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Handshake: How to intern—and get an offer!—at Disney, General Mills and Chevron

Handshake spoke with recruiting leaders at Disney, General Mills and Chevron to hear their insider take on what it takes to succeed as an intern at these companies. All three have thriving internship programs and recruit full-time hires from their …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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Internship Corner – Student Quote

“My internship has confirmed my plans for the future. Since my major was liberal arts, I was nervous going into Marketing. I knew I wanted to do a liberal arts undergrad, because I wanted to go to grad school for …

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
Daniel Herb (He/Him) Internship Success Manager
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Project Horseshoe Farm – Fellowship

Project Horseshoe Farm is a non-profit organization founded on the idea that people should come together in their communities to meet the needs of children, seniors, and adults with mental illness.

Project Horseshoe Farm believes that grassroots organizations led by …

By Julia, Handshake Specialist
Julia, Handshake Specialist
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Handshake: How your TikTok skills can get you hired

Making quality content for TikTok takes creativity and quick thinking, not to mention videography and editing skills, storytelling skills, and more. And employers are looking for Gen Z to flex their TikTok skills in the workplace.

Handshake analyzed the almost …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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Internship Corner – Upcoming Workshops to Prepare for the Internship Search

The Career & Internship Center runs dozens of workshops for students on a wide variety of topics to help better prepare you for your career journeys. Many of these are directly relevant to the internship search process. With fall quarter …

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
Daniel Herb (He/Him) Internship Success Manager
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Handshake: How to Show Off your Soft Skills to Employers

When employers are searching for candidates on Handshake, they’re usually looking for hard skills: specific competencies like Python, Spanish, or Photoshop. 

Your soft skills, on the other hand, are about personal qualities that influence how you do your work. For example, these …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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Internship Corner – Finding Internships for International Students Workshop, 11/9 at 11:30am

What is an internship and how do I go about finding one that interests me? Are their certain rules and regulations I have to follow as an international student?

If you’re asking these types of questions, join us for this …

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
Daniel Herb (He/Him) Internship Success Manager
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How to Have a Competitive Peace Corps Application

Join University of Washington’s Peace Corps campus recruiter, Amanda Li, in exploring the Peace Corps application process and how to be a competitive applicant.

The Peace Corps application can feel daunting, but attend this session to learn about the application …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Handshake: How to break into tech, whether you’re a coder or not

Tech continues to be an in-demand industry, but how do you get one of the coveted spots? Tech and digital culture reporter Jules Terpak hosted a Handshake event with recruiters from Google, Hubspot, and Handshake, as well as a recent …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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Internship Corner – Scholarship for Unpaid Internships Apply by 12/5

Are you interested in doing an internship with a non-profit or government organization in summer 2023? If so, then this scholarship is for you!

The application for the new UW Scholarship for Unpaid Internships is open, and the deadline to …

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
Daniel Herb (He/Him) Internship Success Manager
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