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Our lobby will be closed all day May 31st.

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.

Delayed But Determined

College is supposed to be, as they say, the best four years of your life. Students get the chance to create new friendships, memories, and experiences. Some cruise through with minimal effort, while others find it a bit of a …

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7 Essential Tips for First-Generation Job Seekers

Challenges abound for first-generation Americans – those whose parents came to the U.S. from another country or came themselves and became citizens. From learning the language and adapting to the American culture to facing discrimination and having to forge a path …

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Top 10 Job Boards For Diverse Students Who Want To Work For Non-profits, Government

It can be challenging to find the right job board if you’re a diverse college student seeking employment opportunities, and even more so if you’re seeking a part-time, seasonal, internship, or other early-career job with a non-profit or government agency. …

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How Diverse Students, Grads Can Use Employee Resource Groups To Network Their Way Into A Job

Employee Resource Groups, also known as affinity groups or diversity groups, are voluntary, employee-led organizations within a company that focus on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. These groups are typically formed around shared characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, gender, …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Huskies@Work: Sign Up by Oct. 22!

Whether you’re looking for inside info on a field you’re curious about or want to talk to someone about their profession, the UW Alumni Association can help you get connected to alumni who can help.

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Alondra Rodriguez (She/Her) Program Coordinator
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Student Stories & Advice

Brandon Cain

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  • Instrumental Music Teacher / Band Director Bonney Lake High School
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Carlos Morales

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  • Master of Public Administration UNC - Chapel Hill
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Amanda

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  • M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology MGH Institute of Health Professions
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Nikki Atienza

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  • Librarian Pierce County Library System
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Cesar Robles

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  • Edison Engineering Development Program GE Vernova
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Steve Clark

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  • Philosophy University of Florida
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Haoqing Yu

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  • Communication, Culture, & Technology Georgetown University
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Almond Lau

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  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering University of Washington
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Michael Zamudio

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  • MA in Museology University of Washington
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Emery Edwards

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  • Americorps VISTA Oregon Health Authority
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Navera Ahmed

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  • Project Manager I King County Solid Waste Division
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Bonnie Cheng

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  • Ed.M in Mental Health Counseling, Teachers College Columbia University
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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.

As a first-gen, you’ve probably heard that the key to success in life is saying “YES” to opportunities. Be enthusiastic …

Our mission is to empower first-generation and/or low-income (FGLI) students and professionals nationwide to achieve their full potential by providing …

Your life isn’t cookie cutter. Your career journey isn’t either. 

That’s why CareerSpring offers over one thousand real-world professionals from …