Meet Your Future: Environmental Education
Tuesday, April 5
Wallace Hall Commons http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/acc
Professionals in the field will serve on this moderated panel discussion:
- Arece Hampton, Seattle Public Utilities, Saving Water Partnerships
- Siri Nelson, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
- Mikhaila Gonzales, Seward Park Audubon Center
- Jamie Stroble, Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) Program
- Stephanie Ung, Islandwood
- Moderated by Dr. Tim Billo, Instructor for Environmental Studies
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.
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 (email@example.com).
General Studies 391G
Title: Career Strategy and Job Search
Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30–3:20; LOW 201
Instructor: Patrick Chidsey (Career Counselor)
Size of class: up to 50 students
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Would you like to embark on a career that serves a greater good? Do you want a vocation that works for a cause that is meaningful and provides a strong sense of self-gratification? Then please join us for a panel discussion focused on careers in the non-profit industry. Hear from a group of employers (Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County, Human Society, Jolkona, Planned Parenthood, YWCA,) who will offer advice on how to find jobs and internships in a variety of non-profit work settings. Learn about what employers look for in a resume and cover letter, and gain a better understanding of how to conduct your job search in a more effective and strategic way. If you are someone who cares about social justice, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, and other important causes then come for this event and stay afterwards for a chance to speak with the panelists after the discussion.
Careers In Non-Profits
Thursday, January 21, 2016
4:30-6:30pm, HUB # 334
No need to pre-register. Please do arrive early as seats are limited. Questions? Emailor call 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing at this fun event!
For all other upcoming “Careers In…”Employer Panel events, please click HERE. Also, don’t forget to check out other upcoming workshops and events at the Career Center by visiting our online calendar at
Seattle Educators Panel, 12/3
Seattle Educators Leadership Firesides
Featuring: Jesse Hagopian and Anastasia Samuelsen
Thursday, December 3
4:30 – 5:30 p.m., HUB Lounge
Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the adviser to the Black Student Union at Garfield High School–the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013–and is an associate editor for the acclaimed Rethinking Schools magazine. Jesse is the editor of, and contributing author of many influential pieces, including 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History, Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation (Haymarket Books), and Why We Teach Now (Edited by Sonia Nieto, Teachers College Press), among others. Hagopian is the recipient of the 2012 Abe Keller Foundation award for “excellence and innovation in peace education,” and won the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of Year” award and the Special Achievement “Courageous Leadership” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. In 2015, Jesse was named as an Education Fellow to The Progressive magazine as well as a “Cultural Freedom Fellow” for the Lannan Foundation for his nationally recognized work in promoting critical thinking and opposing high-stakes testing.
Jesse is an activist and has been well-known for his work in the Black Lifes Matter movement, the MAP test boycott (which began at Garfield High School), and his attempted citizen’s arrest of the Washington State Legislature in 2012. Jesse has also participated in the Interfaith Peace Builder’s historic first African Heritage delegation, and has been heavily involved in relief efforts for the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Jesse is a graduate of Seattle’s Garfield High School and Macalester College, and obtained his Master’s degree in teaching at the University of Washington. Jesse and his wife are the proud parents of two young boys.
Anastasia Samuelsen is an early childhood educator and the co-director of The Learning Tree Montessori School in Seattle, Wash. She’s taught in public and private schools in Washington and California and has worked with students ages 2 to 15. A former research assistant with the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, she has been involved with studies that focus on risk and prevention behaviors in adolescents as well as the impacts that school-community-family partnerships can have on reducing drug and tobacco use, violence, and delinquency amongst youth. The mother of a Seattle Public School student, she serves on the Garfield High School PTSA and is an activist with Seattle Opt Out, a group that strives to deepen conversations about high stakes standardized testing. Anastasia sits on the Education Committee of the League of Women Voters-Seattle/King County and is committed to supporting the social and emotional health of students and children everywhere.
This fall the Master’s in Education Policy program is hosting our Second Annual Documentary Series on Education + Society. Over the course of fall quarter we will be screening documentaries that will focus on some of the most pressing policy issues in public education today. Please join us for our next film screening of: American Teacher with:
Kristin Courtney, Administrator, Lake Washington School District
Ann Rubie, Veteran Teacher and Master’s in Education Policy Alumna
Anne Wang-Annanie, UW Master’s in Teaching Student
Tim Zimmermann, UW Master’s in Teaching Student
After American Teacher, our final Education + Society film screening will the the Pacific Northwest Premiere of:Beyond Measure: A fresh look into how we’re defining “innovation” in our schools. (12/1/15)
*See attached poster for details about times and locations.
Pre-Health Panel: Making the Most of your Co-Curricular Activities
Join us to learn more about how getting involved outside the classroom can help you both prepare for health professional school and further explore their interests in the healthcare field.
The panel will talk about opportunities from clubs to shadowing to leadership and will discuss how you can make the most of your experiences.
When: Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:00 pm
Where: Alder Hall, Room 106 (enter through community entrance on Brooklyn and 40th)
Who: Open to all UW students and alumni