Internship Corner – Maximize Your Internship

Maximizing Internships

We asked employers what advice they had for UW students participating in internships.  They provided helpful tips in 6 categories – focus on learning, take initiative, fully engage, ask questions, see the big picture, and be professional.  One of my …

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall
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Artists still seeking a summer job?

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Job and internship searches for artists might feel different from other areas of study at the UW. The academic advisers at the School of Art, Art History and Design receive dozens of inquiries each week from organizations interested in having UW …

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant
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Exploring “policy work”: tips for getting started

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Are you curious, frustrated or passionate about something?

Climate change – Education inequity – Gun control – Poverty – Transportation – Mental health – Gentrification – Globalization & trade agreements – Campaign finance reform – Healthcare – Food justice – …

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Coach Patrick Chidsey
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College of the environment career opportunities

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If you are interested in working in an environmentally-related area, the College of the Environment maintains a great listing of career and internship opportunities. They range from research opportunities to education programs, to working in fish hatcheries and beyond. Most …

By Alison McCarty
Alison McCarty Career Coach Alison McCarty
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Supporting People with Disabilities to be AtWork!

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How did you find your first job? Did you apply somewhere your friend worked or did a family friend hire you in their business? One way or another, most of us use our personal networks to find new jobs. Sometimes …

By Nicole Geiger
Nicole Geiger Employment Services Manager
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Are you serious about starting your own company?

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The startup process is messy and unpredictable—licensing intellectual property, producing a manufacture-ready prototype, lining up customers, raising money—all are critical and daunting. So if you are serious about starting your own company… you may need some help. Luckily the Buerk …

By Alison McCarty
Alison McCarty Career Coach Alison McCarty
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The experience paradox: Qualified but not qualified

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Many seniors come into my office with what seems like a paradoxical situation. They feel simultaneously well-qualified (I just finished 4 years studying math and Spanish) and totally under-qualified (every job wants more experience than I have). There are a …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Landing a job after graduation

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You did it! Four (more or less) years of hard work, late nights, study sessions and endless cups of coffee and you made it through your last finals week EVER! You went to all the parties and celebrations, your friends and …

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant
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Internship Corner – Career Readiness Competencies

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Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of 8 competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition to the workplace.  During your internship, intentionally seek out opportunities to develop or hone the following career readiness competenciescritical …

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall
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Surprising lessons: What I learned from my summer internship

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Summer internships can be a very rewarding experience and give you a taste of what your future career will be.  They can also point you in the direction of things you don’t ever want to do and leave you struggling …

By Alexa
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