Career Newsletter, 4/27/2017

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Alternative Summer Plans

Our recent newsletters have mainly focused on topics related to summer internships and post-grad jobs. Today, we’re going to look at things you can do in place of working during the upcoming break.

Enroll in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

MOOCs, for those unfamiliar, are (generally) free or inexpensive online classes open to anyone that’s interested. Numerous sites offer MOOCs, though a few might be particularly helpful for iSchool students. Continue reading

Career Newsletter, 4/19/2017

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Preparing for Career Fairs

While spring usually sees fewer employers coming to campus for individual information sessions, there are a number of career fairs on the calendar. Most of the employers at this quarter’s fairs have “unstructured recruiting,” meaning they’re making hiring decisions that line up with the end of the school year, just in time for students to start work in the summer. Unstructured recruitment is more typical of small and medium-sized companies (whereas large organizations, like Microsoft or Google, tend to visit UW earlier in the year).

Below, we’ve compiled some information about the upcoming fairs, along with tips to help you make the most of the events. Continue reading

Events: Fail Forward, 4/26


Rough midterm? Bad breakup? No idea what your passion is supposed to be? Feel like you’re never going to get that coveted internship? Are you pretty sure that your thesis adviser would rather have a colonoscopy than read through yet another draft of your dissertation proposal? Convinced that you will fall short of your parents’ expectations even if you get into that fancy sounding major?

You are not alone.

Join the UW Resilience Lab for Fail Forward, an evening of storytelling where some of our outstanding UW leaders will share their experiences of success and failure, risk and redemption in a panel discussion moderated by Undergraduate Academic Affairs’ Dr. Anne Browning and Dean Ed Taylor.

Wednesday, April 26th
5 p.m. – Doors open & dinner
5:30 – 7 p.m. – Main event
Welcome by President Cauce

Intellectual House  – UW Seattle campus


The event is free to attend, but space is limited, so save your spot today:


Funding: Student Loan Repayment & Options presentation, 4/22


Student Loan Repayment & Options
Date Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm PDT
Where Central Library
Room Location Level 4 – Room 1 – Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room
Audience Adults
Language English
Summary Are you affected by student loan debt? Join us for a free presentation and talk to an attorney about your student loan debt.
Description Student loan debt affects millions of Americans and is now the second-largest sector of household debt at more than $1 trillion. In partnership with CENTS and the Attorney General’s Office of Washington, The Seattle Public Library will host a presentation on student loan repayment at the Central Library.

The presentation will cover:
• Types of loans, and how to find out what type you have
• Defaulted loans and options to deal with default
• Finding an affordable payment plan to stay out of default
• How to change payment plans
• Loan forgiveness options for Federal student loans
• Dealing with collection activity
• Specific issues related to Private student loans
• Pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy
• Scams and frauds to watch out for
• Resources for self help and further assistance

Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session and a limited number of one-on-one attorney consults will be assigned on a first come/first served basis to help attendees make a strategy to deal with student loan debt. Please join us for this free session and bring your questions on student loan repayment.

Our schedule will be as follows:
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Presentation
2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Questions and Answers
3:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. one-on-one consultations (10 minutes each)

Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Program brought to you by the Education Subgroup of the Washington Attorney General’s Student Loan Workgroup. Outreach subgroup members represent the following organizations: CENTS, Northwest Consumer Law Center, Northwest Justice Project, Washington Student Association, Washington Attorney General’s Office. The attorney presenters and panelists are volunteers with CENTS’ Student Loan Project.

Contact Info *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room Capacity Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Funding: Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Grants

The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2017:

Current students, faculty, and staff from all three University of Washington campuses are invited to submit a grant proposal. Applications must describe research, writing, or activist projects that are framed within, aligned with, or potentially informed by the academic field of Disability Studies. Please distribute this to anyone who might be interested in applying. The application deadline is 11pm on Sunday, May 21st.

Capstone: iSchool Capstone Event: May 31, 2017


You are invited to

Capstone 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
6 – 9 p.m.

Husky Union Building (HUB) North and South Ballrooms and Lyceum 

Capstone represents the culmination of students’ learning experience at the iSchool. Held annually, Capstone showcases the breadth of skills and expertise students develop in the B.S. in Informatics (INFO), M.S. in Information Management (MSIM) and the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) programs, and allows them to demonstrate how they use technology, analysis, and problem solving as tools to solve information problems for organizations and communities.

The Capstone event will feature poster presentations by students and provide networking opportunities. The highlight of the evening is an award ceremony showcasing presentations of premiere projects that are determined by a panel of judges in a number of award categories. Capstone project collaborators include organizations from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

All are welcome to attend this free event: industry professionals and employers; UW and iSchool alumni, students, faculty, and prospective students; and family and friends of the presenting students.

6 – 8 p.m.     Poster presentations
8 – 9 p.m.     Awards Ceremony

More Information

Please RSVP at the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!



Events: Men of Color in Engineering Leadership Series


Prof. Strayhorn, who holds a bachelor’s and a master’s from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in higher education from Virginia Tech, joined The Ohio State University (OSU) faculty in 2010 and became the youngest full professor in the university’s history in 2014. He was the founding director of OSU’s Center for Inclusion, Diversity and Academic Success (IDEAS) and former director of CHEE, OSU’s Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE).  Prof. Strayhorn, is a well-known academic. He gives frequent talks and lectures across the country, addressing issues of student success and achievement.