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
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
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:
The Disability Studies Program is pleased to announce that the Harlan Hahn Fund call for proposals is now open for Spring Quarter 2017: https://disabilitystudies.washington.edu/HarlanHahnFund.
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.
You are invited to
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
6 – 9 p.m.
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
Please RSVP at the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.