Our lobby is open 9:00-5:00. We also offer virtual appointments.

Our lobby will be closed all day Wednesday, April 10.

LGBTQ+ Students

Here at the UW Career and Internship Center, we work hard to support students of all identities, including our vibrant UW LGBTQQ2IA+ community!  

While there are many laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender or sexuality, you may have questions when navigating the job search, such as:

  • What avenues of support and recourse can I access if I experience discrimination?
  • Will my job provide benefits that cover my gender affirming care?
  • Will my job provide benefits that cover my family?
  • Will I be supported as a Transgender, Non Binary, or Gender Nonconforming person within this company?
  • What types of support (affinity groups, for example) will I be able to access from my employer?
  • Will I be able to speak outwardly about my partner/s and family at my workplace?
  • How will I navigate possible repercussions?

The Career & Internship Center is a place where you can navigate these questions, bring your full self, and find resources to utilize when entering the workforce.

May 26 (12-1:20pm) – Queer to Career – Workshop on Job Searching with LGBTQ+ Identity in Mind

Join Eli Heller (UW Career & Internship Center) and CJ Sanchez (General Assembly) for a workshop, hosted by the Portland State University Queer Resource Center, on job and internship searching as an LGBTQ student or recent graduate!

This workshop will …

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TOMORROW at 3pm: Q Center, CIRCLE and the Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Department Hosts Panel on Gender and Sexuality

Please join the Q Center, CIRCLE, and the Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Department in conversation (virtually) on May 5th from 3-4:30pm PT.

Our esteemed panelists will be addressing the overarching question of:

How do we shape culture in learning …

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“It’s made of details”: Staying focused as a hobbyist game developer (Shared Article from GamesIndustry.biz)

This is a shared article from GamesIndustry.Biz written by Jori Ryan. For the original article click here.

I just released CreatorCrate. It’s a game about a cute appliance with a grabby arm that goes on a chaotic rampage through a …

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Graduating this year? Come to Lavender Graduation!

It’s that time of year again…

LAVENDER GRADUATION! 

In honor of the amazing accomplishments our 2SLGBTQIA+ community members and students have achieved, we proudly celebrate YOU!

To our soon-to-be graduates: don’t forget to Register for Lavender Graduation 2022. 

Registration for the event …

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Shawn Layden interview — How diversity can save gaming as it faces labor shortages (Shared Article from VentureBeat)

This is a shared article from VentureBeat, for the original article with many more resources click here. 

Shawn Layden had a long career at Sony, and now he gets to offer advice to companies like Streamline Media Group as they …

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