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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Interested in Non-Profit Jobs, but Unsure Where to Look?

Remember that you can always meet with a Career Coach to talk about your career goals, and these job boards are also great places to start when you are thinking about finding a role in non-profits.
Nonprofit Job Boards – Sites …

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Junior Summer Institute (Public Policy & International Affairs Program) – Applications Open Now!

The UW Evans School is excited to announce the official relaunch of the Junior Summer Institute (JSI) as part of Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) program that promotes the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in domestic and …

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19 Organizations Offering Social Justice Jobs (Shared from HumanRightsCareers.com)

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Want to Work for the US Government? These 12 Agencies Are Hiring Now (Shared Article from Handshake)

Considering pursuing a job with the government? Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of working in public service, or you’ve come to desire the stability that so often accompanies a career in the public sector. Whatever your reason for seeking out government …

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The Power of Support: Leveraging Connections to Chart Your Path

As you navigate your first year of law school and begin your journey in the legal industry, it is important to build a network that you can lean on for support, guidance, and mentorship. There will be twists and turns …

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Building A Culture Of Appreciation: Owens Corning’s Approach To Developing Talent

Employee resource groups, or affinity groups, are membership organizations within a company that are dedicated to connecting employees of all seniority levels who have common interests and backgrounds. They’re also a great place to learn about different cultures and participate …

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Interested in Becoming a WA State Teacher?

There are multiple paths at the UW for those who are pursuing a career in classroom education, with some excellent paths outlined below for you to embark on after graduating with a bachelor’s degree:

Elementary Teacher Education Program

This one-year …

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Through Ethnic Studies, Schools Push to Include Marginalized Perspectives (Shared Article from Edutopia)

Ethnic studies proponents say K–12 curriculum has remained largely Eurocentric and disconnected from the growing population of students of color in the U.S.

It was November 1968, and studying the history and culture of non-White groups …

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Navigating the First Year of Law School: 1L Timeline

The first month of 1L year is like a whirlwind—from trying to survive the Socratic Method to learning how to outline effectively to figuring out a study method that will land you on top of the curve. And while you are …

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Top 10 companies for diversity, according to BIPOC employees (Shared Article from BenefitNews.com)

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In order to enact real change, diversity, equality and inclusion need to be more than just buzzwords to business leaders.

Nationally, 850,000 jobs were added to the market in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. …

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