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Success Stories

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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“Ask an Alum” Journalism student to Non-Profit Program Manager

Joseph C. Denton graduated from University of Washington-Seattle in 2016 with a degree in Journalism. While at UW, Joseph built his network by being involved in many different opportunities &  internships on campus. Joseph now resides in Tacoma and works …

By Izzy Wroblewski
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Internship Corner – Student Quote

“This internship has shown me that there are opportunities as an event planner in various industries. Coming into this internship, I thought that the transportation industry was dominated by engineers, but as it turns out, they need communication people to inform …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director Briana Randall (She/Her)
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Internship Corner – Intern Quotes & Stories

“My summer internship allowed me to solidify my career direction. Testing the waters, even the tiny toe-dip I did, allowed me to feel more comfortable with my decision.”  Read more about Alexa’s experience here and/or listen to 3 other interns …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director Briana Randall (She/Her)
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Finding insight and connection in Amazon Mentors

One day I was checking my email and the next I was sitting in the Amazon building mesmerized by the amount of knowledge and wisdom one woman could hold. To say the Amazon Mentors Program was helpful would be an …

By Ivyanne Smith
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The Amazon Mentors Program

This winter, 200 students in the College of Arts & Sciences participated in the second annual Amazon Mentors program. The quarter long program kicked off with two class sessions challenging students to reflect on professionalism and develop networking and informational …

By Caitlin Goldbaum
Caitlin Goldbaum Career Coach Caitlin Goldbaum
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One week left to apply for Huskies@Work job shadowing program!

Undergraduates exploring career possibilities: take advantage of this opportunity provided by the UW Alumni Association.  If you are curious about particular careers or occupations, find out what they are like through hands-on shadowing experience taking place in November.  Applications are …

By Jon Olivera
Jon Olivera Career Coach Jon Olivera
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