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Students of Color

At the Career and Internship Center we value the multitude of perspectives and stories that students of color bring to our campus.  Your experiences add great value to our university and community and we want to help you think about and articulate how your unique perspective can benefit any academic department, organization, company, or employer.  Your prior experiences have given you skills and values that any hiring manager or committee would find attractive. If you are one of the many students who has worked continually or seasonally, we have coaches and workshops that will help you write and talk about your past experiences in a way that will broaden your opportunities. We also want to talk to you about how you can find meaningful opportunities that align with your values and interests while you are a student at UW.  Our coaches can point you in the right direction when it comes to research, internships, student jobs, volunteer opportunities and more!  

Relevant Articles

Signs a Company Values Diversity and Inclusion

10 Interview Questions to Determine if a Company is as Inclusive as it Claims

Red Flags that a Companies Culture isn’t Inclusive

Meet Mechanical Engineering’s new Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer

ME’s new Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer shares the experiences that led him to DEI work and efforts underway to increase representation in the department.

Read the full article on the Mechanical Engineering (ME) departmental page to learn more about …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (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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Dr. Sherket B. Peterson Scholarship for Research & Innovation (due Sept. 15)

Sherket B. Peterson, Ph.D., a Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP) alum, is excited to offer a scholarship opportunity to Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), Summer Medical Education Program (SMEP), and MMEP alums! …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Washington universities participating in program helping BIPOC students enter law school (from K5 News)

Read the full article by Erica Zucco and/or watch the news clip on the King 5 News website to learn more about the new LSAC PLUS Program, aimed at empowering BIPOC students to enter law school. Start reading below:

“SEATTLE — …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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You can read the full article by Kevin Gray on the NACE website to learn more about statistics and reported levels of employers recruiting from underrepresented groups. You can begin reading below:

“Diversity recruiting has reached its highest percent level …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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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

Lucy Zhong

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - Architecture University of Pennsylvania

Casey C

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

Paula Orrego

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - Communication Sciences Emerson College

Carolyn Monroe

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student, Speech-Language Pathology Western Washington University

Siri Bhatt

Student Stories & Advice
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Swedish Medical Center

Xitlalit Sanchez-Martinez

Student Stories & Advice
  • 787 Final Assembly, Delivery & Evt Paint MP&P Engineer The Boeing Company

Bekele Babo

Student Stories & Advice
  • CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Fred Lind Manor

Vanessa Pescasio

Student Stories & Advice
  • Program Assistant, Transplant Intake Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Malia Clark

Student Stories & Advice
  • Research Technician Nortis Inc.

Featured Resources

Odyssey

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

Living Corporate

Living Corporate is a Black-owned digital media network that centers and amplifies Black and brown folks at work.  You can …

Chezie
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.

Diversity Employers

DIVERSITY EMPLOYERS/IMDiversity was conceived by THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine, which has provided African-American college students with valuable information on career …

street smart

Here, we interview minority professionals who developed street smarts for swimming against the tide – to go where they wanted. Learn …