Funding: 2016 UWAA MAP Scholarship

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The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contribution from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday.

One of MAP’s missions is to promote the UW and the UWAA. It supports the recruitment of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourages appropriate mentoring activities. Continue reading

Notice: Circulation Announces: The Summer 2016 Creative Contest!

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Attention iSchool!

Before you head off for your well-deserved summer fun, we at Circulation have a special announcement: the Summer 2016 Creative Contest!

This contest is open to all current and incoming iSchool students. We are looking for your poems, short stories, paintings, comics, and any other artistic or creative work. Let your imagination soar–and then submit it to Circulation magazine for awesome prizes! Continue reading

Notice: Hall Health Mental Health Summer Groups 2016

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Hall Health Mental Health Summer Quarter Groups 2016

  1. Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon  to 1:00 pm.  Starting June 22, 2016 and June 23, 2016 respectively.  Ongoing.  For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group.  An 8-week commitment is recommended.  Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4.
  1. International Student Support Group: Thursdays 1:00 to 2:30 pm.  Starting June 29, 2016. This is a support group for international students who want to develop interpersonal skills, increase emotional awareness, and practice self-care habits in a multi-cultural context. If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group facilitators, Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen@uw.edu or Jenny Schwickerath, MSW, schwick@uw.edu or call 206-543-5030, option #4.
  2. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group: Two Sections – Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ongoing. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at rhidalgo@uw.edu.

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iSchool Career Newsletter, 5/26/2016

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Congratulations Graduates!

For those of you that are completing your final projects, Capstone and papers, hang in there, the end is just around the corner. Dean and I would like to extend our congratulations on your graduation. As you start to develop your career, please feel free to stay in touch. We are always happy to work with Alumni that want to share their job search and career development experience with current students. We are so excited to see what is in store for you. Continue reading

Events: Memorial Day Events 5/23-26

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Memorial Day is… is a campaign founded by student veterans at the University of Washington to recognize the sacrifices of those killed in action while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Events:

  • Honoring 2nd Lieutenant Travis A. Morgado
  • 4,424 Flag Covered Lawn
  • Finding Healing in Death and Grieving
  • ROTC Joint Service Review / Reception
  • Memorial Day is… 5k
  • Memorial Day is… Ceremony

Please see the website for times and descriptions of events.

 

iSchool Career Newsletter, 5/18/2016

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Making Your Internship Successful

With the close of the year bringing finals, projects, convocation, and capstone, it can be easy to keep your mind off what is next. Many of you will be entering the workforce and could be starting your very first internship or DFW. This week, we’ve compiled some suggestions for how to make your internship successful.

Preliminary research. Learn as much as you can about your new company before your first day. Research their mission, vision, “about us” section, and any recent articles that may be reported in the news. Follow their Twitter feed or blog (if they have one). This will help you acclimate to your new role quicker than other interns.

Track your learning. Within the first weeks, sit down with your manager to establish some learning goals and discuss what you would like to accomplish. Come to this meeting prepared with some suggestions but also be open to what your manager recommends. Important- make sure to track any learning, objectives, and milestones you have achieved. Not only is this good to share with your manager, but it will help you formulate your resume and LinkedIn (and possibly your online portfolio). You don’t want to be putting your resume together a few months down the road and forget important accomplishments from your internship.

You may also lose access to some of information you had as an intern (ex: data on how many views the webpage you developed received, how many accounts you migrated to a new ERP system, the number of artifacts and images you cataloged). These are things you can only track while you are still an intern. Make sure whatever you are listing on your resume/LinkedIn/portfolio doesn’t violate a NDA you may have signed with this organization.

Do your job well. Okay this one may seem obvious but it is extremely important. Take pride and ownership in whatever you are working on. If this is your first internship or DFW, it is absolutely essential to perform well. Even if you don’t enjoy this position, you will want to make sure you have established good rapport and references as these will be asked for in your future job searches.

Take initiative. Volunteering to take on additional tasks or projects is a great way to stand out. This could be anything from a small administrative task that needs to get taken care of, to a large project that is outside of your normal job duties. Not only will this help you get recognized, it may help you connect and demonstrate your ability to other employees you wouldn’t normally interact with.

What if your internship is boring? Unfortunately, this can happen from time to time when the internship doesn’t live up to what you were hoping. It’s important to still do the job well- remember this manager might be a key reference for you when you look for your next job. Luckily internships usually have a defined start and end date, so this won’t be forever. If you are not developing the skills you were hoping, what else can you do to get something out of the internship?

  • Network– reach out to other people at the company to learn about their unit/role. Offer to treat them to coffee or grab a lunch with them. See if you can also sit-in on meetings with employees that are not within the same unit as you to learn more about the company as a whole.
  • Take initiative– (more on this above). Are there extra projects you can take on from your manager? What about from other people in the office? Anything you see that needs improvement?
  • Professional development– This will vary heavily by company. Some employers offer trainings and classes at no cost to their interns. One student I chatted with last summer worked at a large tech company that allowed her to take classes on analytics and big data technologies on site.

For even more information on this, check out Alycia’s presentation “Making the Most of Your Internship/DFW”. It will be held in BLD 070 this Thursday (5/19) from 12:30-1:20.

-Dean Kirkpatrick

Resources/References

“PwC’s Careers Site for Students: Making the Most of Your Internship.” PwC. http://www.pwc.com/us/en/careers/campus/internships/make-the-most-of-your-internship.html

Srivastava, Sonal. “Guest Blogger: How to Make the Most of Your Internship.” UW ISchool Office of Student Services Blog. 15 Jan. 2016.https://uwioss.com/2016/01/15/guest-blogger-how-to-make-the-most-of-your-internship/

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