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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Fellowship opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Please visit Handshake to learn more about fellowship opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to apply.

Epidemic Intelligence Servicehttps://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3736471
Epidemiology Elective Programhttps://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3740581
Presidential Management Fellowshiphttps://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3740584
Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship

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AmeriCorps VISTA position with Access, Community & Equity (ACE) program

MESA is a STEM student support program that focuses on initiatives to improve diversity and retention of historically underrepresented students in STEM, including African American, Latinx/Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and women students.

MESA has been awarded the WACC AmeriCorps …

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Non-Tech Roles in Tech Virtual Mentorship Program: Fall 2020

Curious about Seattle’s booming tech scene, but don’t want to work in software engineering or data science?

Tech companies require a broad range of skill sets and roles to function – including marketing, sales, account management, human resources, operations, project management, …

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Workshop on Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements 5/28

Grad Student & Post-doc (Virtual) Workshop

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Thursday, May 28, 2020

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Register at https://tinyurl.com/yan7s5da

What are Diversity Supplements?

Diversity supplements are awards of additional funds to a faculty member’s ongoing NIH grant …

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University of Washington Tri-Campus Virtual Job & Internship Fair 5/13

University of Washington Tri-Campus Virtual Job & Internship Fair

Wednesday, May 13th 2020, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PDT

Registration: vFairs event page 

More information: Career & Internship Center Event Page

This fair invites students and recent grads from all …

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Healthcare employment opportunities at Virtual Job & Internship Fair 5/13

We have a number of healthcare employers confirmed for our upcoming Virtual Job & Internship Fair!

They include:

Catholic Community and Housing Services of Western Washington
Providence Health & Human Services
US Air Force Health Professions
Downtown Emergency Service Center …

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Virtual Q&A with UW School of Medicine Admissions 5/15

The University of Washington School of Medicine Office of Admissions have updated their website to reflect their most up-to-date recommendations regarding COVID-19 and its impacts on their admissions criteria and processes.

They will also be hosting a virtual Q&A session …

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New “Applying to Health Professional School” video

The Pre-Health Coaching team has produced an 18-minute video that provides an overview of each component of the application process for health professional schools.

Check it out here!

Additional short videos on each piece of the application are available on …

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Employer-led workshop on “How to Get into Tech, Even if You’re Not Technical”

Many undecided students are interested in careers in technical industries, but feel their options are limited because of their limited technical skills. To learn more about non-technical roles in tech companies, check out the employer-led workshop here:

How to Get …

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VolunteerSurge opportunity

The COVID-19 epidemic is pushing the American healthcare system to the breaking point—and leaving frontline medical providers overwhelmed and exhausted.

Many of the most basic caretaking tasks can be performed by volunteer assistants, so the professionals can focus on tending …

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