Briana Randall (She/Her)

Executive Director

Briana Randall (She/Her)

I started at the Career & Internship Center as a counselor in 2004.  Over the 15 years that followed, I spent periods of time coordinating our grad student programs, managing our front desk and student employee teams, supporting the employer relations team, leading our data and assessment initiatives, and directing our multi-faceted internship operations.  In 2019, I was hired as the center’s Executive Director.  In this role, my big picture vision is that all UW students will be able to 1) identify the skills employers want, 2) gain experience to enhance their skills, 3) articulate their skills and experiences to potential employers, and 4) successfully take a good-fit next step.  Undoubtedly, this is a big undertaking!  Smaller goals in service to my larger vision include supporting our dynamic staff, fostering cross-campus collaborations, humbly seeking feedback, pushing myself to address problems creatively, and using data to inform decision-making.  If you have ideas about how we can best support students, don’t hesitate to reach out.

My “hobbies” currently include homeschooling two elementary students, taking walks, and eating takeout.

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The College-Level Job Market is Strong!

The pandemic had a brutal impact on the job market for a while but things are rebounding and opportunities are plentiful for new college graduates.  Last week we broke our Handshake record for the most job posting requests in a single …

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Industry Mentorship Program Leads to Internship & Job Offers!

“I went into the Non-Profit Mentorship Program knowing I wanted to go into social work, community building, or case management. Now thanks to this program I got that extra push to go to the nonprofit career fair where I applied …

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C&IC Peer Adviser Shares Advice as She Reflects on Her Time at UW

It’s okay to ask for help.  Seriously.  Coaches are literally paid to help you!

I see a lot of people be intimidated by the multitude of information and services offered by the Career & Internship Center, but my biggest tip …

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June Grads – Earn 1 of 25 $50 Amazon Gift Cards

June BA/BS grads will be eligible to win 1 of 25 $50 Amazon gift cards if they take 3 minutes, before June 12, to complete some questions about what they’ll be up to after graduation.  Responses will help us populate …

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New Feature – Sign In To Our Website with Your UW Net ID!

Are you tired of trying to remember different sets of credentials for each tool on our website, such as Handshake, PathwayU, LinkedIn Learning, GoinGlobal, and Husky Landing?  New in 2021 – you can log in to our website using your …

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What Are They and How Can You Show Them Off in Your Job Search?

As a degree-seeking student, you are developing a wide range of skills, including some you may not have been aware of yet. Is it fair to think of some as “hard skills” and others as “soft skills” when both are …

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Why You Should Network With Recruiters BEFORE You Graduate

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Regardless of your particular profession or specialty, the medical field is a challenge and getting through school and passing boards is quite overwhelming. For most, the focus during this time is just making it out of the program with …

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We’ve tweaked the focus of this interest community

Hello!  This interest community was formerly the Health & Life Science community.  We decided to create an all-new health community, so if you’re interested in healthcare fields, we encourage you to check it out and sign up to receive alerts.  …

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Interview: A Successful Podcast Host on How She Got to Where She Is Today

I was a little late to the podcast game. In fact, I didn’t listen to Serial until about 18 months after everyone else had gone nuts for it. And so I became really excited when my co-worker Alyse Kalish asked …

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Health Interest Community – Inaugural Blog Post

Welcome to the new Health Interest Community.  This new resource will take the place of careers.uw.edu/pre-health.  Be sure to click the box on the top right to sign up to receive alerts when new content is posted!

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