The experience paradox: Qualified but not qualified


Many seniors come into my office with what seems like a paradoxical situation. They feel simultaneously well-qualified (I just finished 4 years studying math and Spanish) and totally under-qualified (every job wants more experience than I have). There are a …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Landing a job after graduation

2016 Commencement

You did it! Four (more or less) years of hard work, late nights, study sessions and endless cups of coffee and you made it through your last finals week EVER! You went to all the parties and celebrations, your friends and …

By Shannon Merchant
Shannon Merchant Career Counselor Shannon Merchant
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Surprising lessons: What I learned from my summer internship


Summer internships can be a very rewarding experience and give you a taste of what your future career will be.  They can also point you in the direction of things you don’t ever want to do and leave you struggling …

By Alexa
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Employers like to see evidence of skills and knowledge, not just a list

South Lake Union Location & Lab for UWFB

What makes a resume stand out? Not a big list of skills and buzzwords. It may be tempting to include fancy terminology and phrases like “synergistic thinker” or “visionary leader” but what matters is showing the context in which you …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Mission possible: Close the gender gap in technology

My summer of 2016 started with a little uncertainty, but ended with a lot of fulfillment.

I was leaving one job, a program manager for a young adult professional and leadership development program at a non-profit organization, and attempting to …

By Kristina Smith
Kristina Smith STEM Pipeline Program Director
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