When you feel like you aren’t making progress on the job search

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Many seniors, alumni and graduate students actively on the job search have been visiting my office. One common thread?  This comment: “I’m not making much progress and I’ve been tailoring my resume and cover letter.”

What is good job search …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Skills for longevity and promotion at Google – aka the case for loving your humanities degree

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Ever wonder what the eight top characteristics of success at Google are?  Even if your answer to that question is “no” (points for honesty!), I encourage you to read on – because they’re not what you might think they would …

By Emma O'Neill-Myers
Emma O'Neill-Myers Associate Director of Employer Relations Emma O
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How employers look for evidence of skills

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Ever wonder how employers look at your resume to find evidence of skills?

Employers look for experiences that show both depth of contributions (what you did) and duration (how long you did it for). So an internship project that lasted …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Inspiration vs. investigation

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Some of us hope we will get a career idea by walking into it (literally or figuratively). However, most career options unfold as the result of both investigation and inspiration.

I think of investigation as the methodical side of …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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International internships with Omprakash

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Omprakash (https://www.omprakash.org/) offers immersive international internships with over 160 grassroots social impact organizations in over 35 countries around the world. UW students can pursue internships related to health, education, economic development, refugees, disabilities, gender relations, and more.

This …

By Jessie Smith
Jessie Smith Assistant Director of Employer Relations Jessie Smith
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