Dan Poux (He/Him)

Career Coach

Dan Poux (He/Him)

As a Pre-professional Career Coach, I am excited to be a resource and partner as students explore careers in health and law, build their leadership skills and prepare to apply to professional graduate programs.

I grew up in the city of Detroit, and attended the University of Michigan, a large public research university similar in many ways to UW. While there, I studied Political Psychology and wrote for the Michigan Daily newspaper.  My career path has taken many turns along the way, from volunteering at an orphanage in Honduras to teaching ESL in an under-resourced elementary school in Washington, DC as a Teach for America corps member.  Before coming to UW, I directed the Ready, Set Transfer! program at the Seattle Community Colleges, helping students transfer to universities to continue their studies in Science and Engineering.  Throughout these experiences, I have learned more about what I like to do and what I am good at, so that I could seek out new opportunities that combined both of these things.

I am excited to be helping UW students identify and play to their strengths, while confirming that their chosen career path is a good fit with their skills and interests.

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Paid & Volunteer Positions to Amplify Neurodivergent Voices

Huskies for Neurodiversity is a student-led initiative that promotes visibility and acceptance of neurodiversity at UW campus and beyond. Spearheaded by a team with two neurodivergent students, their goal is to destigmatize and educate about neurodiversity and disability accommodations on …

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NYT: How to Succeed When You’re Marginalized or Discriminated Against at Work

“Hacking” your work only works if you’re a person who would be congratulated for your ingenuity.

If you’re not, Alan Henry shares his insights on what to try instead.

Click here to read the New York Times article. 

 

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UNC School of Medicine panel for DACA/DREAMer/International Students applying to medical school

The Office of Scholastic Enrichment and Equity at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine would like to invite you to attend their program on July 29 and July 30, 2021 from 2:00-5:00pm EST for DACA, DREAMer, and international students who wish …

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From DO-IT: Online Learning Strategies for Students with Disabilities

DO-IT is UW’s Office of Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology. Their goal is to advance the success of people with disabilities in education, research, & careers. Participants in projects supported by the DO-IT center at the University of Washington have …

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6 Hot Professions in the Fast-Growing Cannabis Industry

With cannabis now legal for medicinal purposes in 33 states and for recreational use in 10, the marijuana industry is positively thriving. Investors are rushing to capitalize on what has been termed the “potcom boom”: new businesses are opening everywhere …

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How to Tell If a Company Truly Values Diversity and Inclusion (or Is Just All Talk)

Employers talk a lot about diversity and inclusion. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a company that doesn’t say they’re diverse and inclusive. Companies make these claims on their web sites, in job descriptions, and at career fairs. But how …

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Public Health Needs People With Diverse Skills and Backgrounds—Here Are 9 Careers to Consider

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most people in the United States didn’t think very much about public health. But now that terms like “epidemiology” and “social distancing” have been added to everyone’s vocabulary list, you might be thinking more than ever …

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3 Traditional Healthcare Career Paths in High Demand

Healthcare is a constantly growing industry. This is due to a rising elderly population, a rise of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity (due to environmental and lifestyle anomalies), advancement in medicine and in medical technology, and the growth in the …

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5 Ways Entry-Level Employees Can Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work

Diversity and inclusion have long been buzzwords that companies parade—often for marketing purposes. But in the past few years, more and more job seekers and employees, particularly millennials and Gen Z, are vetting companies by their diversity and inclusion track …

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10 Great Jobs for People With Biology Degrees—Because You Don’t Have to Be a Biologist

If you have a biology degree—or you’re about to get one—you may feel like there are only a few jobs that you’re suited for, and almost all of them require further schooling. But as a biology major, you’re qualified for …

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