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First Generation Students

If you are one of the first to attend college in your family, you have reason to be proud.  Now that you are here, we want to make sure you can make the most of your experience at UW. Our coaches at the Career and Internship Center are versed in helping orient you towards the many resources and opportunities available to you as a Husky, especially when it comes to out of classroom experiences like research, internships, campus groups and events, and experiential learning.  Your path to college is filled with experiences that have given you marketable skills. We want to help you articulate those experiences in a way that can help you find work that matches up to your unique skills and interests. If you want to get started, schedule an appointment with one of our coaches, come to a drop-in, or attend one of our many events.

Turning Casual Conversations into Job Interviews

Job interviews don’t always come after you apply to a job. Sometimes, you may be having a casual conversation, but your story and the way you speak are so captivating, that the person you’re speaking starts thinking about ways they …

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What To Do During a Job Interview

In this episode, I talk about what to DO during a job interview, not just what to say. Remember, interviews are a two-way conversation. You can and should be interviewing them just as much as they are interviewing you. You …

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First-Generation College Student Career Barriers (and How to Overcome Them)

I was a first-generation college student, and while I’ve held numerous jobs over the past decade, the struggles that began in college still have a lasting effect on me today. Unfortunately, many of the issues we first-generation college students (or …

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Husky Lunch Network – Connecting Students & Alumni With Similar Identities

Bring your appetite for connection (and food) to these free themed lunches! Hosted by the UW Alumni Association.

Feb. 1: Women of Color in STEM
Feb. 8: Men of Color in Entrepreneurship
Feb. 15: Navigating Life as Student Parent
Feb. …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Entrepreneurial Pathways for First Generation Graduates (2/1) – Panel + Pizza!

WHEN: Thursday, February 01, 2024 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (US/Pacific)
WHERE: Innovation Suite (490), Founders Hall
WHAT: Meet and learn from first gen graduates who pursued entrepreneurial careers
RSVP: click this link

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By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Haoqing Yu

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Almond Lau

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Michael Zamudio

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Emery Edwards

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Navera Ahmed

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Bonnie Cheng

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Saghar Amini

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Lauren Burgess

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Lucy Zhong

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Featured Resources

Rise First College Success Roadmap

Rise First’s College Success Roadmap is aimed to enable first-generation student success. With this roadmap, Rise First hopes to provide …

Career Advice Guide For Underrepresented Populations

This guide includes tips, time-saver exercises, and expert advice on how to be a top-notch candidate as a Black, Latinx, …

An award winning podcast and the first and #1 show in the world for first-generation scholars and professionals.

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