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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.

6 types of employers most welcoming to college students who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, First Generation, Black and African American, Latino, Economically Disadvantaged, or Women

Entering the workforce as a college student from an underrepresented background can be a daunting task. These students often face unique challenges when seeking employment, as they search for organizations that value diversity and inclusivity. In this blog post, we …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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To Highlight or Hide: Navigating Diversity in Internship Applications

In an increasingly competitive job market, internships have become essential stepping stones for students to gain valuable experience and build their professional networks. As students from diverse backgrounds navigate the internship application process, they may wonder whether to highlight or …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Understanding Your Job Offer – It’s Not Just About the Salary

One of the most common mistakes we see early-career professionals make when negotiating is focusing too singularly on base salary. While it’s an important part of your compensation (and very likely one you should negotiate!) – there are many other …

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UPREP Workshop: Letters of Recommendation, Secondaries, and Self-Care 3/27

UPREP offers monthly workshops to underrepresented minority students and other aspiring future applicants who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine

Their next session will cover Letters of Recommendation, Secondaries, and Self-Care.

Time: Monday, March 27th, 2023 6:30-8:00pm PST

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Mentorship for seniors and new graduates from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds

Success Cohorts provides a safe space for early career individuals from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds to belong and foster self-confidence.

Join us to develop and achieve your definition of “success.” Cohorts share authentically, gain resources and tools, problem-solve together, …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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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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Saghar Amini

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  • Legislative Assistant State of Washington
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Lauren Burgess

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  • Research Associate Phase Genomics
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Lucy Zhong

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  • Grad Student - Architecture University of Pennsylvania
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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 …