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Success Stories

Working at a tech company as a person of color

[Writer’s Note: This is the first in a series of LinkedIn articles about my personal and professional growth through my  time as a content publishing intern at Microsoft. I also explore how this experience is influenced by my identity as …

By Aleenah Ansari
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Skills for longevity and promotion at Google – aka the case for loving your humanities degree

Ever wonder what the eight top characteristics of success at Google are?  Even if your answer to that question is “no” (points for honesty!), I encourage you to read on – because they’re not what you might think they would …

By Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her)
Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her) Associate Director of Employer & Community Connections Emma O
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A not so typical path into tech

What are you going to do with your life? Those nine words were asked of me by teachers, parents, and coaches my whole life. As if a middle school, high school, or even college student knows the answer… I don’t …

By Taylor Wolfe
Taylor Wolfe Developer
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“Ask an Alum” – Physics Student to Identity Security Professional

Sarah Squire is a double alum of University of Washington-Seattle who is currently a Senior Technical Architect for Ping Identity in Seattle. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Physics and after six years she returned for a Master of …

By Izzy Wroblewski
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“Ask an Alum” Communications and Political Science Major to Instructional Technician

Derrick Van Kirk graduated from University of Washington- Seattle in 2010 with a degree in Communications and Political Science. Before attending UW, Derrick spent 7 years working outside, building houses, before he decided to pursue his degree. Derrick  is now …

By Izzy Wroblewski
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“Ask an Alum” Informatics student to Software Engineer

Linda (Fan) Yang graduated from University of Washington- Seattle in 2017, with a degree in Informatics and a minor in Math. While at UW, Linda was involved in hall council, FIUTS, became a FIG leader, and was the Director of …

By Izzy Wroblewski
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Career Conversation – One Journey in the Policy, Government, and Non-Profit Fields

Who is our interviewee?

Rich Williams is an Officer for Pew’s Project on Student Borrower Success where he specializes in evidence-based research and policy development aimed at reducing the number of student loan borrowers that are delinquent or in default …

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
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Washington D.C.: history, gov & opportunity converge

During my undergrad years (mid 1990s), I very much enjoyed my studies in United States History and Political Science.

In studying history, professors helped me try to understand parts of our nation’s short history (American Revolution; History of U.S. Environmental …

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Coach Patrick Chidsey
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“Ask an Alum”- Computer Engineering student to Physician

Chester Chan is an alum of University of Washington- Seattle. While at UW, Chester studied Computer Engineering with a minor in Music. He was also involved in Golden Key International Honour Society, research, internships, intramural sports, and various volunteer and …

By Izzy Wroblewski
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“Ask an Alum” American Ethnic Studies Major to Collegiate Prep Principal

Tracie Sanlin graduated from University of Washington- Seattle in 2007 with a degree in American Ethnic Studies. While at UW, Tracie was a proud sister of Lambda Theta Alpha, a house band member of R.E.T.R.O. poets, played with the University …

By Izzy Wroblewski
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