepar­ing for Grad­u­ate School Appli­ca­tions — Spring Work­shop Series

 

Are you an under­grad plan­ning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the appli­ca­tion process less stressful–get a head start on your appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als now. This series of work­shops will help you to pre­pare four of the crit­i­cal pieces of your appli­ca­tion process: find­ing fund­ing, writ­ing a strong cur­ricu­lum vitae and per­sonal state­ment, and get­ting strong let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion. Addi­tional infor­ma­tion and resources are avail­able on our web­site: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

 

Per­sonal State­ment Writ­ing Workshops

Mon­day, April 20, 2015, 4:30–5:30pm, MGH 171

Wednes­day, April 29, 2015, 12:30–1:30pm, MGH 171

The Per­sonal State­ment is an impor­tant part of an appli­ca­tion pack­age. Apply­ing for schol­ar­ships and graduate/professional pro­grams often requires a per­sonal state­ment or appli­ca­tion let­ter. This type of writ­ing requires you to out­line your strengths con­fi­dently and con­cisely, which can be chal­leng­ing. Per­sonal State­ment Work­shops will pro­vide stu­dents with essen­tial infor­ma­tion to develop an under­stand­ing of not only writ­ing about their inter­ests, eli­gi­bil­ity and suit­abil­ity for appli­ca­tions, but also to learn how their state­ments pro­vide evi­dence of their achieve­ments that aren’t reflected in other parts of an appli­ca­tion. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236.

 

Get­ting Great Rec­om­men­da­tion Let­ters Workshops

Tues­day, April 21, 2015, 4:30–5:30pm, MGH 171

Wednes­day, May 6, 2015, 12:30–1:30pm, MGH 171

This work­shop will help you plan ahead for devel­op­ing strong rela­tion­ships with fac­ulty and other men­tors, ask­ing for let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion, and prepar­ing your rec­om­menders to write you stel­lar let­ters. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/289.

 

Cur­ricu­lum Vitae Writ­ing Workshop

Thurs­day, April 23, 2015, 12:30–1:30pm, MGH 171

Develop your under­grad­u­ate CV for use in grad­u­ate school appli­ca­tions! A Cur­ricu­lum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a com­pre­hen­sive, bio­graph­i­cal state­ment empha­siz­ing your pro­fes­sional qual­i­fi­ca­tions and activ­i­ties. A CV is sim­i­lar to a resume, but an advan­tage to the CV for­mat is the sig­nif­i­cant free­dom to choose the head­ings and cat­e­gories for your infor­ma­tion and the strength reflected in their arrange­ment. Bring a work­ing draft, such as an exist­ing resume, and a list of activ­i­ties includ­ing: Hon­ors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Aca­d­e­mic and Research Activ­i­ties, Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Involve­ment, Work His­tory, and Activ­i­ties out­side of the Aca­d­e­mic Envi­ron­ment. In this work­shop you will have the oppor­tu­nity to work with Office of Merit Schol­ar­ships, Fel­low­ships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV! RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237.

Tomorrow: Spring Career Fair, HUB Ballrooms, 3-7pm

This is the biggest annual career fair on cam­pus.  Even if you are not ready to apply for jobs, it is a great oppor­tu­nity to see what’s out there, ask ques­tions, net­work, and ask pro­fes­sion­als to look over your resume.

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2015 SPRING CAREER FAIR

  • Thurs, April 16th
  • 3:00–7:00pm
  • HUB Ballrooms

The Details

  • All UW stu­dents & alumni from all 3 cam­puses can attend
  • Dress code is busi­ness casual
  • 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, and professionalism)
  • Spruce up your resume at Resume­Fest (April 15th, 8:30–4:30) or in Same-Day Ses­sions
  • Sub­mit your resume to the Spring Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can’t attend!)

Ques­tions

 

  • Please con­tact the Career Cen­ter at 206–543‑0535 or email ccsevent@uw.edu

Career Fair Success — Getting Started — workshop

Get ready for Thurs­days’ annual Spring Career Fair by par­tic­i­pat­ing in this Wednes­day workshop:

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Career Fair Suc­cess:  Get­ting Started
UW Career Cen­ter
When Wednes­day, April 15, 2015, 3:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room 134
Sum­mary What are you sup­posed to do at a career fair? 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.

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. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions .

Learn to Teach English — UW summer certificate in I-TEFL

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO TEACH ENGLISH?

Earn a Cer­tifi­cate in Teach­ing Eng­lish as a For­eign Lan­guage from UW!  The next ses­sion runs dur­ing sum­mer quar­ter B-term. Classes are held Mon­day through Fri­day, 9am – 4pm.  Learn more at the next Infor­ma­tion Ses­sion: Thurs­day, May 7th, 5.30 – 6.30pm, Allen Audi­to­rium.  More info at www.itefl.uw.edu and itefl@pce.uw.edu

E-portfolio Fridays — workshop series

 

The Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing & Diver­sity (EXPD) is pleased to announce Spring Quar­ter e-portfolio work­shops for under­grad­u­ate stu­dents who are devel­op­ing their e-portfolios or want­ing to get started and might be inter­ested in addi­tional sup­ports. Please share widely with your students:

 

Are you work­ing on an e-portfolio this spring, or inter­ested in get­ting started on one? Join us for any or all of these ses­sions to get tips, tools, feed­back, and con­nect with other stu­dents work­ing on e-portfolios. Need to give your­self some dead­lines for com­plet­ing crit­i­cal pieces of your e-portfolio? These work­shop dates could be help­ful for that and would allow you to ded­i­cate time toward com­plet­ing those pieces. Bring your laptop!

 

RSVP for any ses­sion at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/428

 

  • Peer Inter­views:  Fri­day, April 17, 2015, 12:30–1:50pm, MGH 173R
    • Develop con­tent for your e-portfolio by engag­ing in relaxed and con­ver­sa­tional inter­views with your peers to iden­tify key learn­ing expe­ri­ences, strengths and abil­i­ties gained from those experiences.
  • Artifacts/Examples of Work: Fri­day, April 24, 2015, 12:30–1:50pm, MGH 173R
    • How do you select rel­e­vant, appro­pri­ate, engag­ing, and demon­stra­tive papers, pho­tos, videos, art pieces, and other exam­ples of your work to share through your e-portfolio? Who is your audi­ence and what do you want to show them to tell your story? Brain­storm and get feed­back from peers and facilitators.
  • Open Work Ses­sion: Fri­day, May 1, 2015, 12:30–1:50pm, MGH 173R
    • Drop in to work on your e-portfolio, get feed­back on it from peers and facil­i­ta­tors, or just make sure you ded­i­cate time to get­ting it done!
  • Pre­sen­ta­tion Prac­tice Ses­sion: Fri­day, May 8, 2015, 12:30–1:50pm, MGH 171E
    • Will you be pre­sent­ing your e-portfolio later this spring? Come prac­tice with us and get crit­i­cal feed­back from peers and facil­i­ta­tors! Bring even a rough draft of your port­fo­lio and pre­sen­ta­tion ideas to try out; it doesn’t need to be com­plete or pol­ished. This is an oppor­tu­nity to get feed­back on your ideas while you still have time to edit before your final presentation.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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   FAX206–616-4389

http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

 

Spring Career Fair events

Be sure to mark your cal­en­dars for next week’s Spring Career Fair (Thurs, April 16th, 3-7pm in the HUB).  This is the largest annual career fair on campus.

http://careers.uw.edu/Students/Spring-Career-Fair


Events to help you prepare:

Career Fair & Net­work­ing Lab
When Fri­day, April 10 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Sum­mary This lab is an oppor­tu­nity to start imple­ment­ing what you learned about in the Get­ting Started work­shops on Net­work­ing and/or Career Fair Suc­cess!  Lab activ­i­ties may include find­ing peo­ple to net­work with, research­ing employ­ers, prac­tic­ing how to talk with employ­ers and oth­ers, and com­pos­ing thank you or other follow-up emails. If pos­si­ble, bring your lap­top or tablet to the lab.

Ready to explore fur­ther or get some prac­tice? Join us for Labs-interactive, engag­ing work­shops. Some labs are come as you are, oth­ers request that you bring some mate­ri­als with you.

Note

No need to pre-register. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

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Resumes – Get­ting Started
When Mon­day, April 13, 3:30 – 4 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (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.

Note

No need to pre-register. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

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Career Fair Suc­cess — Get­ting Started
When Mon­day, April 13, 2:30 – 3 PM

or

Wednes­day, April 15, 3:30 — 4:00pm

Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134
Sum­mary What are you sup­posed to do at a career fair? 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.

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.

Type of Event Work­shop
Note

No need to pre-register. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

Job & Internship Search Lab

Job & Intern­ship Search Lab
UW Career Center

Thurs­day, April 9, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

Join us to uti­lize job search strate­gies and put together a strate­gic job search or intern­ship search plan. Please attend the ‘Job Search—Getting Started or Internship—Getting Started’ work­shops prior to attending.

Ready to explore fur­ther or get some prac­tice? Join us for Labs-interactive, engag­ing work­shops. Some labs are come as you are, oth­ers request that you bring some mate­ri­als with you.

No need to pre-register. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

Workshop: From English Major to Job Market

Space is lim­ited!  Please RSVP as soon as pos­si­ble; reser­va­tions will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis:


From Eng­lish Major to Job Mar­ket:

Iden­tify Skills; Apply for Intern­ships; Get Started on Your Career Path

Mon­day, April 13th
2:30pm — 4:50pm

“But what can you DO with an Eng­lish major????”

We’ve all heard it — the wails of alarm com­ing from par­ents and other well-wishers who fear that the choice of an Eng­lish major spells pro­fes­sional cat­a­stro­phe.  After all, study­ing Eng­lish doesn’t result in any real SKILLS that employ­ers want, right?

Wrong.

Eng­lish majors develop the skills MOST in demand by employ­ers today.  To find out what this means for your­self, sign up for the upcom­ing Eng­lish pro­fes­sional skills work­shop on Mon­day, April 13th.  The work­shop is designed to help stu­dents iden­tify and artic­u­late their valu­able trans­fer­able skills. You may have skills, but if you’re unable to rec­og­nize and describe them, they will go unno­ticed and unap­pre­ci­ated by employ­ers, grad­u­ate admis­sions com­mit­tees, and that really annoy­ing uncle of yours who always said you’d come to no good.

What you can expect: in this after­noon work­shop, we’ll talk about good learn­ing expe­ri­ences and how they trans­late into trans­fer­able skills, devel­op­ing strate­gies for dis­cussing these skills in the lan­guage of prospec­tive employ­ers or scholarship/graduate admis­sion com­mit­tees. You’ll have an oppor­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in larger dis­cus­sions as well as in facil­i­tated small-group exer­cises.  You’ll have an oppor­tu­nity to reflect on your edu­ca­tional expe­ri­ences, and you’ll come away with a much clearer idea of where you’ve been aca­d­e­m­i­cally, where you’re going, and the essen­tial skills you have to offer.

This small, inter­ac­tive work­shop has a very lim­ited capac­ity, and we will take reser­va­tions on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please RSVP to https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/engladv/166860
 

We will take reser­va­tions on a first-come, first-served basis. Because space is so lim­ited, we ask that you not RSVP unless you are sure you can par­tic­i­pate: if you reg­is­ter and then don’t show up, you will be tak­ing a spot away from one of your fel­low Eng­lish majors.

Best wishes,

Eng­lish Under­grad­u­ate Advis­ing
A-2-B Padelford Hall
(206) 543‑2634
engladv@uw.edu

Workshop: Resumes — Getting Started

Resumes – Get­ting Started
UW Career Center

Wednes­day, April 8, 2015, 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 need to pre-register. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

 

Spring Career Fair — don’t miss it!

Mark your cal­en­dars!  This is the biggest annual career fair on cam­pus.  Even if you are not ready to apply for jobs, it is a great oppor­tu­nity to see what’s out there, ask ques­tions, net­work, and ask pro­fes­sion­als to look over your resume.  If you’re not sure how to pro­ceed at these events, the Career Cen­ter offers work­shops before the fair where you can work on  your resume and learn about career fair suc­cess.  Don’t miss it!

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2015 SPRING CAREER FAIR

  • Thurs, April 16th
  • 3:00–7:00pm
  • HUB Ball­rooms

The Details

  • All UW stu­dents & alumni from all 3 cam­puses can attend
  • Dress code is busi­ness casual
  • 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, and professionalism)
  • Attend or down­load our Career Fair Suc­cess work­shop and/or our Resumes & Cover Let­ters workshop
  • Spruce up your resume at Resume­Fest (April 15th, 8:30–4:30) or in Same-Day Ses­sions
  • Sub­mit your resume to the Spring Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can’t attend!)

 

Ques­tions

 

  • Please con­tact the Career Cen­ter at 206–543-0535 or email ccsevent@uw.edu

 

Law School Info Session

This event is a great oppor­tu­nity for any­one inter­ested in law school to meet cur­rent stu­dents and  Math­iew Le, one of the assis­tant deans at UW Law. Matt will talk about the admis­sions process and  atten­dees will have the oppor­tu­nity to ask ques­tions. Light snacks will be provided.

Please remem­ber to RSVP by April 8th to uwmlsa@gmail.com. Any addi­tional infor­ma­tion is located in the flier attached.  Law school infor­ma­tion session

All the Best,

Cecilia


Cecilia Jeong
J.D. Can­di­date 2016
T: (206) 354‑7679
E: jeongc2@u.washington.edu

Identifying Your Strengths lab — Friday

Iden­ti­fy­ing Your Strengths Lab
UW Career Cen­ter
Fri­day, April 3, 2015, 1:30 – 3 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

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 thus 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 an inter­ac­tive intro­duc­tion to the Depend­able Strengths Process. Come as you are—no prepa­ra­tion needed.

No need to pre-register. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

Workshop: Internships — Getting Started

Intern­ships – Get­ting Started
UW Career Cen­ter
Wednes­day, April 1, 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.

No need to pre-register. Please con­tact us at 206–543-0535 with any questions.

Career Center events for Spring Quarter!

Are you tak­ing full advan­tage of the free events and work­shops at your UW Career Cen­ter?  Highly trained, qual­i­fied, and expe­ri­enced career pro­fes­sion­als are there for YOU, whether for quick ques­tions, com­pre­hen­sive career plan­ning, or the many valu­able work­shops they present for stu­dents, includ­ing resumes and cover let­ters, job search strate­gies, inter­view­ing, net­work­ing, and spe­cial­ized ses­sions for stu­dents with spe­cific interests.

Check them out today in 134 Mary Gates Hall or http://careers.washington.edu — and see the attach­ments for spring workshops!

Apply for the NEW Leadership Institute

Alene Moris
National Edu­ca­tion for Women’s Leadership

Reminder: Appli­ca­tion dead­line is April 3

Are you an under­grad­u­ate or grad­u­ate stu­dent with an inter­est in becom­ing a leader in your community?

Are you com­mit­ted to bring­ing bet­ter rep­re­sen­ta­tion for women in all fields?

Apply for the 2015 Alene Moris National Edu­ca­tion for Women’s Lead­ers Institute.

The Alene Moris National Edu­ca­tion for Women’s (NEW) Lead­er­ship Insti­tute is part of a national pro­gram
started by Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity in 1991. This pro­gram is designed to encour­age women to seek out
lead­er­ship posi­tions and engage more with the civic com­mu­nity. Women are over 50 per­cent of the Amer­i­can
pop­u­la­tion and yet they are under­rep­re­sented in lead­er­ship posi­tions in vir­tu­ally every field. The Alene
Moris NEW Lead­er­ship Insti­tute is work­ing to change that.

The Insti­tute lasts for 6 days, from June 22nd-June 27th, 2015. Dur­ing that time, par­tic­i­pants will meet
some of Washington’s lead­ing women who can offer insight into their expe­ri­ences and pro­vide impor­tant
train­ing and net­work­ing skills. Some top­ics that are cov­ered dur­ing the Insti­tute:
*  How to run for polit­i­cal office
*  Pub­lic speak­ing
*  Nego­ti­a­tion
*  Work­ing in the non-profit field
*  Man­ag­ing diver­sity in the work­place
*  Net­work­ing
All under­grad­u­ates and grad­u­ates attend­ing any 2 or 4-year Wash­ing­ton State col­lege or Wash­ing­ton
res­i­dents attend­ing an out-of-state school are eli­gi­ble to apply. The cost of the pro­gram is $150 and a
lim­ited num­ber of par­tial schol­ar­ships are avail­able. You do not have to be a Polit­i­cal Sci­ence major;
any­one with an inter­est in improv­ing their lead­er­ship skills and join­ing a net­work of influ­en­tial women
is encour­aged to apply.

Dead­line for appli­ca­tions is April 3, 2015

Appli­ca­tions can be found here.

Click here to Rec­om­mend a can­di­date for the Institute.

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For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the Insti­tute, please con­tact Sarah Argo­dale at newlead@uw.edu or at
206–685-1090.

To request dis­abil­ity accom­mo­da­tion, con­tact the Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice),
206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email dso@u.washington.edu. The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton
makes every effort to honor dis­abil­ity accom­mo­da­tion requests. Requests can be responded to most
effec­tively if received as far in advance of the event as pos­si­ble, prefer­ably at least 10 days

Attn Alumni: Career (Re)Launch Workshop

Career (Re)Launch Workshop

 

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.

The cost of the work­shop is:

$15.00 for cur­rent UWAA members
$20.00 for current/recent grads or com­mu­nity mem­bers, non-UWAA members
Reg­is­ter at http://careers.washington.edu/Career-Launch-Workshop
Please note:  Pay­ment must be made by 10 days prior to the work­shop. Any reg­is­tra­tions with no pay­ment made will be can­celed at that point. Reg­is­tra­tions sub­mit­ted within 10 days of the work­shop must be accom­pa­nied with the appro­pri­ate reg­is­tra­tion fee. Thank you for your coop­er­a­tion with our reg­is­tra­tion and pay­ment process!
 

If you have any ques­tions about this or any of our other alumni ser­vices, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us at (206) 543‑0535.

 

Workshop: “How to Stand Out as an Applicant”

Employer-Led Work­shop: How to Stand Out as an Appli­cant (pre­sented by Fred Hutch)
UW Career Cen­ter
Wednes­day, March 11, 2015, 12:30 – 1:20 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

Using the High­light­ing Method to Improve Your Resume / Cover Let­ter, Pre­pare for Inter­views, and Expand Your Networks:

Fred Hutch’s Recruiter, Melissa Loomis, will demon­strate how to use job descrip­tions to write your resume/CV, craft cover let­ters, pre­pare for inter­views, and strate­gize your career path. The advice and High­light­ing Method she will share is based on her expe­ri­ence as a Sci­en­tific Recruiter and her tran­si­tion into this career after ten years as a research bench sci­en­tist at Fred Hutch. Please print and bring three job descrip­tions for posi­tions from any orga­ni­za­tion that you are inter­ested in pursuing.

No RSVP or pre-registration required.  Please plan to arrive early, as space is lim­ited and will be avail­able on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ques­tions? Email careerevents@uw.edu .

Workshop: Identifying Your Strengths

Iden­ti­fy­ing Your Strengths Lab
UW Career Center

Fri­day, March 6, 2015, 12:30 – 2 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

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 thus 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 an inter­ac­tive intro­duc­tion to the Depend­able Strengths Process. Come as you are—no prepa­ra­tion needed.

Free

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

Job Search — Getting Started — workshop

Job Search– Get­ting Started
UW Career Center

Wednes­day, March 4, 2015, 3:30 – 4 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 134

Learn basic strate­gies and tools for a suc­cess­ful job 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.

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

Box 359450 | Seat­tle, WA 98195

206.616.0837 | itefl@pce.uw.edu | I-TEFL Video

www.itefl.uw.edu | Find us on FACEBOOK

W UNIVERSITY of  WASHINGTON

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!

————————–

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

 

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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!