Careers develop over the longer term, not the shorter term

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Very few students wake up randomly in the middle of the night and know exactly what they want to do from that point forward. Many more students have a rough idea (helping people! being outside!) of things that would be …

By Catherine Basl
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Putting “you” in your UW education

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As students, you always have to find a complicated and challenging balance in your work here at UW: how much of this are you doing because you like it, and how much of this are you doing out of obligation? …

By Matt Erickson
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Tracking and following interests

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Not every interest will lead to a job or a career, but pursuing interests will provide excellent insight and information for future options. Find both small and big ways to dive into what you like to do: hobbies, books, movies, …

By Catherine Basl
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Try out career ideas with mini experiments

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Have a career idea (or seven) but aren’t sure yet about pursuing it? Try out career options with small experiments. Examples of mini experiments are informational interviews, one-hour job shadows, one-day volunteer projects, attending a relevant Career and Internship Center event …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Campus club involvement can build useful job skills

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Part of a club on campus? Assist with the club’s marketing, event planning, budgeting, member recruitment, and more to develop skills employers are looking for like writing and problem solving. Often you don’t even have to be part of the …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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