Category Archives: Current Postbaccalaureates

International Student Panel: Fellowships for Graduate Study in the U.S.

International Student Panel: Fellowships for Graduate Study in the U.S. 

5:30pm, Wednesday, May 27. 

Register to attend this online session.


WHAT: A panel of five to six current UW graduate fellows describe their experiences and offer tips on applying for fellowships as international students.  To maximize the benefit you receive from this panel, we recommend reading about the fellowship(s) you want to pursue before you attend the panel session.


  • UW graduate and professional students: Robyn Davis, Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards
  • UW Seattle undergraduate students and bachelor’s alumni: Emily Smith, and Robin Chang, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Guest speakers: Dr. Tumaini Coker (Seattle Childrens), Dr. Chris Li (Fred Hutch), and Dr. Lisa Manhart (SPH)

Topics include:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits, etc
  • Finding faculty mentors and projects
  • Process/timeline

Graduate Students, Post-Docs and Undergraduates interested in research from disadvantaged backgrounds are invited to attend:  Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements.

Registration and Information:

Please register at:  for zoom link.

For more information, please see the Diversity Supplements FAQ by clicking here.

Contact Nora Coronado  if you have further questions.

UW Aphasia Lab Opportunities

The Aphasia Research Lab at the University of Washington conducts research to better understand the complex processing of language and its breakdown in individuals with aphasia.

In particular, they study:

  1. The theoretical nature of word retrieval deficits in aphasia.
  2. Rehabilitation of aphasia.
  3. The influence of mental lexicon structure on treatment generalization.
  4. The psycholinguistic principles of stimuli used in treatment and/or standardized assessments.

Available Positions:

4 Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Volunteers*

*Update: Two of the PB positions listed below will now be work study paid positions.

  • Project:  Standardization of a test for verbal working memory with individuals who have aphasia and non-brain damaged controls
  • Duties:  data collection (non-brain damaged controls), data analysis, data entry
  • Start date:  June 2019
  • Length of appointment:  through AY 19/20 (ending June 2021)
  • If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief paragraph describing your interest in research and in aphasia to:  Dr Sonia Vieira at by MAY 10, 2019


1 Masters Thesis Opportunity (Spring 2019 to June 2020)

  • Project:  The influence of the mental lexicon on treatment generalization utilizing models of network theory
  • Start date:  Spring quarter 2019
  • If you are interested, please send your CV and a brief paragraph describing your interest in research and in aphasia to:  Dr Nichol Castro at by APRIL 30 2019

For more information, go to the Aphasia Research Lab’s web page.

A Certain Kind of Brilliance: A Femme Identity and Art Workshop


RSVP for the Tuesday, 1/29/19 (6:15-9:45 p.m.) workshop here by FRIDAY 1/25/19:

A Certain Type of Brilliance is a performance series celebrating femmes’ ability to pull amazing things out of thin air, to create on a dime, to use our vulnerability and creativity as our greatest assets in resistance to oppression.  The next round of shows will be on stage at Gay City from Feb.7-17th. UW Students will be highlighted in the February 8th & 14th shows.  AND, the producers are still seeking 4 performers for those two shows, if you are interested in performing, please fill out the form at this link by Friday 1/18/19:

Liz Cruz (show creator) and Ila Dola-Borg (performer) are bringing to the femmes of UW a critically theorized intersectional identity and art workshop, with the intention of connecting QTPOC & white femme students with this work. They will facilitate a 3.5-hour workshop for femme-identified (and femme-curious) students on Tuesday, January 29th from 6:15-9:45 p.m. (following Gender Discussion Group).  Students who attend this workshop will have the opportunity to explore their personal femme identities, experiences, and stories in community with one another through a variety of discussions and activities.  They will leave with a piece of art they’ve created based on their explorations during the session.

A Note on Femme Identity:  ‘Femme’ means a lot of different things to different people; this is part of the beauty of femme identity.  For many of us, femme is a queering of femininity, a politicized expression of gender, a space to transgress expectations.  For the purpose of this project, ‘femme’ includes anyone who identifies with the word, inclusive of all genders, bodies and expressions.  

So much information about the show:

More about A Certain Type of Brilliance:

Again, you can RSVP for the workshop here:

Student Assistants (Othello-UW Commons)

Job Location: Othello UW Commons-4200 S Othello Street, Seattle, WA 98118

The Othello-UW Commons is a new initiative of the University of Washington and is a whole-University effort involving the leadership of the Executive Office as well as that of nearly half of the UW’s schools and colleges.

The Othello-UW Commons is an approximately 2,200 square foot teaching, learning, and event/gathering space under lease by the UW in a new multi-use complex located in Southeast Seattle adjacent to the Othello light rail station. Collaborators in the Othello-UW Commons will seek to build upon and extend enduring community partnerships and catalyze new, mutually reinforcing partnerships in Southeast Seattle for years to come. Undergraduate Academic Affairs, a unit which shapes, advances and stewards a world-class undergraduate academic experience for students at the UW, will serve as the administrative home for this work and position. The space will open January 16th and programs will start the week of January 14th. All of the student jobs will take place at the Othello UW Commons in Southeast Seattle.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.


Othello-UW Commons seeks two hourly student assistants (undergraduate or graduate). Each student will report directly to the manager and maintain, clean and organize meeting and classroom spaces in a brand new learning, teaching and meeting venue. The students will also collaborate with other student workers and full time staff to provide customer service and be the point of contact for users of the space. The students must be willing to work evenings (5-9pm M-Thursday) and occasionally on the weekends. Each student may be asked to staff the space alone.


The primary responsibilities of this position will be to support the day to day operations of the Othello UW Commons including but not limited to:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the facility, taking lead from the Manager of the Othello-UW Commons as well the Administrative Assistant
  • Open and close the classrooms and offices
  • Communicate with the property management to ensure the security of the facility
  • Maintain security incident log
  • Setup/reset the rooms before and after classes and programs
  • Ensure that guests adhere to policies and procedures for using wifi and audiovisual equipment
  • Notify Manager and/or Administrative Assistant of any maintenance needs
  • Work directly with Manager and Administrative Assistant to resolve general building, custodial and common area issues
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Meet minimum enrollment requirements for UW undergraduate or graduate students
  • Excellent customer service skills manifested in an ability to interact politely and respectfully with space users and visitors including UW staff, students and faculty as well as community members
  • Reliability, timeliness, and ability to work independently
  • Ability to balance shifting priorities and communicate well with supervisor
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Comfort with, and aptitude in working AV equipment
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to check work for accuracy
  • Familiarity with SE Seattle communities is desired
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population in groups and individually
  • Ability to commit to approximately 12-14 hours/week during the academic year, with a possibility of similar hours extending through summer
  • Willingness to work evening hours (5-9pm) and occasional weekend hours
  • Ability to lift/move 20 pounds regularly and up to 40 pounds occasionally for classroom/event setup and tear down


Undergraduate Academic Affairs hopes to provide student employees with a meaningful work experience. Some intended learning competencies that will be developed in this position include:

  • Customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a professional environment interacting with a variety of clientele
  • Resourcefulness and the ability to synthesize information
  • Time management and the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Building and fostering collaborative relationships in a diverse workplace
  • Familiarity with AV equipment and ability to problem solve technical issues independently


This position will report to the Manager of the Othello UW Commons.


  • 12-14 hours/week M-Th, $16/hour
  • Occasionally work up to 5-7 hours Friday through Sunday

Regular work hours will be scheduled during the hours of 5-9pm Monday through Thursday. There will be opportunities to occasionally work Friday-Sunday based upon needs of the space. Candidates should be willing and able to take on occasional weekend hours. Ideal candidates will be able to work through current academic year, with the possibility of the position continuing through summer and longer. During academic breaks, hours can increase or decrease based on need. Job location is at Othello-UW Commons in SE Seattle. Work study students are encouraged to apply.


Please email your cover letter and resume to byWednesday, December 19th.

Pride Foundation & GSBA Scholarships Info Session

You are invited to attend an information session hosted by the GSBA Scholarship fund!  We’ll be joined by Taylor Briggs, Scholarship Program Manager for GSBA.  Taylor will be sharing information on LGBTQ+ scholarships for student leaders in the northwest.

What: Pride Foundation & GSBA Scholarships Information Session

When: 3:30 p.m., November 7

Where: Allen Library Auditorium

LGBTQ+ Scholarships

Application opens October 11 and closes in early January.

Every year, Pride Foundation and the GSBA Scholarship Fund award scholarships to lesbia, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied student leaders in the Northwest. We invest in the educational dreams of students of any age, for any accredited higher education program or degree. If you are a Washington State resident — even if you study elsewhere — you probably qualify for at least one!

Apply at or

Student Ethics Essay Award

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Student Ethics Essay Award (SEEA) competition. Authors of winning essays will be notified in June 2019. See Student Ethics Essay Award recipients to view previous winners and read their winning essays.

The SEEA program is conducted as part of ASHA’s efforts to enhance ethics education activities. The goal of the program is to encourage students to think about ethical decision making and create greater awareness of situations that could pose ethical dilemmas as they prepare to start careers in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech, language, and hearing sciences.

The essay competition is open to students who are enrolled in any undergraduate, post baccalaureate, or entry-level graduate program (U.S. only) in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Former and current members of ASHA’s Board of Ethics review the essays and select three winning authors, who receive

  • one student registration to the ASHA Convention (first place winner only);
  • monetary prizes ($750, $500, and $250 for first, second, and third place, respectively);
  • certificates of achievement; and
  • a 1-year National NSSLHA membership.

Winners and their essays are recognized

  • on the ASHA website,
  • on ASHA social media, and
  • in The ASHA Leader.

Award Eligibility

Students: To be considered eligible to participate in the SEEA competition, you must be

  • enrolled in any undergraduate, post baccalaureate, or entry-level graduate program (U.S. only) in communication sciences and disorders (CSD), and
  • enrolled part-time or full-time during the 2018–2019 academic year.

2019 Student Ethics Essay

Topic: “Ethical Use of Social Media”

Foundational to professional and ethical conduct is the commitment to hold the welfare of clients paramount. The utilization of social media has become widespread and has changed the way individuals, businesses, and organizations communicate; however, inappropriate use of social media in the professions can lead to ethical violations. Adherence to professional obligations and standards is essential to eliminate the chance of an ethical violation related to misuse of social media and social networking.

In your essay, present an ethical dilemma or challenge that may be faced by a clinician or researcher related to the misuse of social media and its numerous platforms. Then, using ethics resources and the ASHA Code of Ethics (2016), identify one or more Principles and the corresponding Rule(s) that you believe have been violated, and provide a rationale for your choice(s). Finally, discuss what action(s) you would take to resolve this dilemma.

Essay Requirements

You and your essay must meet these requirements:

  • Essay Format
    • 1,200 words or less, excluding title and any references
    • Standard format including title, introduction, body, and summary/conclusion
    • Microsoft Word (.docx), 12-point font, double-spaced
    • Page numbers in footer, starting with first page
    • No footnotes, only end notes
    • All sources cited when quoted, even Code of Ethics
    • No identifying information (e.g., name, address, institution) on the essay
  • Entries must be original work, unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Students may not submit more than one essay; submissions of entries authored by multiple individuals will not be considered.
  • Students must notify their CSD program director of their participation before submitting their entry.

Suggested Essay Resources

Evaluation Criteria

Things to keep in mind as you write your essay:

  • Have you followed the essay format and submission requirements described above?
  • Have you approached the essay topic in a fresh, rich, and illuminating way, avoiding moral platitudes and oversimplification?
  • Have you demonstrated familiarity with the Code of Ethics, relevant Issues in Ethics statements, and other ethics-related resources?
  • Have you made a contribution to ethical deliberation and discernment that is mature, insightful, and likely to be both helpful and interesting to students and ASHA members?
  • Have you presented your position in a clear, logical manner that facilitates understanding of your reasoning?
  • Have you supported your arguments with factors that are ethically relevant, and avoided preoccupation with matters that have little logical relevance to your thesis?
  • Is your analysis comprehensive, objective, balanced, and thorough?
  • Is your essay free of grammatical, typographical, and punctuation errors?

Submission Instructions

  1. Confirm that you and your essay meet the eligibility and format requirements.
  2. Notify your program director that you will be submitting an essay for the SEEA contest.
  3. Go online to fill out the SEEA application and upload your essay—you can save your work and submit it when you’re ready.
  4. Meet the deadline: Submit your essay and application by 11:59 a.m. ET on Friday, April 12, 2019; the online submission system will close automatically and new or incomplete entries will not be accepted.


Contact Karol Scher, ASHA staff liaison to the Ethics Education Subcommittee of the Board of Ethics, at

Student Staff Positions Open @ the Q Center

We are currently accepting applications to join the Q Center Qrew! Undergraduate and graduate/professional students are eligible to apply for multiple positions beginning in September 2018. Open positions include:

  • Graduate Student Services Assistant (1)
  • Web & Social Media Designer (1)
  • Education & Training Coordinator (1)
  • Program & Outreach Coordinators (multiple, TBD)

Visit our online application to learn about the responsibilities, desired qualifications, and compensation.  Early application is strongly encouraged as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis beginning August 21st. The priority deadline for submission is Monday, August 27th by midnight.

Tutoring Position

Looking for homework coach for 10th grader with language processing issue which affects reading comprehension. Student will be in general ed History for first time, which is where we envision help needed. Other academics are in Special Ed. This is for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Estimate 3 afternoons per week, pick up at school (Nathan Hale, North of UW) and transport home. Flexible with your school and exam schedule.
Please contact:
Susan Robinson
cell 206-953-2238