Welcome back, iSchoolers!!
- Save the date: The iSchool Employer Connections Fair is coming up on January 30th! Use this time to get your resume ready and brush up on your 30 second elevator pitch! ALL students from ALL programs can be recruited for both jobs and internships!
- Registration opens this week for the UW Career Center’s Career Launch Workshop! Click here for more information and to register: http://careers.uw.edu/Career-Launch-Workshop
Take advantage of being a student!
There are great opportunities to focus on your job search and career development while you’re a student that won’t be available to you in the same way after you graduate. Use the resources that you have now! Not aware of all of them? Here are just a few:
1. The UW Career Center. The Career Center on the 1st floor of Mary Gates Hall offers a long list of workshops, employer information sessions, and events that you can take advantage of while you’re a student, but only while you’re a student! Attend a job search workshop, get your resume reviewed in a drop-in appointment, or meet with employers at one of their events, and you’ll find yourself much better prepared to get a great job.
2. The UW Graduate School. If you’re a graduate student (and even for undergrads!), the Graduate School offers some great professional development that can help you with your career development and job search. From learning about grant writing to networking skills, the grad school has a wide array of support for you. Check out their mentoring memos too for one-page guides on topics about career development.
3. Informational Interviews. You can do informational interviews at any point in your life or career (and you should!) but being able to explain that you’re a student usually hits a soft spot with most folks you’ll want to interview. People are often more willing to help students because they remember being a student themselves, and because they know you’re in learning mode. You can also use informational interviews to look for project-based work, whether for a class or for experience on the side. So ask as many people for informational interviews as you can, and mention that you’re a student!
4. Class Projects. Use your class projects as ways to connect to professionals in the field. Any assignment where you’re asked to solve a real-world problem or talk to a professional can be a great way to demonstrate your work capabilities, practice skills, and network. Get outside your comfort zone and use projects to reach out to specific people you’re interested in connecting to, or working with a specific company of interest. Use these chances while you have them!
Career Events This Week
Tue., January 8 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Weds., January 9 | 12:30 – 1:20 pm – MGH 420
Employer Information Session: Costco (IT department)
Thu., January 10 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Fri., January 11 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Mon., January 14 | 3 – 4 pm
Highlighted Professional Jobs
Escondido Public Library
ACLU of Washington
Green River Community College
Howard County Library System
Seattle Public Library Foundation
Highlighted Student Jobs
UW – Professional and Continuing Education
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