Events: CIVIC DISCORD, Nov 15, 6-7:30pm, HUB North Ballroom


“Listen More” original artwork: installation and photograph by Alex Franke, ’17, philosophy with Honors.

Each year, UW Honors freshmen select a complex issue, and our community tackles their biggest questions, together. The event joins speakers from (seemingly) unconnected disciplines to closely examine a problem that appears insurmountable to our students. You are invited into challenging conversations where differences are not only respected, but valued and absorbed into evolving perspectives.

Responding to student fears surrounding civic discord, an engineer, a civic leader, and a historian will lead a community discussion on:

  • This moment in the broader context of current and historical global trends.
  • The complicated, constantly evolving role of technology in how people learn and connect.
  • Why journalists, artists and educators hold society and each other accountable.
  • How artistic practice builds tolerance for risking discomfort and embracing uncertainty.

What our audience wonders about most: drawn from questions you offer when you RSVP.


starbirdProfessor Kate Starbird
Human Centered Design & Engineering
The Emerging Capacities of Mass Participation (emCOMP) Laboratory, directed by Starbird, investigates how news and social media enable crowd participation and interaction. Recent analysis demonstrates how information networks exploit our psychological vulnerabilities, promoting rifts in society and undermining trust.

kasabaResat Kasaba, Stanley D. Golub Chair and Director
Jackson School of International Studies
Well-versed in economic history, state-society relations, migration, ethnicity and nationalism, world history, and urban history in the Middle East, Dr. Kasaba is often quoted in the news on pressing international issues. He cites global instances of political upheaval to underscore the vital role of media and educational institutions in democracy.

engstromRandy Engstrom, Director
Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle
Now responsible for the office that steers and supports more than 500 of our city’s vital creative forces, Engstrom cut his teeth establishing grassroots, youth-led, community-building organizations. He believes that art disrupts narratives and generates possibility, often bridging differences and changing society in the process.

Moderated by Dr. Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

2017 SustainableUW Festival, 10/23-28

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October is National Campus Sustainability month, and UW Sustainability is organizing the 2017 SustainableUW Festival highlighting sustainability-related events across the University of Washington. The festival is Oct. 23-28, but there are sustainability events happening before and after those dates as well. The SustainableUW Festival includes events hosted by various departments, student groups and other organizations across all UW campuses. The full list of festival events and more information can be found at – you can also join the festival’s Facebook event.

The showcase festival event is the Sustainability Fair, Wednesday, October 25 at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This event features dozens of exhibitors – including UW departments, student groups and community partners. This year’s theme is “Student-powered sustainability” and the fair will also include a student poster showcase.

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Other featured events this month include the Campus Sustainability Fund brainstorming mixer on October 19; a UW Sustainability open house in our office, Gerberding B40, on Oct. 20 (featuring a food drive and representatives from the UW Campus Food Pantry); a Sustainability Careers Meet & Greet on October 23; and more. The full event calendar is at

“Give Work” by Leila Janah, 10/18, 2:30pm at HUB 334


From iSchool Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez: “Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Leila Janah next week on Wednesday Oct 18 at 2:30 at HUB 334.  She is a great speaker, and an energetic leader of Samasource, a company she founded to use information technology and fight world poverty.

She was named one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 in 2017, Condé Nast’s Daring 25 and Elle’s 2016 Top Women in Tech. She has been profiled in the New York Times, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes, Glamour, Real Simple, and Inc. Look her up.”

Leila Janah founded Samasource with the mission to move people out of poverty by connecting them with digital jobs. Samasource pioneered the concept of impact sourcing, and now provides cutting-edge data work, including image annotation to build training data for machine learning, data enrichment, content services, and more, for companies like Microsoft, TripAdvisor, Google, and Walmart. Samasource proves the concept that tech advances don’t need to leave behind those without opportunity, and that advances in AI can actually create jobs. In her upcoming book, Give Work, Leila describes how companies can do business better by deepening their impact and including economic diversity in their supply chains to move the needle on global poverty.

Indigenous Feminisms Speaker Series – Friday, Oct. 20

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The third installment of the Department of American Indian Studies “Indigenous Feminisms” speaker series is happening next Friday, October 20th at the Intellectual House.

The theme is a Loving Rebellion and both speakers will be discussing issues of violence against women, particularly indigenous women, and their research and grassroots work to bring this topic to light. Please join us!

Career Newsletter, 10/12/2017

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Seven Quick Interview Tips

With application season underway, you’ll soon start preparing for interviews. Doing so requires work, but it doesn’t need to be daunting. With some concentrated effort, you can prepare yourself in just a few days. Below are seven quick tips to help you out.

  1. Research the organization. Visit the company website, check their Wikipedia page, and see what current and past employees say on Glassdoor. Pay specific attention to their mission, vision, and values. Prior research will give you a better sense of the type of people the company likes to hire, help you tailor your answers, and demonstrate your strong work ethic.


  1. Research common questions. A simple Google search will yield a number of questions you might be asked during interviews for certain types of jobs. Glassdoor also provides specific questions asked of people who interviewed at the company previously — it will note the position the person was applying for, as well. And if you personally know someone who pursued an opportunity at the same organization, ask about their experience.


  1. Practice. Once you’ve found some questions you think are likely to come up, formulate possible answers. For a standard behavioral interview, we recommend answering questions with the STAR method. Practice giving your answers to friends, family members, and/or Dean and Alycia (who are available for mock interviews by appointment!).


  1. Develop questions of your own. Coming prepared with questions offers a variety of benefits. Posing questions that reference your prior research (“I was interested in this aspect of the mission statement—could you expand on it a bit?”) will again reflect your work ethic. Additionally, questions that touch on issues that could impact your decision to take the job (vacation, organizational structure, etc.) will demonstrate your genuine interest in the position.


  1. Bring a copy of your resume. Set it in front of you during the interview to help keep track of what experiences, accomplishments, and projects you’d like to bring up. It’s also not a bad idea to print an extra copy in case an interviewer asks for one.


  1. Bring a pen and notebook. Writing down keywords from the questions you’re asked will not only help you quickly formulate responses, it will show the interviewer you’re engaging thoughtfully.


  1. Give yourself time! While preparing for an interviewer doesn’t need to be a challenge, it can be if you procrastinate. Aim to start a few days in advance to ensure you arrive with confidence.

For additional advice, check out our Interview Workshop from last year. And be sure to attend this year’s event, happening Oct. 18, 12:30 – 1:20pm in BLD 070!

Upcoming events


(Please RSVP via iCareers for any event you plan to attend, unless otherwise noted.)

10/12: Concur Coding Challenge: Introduction; 12:30 – 1:20pm, MGH 258

Concur is hosting a coding challenge for iSchool students. A two-part event, this portion will be an introduce the nature of the challenge, and students will have the opportunity to sign up as teams. Cash prizes available.

10/12: Directed Fieldwork Information Event; 6:00 – 7:00pm, BLD 070

Learn about the directed fieldwork option in the MLIS program. This hour-long session is a presentation of DFW policies and best practices, with a Q&A period at the end.

10/17: Microsoft iLounge Hangout; 9:00 – 11:00am, MGH 416

Representatives from Microsoft will be in the iLounge to chat informally about career and internship opportunities. Stop by to connect!

10/18: Interview Workshop; 12:30 – 1:20pm, BLD 070

Interviewing doesn’t need to be a nerve-wracking experience. You’ll leave this workshop armed with the tools necessary to make a strong impression on potential employers.

10/19: Strong Bullet Points for MLIS Resumes; 6:30 – 7:30pm, Online

Boiling past jobs and internships down to bulleted lists can be difficult. Join iSchool advisor Alycia McKenzie for a workshop on turning your experience into impactful statements that will help your resume stand out.

UW Career & Internship Center

10/12: Starbucks Coffee Company InfoSession; 5:30 – 7:00pm, DEM 102

10/13: KPMG, LLP InfoSession; 11:30am – 12:30pm, PCAR 290

10/16: LinkedIn Lab; 3:30 – 4:20pm, MGH 134

10/17: West Monroe Partners InfoSession; 5:30 – 7:00pm, DEM 102

10/18: U.S. Job Search for International Students; 2:30 – 3:20pm, MGH 134

For additional events, visit the iSchool and Career Center websites.

Top job/internship opportunities

  • Data Science Product Management Internship, Cambia Health Solutions; iCareers ID 6686
  • Nike Technology Intern, HuskyJobs ID 119858
  • Software Development Intern, Oracle; HuskyJobs ID 119018
  • Photo Archives Intern, Seattle Art Museum; iCareers ID 6689
  • Rights and Reproductions Intern, Seattle Art Museum; iCareers ID 6690
  • Data Cloud Rotational Analyst, Oracle; HuskyJobs ID 118983
  • Data Scientist, Bsquare; iCareers ID 6675
  • Systems Librarian, Marquette University; iCareers ID 6678
  • Library User Experience Specialist, National Center for Atmospheric Research; iCareers ID 6680

Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA) October events


The Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA) has some exciting events this quarter that you won’t want to miss:

  • First Tuesday (Tuesday, October 10, 5:30 PM in HUB 145)
    • A panel of industry professionals will teach you how to prepare for the Science and Engineering Career Fair and other upcoming interviews
    • FREE professional headshots for our members (limited availability). Sign up for a headshot here.
    • As always, free food and drinks!
  • Science and Engineering Career Fair (Wednesday, October 25, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PMin the HUB)
    • Score that internship or job opportunity at the largest career fair hosted on campus.
    • Volunteeringat this event fulfills one of the requirements for activemembership! More details about volunteering will come as the event nears.
    • Please visit the Career Fair Student Information section of our webpage for more information.

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