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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How to Measure Inclusion in the Workplace (Shared Article from Harvard Business Review)

by Lauren Romansky, Mia Garrod, Katie Brown, and Kartik Deo

There’s no doubt that in 2021 and beyond, companies will continue to devote more attention and resources to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Unfortunately, many organizations still struggle to …

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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a 6 week summer enrichment program for underrepresented students interested in careers in the health professions. Information can be found at: www.shpep.org and the application closes on February 5.

Upcoming Informational Overview …

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So, You’re Thinking of Becoming a Transactional Lawyer

Milbank boasts one of the most dynamic and prestigious corporate practice groups in the country. The group includes more than 445 attorneys with a wide range of educational backgrounds and work experiences. Rod Miller, a partner in the firm’s New …

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UPREP Informational and Interactive Session for Students Interested in MD/PhD Combined Programs

UPREP Session: (open to any student interested in MD/PhD – not just University of Washington students)

UPREP and The University of Washington’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) are co-hosting a virtual event on Jan 3 at 6:30 PM (Pacific Time) for …

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What language skills are needed in public service and law enforcement in the United States and abroad?

When applying for federal positions, it is essential to remember that the federal government is the largest employer in the United States, and the opportunities stretch across the globe. With between 350 and 430 languages spoken in the United States …

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Gain leadership, facilitation, and public speaking skills! Call for Proposals – Diversity Leadership Conference!

The Diversity Leadership Conference is a free, half-day conference hosted each year at the University of Washington to encourage students to strengthen their leadership skills and cultural awareness, engage in critical dialogues about activism and social justice, and network with …

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The Inside Scoop on Practicing Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property lawyers protect and enforce the rights of creators, and most work in one of three key areas: transactional IP, IP litigation, or patent prosecution. Transactional practitioners may handle matters such as licensing deals or the IP issues within an …

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Education, Training, and Library Occupations

Check out some careers in the fields of education, training, and library services on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but can provide a great starting point to learn more …
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Preparing Students of Color for the Future Workforce | Lessons From Communities in Indiana and New Mexico (Shared Article from American Progress)

An excerpt from an article written by Ashley Jeffrey and Laura Jimenez:

Community members in Indiana and New Mexico provide context on how Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students should be fully prepared for the future workforce.

How to prepare students …
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Returning Forward: A Virtual Pilgrimage (Happening Tonight!)

Interested in Racial Justicethe Black American Freedom Struggle, and histories of activism in the U.S.?

Don’t miss this FREE event on Dec. 2 at 7 pm hosted by Sankofa Impact!

Register here!

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