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Graduate Student Job Opening: Honors Program Admissions Evaluators

The University Honors Program has an exciting opportunity to hire graduate student admissions evaluators for Winter Quarter, 2021.  We would appreciate your assistance in spreading the word about this opportunity – this is an excellent chance for graduate students interested in higher education to learn more about admissions and holistic evaluation!   

A detailed position description can be found in Handshake under the requisition number #4086910.  Applications need to be submitted via this form on the UW Honors website and the deadline is 10/26/20.

The University Honors Program is an innovative and collaborative community engaged in rigorous interdisciplinary exploration. Students can pursue Honors as a general education track, as an in-depth program within their majors, or as a combination of the two. They may apply as new freshmen, at the end of their first year, or once they’ve selected a major. We prepare our students to ask and answer bold questions about the challenges facing our ever-changing world. Our students participate in small classes with faculty from across campus and work across the university, challenging themselves and each other to take intellectual risks and commit to conscious global citizenship.

Scholars’ Studio: Call for Proposals

Scholars’ Studio: Call for Proposals (Open Theme)

  • Submit a proposal by Monday, October 26
  • Virtual event on Thursday, November 19

Send questions to mundtm@uw.edu Learn more and submit a proposal: http://bit.ly/formcfp20

 

Are you a graduate student who wants to communicate your capstone, research or pedagogy to a wider audience? Would you like to get feedback about your virtual presentation style from a group of supportive and interdisciplinary people? Then submit a proposal for an opportunity to present at the virtual Scholars’ Studio—a fun, low stakes way to give a 5 minute lightning talk!

 

Participate in Scholars’ Studio for the following reasons:

– To learn skills that are crucial for virtual presentations at conferences and the job market

– To focus the message of your research and hone your elevator pitch

– To work on communicating your capstone project, research or pedagogy to a wider audience

– To enliven your presentation with storytelling elements while having fun and finding community

 

This event is a collaboration between the UW Libraries Research Commons and Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School.

Lavender Graduation 2020

In this extraordinary year the U.W. Q center is opening up our Lav Grad  ALL 2020 two-spirit, LGBTQIA+ college and high school graduates! We want to celebrate you!

The ceremony is FREE for graduates to participate and will be live-streamed on YouTube for your community to witness and celebrate you.  Graduates must register by June 2nd: tinyurl.com/2020LAVGRAD

Please help us spread the word – we have a fierce, beautiful ceremony planned!

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.

CONFIRMED PANELISTS: 

  • 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

Core Programs Virtual End-of-Year Celebrations for First-Gen and International Graduate Students

Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in the UW Graduate School cordially invites you to attend our free, virtual end-of-year celebrations for *first-gen graduate students and international graduate students! Celebrate milestones and achievements online, build community with peers, and more!

  • International grad student event, June 11, 4–5 p.m.
  • First-gen grad student event, June 12, 3–4 p.m.

Please register in advance (UW NetID required).

If you are *first-gen and also an international grad student, you can attend both events by submitting a registration form for each event.

*A first-gen graduate student is in the first generation of their family to earn a Bachelor’s degree—and is now working towards a graduate degree.

Grad Student Survey and Career Symposium

Hello grad students! We have two items for your attention:

  • GPSS and ASUW developed an anonymous survey to learn what challenges students are facing most due to COVID. We will use this to advocate for students and promote increased aid in areas of highest need. We will then share the results back with everyone. Please take two minutes to complete it!
  • Second, join GPSS on May 8th for a free all-day online symposium to prepare graduate and professional students for job applications, interviews, and career changes in all disciplines across the UW tri-campus community!

Symposium Information:

  • Title: Outsmart Today’s Job Market
  • What: An online career symposium for UW grad students
  • When: May 8th, 9am-5pm
  • Description: Worried about changing employment options? We got you. this free online symposium will include workshops, panels, lectures, and online resources to prepare graduate and professional students for the launch into their career this June and beyond.

Today’s job market is rapidly changing in the face of COVID-19. Students graduating this spring and in the near future should prepare themselves to be more active and competitive candidates. Our career symposium will help you assess where you are in the search and application process and provide guidance on how to hack today’s difficult market. We encourage all graduate and professional students to plan ahead and engage with a slate of workshops, panels, and lectures that we have prepared for you. Join us virtually on May 8th from 9-5pm! 

 

Facebook event: tinyurl.com/GPSSjobs

Website: gpss.uw.edu/symposium

 

Thank you and I hope to see you in attendance on May 8th!

Presidential Management Fellows Info Session

Are you a rising leader interested in confronting the nation’s most pressing challenges through public service? Apply for the 2021 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. PMF is the Federal government’s flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. The two-year fellowship offers full salary, benefits, and leadership training to develop a cadre of future government leaders. All academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Graduates of advanced degree programs with a graduation date between October 2018 and October 2021 are eligible to apply for the 2021 PMF cycle.

Join our informational webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, May 6th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm (PT). The webinar is hosted in cooperation with the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, and will provide a general overview of the PMF Program, details about the 2021 application cycle, and allow for any questions.

The webinar can be accessed via Zoom. There is a 300-person limit so please register in advance by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the information session.

Upcoming Fellowship Workshops and Deadlines for Graduate Students

The Office of Fellowships and Awards is  offering the following workshops on various aspects of applying for fellowships:

In collaboration with the Graduate Funding Information Service:

 

Upcoming Fellowship Application Deadlines:

January 13: Bonderman Fellowship

January 15: Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

January 27: UW Graduate School International Research & Study Fellowships

January 29: UWRA Patricia Dougherty Fellowship in Aging

January 31: Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

February 10: UW Campus Deadline for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

February 28: Tillman Military Scholarship

April 01: Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship

Questions?  Contact the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards at gradappt@uw.edu or 206-543-7152

Workshops for Fellowship Applications

The Office of Fellowships and Awards is offering the following workshops on various aspects of applying for fellowships:

Writing Statements for Fellowship Applications
Savery 164 // Wednesday, December 11 // 12:30 p.m.

Can I Ask Again?: Common Questions about Recommendations
Location TBD, check website // Thursday, January 09 // 12:30 p.m.

Questions?  Contact the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards at gradappt@uw.edu or 206-543-7152