Events for University of Washington Student Veterans

The Counseling Center, H.U.M.V and The Career Center, in alliance with the UW Veterans Center, are proud to sponsor a series of workshops and events during Spring and Summer Quarters 2012, aimed specifically at supporting our student veterans as they navigate the University, and the transition to the working world.  We are honored to support your future.

Summer Quarter 2012

Career Launch Workshop for Veterans
Thursday June 28, 2012, 10am-3pm (Mary Gates Hall 134)

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

Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Did you know most employers spend only 30 seconds reviewing a resume and cover letter? Learn how to make sure yours stand out.

Conducting a Job Search
What are the most successful job search strategies? How do you use them? How do you find a job in a down 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.

Registration for this free workshop is now available at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/chend3/169378 .

Spring Quarter 2012

Dependable Strengths Workshop for Veterans  
Saturday April 7, 8:00am--4:00PM (Mary Gates Hall 134)

Seeking advice on how to translate your military experience to civilian employment? Interested in exploring how to enhance your current employment situation, or how to get started on identifying next steps after college or in your next job? The Career Center's Dependable Strengths Workshop is an excellent resource for veterans in any stage of career development or transition.

Participants will explore "good experiences" for patterns of strengths; create a report that reflects strengths; use the report to make contacts and improve interviews; practice becoming a "Job Magnet;” learn to negotiate for a promotion or pay increase; and work with a support team.  You’ll also receive help with how to translate your military experience into civilian employment, and how to best describe your military experience to potential employers.

Registration for April 7th's Dependable Strengths workshop is now closed.  Questions? Contact Emma at econeill@uw.edu .

Workshop for Veterans: Service and Leadership Opportunities at UW
Thursday, April 19, 3:30-4:20pm MGH 171

The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) works to support you in making the most of your undergraduate experience. Our nine programs can help you extend your learning beyond the classroom through various opportunities including volunteering in your community, mentoring and tutoring youth, taking a service-learning class, conducting undergraduate research, and earning scholarships and awards to recognize your efforts and help fund your current or postgraduate studies.

So You Think You Can Destress?
Tuesday April 24, 2:00--3:30PM (Mary Gates Hall 136)

A workshop dedicated to teaching students about some basic stress reduction strategies. A significant portion of this 90-minute workshop involves being guided through one or more relaxation techniques.

ResumeFest for Veterans
Tuesday April 24 2012, 10am-4pm (Mary Gates Hall 134)

Get your resume reviewed by a member of our staff and get tips on translating and describing your military experience, tailoring your resume to specific positions, and much more.

Sign-ups are required, and will be available all-day on April 24th at The Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall).

Employer Networking Night for Veterans
Wednesday April 25 2012, 4:00-7:30pm (Kane Hall 220)

This exclusive networking night will offer you the opportunity to connect with employers to learn more about what networking's all about, how to navigate the current job market, and how to connect your military knowledge and experience to a civilian workplace.  A complete list of employers will be available by early April.  CLICK HERE  For more information.

Crash Course in Decision Making
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 2:00-3:30pm (Mary Gates Hall 136)

Trying to pick a career or making other important decisions?  Struggling to choose between two good alternatives?  Feel scared about making the 'wrong decision'?  Learn about fears common to the decision-making process; recognize factors that influence you; identify your personal style of making decisions; apply the basic steps of planful decision making; and identify helpful resources.