Business Career Fair — 10/14

Atten­tion Huskies!

 

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

 

BUSINESS CAREER FAIR

Tues­day, Octo­ber 14th

2-6pm, HUB Ballrooms

Open to all UW stu­dents and alumni!

 

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

 

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

 F14_BCF Employer List 10.7.14

Ques­tions? Con­tact bzhire@uw.edu

#BCF14

 

Andy Rabitoy

Direc­tor, Under­grad­u­ate Career Services

Michael G. Fos­ter School of Busi­ness • Uni­ver­sity of Washington

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

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

 

 

 

 

Mentor lunch with Pete Nordstrom, 11/7

Dear English majors,

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

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

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

Nancy Sisko
Director Academic Advising
English

 

Peter E. Nordstrom

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Careers in the Tech Indus­try for Non-Tech Students

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

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

 

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

 

Thanks so much!

 

The Career Center

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

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

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

 

careers.uw.edu

 

 

 

 

Friday: Resume Workshop

Resumes-Getting Started
UW Career Cen­ter

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

Workshop: Internships for Sophomores & Juniors

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

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

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

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

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

Workshop: Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!)

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

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

Workshop: Identifying Your Strengths

Iden­ti­fy­ing Your Strengths
UW Career Cen­ter

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

Employer-led workshops at the UW Career Center

Good morn­ing and happy Fall!

 

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

 

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

 

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

Emma O’Neill Myers & Patrick Chidsey

 

 

 

Employer-Led Work­shops

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

Wednes­day, Octo­ber 8th

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ques­tions? Email careerevents@uw.edu .

 

COMING UP LATER THIS QUARTER…..

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

Wednes­day, Octo­ber 22nd

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

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

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 5th

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

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

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 19th

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

 

 

__________________________________

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

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

 

 

 

Attached Mes­sage Part

Friday: Career Meetup: Job Search for Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

Future librarians: Web chat with the Library & Information School

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

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

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

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

Attn Pre-Law students: Mock Trial Club

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

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

 

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

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

 

We look for­ward to see­ing you!
–Tay­lor Deardorff

2014–2015 Pres­i­dent

UW Mock Trial Club

 

Career Center Events for Autumn Quarter

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks and please let me know if you have questions!

 Work­shops & Events Fall 2014

Have a great quarter!!

Vic

 

Vic Sny­der, Asso­ciate Director

(206) 616‑5806

vsnyder@uw.edu

 

The Career Center

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

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

Job Search for International Students workshop

Job Search for Inter­na­tional Stu­dents
UW Career Cen­ter

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

Business course for non business majors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you qualified for that job or internship?

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

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Job require­ments are mostly fic­tion and you should ignore them

Writ­ten by Max Nisen@MaxNisen
August 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/17: Career (Re)Launch Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Info session: Masters in Library Science

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

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

Online Info Ses­sion — MSIM Program

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

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

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

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

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

 

Thanks so much,

 

Jason Boyd

 

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

 

Jason Boyd

Aca­d­e­mic Advi­sor — MSIM & Ph.D.

The iSchool @ The Uni­ver­sity of Washington

470 Mary Gates Hall

206–221-3467

jboyd18@uw.edu

 

 


The Things Employers Look For When Hiring Recent Graduates

from the Atlantic Monthly:

———————————

The Thing Employ­ers Look For When Hir­ing Recent Graduates

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

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

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

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


What Employ­ers Want


Chron­i­cle of Higher Ed

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

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

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

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


What Employ­ers Want: By Industry


Chron­i­cle of Higher Ed

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

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

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

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


The Effect of School Reputation


Chron­i­cle of Higher Ed

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

 

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

TUES: Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Effec­tive Resumes & Cover Let­ters Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

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

Wednesday: Successful Interviews Workshop

Suc­cess­ful Inter­views Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

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

Good news for English majors

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

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

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

Tues: Finding Jobs & Internships workshop

Find­ing Jobs & Intern­ships Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

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

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

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

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

Best Paying Jobs for English Majors

 

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

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

English major skills

The value of your skills in the Eng­lish major:

At Sea in a Del­uge of Data

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

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

 

See the full arti­cle at the Chronicle’s website:

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Tomorrow: Successful Interviews Workshop

Suc­cess­ful Inter­views Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

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

Resumes & Cover Letters workshop — Thursday

Effec­tive Resumes & Cover Let­ters Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

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

Friday: Finding Jobs & Internships workshop

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

International Business info sessions

Inter­na­tional Stud­ies in Busi­ness Info Session!

 

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

 

Attend an upcom­ing info ses­sion to learn more:

 

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

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

 

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

 

Best,

 

Deanna

 

Deanna Fryhle

Pro­gram Adviser

Cer­tifi­cate of Inter­na­tional Stud­ies in Busi­ness Pro­gram (CISB)

Michael G. Fos­ter School of Business

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

202 Dempsey Hall

UW Box 353223

Seat­tle, WA  98195–3223

 

T:  206.543‑5985/ F:  206.616‑8225

E:  cisb@uw.edu

Web:  foster.washington.edu/cisb

Effective resumes workshop — Friday

Effec­tive Resumes & Cover Let­ters Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

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

Friday, 7/11: Resumes & Cover Letters workshop

Effec­tive Resumes & Cover Let­ters Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

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

Workshop: Finding Jobs & Internships

Find­ing Jobs & Intern­ships Work­shop
UW Career Cen­ter

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

Is a college degree still worth it? Study says yes

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

See more at

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

Summer Career Series for Alumni

Sum­mer Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UW Summer Career Fair, June 18th

Hello Huskies,

 

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

The Basics

The Details

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

Next Steps

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

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

 

 

Best wishes,

The Career Center

 

 

International Students: Summertime Career Exploration

Inter­na­tional Stu­dents– Sum­mer­time Career Exploration

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

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

Great campus career events for students and alumni!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tue., June 17 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Career Fair — June 18th

Hello Huskies,

 

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

The Basics

The Details

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

Next Steps

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

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

 

 

Enjoy the sunny week­end! J

Donna

 

————————————–

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

Career Cen­ter Events
careerevents@uw.edu

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

 

Arts & Sciences Resume Book!

Con­grat­u­la­tions on your upcom­ing graduation!

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Ques­tions? Con­tact huskyjobs@uw.edu

 

Lyn­nea Erick­son, PhD

Senior Career Coun­selor, Lead

206–685-4096 (direct)

lerick@uw.edu

 

The Career Center

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

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

http://careers.washington.edu

 

 

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

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

 

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

Successful Interviews workshop

Suc­cess­ful Inter­views
UW Career Cen­ter

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

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

Finding Jobs & Internships workshop

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

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

LinkedIn Photo Booth and workshop at the Career Center next week

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

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

Tina I. Wang

Senior Career Counselor

tinaiw ½206.685.6216 ½ Con­nect with me on LinkedIn

The Career Center

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

UW Career Series for Alumni and Students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Summer Career Fair - CareerCenterHomepage

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

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

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

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

Resume & Cover Letter workshop at CLUE Writing Center

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

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

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

Who is this for?

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

What will par­tic­i­pants learn?

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

We hope to see you there!

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

Resume & cover letter workshop — FRIDAY

Resume & Cover Let­ters
UW Career Cen­ter

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

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

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

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

 

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

1. Include per­sonal projects to bulk up your resume.

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

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

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

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

Your bio should address the fol­low­ing five questions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seattle among top cities to start a career

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

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

 

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

Social media — maximize internship & job options workshop

Social Media-Maximize Intern­ships & Job Options:

UW Career Center

 

When
Fri­day, May 9, 2014, 3 – 4 PM

Where: Mary Gates Hall Commons

 

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

 

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

Successful interviews workshop

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

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop — Wed, 5/7

Resume & Cover Let­ters
UW Career Cen­ter

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

No need to pre-register for this workshop.

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

Stronger outlook for new college grads

Stronger jobs out­look for new col­lege grads

As col­lege grad­u­a­tion nears and stu­dents face the “what’s next” ques­tion, the gov­ern­ment has some good news: The job mar­ket is bright­en­ing for new grads — a bit.”

 

See entire arti­cle at http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2023453961_gradjobsxml.html

 

Americorps jobs at the UW in education equity

The UW Carl­son Cen­ter, Dream Project, and Pipeline Project are cur­rently look­ing for 4 dynamic Ameri­Corps mem­bers for 2014–2015. Appli­ca­tions due May 5th by 5 PM.

UW Edu­ca­tional Equity Ameri­Corps mem­bers will work col­lab­o­ra­tively to recruit and sup­port stu­dents on cam­pus involved in edu­ca­tional equity work. We are hav­ing info ses­sions with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from each pro­gram to help answer any ques­tions you may have about the positions.

 

Fri­day, April 25th, 2014

3:30p-4:30p

MGH 258

 

Wednes­day, April 30th, 2014

3:30p-4:30p

MGH 258

These ses­sions are optional. If you would like to sub­mit your appli­ca­tion now, you can do so at this cat­a­lyst form.

For full posi­tion descrip­tions, please click on the fol­low­ing links: (Carl­son Cen­ter, Dream Project, Pipeline Project).

The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Mon­day, May 5th, 2014 by 5 PM.

If you have any ques­tions about the posi­tions or the appli­ca­tion process, please email the appro­pri­ate con­tacts, listed below:

Carl­son Cen­ter: Kathryn at purschk@uw.edu

Dream Project: Jeremy at webbj3@uw.edu or Michael at mxzhang@uw.edu

Pipeline Project: Sarah at pipeline@uw.edu

*Dis­claimer: All Ameri­Corps appli­cants must know that their hir­ing is con­tin­gent upon fund­ing from Wash­ing­ton Ser­vice Corps. We will know the sta­tus of that fund­ing no later than May 15th, 2014. Final hir­ing will be con­tin­gent upon appli­cants’ suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of enroll­ment paperwork–signed, dated, and returned to WSC–and FBI crim­i­nal record check ini­ti­ated (scheduled).*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employer Conversations: Careers That Make a Difference — Thursday, April 24th at 4:30

Employer Con­ver­sa­tions: Careers That Make a Difference
Feel Good About Doing Good?.…Come learn about careers that make a dif­fer­ence in a vari­ety of sec­tors includ­ing phil­an­thropy, health, government/public ser­vice, and the envi­ron­ment. Employer pan­elists from each of these areas will dis­cuss how their orga­ni­za­tions con­tribute to the com­mon good and how you might get involved. There will be time for audi­ence ques­tions of the pan­elists and the oppor­tu­nity to mix and min­gle with them after the presentation.

Pan­elists from the fol­low­ing com­pa­nies will be represented:

  • Make-A-Wish
  • Fred Hutchin­son
  • Earth­Corps
  • Seat­tle Fire Department

Full Infor­ma­tion here

4/24/20144:30–6:30

HUB 145

Dean Kirk­patrick
Employer Rela­tions Pro­gram Coor­di­na­tor
(206) 543‑9103 (Direct)

134 Mary Gates Hall * Box 352810 * Seat­tle, WA 98195
Dean13

http://careers.washington.edu

FREE Law School Admissions and LSAT Information Seminar (fwd)

FREE Law School Admis­sions and LSAT Infor­ma­tion Seminar:

Wednes­day, April 30th, 2014 from 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM in Seat­tle. Our Seat­tle office is located
close to Green Lake at 444 NE Ravenna Blvd #108, Seat­tle, WA 98115. Click on the link to see a
map of the loca­tion. We are on the top floor in the north east cor­ner of the building.

Sandweiss Test Prep will be hold­ing a free law school admis­sions infor­ma­tional sem­i­nar
Wednes­day, April 30th at 7:00 PM in Seat­tle cov­er­ing all you need to know about the LSAT,
the Law School admis­sions process and how our com­pany can help you pre­pare for both.
For those con­sid­er­ing apply­ing to law school, this event is an excel­lent chance to talk
with Steve Sandweiss — a highly expe­ri­enced LSAT teacher and admis­sions expert — about how to
effec­tively nav­i­gate the Law School admis­sions process, prepar­ing an effec­tive appli­ca­tion, test
prepa­ra­tion time lines, the LSAT exam, and most impor­tantly, how he can help you achieve your goals effec­tively and economically!

***These events are free and there is no oblig­a­tion to sign up for any of our services.

To Reg­is­ter:

Please reg­is­ter for this event on our web­site or by email­ing or call­ing us. It’s free to
reg­is­ter and we will not use your details for mar­ket­ing pur­poses or pass them on to a third party.

We also have infor­ma­tion and sem­i­nars with regards to the GRE, GMAT, and the MCAT if stu­dents need infor­ma­tion about those tests and admis­sions information.

Phone: (206)-417‑5050
Email: sandweiss@gmail.com
www.sandweisstestprep.com

Our Com­pany

Sandweiss Test Prep is a local, inde­pen­dent com­pany that has been help­ing stu­dents increase
their admis­sion­sexam scores since 1998. We pride our­selves in offer­ing a per­sonal level of
ser­vice and small class sizes to opti­mize the devel­op­ment of each stu­dent. Addi­tion­ally, our
courses are typ­i­cally hun­dreds of dol­lars less than those of our com­peti­tors. If you would like
to know more about us, you can email us at sandweiss@gmail.com, call us at (206) 417 5050, or have a look at our web­site. [cleardot.gif]

Spring Career Fair! April 17th

careerfair

Mark your calendars!

WHEN: Thurs­day, April 17, 2014
TIME: 3:00 — 7:00
WHERE: HUB Ball­rooms
DRESS CODE: Busi­ness Casual
Open to all majors and class lev­els and alumni
from all three UW campuses!

 

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

FREE LinkedIn photo booth at the Career Center

LinkedIn

 

The Career Cen­ter is coor­di­nat­ing a FREE LinkedIn photo booth lead­ing up to our Spring Career Fair. The booth is avail­able on Tues­day, April 15th in MGH 134 from 12:00 – 3:00pm. Stu­dents, alumni, staff, and employ­ers are all wel­come to stop by and obtain a free pro­fes­sional head­shot for use on var­i­ous social media plat­forms. We will also have tips on how to max­i­mize this tool for new and expe­ri­enced users like.

What’s next? ASUW is Hiring

 

Recruiters almost unan­i­mously men­tion out­side work expe­ri­ence as a qual­ity that makes col­lege
grad­u­ates desir­able in the cur­rent job mar­ket. At the Asso­ci­ated Stu­dents of the Uni­ver­sity of
Wash­ing­ton, we pride our­selves on pro­vid­ing these oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents. We are cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions for over 65 paid posi­tions at jobs.asuw.org

The Asso­ci­ated Stu­dents of the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton is a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion that serves as
the stu­dent gov­ern­ment at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. The struc­ture of the ASUW is a com­po­si­tion of
25 units, includ­ing enti­ties, enter­prises, com­mis­sions, pro­grams, and com­mit­tees. Oper­at­ing with a
bud­get of approx­i­mately one mil­lion dol­lars, 72 employ­ees and over 500 vol­un­teers work to serve stu­dents and improve stu­dent life.

The ASUW truly pro­vides an unpar­al­leled expe­ri­ence for stu­dents to serve oth­ers. Through an
over­ar­ch­ing theme of pub­lic ser­vice, our asso­ci­a­tion pro­vides stu­dents with real world expe­ri­ences
rang­ing from advo­cacy efforts that helped freeze under­grad­u­ate res­i­dent tuition to orga­niz­ing large
scale con­certs, like Fall Fling. As employ­ees of the ASUW, stu­dents learn the nec­es­sary skills to
func­tion in a col­lab­o­ra­tive office envi­ron­ment, while still remain­ing account­able to the stu­dents that we serve.

We are cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions for over 65 posi­tions. Join us in learn­ing what¢s next at jobs.asuw.org

If you have any ques­tions, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me.

Best,

Employer Conversation April 10th: Employers are People Too

Employer Con­ver­sa­tions: Employ­ers are Peo­ple Too – How to Talk With Them

Thurs­day, April 10th

4:30–6:30pm HUB 145 (Seat­tle campus)

Leave a pos­i­tive impres­sion with employ­ers at net­work­ing events, career fairs, and interviews!

Ever wished you knew how to keep the con­ver­sa­tion going with an employer…without it get­ting awk­ward? Ever won­dered how to make your career fair pitch amaz­ing, not blah?

Join us on April 10th as employer pan­elists share prac­ti­cal insights, answer stu­dent ques­tions, and stay and talk after­wards! Pan­elists from the fol­low­ing com­pa­nies will be rep­re­sented:
– Google
– Denny Moun­tain Media
ISB (Insti­tute for Sys­tems Biol­ogy)
AT&T
– Amazon

No RSVP Nec­es­sary, seat­ing is first-come first-served. Full details can be found Cre­cruit or 206–543-9103

Preparing for grad school application workshops

The Office of Merit Schol­ar­ships, Fel­low­ships & Awards will once again be offer­ing under­grad­u­ate stu­dents in all fields a series of work­shops to get a head start on grad­u­ate school appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als. Please share this info with cur­rent juniors, seniors, and recent bachelor’s alums in all fields plan­ning to under­take the grad school appli­ca­tion process this fall.

 

Thank you for your efforts to share this widely with stu­dents! And attached is a flyer for post­ing where possible.

 

Prepar­ing for Grad School Appli­ca­tions 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. UW’s Office of Merit Schol­ar­ships, Fel­low­ships & Awards is offer­ing a series of work­shops to help you 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. Please RSVP to attend any or all ses­sions of interest:

 

Schol­ar­ship 201: Search­ing & Apply­ing for Grad­u­ate Fund­ing as an Undergrad

 

CV Writ­ing

 

Per­sonal State­ment Writing

 

Get­ting Great Rec­om­men­da­tion Letters

 

 

For more infor­ma­tion, please visit http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships, or con­tact scholarq@uw.edu with questions.

 

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

Minor in Entrepreneurship — open house & luncheon

 

Start-ups. They only start with an idea.

Your busi­ness skills could turn that idea into a real­ity.

 

Come have lunch at one of our OPEN HOUSES!

All majors welcome!

 

April 9& April 10

Dempsey 211

12:30–1:20

RSVP Here

 

Curi­ous about the startup scene?Look­ing for the skills and expe­ri­ence you need to take your idea to the next level? Come to one of our Open Houses at the Buerk Cen­ter for Entre­pre­neur­ship!

 

Some of the things we’ll talk about include:

 

YOU bring your curios­ity – we’ll bring lunch!

 

RSVP here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwbuerk/230324

 

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

 

 

In Defense of the ‘Impractical’ English Major”

Huff­in­g­ton Post article:

…Much like phi­los­o­phy majors, Eng­lish stu­dents get a pretty bad rap, and are often taken to rep­re­sent the imprac­ti­cal­ity and irrel­e­vance of the human­i­ties writ large.

But as Jor­dan Weiss­man pointed out in The Atlantic, Eng­lish majors aren’t actu­ally far­ing as poorly in the job mar­ket as the cul­tural dia­logue would have us believe. Accord­ing to 2010–2011 data from the George­town Cen­ter on Edu­ca­tion and the Work­force, cited by The Atlantic, right after grad­u­at­ing, Eng­lish and his­tory majors reported 9.8 and 9.5 per­cent unem­ploy­ment, respec­tively, while eco­nom­ics and polit­i­cal sci­ence grad­u­ates came in at 10.4 and 11.1 per­cent. “Prac­ti­cal” com­puter sci­ence degrees didn’t make grad­u­ates much more employ­able, with the comp sci unem­ploy­ment rate com­ing in at 8.7 per­cent. And that’s just employ­ment out­comes right after school; the pic­ture may get rosier as time goes on, as employ­ers gen­er­ally pre­fer lib­eral arts grads, accord­ing to a 2012 survey…”

See the full arti­cle at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/14/how-english-majors-are-ch_n_4943792.html

Event for students interested in international careers

Wednes­day, April 16th, 4:00–6:00 PM

Speed Men­tor­ing for Inter­na­tional Careers (with Inter­na­tional Professionals)

This is an event to sup­port stu­dents who have stud­ied abroad and/or are seek­ing inter­na­tional careers and who seek per­spec­tive about pos­si­ble career options and how to present them­selves to poten­tial employ­ers. In an infor­mal but struc­tured set­ting, stu­dents meet with pro­fes­sional “men­tors” who have an active career with an inter­na­tional com­po­nent. Stu­dents enjoy unique access to a range of exec­u­tives from multi­na­tional com­pa­nies, pri­vate firms, and non­prof­its. Food and drinks included. Space is lim­ited to 40 stu­dents! Spon­sored by Foun­da­tions for Global Scholars.

Who are the men­tors? A total of 10–12 men­tors from var­i­ous sectors.

Loca­tion: Husky Stu­dent Union Build­ing (the HUB), Room 250

This is a free event hosted by the Foun­da­tion for Global Schol­ars. It

is an active rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Foun­da­tion for Global Schol­ars’ com­mit­ment to inter­na­tional edu­ca­tion and the needs and inter­ests of the stu­dents we sup­port. Ques­tions: Con­tact Nancy at nkep­ner or 303–709-3145

FGS-seattle.pdf

Jobs/fellowships with Environment America

Become an Envi­ron­ment Amer­ica Fel­low: Fight for a green future. Learn what it takes to win.

My name is Monique Sul­li­van. I’m the Recruit­ment Direc­tor at Envi­ron­ment Amer­ica. We’re about clean energy, clean air, clean water, and pro­tect­ing open spaces – right now our top pri­or­ity is doing our part to stop global warm­ing. And, we’re hiring!

To learn more and apply, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org.Our

next appli­ca­tion dead­line is March 1st.

Envi­ron­ment Amer­ica is a fed­er­a­tion of 29 state-based groups with nearly 100 pro­fes­sional staff and more than 1 mil­lion mem­bers, activists and allies across the country.

Each year, we hire grad­u­at­ing seniors with the pas­sion, the com­mit­ment and the tal­ent it takes to stand up to pol­lut­ing indus­tries, fight for a green future and do what it takes to win.

Our Fel­low­ship Pro­gram is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of envi­ron­men­tal activism, orga­niz­ing, advo­cacy and the type of institution-building that can sus­tain long-term battles.

As a fel­low, you’re not just learn­ing how to make an impact; you’re mak­ing one.If you want to hear more straight from our cur­rent fel­lows, we put together a short video for you. You’ll find it on our web­site here.

After two years as a fel­low, you’ll have learned the ropes, gained invalu­able hands-on expe­ri­ence and you’ll have made a real dif­fer­ence for the envi­ron­ment. Hear from two for­mer fel­lows about the work they’re doing now to fight frack­ing here.

To learn more and apply, visit jobs.environmentamerica.org.Our

next appli­ca­tion dead­line is March 1st.

And if you’re not grad­u­at­ing this year, you should apply to be an Envi­ron­ment Amer­ica intern – you’ll learn how to make an impact on crit­i­cal envi­ron­men­tal issues, and there’s no bet­ter way to get the expe­ri­ence to launch your career with us.

I look for­ward to hear­ing from you!

–Monique

Navigating Career Options class and Career Success Certificate

Nav­i­gat­ing Career Options, Gen­eral Stud­ies 350D (SLN: 14357)

http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/SPR2014/genst.html

Curi­ous

how to link col­lege to careers? Do you need to choose a major? Not sure what aca­d­e­mic and career options are out there? Inter­ested in find­ing ‘what is right for you’? Look­ing for sup­port in fig­ur­ing things out?

Course

Top­ics: * Strengths & Self Explo­ration * Career & Aca­d­e­mic Options/Exploration * Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing; Intern­ships * Job and Intern­ship Search­ing * Social Media * Pro­fes­sional Net­work­ing * Resumes, Cover Let­ters & Inter­view­ing * Career Fairs * Infor­ma­tional Interviewing.

This

career and aca­d­e­mic explo­ration course is offered pri­mar­ily for 1st and 2nd year stu­dents and/or for new trans­fer stu­dents. This class is tar­geted to stu­dents who have earned roughly 0–105 cred­its. Gen­eral Stud­ies 350D, Nav­i­gat­ing Career Options, is a 3 credit course (graded CR/NC) and includes a lec­ture and quiz sec­tions. Stu­dents reg­is­ter for the lec­ture and one quiz sec­tion. We are team-teaching this class. Guest speak­ers from through­out our cam­pus and city will inter­act with stu­dents in both the lec­ture and sec­tions. There is no text book for this course. Course mate­ri­als will be pro­vided. For ques­tions about this class, please email or call Patrick Chid­sey (206.616.5803, chidsey).

For

stu­dents exceed­ing 105 cred­its, yet inter­ested in career sup­port and infor­ma­tion, they are encour­aged to access Career Cen­ter offer­ings, includ­ing our awe­some Career Suc­cess Cer­tifi­cate pro­gram (which offers stu­dents a struc­tured yet flex­i­ble plan for opti­miz­ing career and job-search suc­cess), in-house and online work­shops, big, medium and small career and employer events, career coun­sel­ing appoint­ments and much more.

http://careers.washington.edu/

http://careers.washington.edu/Students/Career-Success-Certificate

Quotes from stu­dents who took Nav­i­gat­ing Career Options in 2013:

· This class was a great time to think back about who I am and what I want for my career. I guess this class was the first major step toward my career. I really appre­ci­ate that.

· This class was very help­ful and I feel every­one should take it their fresh­men year or as soon as pos­si­ble The assign­ments really pushed me to do things I had intended to do … tak­ing the class gave me the time incen­tive to do them now

· I liked the gen­er­ally pos­i­tive focus on find­ing a career path

· I am very glad and grate­ful to have signed up for this class. I am not the most reflec­tive per­son at times and this class has chal­lenged me to be more intro­spec­tive. And just tak­ing the time to reflect, which is some­thing I don’t do enough to admit.

· I really liked how com­fort­ing this class was. Often before attend­ing col­lege, we are stressed into choos­ing our majors but this class helped ease that stress. I highly rec­om­mend this class and went from hav­ing zero con­fi­dence and inse­cu­rity to hav­ing more confidence

· This class forced me to be proac­tive in think­ing about a career

· I’ve already given other peo­ple advice on what I’ve learned in this class. Every­one should take this class.

· After tak­ing this class, I feel that what­ever my career maybe, it does not nec­es­sar­ily define who I am, and my major as well. It has given me a lot of insight and infor­ma­tion that will surely be use­ful in my upcom­ing years in university.

· This class has helped me become braver in my career choices. At first I was scared and afraid of my deci­sions because of the poten­tial of fail­ure as well as low income. But after hear­ing other people’s sto­ries and pas­sions it had led me to decide to fol­low my own pas­sion rather than tak­ing the easy and safe way out.

· This class has mostly changed my think­ing about my career path by replac­ing my panic and des­per­a­tion with calm­ness and hope. I know that I can present myself well and aim my skills at any job I might want with the tools this course has pro­vided me. Thanks so much!!

FINAL Application Deadline — 2/20/14 — Teach For America

FINAL DEADLINE: Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 20, 2014

Reg­is­ter to start an application

Like the TFA@UW face­book and fol­low the TFA@UW twit­ter to stay connected

If you have come here to help me, you are wast­ing your time. But if you have come because your lib­er­a­tion is bound up with mine, then let us work together.

–Abo­rig­i­nal activists group, Queens­land, 1970s

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TEACH FOR AMERICA

FINAL Appli­ca­tion Dead­line: Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 20

UW Info Ses­sion: Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 14 at 5:30PM in THO 135

Learn how to apply and review the appli­ca­tion time­line here.

Start your appli­ca­tion here.

“Who joins TFA?”

· Review the pro­file of our 2013 corps, some key stats:

o 38% iden­tify as peo­ple of color

o 39% received Pell Grants

o 27% are the first in their fam­ily to attend college

o No more than 10% share the same major

· YouTube videos from real TFA corps members

· Check out the TFA alums on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List (there’s 9!)

· Con­sider the list of the skills we look for in applicants

The Basics and Benefits

· All

aca­d­e­mic majors and back­grounds accepted.

· Regional

place­ment is not ran­dom; appli­cants pref­er­ence loca­tion in our 48 regions.

· All

grade lev­els (preK-12) and sub­jects includ­ing ELL and SpEd.

· Salary

rang­ing from $25,500-$51,000 a year with health insur­ance and retire­ment benefits.

· Pos­si­ble

Ameri­corps Edu­ca­tion Award of $11,100 and loan deferment/forbearance.

· Option

to earn your cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and/or Mas­ters in Education/teaching.

· Grad­u­ate

school and employer part­ner­ships for alum to con­tinue their lead­er­ship and impact.

· DACA

recip­i­ents are eli­gi­ble to apply to TFA. Learn more here.

For addi­tional infor­ma­tion, explore our katherine.kleitsch.

TFA.Announcement.5DL.FINAL.docx

Info session: Library Science and other Info grad programs

UW Infor­ma­tion School Grad­u­ate Pro­grams Pre­view Day

Attend

the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Infor­ma­tion School’s Pre­view Day to learn how grad­u­ate study in the infor­ma­tion field will help you reach your per­sonal and pro­fes­sional goals. You will:

  • Learn

    more about our Mas­ter of Library and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence, Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Infor­ma­tion Man­age­ment and PhD in Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence grad­u­ate programs

  • Attend

    a sam­ple class by one of our fac­ulty members

  • Get

    tips for the appli­ca­tion process and find resources for financ­ing grad­u­ate study

  • Speak

    to cur­rent stu­dents about their expe­ri­ence at the iSchool

  • Find

    out about career and research oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able to our students

Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 2nd

Check-in:

8:30am
Pro­gram: 9am-12pm
UW cam­pus, Mary Gates Hall, Rm 389

RSVP at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ioss/172150

If you are unable to travel to Seat­tle, but still have inter­est in our pro­grams, please con­sider join­ing a prospec­tive stu­dent web chat:

MLIS, 10/24 (today), http://ischool.uw.edu/events/mlis-web-chat-information-session-0

PhD, 11/7, http://ischool.uw.edu/events/prospective-phd-webchat

MSIM, 11/19, http://ischool.uw.edu/events/msim-web-chat-7

Best

regards,

Kari

Broth­ers

Admis­sions

coun­selor

Uni­ver­sity

of Wash­ing­ton Infor­ma­tion School

Entrepreneurship Minor Application CLOSES ON FRIDAY!

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY this quar­ter for theEntre­pre­neur­ship Minor!

Dead­line: THIS

FRIDAY, 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
Con­nect with Buerk on Facebook

Peace Corps info session this Thurs

ATTENTION STUDENTS: LAUNCH YOUR INTERNATIONAL CAREER WITH PEACE CORPS!

 

Info Ses­sion this Thurs­day, Octo­ber 24, from 6-7pm in Thom­son 125

 

Serv­ing in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse your­self in a new cul­ture, learn a new lan­guage, and have the expe­ri­ence of a life­time. Join us at the info ses­sion on Thurs­day, Octo­ber 24 from 6-7pm in Thom­son 125 to hear about real Vol­un­teer expe­ri­ences, get your ques­tions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the appli­ca­tion process.

 

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact your on-campus Peace Corps Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Kristy Humphreys at pcorps@uw.edu.

 

 

 

 

Kristy Humphreys  •  Peace Corps Cam­pus Rep­re­sen­ta­tive  •  Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton
Career Ser­vices Cen­ter, 134 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352810

Seat­tle, WA 98195–2810

Direct Phone: 206–616-5801

Office Hours: Mon­days & Thurs­days 9:00am – 12:00pm

Peace Corps Vol­un­teer Domini­can Repub­lic 2010–2013

Mas­ters in Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion (MPA) Can­di­date 2015

 

Con­grat­u­la­tions UW for being the #1 Vol­un­teer Pro­duc­ing University!

Fol­low the Peace Corps online:

 

 

Today 1–5! Reminder: Non Profit & Government Career Fair

2013 Non-Profit and Gov­ern­ment Career Fair

WHEN: Monday, October 21, 2013
TIME:  1:00 - 5:00
WHERE: HUB North Ballroom
DRESS CODE: Business Casual
Open to all majors and class levels and alumni
from all three UW campuses!

Are you inter­ested in gain­ing a career oppor­tu­nity work­ing in a non-profit or gov­ern­ment set­ting? Then you will def­i­nitely want to attend the Non-profit/Government Career Fair spon­sored by the Career Cen­ter on Octo­ber 21st. We are com­bin­ing the two fairs to give you the con­ve­nience of inter­act­ing and con­nect­ing with the non-profit and gov­ern­ment employ­ers with part-time, full –time and intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties and are look­ing to HIRE Huskies. Please bring your resumes and come join us!

Reg­is­tered employ­ers will be look­ing to fill part-time, full-time and intern­ships oppor­tu­ni­ties in non-profit orga­ni­za­tions or in gov­ern­ment agen­cies. 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.

2013 Non-Profit & Government Career Fair     Employers      Directions      Prepare       


 

2013 Non-Profit and Gov­ern­ment Career Fair Atten­dees — check back often, as the list gets updated regularly!

  • ACLU of Washington
  • AIESEC Seat­tle
  • Ameri­Corps NCCC FEMA Corps
  • Ame­son Edu­ca­tion and Cul­tural Exchange
  • Asso­ci­ated Recre­ation Council
  • Atlantic Street Center
  • Big Brother Big Sis­ter of Puget Sound
  • Bureau of Alco­hol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive
  • CIA
  • Com­pass Health
  • Con­sulate Gen­eral of the Repub­lic of Korea in Seattle
  • DESC
  • Dis­abil­ity Rights Washington
  • Evans School of Pub­lic Affair
  • Fred Hutch
  • Global Wash­ing­ton
  • KEXP 90.3 FM
  • Lutheran Vol­un­teer Corps
  • Marine Offi­cer Programs
  • Mult­nomah County, Depart­ment of County Human
  • Neigh­bor­care Health
  • North Cas­cades Institute
  • North­west Center
  • Peace Corps
  • Provail
  • Seat­tle BioMed
  • Seat­tle City Light
  • Seat­tle Goodwill
  • Seat­tle Police Department
  • Sierra Club
  • SIT Grad­u­ate Institute
  • Teach for America
  • U.S. For­est Service
  • UW Edu­ca­tional Outreach
  • Val­ley Cities Coun­sel­ing and Consultation
  • Wash­ing­ton Alliance for Gun Responsibility
  • Wash­ing­ton Auditor’s Office
  • Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Revenue
  • Willamette Uni­ver­sity MBA
  • Work Oppor­tu­ni­ties
  • Work­ing Amer­ica, Com­mu­nity Affil­i­ate of the AFL-CIO

Graduate School in English — information session

Grad­u­ate Pro­grams in Eng­lish: M.A./Ph.D. and M.F.A.
With Pro­fes­sor Juan Guerra and Pro­fes­sor Pimone Triplett
Thurs­day, Octo­ber 24
3:30–5:20
THO 119

Dear Eng­lish Majors,

Please join our Direc­tor of Grad­u­ate Stud­ies, Pro­fes­sor Juan Guerra, and Direc­tor of Cre­ative Writ­ing, Pimone Triplett for a valu­able infor­ma­tion ses­sion on the processes of prepar­ing for grad­u­ate study in Eng­lish and putting together suc­cess­ful appli­ca­tions for admis­sion to M.A./Ph.D. and M.F.A. pro­grams. Find out why peo­ple pur­sue grad­u­ate study in Eng­lish, what grad­u­ate stu­dents actu­ally learn, how they learn it, and what they do after degree com­ple­tion. Learn all about how to pre­pare for grad level study in our dis­ci­pline and how to put together an appli­ca­tion that will get the atten­tion of fac­ulty on grad­u­ate admis­sions com­mit­tees. Come with all your ques­tions, and all will be revealed!

I-TEFL Certificate — Teaching English Abroad

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 Novem­ber 6thor Decem­ber 3rd, both at 5:30 pm in Smith 309. After an overview of the I-TEFL pro­gram, one of UW’s top ESL instruc­tors will be pre­sent­ing a sam­ple Eng­lish les­son. Pizza and refresh­ments provided.

Seniors, master’s stu­dents, recently grad­u­ated stu­dents (from any uni­ver­sity) and inter­na­tional stu­dents are encour­aged to apply for the I-TEFL program.

Check us out on ITEFL. We would love to hear from you!

The I-TEFL (Inter­na­tional Teach­ing Eng­lish as a For­eign Lan­guage) Pro­fes­sional Cer­tifi­cate Pro­gram is offered byUW Pro­fes­sional & Con­tin­u­ing Education.

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 |

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

W UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON

ITEFL Certificate.pdf

English Majors — Invitation to Attend UW Non-Profit & Government Career Fair!

Rea­sons for Eng­lish Majors to attend the UW Non-Profit & Gov­ern­ment Career Fair on Mon­day (10/21):

  • Meet employ­ers seek­ing stu­dents who want to make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in the world.
  • Prac­tice networking.
  • Get more com­fort­able and famil­iar with talk­ing to employers.
  • Explore career options and job/internship opportunities.
  • Apply for intern­ships or jobs (part-time, full-time).
  • Have some fun!

WHAT: UW Non-Profit & Gov­ern­ment Career Fair

WHEN: Mon­day, 10/21, 1:00 — 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: HUB North Ballroom

MORE INFO: http://careers.uw.edu/Students/Non-Profit-Government-Career-Fair

Want to pre­pare for the Career Fair?

Watch Career Fair Suc­cess online (http://careers.washington.edu/Workshops) or come to an in-person work­shop (10/17 at 3:30 or 10/18 at 12:30) MGH 134.

Need your resume reviewed before the Career Fair? Come to Resume­Fest on 10/17 or a Same-Day Ses­sion (any Monday-Friday, 10–3) at the UW Career Cen­ter, 134 Mary Gates Hall.

We look for­ward to see­ing you!

Lyn­nea Erick­son, PhD

Senior Career Coun­selor, Lead

206–685-4096 (direct)

ler­ick

The Career Center

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

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

http://careers.washington.edu

Careers in Education — College of Education graduate programs

Careers in edu­ca­tion span beyond class­room teach­ing to the broad­est aspects of edu­ca­tion, from lead­er­ship to human devel­op­ment. Every day, Col­lege of Edu­ca­tion grad­u­ates make an impact in the world of edu­ca­tion as researchers, pol­i­cy­mak­ers, admin­is­tra­tors, con­sul­tants, coun­selors, and more. Our alum­nioc­cupy edu­ca­tion posi­tions and lead­er­ship roles both region­ally, nation­ally and internationally.

 

If you know of stu­dents who might be inter­ested in a dynamic and reward­ing future, please encour­age them to research our Col­lege of Edu­ca­tion Grad­u­ate Pro­grams (New Web­site). We offer  drop-in advis­ing hours on Tues­days from 1–4 p.m. and Grad­u­ate Pro­grams Infor­ma­tion Ses­sions on Fri­days from 1–2 p.m. in Miller Hall 206 for prospec­tive students.

 

As you all know, a career in edu­ca­tion is chal­leng­ing, but  reward­ing and allows oppor­tu­ni­ties to make real dif­fer­ences in stu­dents’ per­sonal, aca­d­e­mic and pro­fes­sional lives.  

 

Tomorrow (10/9): Business Career Fair, all UW students welcome

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

BUSINESS CAREER FAIR

Wednes­day, Octo­ber 9th, 2013

2-6pm, HUB Ballrooms

**Who’€™s com­ing? ***

List of attend­ing employ­ers, visit us online at: http://www.foster.washington.edu/undergradcareers/Documents/CF13Companies.pdf

 

**Ques­tions?**

Con­tact bzhire@uw.edu

We look for­ward to see­ing you at the Busi­ness Career Fair on Octo­ber 9th!!

Fos­ter UG Career Services

Non-Profit & Government Career Fair, 10/21

Greet­ings from the Career Center!

Are you inter­ested in gain­ing a career oppor­tu­nity work­ing in a non-profit or gov­ern­ment set­ting? Then you will def­i­nitely want to attend the Non-profit/Government Career Fair spon­sored by the Career Cen­ter on Octo­ber 21st. We are com­bin­ing the two fairs to give you the con­ve­nience of inter­act­ing and con­nect­ing with the non-profit and gov­ern­ment employ­ers with part-time, full –time and intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties and are look­ing to HIRE Huskies. Please bring your resumes and come join us!

 

*Non-profit & Gov­ern­ment Fair *

WHEN: Mon­day,  Octo­ber 21st, 2013
TIME
:  1:00 — 5:00pm
WHERE:
HUB North Ball­room
DRESS CODE: Busi­ness Casual
Open to all majors and class lev­els and alumni from all three UW campuses!

 **Who’s com­ing?  How do I prepare? **

For a com­plete list of attend­ing employ­ers, visit us online at http://careers.uw.edu/Students/Non-Profit-Government-Career-Fair#Employers . Research­ing com­pa­nies prior to attend­ing the fair is a great way to show inter­est and prepa­ra­tion — two key things employ­ers look for in a can­di­date.

Also, check out http://careers.uw.edu/Students/Non-Profit-Government-Career-Fair#Employers  for infor­ma­tion on how to dress for suc­cess, how to pre­pare your resume, and what to expect.

 **Ques­tions?**
Con­tact careerevents@uw.edu  or call 206.543.0535.  

Don’t miss this per­fect employ­ment oppor­tu­nity! We look for­ward to see­ing you on Octo­ber 21st!

Best,

Donna

————————————–

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

 

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

http://careers.washington.edu

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Entrepreneurship Minor Info Session! Lunch included!

Inter­ested

in start-ups? Think you’d like to run your own busi­ness? Curi­ous about entrepreneurship?

Attend the UW Entre­pre­neur­ship Info Lunch next Wednes­day to learn how YOU can get the busi­ness know-how you need to trans­form your idea into reality.

Open

to all under­grad­u­ates in Eng­lish, His­tory, Geog­ra­phy and Polit­i­cal Sci­ence. Free pizza

pro­vided!

Top­ics

will include: the new, com­pet­i­tive Entre­pre­neur­ship Minor for non-business majors, the Lavin Entre­pre­neur­ship Pro­gram for all majors, the UW Busi­ness Plan Com­pe­ti­tion, and much more!

Date: Wednes­day, Octo­ber 9

When: 12:30–1:30

Where: Dempsey 104

Help us get a head­count for the pizza and RSVP on Face­book!

If you already know you want to apply for the com­pet­i­tive Entre­pre­neur­ship Minor, make sure you com­plete your appli­ca­tion before the Octo­ber 25 deadline.

Leslie Mabry |Assis­tant

Direc­tor
Buerk Cen­ter for Entrepreneurship

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

Non-Profit & Government Career Fair — OCT 21st, HUB Ballroom

2013 Non-Profit and Gov­ern­ment Career Fair

WHEN: Monday, October 21, 2013
TIME:  1:00 - 5:00
WHERE: HUB North Ballroom
DRESS CODE: Business Casual
Open to all majors and class levels and alumni
from all three UW campuses!

Are you inter­ested in gain­ing a career oppor­tu­nity work­ing in a non-profit or gov­ern­ment set­ting? Then you will def­i­nitely want to attend the Non-profit/Government Career Fair spon­sored by the Career Cen­ter on Octo­ber 21st. We are com­bin­ing the two fairs to give you the con­ve­nience of inter­act­ing and con­nect­ing with the non-profit and gov­ern­ment employ­ers with part-time, full –time and intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties and are look­ing to HIRE Huskies. Please bring your resumes and come join us!

Reg­is­tered employ­ers will be look­ing to fill part-time, full-time and intern­ships oppor­tu­ni­ties in non-profit orga­ni­za­tions or in gov­ern­ment agen­cies. 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.

2013 Non-Profit & Government Career Fair     Employers      Directions      Prepare       


2013 Non-Profit and Gov­ern­ment Career Fair Atten­dees — check back often, as the list gets updated regularly!

  • ACLU of Washington
  • Ameri­Corps NCCC FEMA Corps
  • Asso­ci­ated Recre­ation Council
  • Big Brother Big Sis­ter of Puget Sound
  • Bureau of Alco­hol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive
  • CIA
  • Com­pass Health
  • Con­sulate Gen­eral of the Repub­lic of Korea in Seattle
  • DESC
  • Dis­abil­ity Rights Washington
  • Evans School of Pub­lic Affair
  • Fed­eral Bureau of Prison –Fed­eral Deten­tion Cen­ter Seatac
  • Fred Hutch
  • Global Wash­ing­ton
  • KEXP 90.3 FM
  • Lutheran Vol­un­teer Corps
  • Marine Offi­cer Programs
  • Mult­nomah County, Depart­ment of County Human
  • Neigh­bor­care Health
  • North Cas­cades Institute
  • North­west Center
  • Peace Corps
  • Provail
  • Seat­tle BioMed
  • Seat­tle City Light
  • Seat­tle Goodwill
  • Seat­tle Police Department
  • Sierra Club
  • SIT Grad­u­ate Institute
  • Teach for America
  • U.S. Depart­ment of State; Bureau of Diplo­matic Security
  • U.S. For­est Service
  • UW Edu­ca­tional Outreach
  • Val­ley Cities Coun­sel­ing and Consultation
  • Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Revenue
  • Willamette Uni­ver­sity MBA
  • Work Oppor­tu­ni­ties
  • Work­ing Amer­ica, Com­mu­nity Affil­i­ate of the AFL-CIO

Career Success Certificate Info Session This Thursday (10/3)

Dear Eng­lish Major:

The UW Career Suc­cess Cer­tifi­cate is a fun, flex­i­ble way for you to pre­pare your­self for a suc­cess­ful job search, espe­cially for Human­i­ties majors! Please attend our CS Cer­tifi­cate Infor­ma­tion Ses­sion this Thurs­day (10/3), 3:30, in Mary Gates Hall 134.

Hope to see you there!

Lyn­nea Erick­son, PhD

Senior Career Coun­selor, Lead

206–685-4096 (direct)

ler­ick

The Career Center

Uni­ver­sity of Washington

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

http://careers.washington.edu

How to Get Your Resume Past the System and Into Human Hands”

 

How to Get Your Resume Past the Sys­tem and Into Human Hands”

http://mashable.com/2013/09/26/resume-building-tips/

 

Land­ing an inter­view for a posi­tion in a giant orga­ni­za­tion can feel impos­si­ble if you don’t have any per­sonal con­nec­tions. Peo­ple often blame the sheer vol­ume of resumes that are sub­mit­ted — HR sim­ply can’t review them all with enough detail to see what a per­fect can­di­date you are.

And this is par­tially true — one study sug­gests that recruiters spend only six sec­onds look­ing at each resume. How­ever, many resumes are trashed before they’re even seen by human eyes. How is that possible?

Here’s how: Many large orga­ni­za­tions rely on appli­cant track­ing sys­tems (ATS) to help pre-filter resumes. The sys­tems work by scan­ning resumes for con­tex­tual key­words and key phrases, math­e­mat­i­cally scor­ing them for rel­e­vance, and send­ing only the most qual­i­fied ones through for human review. Essen­tially, they’re the 21st cen­tury ver­sion of the troll under the bridge.

Undoubt­edly, this saves HR man­agers the time and trou­ble of sort­ing through irrel­e­vant, under­pre­pared and weak resumes to find the golden can­di­dates. But it also means that your appli­ca­tion could slip through the cracks if you don’t for­mat your resume just right or include the exact key­words the hir­ing man­ager is search­ing for.

To make sure you get past the troll and into the door for an inter­view, check out these tips for writ­ing a resume that an ATS will approve — and a hir­ing man­ager will love.

1. Keep For­mat­ting Simple

While you might want to high­light your cre­ativ­ity or indi­vid­u­al­ity to a hir­ing man­ager, ATSes require cold con­for­mity and sim­plic­ity. There­fore, you’ll need to delete any extra touches you’ve added to your resume, like logos, pic­tures, sym­bols and shad­ings. Also, stick to stan­dard resume for­mat­ting in a nor­mal font like Arial, Courier or Times New Roman — the ATS can’t read fancy fonts and will reject your resume out of confusion.

Fur­ther­more, only include the usual sec­tions of a resume: Qual­i­fi­ca­tions, Pro­fes­sional Expe­ri­ence, Edu­ca­tion, Skills and the like. Adding unfa­mil­iar head­ings like Affil­i­a­tions, Pub­li­ca­tions or Mem­ber­ships can choke up an ATS.

Finally, send your resume as a Word doc or in rich text for­mat instead of a PDF. Though ATS soft­ware is becom­ing bet­ter at read­ing PDFs, it can still miss impor­tant things when try­ing to process them.

2. Nail the Cor­rect Keywords

For any pro­fes­sion, there’s always lingo, soft­ware, respon­si­bil­i­ties, basic skills and licenses or cer­tifi­cates asso­ci­ated with per­form­ing the job well — and an ATS will be look­ing for key phrases and con­tex­tual infor­ma­tion related to those qual­i­fi­ca­tions. To make sure the soft­ware rec­og­nizes that you’re a good fit for the job, use these tips to suc­cess­fully key­word opti­mize your resume:

  • Include verb phrases and skills writ­ten in the job descrip­tion on your own resume. These are very likely to be the same key­words and phrases the hir­ing man­ager has pro­grammed the ATS to pick up — “project man­ager,” “Final Cut Pro,” or “social media mar­ket­ing,” for example.
  • Try ser­vices like Wor­dle and TagCrowd to help you fig­ure out which key­words to focus on. Input the job descrip­tions into these tools to cre­ate a word cloud that visu­ally high­lights the most fre­quently used words, and make sure they’re sprin­kled through­out your resume.
  • Use both the acronym and the spelled-out form of any given title, cer­ti­fi­ca­tion or orga­ni­za­tion, so you’re set regard­less of which for­mat the ATS is look­ing for. For exam­ple: Cer­ti­fied Pub­lic Accoun­tant (CPA).

An impor­tant note here: Don’t go over­board. In the past, peo­ple thought they could exploit the sys­tem by over­stuff­ing their resumes with key­words, thus rank­ing them higher in the eyes of the ATS. This is a very bad idea: Not only is the soft­ware sophis­ti­cated enough to see this kind of key­word stuff­ing, if your resume does make it into human hands, no one will be impressed by a non­sen­si­cal resume dressed to the nines in keywords.

Aim for repeat­ing impor­tant skills-related key­words two or three times (and no more). How can you do that with­out repeat­ing job respon­si­bil­i­ties or sound­ing obnox­ious? Try this:

3. Ditch the Career Objec­tive Section

Career objec­tive sec­tions are kind of a waste of space. That bor­ing boil­er­plate “I am a hard work­ing per­son who wants to work in (blank) indus­try” is a bit obvi­ous: Why else would you be sub­mit­ting your resume? Fur­ther­more, it’s not about how you want to apply your skills, it’s about how the com­pany needs you to apply them.

Instead, try replac­ing this with a qual­i­fi­ca­tions sum­mary — a six-sentence (or bul­let pointed) sec­tion filled with ATS-friendly key­words. Even bet­ter, use those six sen­tences to con­cisely present the crème of the crop of your achieve­ments, major skills and impor­tant experiences.

By doing this, you’re killing two birds with one stone: You’re appeas­ing the ATS with key­words, and you’re also giv­ing the hir­ing man­ager the juicy, impor­tant bits right at the top where he or she can quickly scan and under­stand the value you would bring the company.

4. Don’t Make Any Spelling Mistakes

Seri­ously, spelling mis­takes are the death of your resume. While a human being can at least fig­ure out what you mean (before toss­ing your resume into the trash in dis­ap­proval), an ATS will ter­mi­nate you imme­di­ately because it will sim­ply have no idea what you’re talk­ing about.

So dou­ble, triple, and quadru­ple check your resume before send­ing it in. Have some­one else do the same. Spelling mis­takes can be eas­ily avoided if you’re careful.

At the end of the day, once your resume passes the unfail­ing eye of the ATS, it will then be scru­ti­nized by a human eye. The good news is that all of the advice for opti­miz­ing your resume for ATS is sim­ply good resume prac­tice. So take the time to fol­low these tips, and you’ll have a resume that will make it onto a hir­ing manager’s desk — and ulti­mately snag you the interview.

Law School Fair — mark your calendars

Thursday Nov. 14, 2013, 10:00-2:00 - HUB North Ballroom

Think­ing about Law School? Then don’t miss the annual Career Cen­ter Law School Fair, co-sponsored by the Pre-Law Stu­dent Society.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of more than 85 law schools from across the coun­try gather at the UW look­ing for poten­tial new stu­dents – like you!

At the Law School Fair you can talk to admis­sions staff, pick up brochures and appli­ca­tions, ask ques­tions and learn more about the schools which inter­est you. You may make a last­ing impres­sion on a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the school of your dreams or dis­cover that the per­fect school for you is one that you hadn’t considered.

Law School Fair Tips

One of the most impor­tant aspects of apply­ing to law school is select­ing the pro­grams that are best suited to your inter­ests and career goals. The pro­vides you with an oppor­tu­nity to gain in-depth infor­ma­tion from school rep­re­sen­ta­tives that will help you eval­u­ate programs.

  • Make use of the pre-law ser­vices at Cen­ter for Under­grad­u­ate Advis­ing, Diver­sity and Stu­dent Success.
  • Come pre­pared. Before the fair, review the Law School Fair direc­tory (avail­able online prior to the fair) to see which schools will be attend­ing. Then, begin review­ing their web­sites to get a sense of the law schools and their pro­grams. This will help you iden­tify some of the pro­grams of inter­est to you and which schools to tar­get at the fair.
  • Rank the schools accord­ing to your pref­er­ence. Visit the schools you are most inter­ested in first so that you have plenty of time to gather as much infor­ma­tion as you need.
  • Pre­pare a list of ques­tions to help you deter­mine if there is a match between the law school pro­gram and your inter­ests and goals. Ques­tions may address costs, finan­cial aid, pro­gram require­ments, course offer­ings, facil­i­ties, loca­tion, stu­dent life, fac­ulty, and pro­gram reputation.
  • Not sure what ques­tions to ask? Check out these law fair tips.
  • Give your­self plenty of time, arrive early, and take a few min­utes to review the map of the fair.
  • Be pre­pared to answer ques­tions from the admis­sions rep­re­sen­ta­tives, such as, “Why do you want to attend law school?” and “When?”.
  • Ask the rep­re­sen­ta­tive for his/her card; this will pro­vide you with a direct con­tact that can be used later on for ask­ing fol­low up ques­tions. Use this oppor­tu­nity to not only net­work with the rep­re­sen­ta­tives, but also to col­lect mate­ri­als for later review.

New Entrepreneurship minor

The Busi­ness School has just opened UW’s first com­pet­i­tive minor, the Entre­pre­neur­ship Minor.  The dead­line to apply for the win­ter quar­ter is Octo­ber 25th, and we will announce another date in the spring for fall admis­sion.  See the fol­low­ing for more information.

 

 

Start-ups. They only start with the idea. 

Your busi­ness skills could turn that idea into a real­ity.

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.

Stu­dents who pur­sue the minor are cre­ative and moti­vated, and look­ing for ways to apply the knowl­edge they’ve gained from their major to an entre­pre­neur­ial endeavor.  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.

Pre­req­ui­sites

  • ECON 200 Micro­eco­nom­ics (5)
  • ACCTG 215 Finan­cial Account­ing (5)
  • ACCTG 225 Man­age­r­ial Account­ing (5)

Required Course­work

  • ENTRE 370 Intro to Entre­pre­neur­ship (4)
  • ENTRE 472/473 Cre­at­ing a Com­pany I & II (8)
  • AND choose 4 cred­its from:
    • ENTRE 432 Soft­ware Entre­pre­neur­ship (4)
    • ENTRE 440 Busi­ness Plan Practicum (2)
    • ENTRE 443 Envi­ron­men­tal Inno­va­tion Practicum (2)
    • ENTRE/MKTG 455 Entre­pre­neur­ial Mar­ket­ing (4)
    • ENTRE 459 Ven­ture Invest­ing (4)
    • ENTRE 490 Spe­cial Topics

The Entre­pre­neur­ship Minor will chal­lenge your cre­ativ­ity and crit­i­cal think­ing skills, while pro­vid­ing you with the knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence every entre­pre­neur needs.

Apply at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/caz1585/206897

 

Ques­tions should be directed to Leslie Mabry at the Buerk Cen­ter for Entre­pre­neur­ship: mabryl@uw.edu, 206–685-5669

 

Thanks,

Adam

 __________________________________________________
Adam Shinn | Aca­d­e­mic Coun­selor
Michael G. Fos­ter School of Busi­ness
Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton
Dempsey Hall 202G, Box 353223
Seat­tle, WA 98195–3200
Appoint­ments: 206.685.3400
VM: 206.221.5138  Fax: 206.616.8225

 http://www.foster.washington.edu/Pages/home.aspx

 

 

 

 

Career Center Wkshps & Events Calendar — Fall 2013

Fall Quar­ter Career Work­shops & Events

Hope you have a great start to Fall Quar­ter! I’ve attached the career related Work­shop & Events cal­en­dar for Fall Quar­ter for you to dis­trib­ute to your stu­dents as you see fit. The cal­en­dar is also avail­able on The Career Cen­ter web­site at http://careers.washington.edu/Calendar.

Thanks and have a great quarter!!

Vic Sny­der, Asso­ciate Director

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

facebook.com/TheUWCareerCenter

youtube.com/user/theuwcareercenter

Wkshps & Events Fall 2013.doc

How to Turn a Liberal Arts Degree into a Paycheck”

How to Turn a Lib­eral Arts Degree into a Paycheck”

from the Detriot Free Press, 8/27/13:

http://www.freep.com/article/20130827/BUSINESS07/308270141/How-to-turn-a-liberal-arts-degree-into-a-paycheck

 

Col­lege stu­dents earn­ing a lib­eral arts degree can nearly dou­ble their job prospects — and boost their start­ing salaries to boot — by pick­ing up a few tech­ni­cal skills before they grad­u­ate, a study suggests.

The analy­sis, based on a review of mil­lions of entry-level job post­ings, offers hope for new grad­u­ates major­ing in fields such as Eng­lish, anthro­pol­ogy and phi­los­o­phy, which have posted some of the high­est unem­ploy­ment rates for recent grads.

All they have to do is cou­ple their lib­eral arts edu­ca­tion with “a rel­a­tively small dose” of field-specific skills, the study says. Those skills fall into eight cat­e­gories: mar­ket­ing, sales, busi­ness, social media, graphic design, data analy­sis and man­age­ment, com­puter pro­gram­ming, and infor­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy net­work­ing and sup­port. Most can be acquired through intern­ships, an aca­d­e­mic minor or sim­i­lar expe­ri­ences, the study finds.

With just a lit­tle bit greater aware­ness of what employ­ers need, (stu­dents can) unlock a huge array of jobs that might not oth­er­wise have been open to them,” says Matthew Sigel­man, CEO of Burn­ing Glass, a Boston-based labor mar­ket ana­lyt­ics com­pany that works with col­leges, employ­ers and recruiters.

The study com­ple­ments other research show­ing that employ­ers first and fore­most hire peo­ple who can com­mu­ni­cate clearly, think crit­i­cally and solve prob­lems — all hall­marks of a tra­di­tional lib­eral arts education.

Even so, accord­ing to Georgetown’s Cen­ter on Edu­ca­tion and the Work­force, those majors by them­selves were less likely to pay off in the job mar­ket. The over­all unem­ploy­ment rate for recent grads in 2010 and 2011 was 7.9%, the cen­ter found. Those fields with above-average unem­ploy­ment rates included anthro­pol­ogy (12.6%), phi­los­o­phy (9.5%) and Eng­lish (9.8%). (Among note­wor­thy excep­tions: Drama and the­ater arts majors aver­aged 6.4%, while job hunters who majored in infor­ma­tion sys­tems aver­aged 14.7%.)

Burn­ing Glass’ analy­sis of about 4 mil­lion entry-level job open­ings listed from July 2012 through June 2013 finds that a new grad­u­ate with a lib­eral arts degree qual­i­fied for about 955,000 jobs, about 25% of those avail­able. Lib­eral arts grad­u­ates with com­ple­men­tary tech­ni­cal skills in one or more of those eight cat­e­gories could com­pete for an addi­tional 862,000 jobs, most of them in fast-growing fields.

Aver­age start­ing salaries were higher, too: $49,000 for lib­eral arts grad­u­ates with the extra train­ing vs. $43,000 for those without.

The report also iden­ti­fied metro areas that are most promis­ing for lib­eral arts grads just out of col­lege. For example:

■ Port­land, Ore., is a par­tic­u­larly strong mar­ket for job seek­ers with sales, mar­ket­ing and jobs involv­ing social-media savvy.

■ Dal­las topped the list for employ­ers seek­ing pro­fi­ciency in data management.

■ Boston and New York boasted the most job open­ings but also the stiffest competition.

■ Atlanta, more than any other metro area, offered promis­ing job prospects across the widest array of skills.

Col­leges, espe­cially lib­eral arts col­leges, in recent years have focused on link­ing those skills to the work­place. Pomona Col­lege in Cal­i­for­nia has added more staff to its career devel­op­ment office and “greatly increased” its sum­mer intern­ship options, Pres­i­dent David Oxtoby noted in a cam­pus update mailed this month to par­ents, alumni and other stake­hold­ers. Stu­dents in the Uni­ver­sity of Connecticut’s Col­lege of Lib­eral Arts and Sci­ences can earn a pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment cer­tifi­cate if they par­tic­i­pate in alumni panel dis­cus­sions and related career-oriented programs.

Col­leges are try­ing to be much more explicit in address­ing (careers) from day one,” says Richard Ekman, pres­i­dent of the Coun­cil of Inde­pen­dent Col­leges, whose mem­bers include small pri­vate schools.

Pres­i­dent Obama, too, views employ­ment rates and salaries as use­ful mea­sures of col­lege qual­ity. Last week, he pro­posed tying fed­eral finan­cial aid for col­leges to stu­dent suc­cess, includ­ing whether new grad­u­ates are get­ting jobs and pay­ing back their loans.

 

Thursday — Resumes & Cover Letters workshop

Resumes, CV’s & Cover Letters

When Thurs­day, August 22, 2013, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room 134
Sum­mary 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!”

Resumes & cover letters workshop — next week

Resumes, CV’s & Cover Letters

When Thurs­day, August 22, 2013, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room 134
Sum­mary 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!”
Type of Event Work­shop

Successful Interviews Workshop

Suc­cess­ful Interviews

When Thurs­day, August 15, 2013, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room 134
Sum­mary Inter­views can be scary. Espe­cially when they include ques­tions like the dreaded “Tell me about your­self”. Learn how to pre­pare for and con­duct inter­views that get the job offer! This work­shop addresses gen­eral prepa­ra­tion, research­ing com­pa­nies, what to expect, and answer­ing behavior-based and other tough, impor­tant inter­view ques­tions. Leave our office feel­ing pre­pared to take on the inter­view world!
Type of Event Work­shop

Today at 2:30: Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Resumes, CV’s & Cover Letters

When Tues­day, August 6, 2013, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cam­pus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Cam­pus room 134
Sum­mary 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!”
Type of Event Work­shop