We are open 9:00-5:00, Mon-Fri. We do not host drop-in coaching during the summer.

LGBTQ+ Students

Here at the University of Washington Career and Internship Center work hard to support students from all backgrounds including those that come to the University of Washington that have lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, Polyamorous, Pansexual, Intersex, Aromantic, Asexual, 2 Spirit (or other native and indiginous informed identity), and or many identity intersections that you may come to us with. 

While there are many laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender or sexuality, there are still many questions and concerns that the UW community may have when navigating the job search. Questions like “will I be supported as a transgender or non binary person within this company?” or “will I be able to speak outwardly about my partner/s and family at my workplace?” 

The Career and Internship Center will be a place where you can navigate these questions as well as find resources that you can utilize when entering the workforce and bringing your full self during your time here and when you leave the University. 

New Spring Quarter Group Sessions Available at the UW Counseling Center

The UW Counseling Center staff are hearing from students that social anxiety and isolation are some of the most common struggles among UW students, and is gearing their offerings to help address that in multiple ways. Check out the following …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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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 …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Huskies@Work — Get Matched with an Alum

Got career questions? The UW’s amazing network of alumni has answers. UW alumni are working in just about every field imaginable, in Puget Sound and all around the world. Find knowledge and inspiration, learn how Huskies landed where they are …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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New Q Center Focus Group: Swipe, Like, Share: Queering Social Media

CHID 496B Swipe, Like, Share: Queering Social Media—a focus group between the Q Center Student Learning Specialists in collaboration with the CHID department—is now available for registrations using SLN code 12355!

Students will explore online spaces and their significance to the queer community, …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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Use the Skills that You Learn in College Overseas with the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a 27-month service opportunity to work on community led projects in one of 60 countriesSector options include health, agriculture, environment, education, community economic development, and youth in development. Volunteers receive benefits during and after their …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Featured Classes

Dealing with Microaggression as an Employee

Toni Howard Lowe
In this course, Toni Lowe, a sought-after speaker and senior HR leader specializing in diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging, teaches…

Finding a Job at Companies That Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

Chris Taylor
Whenever you look for a job, you probably have a list of “wants” for your new position. In addition to…

Student Stories & Advice

Lauren Burgess

Student Stories & Advice
  • Research Associate Phase Genomics

Meredith Weinstock

Student Stories & Advice
  • Public Services Technician University of Washington Libraries

Casey C

Student Stories & Advice
  • PhD Student - Chemistry University of California, Berkeley

Ewan Cameron

Student Stories & Advice
  • JD Student UW School of Law

Madison Keiran

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - European Politics & Policy University College London

Eva B

Student Stories & Advice
  • Veterinary Assistant Seattle Veterinary Associates

Sarah Wells

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grants/Contracts Operations Analyst Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture

Featured Resources


Odyssey is the community for professionals uplifting under-represented students.  If you’re a student, join today to create your dream career path, …

Bridging Activism and Higher Education

In this episode we take a chance to meet with Valerie Schweigert, the new Associate Director at the UW Q …

Trans Job Seeker Guide

Applying for jobs can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re a trans applicant.

Do you out yourself immediately or wait until …

Chezie is the only anonymous career insight platform for diverse employees. See how people like you feel about working at …
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to assess an employers commitment

This resource will help you assess an employers commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while navigating the job search process.

LGBTQ Workplace Resource Guide

Half of LGBTQ+ employees remain closeted at work. Many fear that they will face discrimination and mistreatment if they come …