Executive Director Career Center University of Washington, Seattle Campus
Susan Terry oversees the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus, Career & Internship Center. Susan is grateful for her work with a vibrant, committed staff dedicated to supporting students in successfully connecting their academic and out-of-classroom experiences with a compatible career trajectory. Susan has worked in higher education all of her career and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work. Her passion lies in supporting students and alumni in discovering through learning experiences, their talents, strengths and intellectual curiosity. Susan serves as a faculty member of Career Services Institute – West, a professional development program serving colleagues from up and down the west coast, from every size and manner of institution, doing the good work of career services.
Associate Director of Employer Relations
I’m a proud 2005 alumnus of the University of Washington Geography department and now enjoy the opportunity to help support employers, and connect my fellow Huskies with meaningful job and internship opportunities at great organizations that span the Puget Sound, country and even the globe.
I oversee an Employer Relations team that manages contact with thousands of employers annually – virtually through our HuskyJobs board or on-campus through our On-Campus Interview, InfoSession and Career Fair programming. How can we help you make your next great hire?
Director, Internship Project
I work on a lot of behind-the-scenes initiatives with a common goal – ensuring that UW students can access high-quality internships. For example, I create surveys, position statements, handouts, and presentations for…employers, academic departments, and UW students…to help make sure that all parties are on the same page and are maintaining an intentional focus on intern learning. I started at the Career & Internship Center as a counselor in 2004 and I’ve held a variety of roles since. Prior to that I spent time collecting degrees in the Midwest…go Jayhawks!
Associate Director & Career Coach
I have worked in the UW Career & Internship Center since 2004 and very much enjoy coaching students and recent graduates in everything and anything career related. The UW is a special place and I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with departments, programs, faculty, staff and most importantly, students.
I have worked in career services since 1993 and earned my master’s degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis and my bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University in Bellingham.
I love live music (big & small concerts), music discovery, half-marathons, roadtrips and outdoor adventures.
I have been with the Career & Internship Center since June of 2015 and am a Career Counselor who can help undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni with any career related questions, problems, or concerns. I am a generalist career counselor, but have a keen interest in helping students in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am currently developing workshops that will help build “career” into the curricula and conversations of academic advisors and departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. I very much enjoy talking with students and alums on anything regarding UW life and career development and will work with you individually, or in small and large groups.
I have been in Seattle since 2006, arriving with a master’s degree in history from Northern Arizona University. I worked previously as a graduate student instructor and academic advisor in the Department of History at the University of Washington before joining the Career & Internship Center as a career counselor. I became enamored by career counseling while helping UW’s Department of History develop a professionalization and internship program for its undergraduate students and I am inspired to do this work full time now.
Assistant Director & Career Coach
I provide career coaching to UW students and recent grads on a wide variety of career related topics. We can chat about anything from major exploration to salary negotiation. The journey from college to career rarely follows a direct path, so I’m here to provide resources and a listening ear in developing a career strategy that works for you. I also support the Employer & Student Engagement side of things, which connects UW students to the broader world of work, and contributes to overall professional development.
I grew up in Vancouver, WA and then spent the next 10 years living all over the country. I received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Communication from Colorado State University, and a Master of Education in Counseling & Student Affairs from the University of West Georgia. I am happy to now be in the PNW, enjoying the coffee, the rain, and Pac-12 football.
As a career coach, I assist current students and recent alumni with career exploration, telling your academic and professional story, and gaining confidence in the transition from college to career. While I work with students from any major, I have a background in the Arts and a strong interest in supporting pre-major and second year students in the College of Arts and Sciences. My goal is to create comfortable spaces where students can take risks, get creative, and problem solve.
I grew up in Seattle, but spent nine years in the Midwest where I earned a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College and a Master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from Indiana University. Prior to joining the Career and Internship Center staff in 2017, I spent three years working as the undergraduate academic advisor for the UW School of Drama.
Outside of work, I enjoy running half marathons, singing, watching live theater, and testing out new recipes.
As a career coach, I meet with all UW students to talk about career related topics. I am a generalist and while I may not have all the answers, I work with students to help them explore their interests, discover their passions, and turn those into careers. I’d love to meet with you and collaborate together to explore career possibilities, set goals, and create an action plan that will set you up for success!
I am from Puyallup, Washington and grew up in a military family. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University and earned my Masters of Education in Student Development Administration from Seattle University in June 2018.
In my free time I enjoy cooking, exercising, skiing, watching Netflix, Pac12 football, and I’m an avid dog lover.
As a Pre-professional Career Coach, I am excited to be a resource and partner as students explore careers in health and law, build their leadership skills and prepare to apply to professional graduate programs.
I grew up in the city of Detroit, and attended the University of Michigan, a large public research university similar in many ways to UW. While there, I studied Political Psychology and wrote for the Michigan Daily newspaper. My career path has taken many turns along the way, from volunteering at an orphanage in Honduras to teaching ESL in an under-resourced elementary school in Washington, DC as a Teach for America corps member. Before coming to UW, I directed the Ready, Set Transfer! program at the Seattle Community Colleges, helping students transfer to universities to continue their studies in Science and Engineering. Throughout these experiences, I have learned more about what I like to do and what I am good at, so that I could seek out new opportunities that combined both of these things.
I am excited to be helping UW students identify and play to their strengths, while confirming that their chosen career path is a good fit with their skills and interests.
As a pre-professional career coach, I work with UW students who are interested in pursuing paths in pre-law or pre-health. I work with students in their educational, professional, and personal goals as well as explore their interests and opportunities in their desired fields. I look forward to working together and ultimately, defining what success means to you!
Born and raised in Seattle, I graduated from the UW with a BA in Communications and minor in Education, Learning, and Societies (ELS). I also earned my Master in Social Work (MSW) degree from the UW School of Social Work with a focus on Community-Centered Integrative Practice. Two of my most memorable UW experiences were studying abroad in Hong Kong and being a mentor in Dream Project! Before coming to the UW, I worked at Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) as a Youth Program Manager primarily working with immigrant and refugee youth in Seattle and South King County. In my spare time, I love to travel, play with my dog, read a good book, play badminton, and take on various arts and crafts projects.
Assistant Director of Employer Relations
As Assistant Director, I work with employers that are interested in hiring UW students. This includes coordinating on-campus interviews and InfoSessions; educating employers about various recruiting practices; recommending tools and services to meet employers’ needs; and connecting employers and students with other UW departments and resources.
I’m originally from Toronto, and made my way across the continent to attend WSU. While earning a degree in Psychology, I competed for Cougar swimming in breaststroke and sprint freestyle. Following graduation I worked in recruiting, before making the transition to higher education.
I support students, alumni, and employer partners by managing the online recruitment database serving UW Seattle and UW Bothell: Handshake. Whether you’re a student looking for a relevant career opportunity, an employer looking to build brand awareness on campus, or a UW advisor looking to assist students in their career and internship goals, I can help! In the five years I’ve worked in higher education, I’ve served in academic & financial aid advising, outreach & community engagement, operations, and career services.
I received my bachelor’s degree from UW in International Studies in 2010 and am incredibly blessed to be back on this beautiful campus. Things I refuse to live without: Iced vanilla lattés, my twin sister (#twinlove), puppies, musical theatre, and YouTube.
I’m the Administrative Specialist and hold a unique position in partnership between Disability Resources for Students (DRS) and the Career & Internship Center. My work with both units is heavily operations-focused as I support many aspects of all programs and services. Even though I work mostly behind the scenes with budgets and the University’s various administrative systems, it is the same underlying passion for serving students that drives me forward in my work. Prior to joining UW, I worked at Shoreline Community College and North Seattle College with many non-traditional student populations.
Director, Career Center @ Engineering
Hi Huskies! I came to the University of Washington in May 2015, after a 17-year engineering career at Boeing. I’m a native Washingtonian and hold a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (Cal Poly) and a Master of Science in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (New Mexico State). I’m never far from a volleyball court & can be found either playing or coaching high school & club teams. I live in the Mill Creek area with my husband, two daughters and my 200 pairs of shoes.
As a Career Coach at the Career Center @ Engineering, I guide Engineering students in exploring and securing fulfilling careers and internships throughout their academic journey at UW. Previously, I worked at Columbia University’s Center for Career Education and also worked as a High School Mathematics teacher prior to my Higher Education career. I received bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from University of British Columbia and master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. I look forward to listening to your stories and learning about unique skills and strengths that you bring to the campus, as well as any career-related concerns and questions you may have!
As a proud UW alum, I am excited to provide career coaching at the University of Washington’s Career Center @ Engineering. My goal is to work collaboratively with engineering students to guide them in their journey from college to career, through a strengths-based framework.
After earning my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work from UW, I joined the University Recruiting team at Microsoft, where I supported recruitment at Diversity Conferences as well as for their high school and college internship programs. I look forward to utilizing my recruiter lens and counseling skills to help my students obtain and secure rewarding internships and careers.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring new restaurants, cooking meals together, and looking for new ways to decorate my home.