Luis Santiago

Associate Director of Coaching Operations

Luis Santiago

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 bachelors, I finally stumbled upon the world of career counseling. Since 2009, I have been able to use my own experiences along with formal training to assist others who are experiencing the same situations that I did in the past.

Now, my role at the Career and Internship Center allows me to train, lead, and supervise an amazing team of Career Coaches who work tirelessly to provide the highest level of support to our UW students and alumni as they seek out their success in the career development process. From choosing a major/career that’s right for you, all the way to becoming gainfully 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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Information Sessions for WA State Legislative Program, Winter 2021

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The Washington State Legislative Internship Program for Winter 2021 will be offering information sessions this week for interested students.  They will be brief, 30-minute sessions through Zoom.  To prepare for them, please look through the websites for this internship program:

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Update: New Handshake Appointment Types

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When you schedule a Career Coaching Appointment with our office, you may notice new “Appointment Types” available in Handshake. Although the appointment options may have changed, our approach to assisting our UW students has not. Our Career Coaches are still …

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Tips for Networking from Home

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The “new normal” of doing things from the comfort of your own living space has made something that used to be scary a bit more manageable. Most individuals who are working have grown accustomed to virtual meetings and conversations via …

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Don’t Let Student Debt Keep You From Your Dream Job

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The average graduate of the college class of 2018 owed $29,200 in student debt at the time they finished their degree. For grad students, that number can soar up to $160,000. That’s a lot of money, but increasing debt shouldn’t …

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Become a LinkedIn Learning Champion

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Ask yourself the following questions:

Are you looking to grow your skills to prepare you for a successful career in the future?
Are you passionate about becoming an inspiring leader on campus?
Are you interested in empowering others?

If you …

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Tips to Make your Entry-Level Resume Stand Out!

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Getting hiring managers to notice your resume can be tricky, especially if you’re feeling that your limited amount of work experience may not be what they’re looking for. If you’re looking for ways to get your resume to stand out, …

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Leveraging LinkedIn during a Pandemic to Help you with your Job Search

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Looking for employment can be a daunting task at times. Add a global pandemic, and that task can seem insurmountable. But, this doesn’t mean that it can’t be done! This article below shares some great tips on what you can …

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Big Tech companies launch initiatives to help people acquire digital skills

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In this new day and age, digital skills are becoming more critical in the work that we do, regardless of the industry. For this reason, Microsoft and Google have both launched initiatives that will allow individuals to obtain the necessary …

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