Meaghan Wood (She/Her)

Career Coach

Meaghan Wood (She/Her)

As a Career Coach, I thrive while working with students and recent graduates to help define and reach their goals. I am excited to help them find passion in their major or career, gain new hands-on experiences, navigate the job search, and answer any questions they may have.

I am excited to help any and all UW students explore their career interests, but also work more specifically with our interest groups for Non-Profit, Social Justice, and Education as well as Law, Government, and Policy. I am thrilled to be part of your support system while you work towards building your future!

Born and raised in South Florida, I earned both my bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. As an undergraduate student, my career goals and major changed plenty of times before discovering my graduate program and the world of career coaching. Prior to working at the UW, I held a number of positions in higher and secondary education, including career counseling, teaching, event planning, and assessment. These experiences helped me understand the impacts of leveraging transferable skills and responsibilities, while I learned how to use that knowledge to help students.

Outside of work, you can probably find me going for a hike, baking, reading a new book, or trying out new restaurants. As a new resident of the city and state, I am awed by its beauty and excited to call it home!

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Summer Associate Tips for Success

Winston & Strawn’s Hiring Committee Chair William O’Neil offers advice to help aspiring lawyers stand out from the crowd during OCI and make the most of their summer associate experience.

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Exciting Opportunity with AmeriCorps Jumpstart!

Jumpstart is currently hiring Corps Members (CMs) to help us in our mission to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. Jumpstart CMs have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, collaborate with others on a …

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Working in Social Justice: Why 90% of People Would Sacrifice Money for Meaning (With Example Career Paths) – (Shared Article from Indeed Career Guide)

By: Jamie Birt

Jamie Birt is a career coach with 3+ years of experience helping job seekers navigate the job search through one-to-one coaching, webinars and events. She’s motivated by the mission to help people find fulfillment in their careers.

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Introducing Vault’s 2022 Top 100 Law Firms!

The results are in, and for the sixth straight year, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has clinched the No. 1 spot in the Vault Law 100, making it the most prestigious law firm yet again. At its heels is a …

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The Benefits and Challenges of Nonprofit Jobs and Working In The Sector (Shared Article from Foundation List)

In this article we will be discussion the benefit and challenges of nonprofit jobs. We will also discuss the issues and the realities of working at nonprofits which can be very helpful to understand while working in the sector. These …

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One Week Left! – Remote Internship Opportunities with Virtual Student Federal Service

A great opportunity to gain experience and build skills through a nine-month remote internship with the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS). Opportunities are open to U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who are interested in sharing their talent, fresh ideas, …

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Top Questions to Ask to Determine If a Law Firm Is the Best Fit

There is no doubt that OCI can feel like an intimidating process. But, it is also a very exciting and important process for many looking to transition from law school into practice at a firm.  Set up as a sort …

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