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Negotiating salary

Thinking about negotiating your salary? Below are some things to consider prior to the negotiation.

Know that employers determine salary based on many factors including market conditions, job level, cost of living, degree level and previous experience.
Consider that the …

By Holly Longman
Holly Longman Career Coach, Career Center @ Engineering Holly Longman
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Internship Corner – Video Inspiration

The process of finding an internship can seem mysterious or daunting, but many UW students have successfully done so and you can too! In our  video four UW students with internship experience share strategies and resources for finding internships and …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director Briana Randall (She/Her)
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Types of entry-level jobs for journalism majors

Being a journalism major is a great way to build communication and storytelling skills. These skills that can be applied to any number of professional industries and having them will make you a competitive candidate in whatever career you choose …

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Job search strategies: what do I do now?

For engineering students, you may have heard that autumn quarter is prime time for seeking summer internships or full-time positions. Your advisors, career coaches, and faculty members have been encouraging you to apply for jobs online, visit Huskyjobs, and attend career fairs. …

By Holly Longman
Holly Longman Career Coach, Career Center @ Engineering Holly Longman
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I’m graduating soon, what should I be doing to get a job?!

Many seniors visit our office before they graduate unsure of what to do. Common questions are “when should I start looking?” and “what should I do first?”  Sound familiar? Read on!

When should I start applying?

For most positions, companies …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Managing your social media during the job search

Whether you like it or not, recruiters are checking out your social media pages. According to CareerBuilder, 60% of employers use your social media pages to research potential candidates. More alarmingly, more than a quarter of employers have found content …

By Dillon Easter
Dillon Easter Client Relations & Communications Manager Dillon Easter
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Evaluating Job Offers: Before You Accept or Decline

Have you recently received a job offer? If so, congratulations! When you receive a job offer it can be very exciting but don’t immediately jump to accept the position. You will want to take some time to determine if this …

By Holly Longman
Holly Longman Career Coach, Career Center @ Engineering Holly Longman
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Young Engineering Professionals Mentorship Program

Are you interested in establishing a mentoring relationship with an engineering professional?

The UW Career Center at Engineering is currently looking for students to participate as mentees in the UW Young Engineering Professionals Mentorship Program (link to website) during the …

By Arianna Aldebot
Arianna Aldebot Associate Director of the Career Center @ Engineering Arianna Aldebot
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Communications (major and skills) pays off

Thanksgiving is fast approaching (my apologies to all the Canadians for the tardy post), and you may find yourself on this holiday sandwiched between well-meaning relatives who want to know how your year at UW is progressing, what you’re studying, and …

By Tina Adelstein
Tina Adelstein Career Counselor Tina Adelstein
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The power of the follow-up

After attending a career fair, you may feel really great about some of the interactions you had, you may have gotten helpful feedback on your resume from a recruiter or maybe you are enthusiastic about new internship or job opportunities.  The truth …

By Arianna Aldebot
Arianna Aldebot Associate Director of the Career Center @ Engineering Arianna Aldebot
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