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
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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
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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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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
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CongGRADulations 2017 UW graduates!

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The UW Alumni Association, in partnership with the UW Career & Internship Center, are offering some great workshops and programs (5.16.17 – 5.18.17) to help graduating seniors prepare for life after the UW.  We have some …

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Counselor
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