Tech skill building on campus (but outside of your major)

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Project management, data analysis, coding, communicating technical information….these skills and more are regularly found on technology job postings. Did you know that there are tons of ways to begin building and deepening these skill sets on campus, outside of a …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Immersion Academy

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Do you desire a setting to explore career options while developing skills and building your professional network? Have you considered a career in the global produce & floral industry? Check out this upcoming conference for a chance to experience this …

By Sha'terika Perkins
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Internship Corner – Competencies Internship Sites Seek

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When it comes to selecting students for internships and co-ops, employers have a set of 5 competencies that are “must haves,” according to NACE’s 2017 Internship & Co-op Survey. These include information processing, teamwork, planning/prioritizing, decision making/problem solving, and verbal communication.
Source: 2017 …

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall
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Build your creative community in Seattle this summer

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Careers within the creative arts community often rely heavily on connections and referrals. As such, it’s important to always seek new opportunities to broaden your contacts and meet others in the arts community. There are many fun ways to do this. In …

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant
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Working at a tech company as a person of color

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[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 …

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“Internships” for health majors

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Summer’s started and maybe you’re feeling a little bored? Perhaps your friends are working in their summer internships and you’re wondering how to spend the time you have. A majority of students entering college hope to complete an internship during their …

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant
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Internship Corner – Maximize Your Internship

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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 Assistant Director & Career Coach Alison McCarty
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