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Grad School/Career Event: ‘Teaching to Change the World’ Teacher Prep Programs Alumni Panel (04/12/17)

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SPR 2016 Career Courses

UW Career Center LogoGeneral Studies 297H
Title: Career Exploration & Planning
Schedule: Wednesday, 1:30-3:20
Instructor: Tina Adelstein (Career Counselor)
Credits: 2
SLN: 14600

This course assists freshmen and sophomore students (1st and 2nd year students between 0-89 credits) with the process of exploring + designing their academic paths and internship/career options. Students use reflective practices, active learning, and group projects to explore: design thinking and prototyping, Dependable Strengths, storytelling, and more.

This course exposes students to co/extra-curricular campus opportunities and tackles the issue of “what can I do with a major in…” Students apply their knowledge to make informed choices about possible courses of study, internships, jobs, volunteer/community service activities, and careers. No pre-requisites required.

Learning objectives:
1.      Build self-awareness and appreciation for one’s strengths, skills, values, and interests and apply this self-knowledge when making decisions and exploring academic and career options
2.      Explore various academic/career pathways and acquire methods to research them
3.      Hone networking skills
4.      Build, refine, and practice effective application materials and strategies
5.      Clearly position their education and background in the marketplace and develop confidence in choices

For additional details please contact Tina Adelstein (tinaiw@uw.edu).

General Studies 391G
Title: Career Strategy and Job Search   
Tuesday/Thursday, 2:303:20; LOW 201
Instructor: Patrick Chidsey (Career Counselor)
Credits: 2
Size of class: up to 50 students
SLN: 14824

This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year students) with self-exploration, investigation of career options and development of career and job search strategy. General Studies 391G (“Career Strategy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, transfer students and seniors (3rd & 4thyear students) who have earned roughly 90 credits or more. No pre-requisites are required.

Learning objectives:
1.      Grow self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this important self-knowledge when taking action in job searching and building a career strategy.
2.      Build ability to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the competitive job market.
3.      Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters, strong LinkedIn profiles (and online and in-person networking skills), grow interviewing skills and confidence.

Course topics include:
·         Dependable Strengths, values, interests
·         Career and Option Exploration
·         Researching Employers and Understanding the Job Market
·         Networking and Informational Interviews
·         Short and Long Term Planning
·         How Does your Major(s) and Experiences Relate to your Future?
· UW Alumni and Employer Panels
· Resumes, Cover Letter, Interviewing
· Social Media, LinkedIn and Online Presence/Digital Footprint

For additional details please contact Patrick Chidsey (chidsey@uw.edu).

Winter 2016 Career Classes from the UW Career Center

UW Career Center LogoThe Career Center is excited to offer two classes (General Studies 297H & 391G) in Winter 2016, designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students seeking information and inspiration about academic majors, career options and strategy.  Below are details.

General Studies 297H
Title: Career Planning
Schedule: Wednesday, 1:30-3:20
Instructor: Tina Adelstein (Career Counselor)
Credits: 2
Size of class: up to 50 students
SLN: 14809

This course assists freshmen and sophomore students (first and second year students with 0-89 credits) with the process of exploring and designing their academic paths and internship/career options. Students will survey their own capacities, skills, and interests through assigned readings, reflections, and in-class activities.

General Studies 297H (“Career Planning”), is a 2-credit course (CR/NC) where students attend one 110-minute seminar each week. This course is designed to expose students to various co/extra-curricular campus opportunities and tackle the issue of “what can I do with a major in…”  Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to make informed choices about possible courses of study, internships, jobs, volunteer/community service activities, and careers.  No pre-requisites are required.

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Career Event: FIUTS World to Work Week (05/11/15-05/15/15)

FIUTS BannerFIUTS World to Work week kicks off today (Monday, May 11) with a series of workshops, sessions, and tours to connect international students with career resources and local professionals. The following opportunities are free and open to all students (see descriptions at www.fiuts.org/worldtowork):

What’s Next? Exploring Options for After Graduation (International alumni panel & discussion)
Monday, May 11, 5:30-7:00, HUB 214

Job Searching in the U.S. For International Students: Strategies for Addressing Challenges
Tuesday, May 12, 3:30-4:30 PM, HUB 307

Culture Conversation Group: Professional Culture & Employment in the U.S.
Tuesday, May 12, 4:30-6:00 PM, HUB 337

Social & Business Networking Workshop
Wednesday, May 13, 4:30-5:30 PM, HUB 340

Professional Networking Reception
Wednesday, May 13, 6:00-7:30 PM, HUB 250

Informational Interviewing for Networking
Thursday, May 14, 3:30-4:30 PM, HUB 307

Tour of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Friday, May 15, 12:15-2:30 PM
*Advance sign-up for the Fred Hutchinson tour is required at the FIUTS Office, HUB 206 – space is limited!*

Career Event: UW Global Health Career Week (05/04/15-05/11/15)

Global Health Career Week 2015
Monday, May 4 – Monday, May 11, 2015

Sponsored by the Global Health Resource Center,
Department of Global Health, University of Washington

For more details: globalhealth.washington.edu/ghcareer2015

Monday, May 4

“Finding an Internship for Global Health Undergraduate Students (Brown Bag Session)” l 12:00p.m.-1:30p.m., Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 214

The Global Health Minor will host a brown bag lunch panel to hear students speak about their previous experiences with internships in the Seattle Area. This is an event for UW undergraduate students who are interested in careers in Global and Public health and would like to get an experience through an internship. Students will learn the best ways to secure an internship opportunity as well as some of the interesting opportunities available within the area’s many Global Health service organizations. We will provide you with a catalog of local organizations that are looking to fill internship and volunteer positions and are looking for students to be involved.

This is a free event for UW students and there will be light refreshments.

“Health Actions for Women Practical Strategies to Mobilize for Change: A Panel Discussion” l 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m., Foege Genome Sciences Building, Foege Auditorium, Room S-060

Join Hesperian Health Guides, Health Alliance International, the Global Health Resource Center, and University of Washington’s School of Public Health for an engaging panel discussion and reception event to celebrate the launch of Health Actions for Women, discuss health equity and share experiences in global organizing and education to improve women’s health and rights. The discussion will be followed by a reception and light hors d’oeurves upstairs at Vista Cafe.


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Event: Undergrad Biology Networking Night (TOMORROW, 05/07/14)

Want to know what people have done since they earned a degree in Biology?


Students will get a chance to meet people from a variety of professions, all with one thing in common: a degree from UW Biology (or Botany or Zoology from pre-merger years). It will be a small panel in a Q&A format of alumni will share their career building experiences before and after graduation by talking about their respective career paths, what experiences influenced their decision to pursue a certain profession, and successes and regrets along the way. After the panel, students will be able to engage and speak to the individuals on a more personal basis.

Students will get insight into various jobs and careers, as well as how to make the most of their time at the UW.

Our panel for this Wednesday’s May 7th presentation (THIS WEEK) at 5:30 in Hitchcock 132 will be:
Daniel Hunter ’12 – MCD – Immune Monitoring Specialist – Fred Hutch
Emma Morris ‘ 11 – Gen – 9th Grade Integrated Physical Sci Teacher – Eastlake High School
Scott Swan ‘11 – Gen – MSc – Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology at Bastyr
Kelly Kirkland ‘00 – EEC/COM – Employee Development Specialist – McKinstry

FIUTS World to Work Week (04/15/14-04/27/14)

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The FIUTS World to Work program, in collaboration with The Career Center and International Student Services, offers opportunities for international students to learn about U.S. professional culture, build career skills, and network with local professionals.

Students are invited to attend free workshops starting this week. Workshops include: Dependable Strengths; Career Exploration Through Informational Interviewing; Social & Business Networking; Writing Resumes and Cover Letters; Interviewing 101; Employment for International Students; and The Job Search Process: A Panel of International Alumni Share Their Experiences.

Learn more: www.fiuts.org/worldtowork.