Melinda Gilliam (She/Her)

Career Coach

Melinda Gilliam (She/Her)

I enjoy the opportunity to get to know students and their experiences. As a career coach, I am energized to support students as they prep and navigate their career journey while learning more about themselves and their field of study. Along my own path, I’ve been fortunate to find awesome mentorship in my field, which has kept me motivated to support others in a similar way. Pulling from my experience supporting students over the course of my career in higher education thus far helps me to provide meaningful support and resources to those I work with.

I was born a Husky, here at the UW hospital and was raised in West Seattle before branching off on my own college journey in 2010. I received my bachelor’s degree in Spanish Teaching from Central Washington University and worked full-time in Admissions and Housing before returning to school in 2016. I completed my master’s in Counseling and Student Development at Kansas State University in 2018 while also working as a Graduate Assistant in Housing and becoming a mother to the sweetest baby girl. In 2018, I made my return to Seattle where I began working at the University of Washington in Housing and Food Services, which I am still connected to today. Another component of my professional experience is my connection in professional organizations. This connection is deeply meaningful to me, and I value the engagement and development I experience through that work.

While away from work, I find joy in cooking, finding new experiences, and spending time with my family. Some of my favorite moments are when those pieces merge. Over the past few years, I have nurtured a passion for writing, and I hope to one day publish a series of children’s books.

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Public Policy and International Affairs Graduate School Info Session on 11/18

Public Policy and International Affairs Graduate School Info Session on 11/18

Hello UW Undergrads,

Interested in a career in public service, international affairs or public policy? Come learn about graduate programs from six major public universities!

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PST

Register: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdeusqDopHdEFKdJ01q7RwawZe8Vy5nLj

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UW to Launch State’s First Justice-focused Computer Science Teaching Endorsement with NSF Grant (Shared article from UW College of Education – Communications & Marketing)

UW to Launch State’s First Justice-focused Computer Science Teaching Endorsement with NSF Grant (Shared article from UW College of Education - Communications & Marketing)

Looking for a way to balance interest in justice, education AND tech? You may soon be able to. UW is getting ready to launch the state of Washington’s first justice-focused computer science teaching endorsement with the assistance of an NSF …

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Undergraduate Community-Based Internships (UCBI) – Call for Applications

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The Application process for Undergraduate Community-Based Internships (UCBI) is right around the corner! 

UCBI application opens Monday, October 19! We’re hiring interns to work our community partner organizations January – June 2021.

UCBI is a paid internship program for undergraduates who …

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