Luis Santiago (He/Him)

Associate Director of Coaching Operations

Luis Santiago (He/Him)

My passion for working with others in the career decision-making process truly began with my indecision about what career path I should pursue when entering college. After changing my major multiple times, graduating with a degree that I didn’t use at first, and working full-time while pursuing a second bachelor’s, I finally stumbled upon the world of career counseling. Since 2009, I have used my own experiences and formal training to assist others in reaching their academic and career goals.

Now, my role at the Career and Internship Center allows me to train, lead, and supervise an amazing team of Career Coaches. These coaches work tirelessly to provide the highest level of support to our UW students and alumni as they seek their success in the career development process. From choosing a major/career that’s right for you, all the way to becoming employed, we are here for our UW students every step of the way!

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and I am a proud alum of Florida State University. Now I get to call the Pacific Northwest and the University of Washington my home!

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Strategies for Achieving Work-Life Balance in BigLaw

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For many lawyers—especially those in large firms—work-life balance seems like an elusive goal—impossible to reach with billable-hours requirements and client demands. And, the move to remote work in the wake of COVID-19 has blurred the lines of work and personal …

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Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Opportunties!

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Opportunties!

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) is accepting applications for Academic Year 2021-22 and Summer 2021 fellowships until January 31, 2021. To be eligible, undergraduate students must be at least at the intermediate or advanced level in one of …

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7 Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt)

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I know everyone is tired of hearing the words “unprecedented” and “2020” together. So I’m going to say that this last year was…extremely unordinary. And it’s probably safe to say that many of us are eager to put 2020 in …

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Non-Legal Holiday Reads: A Book List For Lawyers, by Lawyers

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If you find yourself with some down time this holiday season, you just might consider picking up a book for fun. After all, lawyers don’t often get the chance to read “just because”—the legal lifestyle of poring through dense materials …

By Shelley Awe - Vault
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8 Tips to Survive Graduating Into a Recession, From People Who’ve Been There

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If I could change one thing about my career, it would be my timing. I graduated from college in 2009 and entered the workforce at the height of the 2008-2009 recession, the largest economic upheaval since the Great Depression. That …

By Ilana (Plen) Gordon - The Muse
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Advice for Assessing Whether a Law Firm Values Diversity

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Diversity. This word has generated much buzz in recent years, and shows no signs of losing momentum. The social unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in May 2020 has prompted companies, even those that have not been vocal …

By Kasey Hemphill - Vault
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10 Jobs That Are Booming Right Now

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Given the unique times that we are living in, it’s understandable to believe that looking for a job might be difficult. However, although some industries have been hit hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several industries are thriving, while others …

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The Evolution of Employment: Job Searching During Covid 19

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2:00-2:50
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3708582762455194382
Attendance is limited, so be sure to register today to guarantee your place.

Join career expert and GoinGlobal founder Mary Anne Thompson as she explores proven strategies and tactics for helping job seekers …

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All Your Questions About Soft Skills and Work—Answered!

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You’re searching through a job board, scanning postings for positions that might be right for you, and in the requirements section you see: “strong communication skills” or “team player” or “skilled multitasker.” Do your eyes just jump over these? Or …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Free Webinar for Students of Color: Start Your Path to a Successful Career in Intellectual Property

IPO Webinar

STUDENTS OF COLOR: START YOUR PATH TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN IP

November 24 @ 9 am
The event is hosted by the IPO Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Panelists:

Alesha Dominique, Trademark Practice Chair, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (Howard University, B.S. …

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