Welcome to the I’m Not Sure interest community!

Unsure what you are interested in for jobs or careers?  Wondering what your future (after UW!) is going to look like?  Confused because you have lots of interests and not sure how/if to include them in career plans?  Curious how your major fits (or not) with career possibilities?  Or maybe the interest communities we feature on our website don’t fit what you are interested in?

Then this is the community for you!

We recognize that many students are “figuring it out” and that takes time.  Career development is a process (including figuring out “who you are” as a person) and typically unfolds over time, by exploring and by being proactive (career activity) and sometimes even with a little luck or happenstance.

Known strategies for finding “success” in your career include capitalizing on your strengths, understanding what’s important to you (values), connecting with people who can help (networking!) and gathering information (ex: watching career videos and using resources, attending career events, reading articles, talking with people) to help with making decisions.

No matter what, you don’t have to embark on any of this alone.  Through exploring this webpage (and our other interest communities), keeping an open mind about your capabilities and future, by talking with friends, family, career coaches and mentors, you’ll find yourself supported and able to take steps towards short and long term goals.  Best wishes for your career journey!

“Ask an Alum” – Physics Student to Identity Security Professional

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Sarah Squire is a double alum of University of Washington-Seattle who is currently a Senior Technical Architect for Ping Identity in Seattle. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Physics and after six years she returned for a Master of …

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“Ask an Alum” Communications and Political Science Major to Instructional Technician

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Derrick Van Kirk graduated from University of Washington- Seattle in 2010 with a degree in Communications and Political Science. Before attending UW, Derrick spent 7 years working outside, building houses, before he decided to pursue his degree. Derrick  is now …

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“Ask an Alum” Informatics student to Software Engineer

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Linda (Fan) Yang graduated from University of Washington- Seattle in 2017, with a degree in Informatics and a minor in Math. While at UW, Linda was involved in hall council, FIUTS, became a FIG leader, and was the Director of …

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Career Conversation – One Journey in the Policy, Government, and Non-Profit Fields

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Rich Williams is an Officer for Pew’s Project on Student Borrower Success where he specializes in evidence-based research and policy development aimed at reducing the number of student loan borrowers that are delinquent or in default …

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“Ask an Alum” American Ethnic Studies Major to Collegiate Prep Principal

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Tracie Sanlin graduated from University of Washington- Seattle in 2007 with a degree in American Ethnic Studies. While at UW, Tracie was a proud sister of Lambda Theta Alpha, a house band member of R.E.T.R.O. poets, played with the University …

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