Mission possible: Close the gender gap in technology

My summer of 2016 started with a little uncertainty, but ended with a lot of fulfillment.

I was leaving one job, a program manager for a young adult professional and leadership development program at a non-profit organization, and attempting to …

By Kristina Smith
Kristina Smith STEM Pipeline Program Director
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Learning for Life: transitioning from college to work

On July 7th 2012, I scanned a one-way ticket to Seattle, boarded the plane, and prepared to move into an apartment with someone I met on Facebook. Graduating from college and moving into the next phase of life is both …

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Internship Corner – Evaluating Opportunities


It’s the moment you’ve worked really hard for – an email or phone call offering you an internship. Hooray! Happy dance! Now what?! Committing to an internship is a big deal. When considering an internship offer, it’s important you know …

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall
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Letters of recommendation: a primer


It’s that time of year again. Summer is just a few months away (although it seems like an eternity) and you are starting to make plans: internships, jobs, special summer programs and, of course, study abroad.

Oh, wait! Many of …

By Cynthia Caci
Cynthia Caci Associate Director, C21
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Connecting Passion & Profession: why I’m letting the idea of a hobby go

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If I introduced myself to you six months ago I’d have had a few answers to describe myself ready to go. If we were at a networking event, I’d tell you I’m that studying at the Foster School of Business …

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Engineering Career Round Table


Have questions about the job and internship search process?  What about after you get an offer? Or even what it is like to be a professional after graduation?  10 UW Alumni and Engineering professionals are coming to campus Thursday, February …

By Arianna Aldebot
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Internship Corner – Create Your Own Internship

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Having a hard time finding an internship that excites you, feels like a good fit, or seems appropriate for your class level or major?  Consider trying to create your own internship!  Employers without structured internship programs (most often smaller companies …

By Briana Randall
Briana Randall Director, Internship Project Briana Randall
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Five steps for interview success

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“Tell me about a time you had to deal with uncertainty.”

Interview season is upon us, and behavior-based interview questions like this are a staple. Hopefully you are using the STAR method (explaining clearly the Situation, Task, Actions, and Results) …

By Chris Armstrong
Chris Armstrong Internship Coordinator
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Senior year: What should I do if I don’t know what I want to do yet?

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I have been seeing tons of seniors this month wondering what they should be doing now (winter quarter) to graduate with a job in June. One very common question has been “what should I do if I don’t know …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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10 tips to prepare yourself for a job after college

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Hello, my fellow Huskies. I’m Taylor Soper, a reporter at GeekWire, the Seattle-based technology news website. I’ve worked at the startup for four years now, ever since I graduated from the UW in 2012.

I was in your shoes …

By Taylor Soper
Taylor Soper Reporter
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