How I landed a great job and built a life of adventure in Vietnam

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I have always wanted to work abroad, specifically in Asia. Inspired by the tales of Orwell and Conrad traveling to Burma and Africa, I romanticized living in some strange, far away land. What could be more exciting than the idea …

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Considering Graduate School?

Cassady Glass Hastings, undergraduate instructor at the college of education

If so, then this post might be for you.

For me, it was right around this time of year, December (2001), when I decided to take-the-plunge and pursue a graduate degree.  I was about 4 years into working a job …

By Patrick Chidsey
Patrick Chidsey Associate Director Patrick Chidsey
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I’m home for two weeks, how can I maximize my winter break?

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First, take a well-deserved break from studying—catch up on sleep, see friends, experience a weekend without homework. It’s hard to start strong in January without some quality rest between quarters.

If you have specific career ideas in mind, winter break …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Internships in LGBTQIA+activism 2016-2017: apply today!

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Want to advocate for diversity and equity while developing transferable professional skills? Need an internship to help pad the resume before you leave UW?   Then apply for one of the five internships being offered by the Queer Student Commission for …

By Jon Olivera
Jon Olivera Career Counselor Jon Olivera
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Service to success: AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and Teach for America

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Whether you are charging, strolling, or stumbling towards a career, a high-impact short-term experience can act as a springboard towards future opportunities.  There are no better places to look for such experiences than AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and Teach for …

By Jon Olivera
Jon Olivera Career Counselor Jon Olivera
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