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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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InfoSession Today – Opportunities in the Education Sector

Today, 10/27, join us at 3:30pm in the Career & Internship Center in Mary Gates Hall 134 for an exciting information session about working in education. Join Urban Teachers, Reading Partners, City Year, and Teach for America for a conversation …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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Handshake: The best way to introduce yourself during your job search

In the course of your job search, you are constantly having to introduce yourself. Whether it’s at career fairs, networking events, or interviews, you have a short moment to tell your story. You’re telling versions of that story in your resume, …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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Handshake: 10 tips to make the most of a career fair

Career fairs offer many opportunities to advance your career search. It’s a chance to practice your networking skills and get comfortable having professional conversations. If you’re undecided about what job or industry you want to go into, a career fair can …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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The In-Person Government & Non-Profit Job & Internship Fair is October 26th!

The UW Seattle 2022 Government & Non-Profit Job & Internship Fair is a 100% In-Person offering for students being held on Wednesday October 26th from 1:00-4:00 pm Pacific Time in Mary Gates Commons! This fair is a great opportunity to …

By Bridget Doyle (she/her)
Bridget Doyle (she/her) Associate Director of Employer/Community Connections
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So You Attended a Virtual Career Fair… Now What?

Keep the momentum going from your meetings with employers after the fair has wrapped up! Follow up with employers in Handshake via:

Sending messages to the recruiters you met with
Following their company profile (receive notifications of employer activity at …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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Peace Corps Information Session: Is Service Right For You?

University of Washington’s Peace Corps campus recruiter, Amanda Li, invites you to an information session on all things Peace Corps! 

Peace Corps is a great opportunity for those interested in grassroots changemaking, cross-cultural connection and learning, community-level capacity-building, international travel, …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Handshake: Should I list my “boring” summer job on my resume?

If you didn’t have a fancy internship this summer, don’t worry. You can use any work experience to build out your resume, if you do it the right way. So if you spent your summer working in retail, scooping ice …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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Handshake: 5 Reasons You Need Handshake More Than Other Career Sites

Welcome back, Huskies! Consider setting aside some time this quarter to contemplate your career journey and log into Handshake, UW’s career services platform. If you haven’t activated or updated your account, we recommend it! Check out Handshake’s blog post for …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager
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