Briana Randall

Executive Director

Briana Randall

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” include wrangling two high-spirited daughters, breaking up fights between two ridiculous cats, holding babies in the nursery at church, and occasionally working on a creative project.

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Build Skills on LinkedIn Learning

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LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform to help you develop and enhance skills. Free access to LinkedIn Learning is provided to all UW students, staff, and faculty by the Student Technology Fee.

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C21 Internship Bootcamp

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The Internship Bootcamp is a professional training program to develop your project management skills in a real-world setting. Interns will be “hired” in a simulated higher education consulting firm. All of this will happen remotely, like most professional work around the …

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Internship Corner – Student Quote

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“My internship has confirmed my career interests. I’ve learned quite a few transferable skills and more importantly, I’ve learned just how important relationship-building is in a successful communications career. Whether it’s networking with other communications people, or networking with people …

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Internship Corner – $30 to Join Focus Group on Internships

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Earn $30 to talk about your impactful learning experiences at UW!

We are seeking current undergraduate students at least 18 years of age at the University of Washington Seattle to participate in a 90-minute focus group interview about impactful learning …

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Internship – Student Quote

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“I think my internship has had a profound impact on my short term plans.  At first I had hoped to work an office job for a random company during my gap year before law school.  However, after working at a …

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International Internships / Sept Start Dates / April 17th Deadline

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Through a partnership with UW’s Population Health initiative, Aga Khan University makes international internships available to UW students. Applications for internships that start in autumn (primarily in Nairobi) are due April 17th.  There are a total of 19 internships available …

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Are You Finishing Up an Internship?

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If you are wrapping up a winter quarter internship, check out our Internships: Reflect & Strategize page.  Much like sports teams analyze game tapes to pinpoint what worked and didn’t work so they can develop a plan to enhance future …

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Internship Corner – Student Quote

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“I recently received a full time offer as an export agent at my internship site, with the position to begin upon completion of my internship program in June.  I accepted the position, so this internship has definitely altered my future …

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Nearly 1,900 Internships in Handshake!

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There are currently 1,887 internships available in Handshake!  393 of them are within 50 miles of Seattle.  1,551 of them are paid.  1,342 are full-time; 545 are part-time.  Sample employers include Walt Disney Company, OneAmerica, Russell Investments, Seattle Children’s, Kaiser …

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Support for Students Currently In Internships

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If you’re currently participating in an internship, join us for a small group coaching session:

Navigating Around Road Bumps In Your Internship (Small Group Coaching)

Feb 19, 3:30-4:15
Career & Internship Center (134 MGH)
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