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Student Stories: Emily Chen

Emily’s Advice – Don’t Be Afraid to Reach Out

My advice to UW students is to just reach out. I think that this is so important especially within the academic research community. Think about what you’re passionate about, and share …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Associate Director for Employer & Community Connections
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Employer Events: Feb 20 – Mar 3

Employers are hosting events and want you to attend! Are you a student or recent alumni looking for ways to engage with employers? Here are some highlights from the employer schedule of events, compiled by all of us here at …

By Leah Bothwell (She/Her)
Leah Bothwell (She/Her) Employer Engagement & Communication Manager
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The Idealist Career Advice Guide to Starting a New Job

Between meeting colleagues, mastering skills, and tackling new responsibilities, the first three months at a new job can feel invigorating to say the least! But, of course, it will take time to build up the confidence to accomplish everything you …

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Job Simulations to Help You Build Skills & Tryout Careers

Forage is a free and open-access online library of employer-designed job simulations. Develop your skills and gain a real understanding of different roles and sectors by working through self-paced modules, tackling tasks that mirror what you’d do if you were …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Student Stories: Dana Korssjoen

Dana’s Advice – Explore All of your Interests

Do all that you can to explore your interests while you’re in college (and in life!), even if you can’t see how they fit into your intended career path yet. I started …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Associate Director for Employer & Community Connections
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First-Generation College Student Career Barriers (and How to Overcome Them)

I was a first-generation college student, and while I’ve held numerous jobs over the past decade, the struggles that began in college still have a lasting effect on me today. Unfortunately, many of the issues we first-generation college students (or …

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Handshake: Download the app!

Handshake’s mobile app is an efficient tool to search and apply for jobs, discover and register for events, and much more. Handshake recently released a home feed for the app to allow for easy searching while scrolling, and if you’re attending …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Associate Director for Employer & Community Connections
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Husky Lunch Network – Connecting Students & Alumni With Similar Identities

Bring your appetite for connection (and food) to these free themed lunches! Hosted by the UW Alumni Association.

Feb. 1: Women of Color in STEM
Feb. 8: Men of Color in Entrepreneurship
Feb. 15: Navigating Life as Student Parent
Feb. …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Salaries & Job Trends – Lightcast

Curious about how much you’d make in different careers? What jobs are growing in demand? What education and skills are required for jobs in different sectors?

Lightcast allows you to search frequently updated employment and market data to discover meaningful …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Handshake: Finding Jobs and Internships

Looking for some information about what types of jobs and internships are available in Handshake? Check out our comprehensive analysis of job and internship postings in Handshake during the 2022-2023 school year (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023). These …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Associate Director for Employer & Community Connections
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