Who Are You, Really?

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Far too many people jump straight into a job search and start applying for jobs without fully thinking about what exactly it is that they are looking for. Depending on where you are in your life, career, relationships and financial …

By Katie Thompson
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Employers like to see evidence of skills and knowledge, not just a list

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What makes a resume stand out? Not a big list of skills and buzzwords. It may be tempting to include fancy terminology and phrases like “synergistic thinker” or “visionary leader” but what matters is showing the context in which you …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Tips for designing a graphic resume

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How do I make my resume stand out from everyone else?

It’s a question we all ask and struggle with. Your unique experiences and the way you share them is one way to make your resume stand out. But you …

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant
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Internship Corner – Internships Make a Difference

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Each year the UW Office of Educational Assessment surveys alumni 6 months after degree completion.  2,215 undergraduate degree recipients from 2015-2016 responded to the most recent survey.  Here are some interesting internship data points:

57% of respondents completed at least …

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall
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How to stumble into a career (like I did)

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There is no way for me to reflect on my current career happiness without giving due credit to happenstance and luck.  I was hired as a career counselor two years ago and I love my job.  It is common among all generations …

By Jon Olivera
Jon Olivera Career Coach Jon Olivera
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Becoming an event planer

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the event planning field is projected to grow faster than average from 2014-2024. As more companies expand globally, this presents a need for professional meeting, conference, and event planners. For students who are …

By Cara
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Latinx Health Careers and Job Fair May 8th!

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The Latino Center for Health and other campus partners are hosting a career fair on May 8th at UW with dozens of health care employers looking for diverse students to fill the growing demand for healthcare workers in the region. …

By Jon Olivera
Jon Olivera Career Coach Jon Olivera
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College counselor positions available in Seattle high schools through College Access Now and Americorps !

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Last call to apply to work with Americorps and College Access Now as a college counselor for under-served 11th and 12th graders in the Seattle area!  Application deadline is April 30th!

This is an excellent first job if you …

By Jon Olivera
Jon Olivera Career Coach Jon Olivera
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Virtual hiring event for healthcare positions

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Have you ever heard of a “virtual career fair”? No? This is the perfect opportunity to check one out. A virtual career fair is similar to an in-person fair where you can visit recruiters’ “booths” and chat with them about …

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant
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Internship Corner – Intern After Graduation?

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Seniors often wonder if they can do an internship after they graduate. The answer is yes and no.  Many companies have policies stating that interns must still be enrolled as a student.  They sometimes do this because they want students …

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall
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