Winter quarter mentorship & externship programs

Looking for opportunities to connect with working professionals in an industry of interest? Check out these upcoming winter quarter programs!

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Career & Internship Center Industry Mentorship Programs
Industry Mentorship Programs are a great way for students to learn about an industry and explore professional development topics through small group mentoring (4-6 students per mentor). Through experiences both in the classroom and with a mentor (virtually), participants will gain insight and guidance about a particular industry, explore topics related to professional preparation, networking and feedback, and reflect on how their experiences and interests can translate to a career in the field.

Applications are due by November 15. Learn more and apply at https://careers.uw.edu/industry-mentorship-programs/

Government Mentorship Program:

  • Interested in a career that provides services to the public while often working for the public’s best interest in mind?  People who pursue careers in government develop skills in writing, public speaking, coalition building, interpersonal and intercultural communication, conflict resolution, outreach, systems-thinking, analysis and problem solving. Join this program to learn about different roles in government.

Physical & Life Sciences Mentorship Program:

  • Interested in careers related to the study of non-living systems such as the earth, atmosphere and space or living organisms such as people, animals, and plants? People who pursue careers in Physical or Life Sciences often work in research roles, which can vary widely in terms of topic, goals, and work setting. Join this program to learn more about careers in physical and life sciences.

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Center for 21st Century Learning (C21) Externships
The C21 externships are short-term career development programs designed specifically for the needs of majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. They are not academic in content, but are focused on how liberal arts majors can begin to engage in professional practice to prepare for life after graduation. After initial training by C21 staff, students in the C21 externships will engage with professionals in small-group mentoring meetings to work through the fundamentals of early career development and clarify what it takes for students to transition from academic training to professional life in any field and with any type of organization.

Applications are due by November 13. Learn more and apply at https://c21.washington.edu/externships

C21@Amazon

  • Students will meet virtually in small groups with externship mentors at Amazon during winter quarter 2021.
  • Meetings will be synchronous and occur either Tuesdays or Wednesdays in the late afternoon.
  • Pre-externship training will take place in January 2021 before first meetings with mentors.
  • This program is for any UW Arts & Sciences major interested in professionalization and understanding 21st century careers.
  • This externship is not designed as a pathway to employment at Amazon.

C21@Microsoft

  • Students will meet virtually in small groups with externship mentors at Microsoft during winter quarter 2021.
  • Meetings will be synchronous and occur either Tuesdays or Wednesdays in the late afternoon.
  • Pre-externship training will take place in January 2021 before first meetings with mentors.
  • This program is for any UW Arts & Sciences major interested in professionalization and understanding 21st century careers
  • This externship is not designed as a pathway to employment at Microsoft

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By Jessie Smith (She/Her)
Jessie Smith (She/Her) Assistant Director of Employer & Student Engagement Jessie Smith (She/Her)