iSchool Career Services Newsletter 12/9/2013

Career Tips

How to spend your winter break

This time of year you’ll notice that job advertisements trickle down a little, as hiring managers and organizations take vacation time and focus on the close of the year. There are definitely still jobs and internships to be had though, so this is not a time to simply do nothing! This is a fantastic time to work your network and conduct informational interviews. You can use these meetings to learn about career options, job titles that you might want to look for, current openings at a particular company, and needed skills or classes in order to land the career you’re interested in.


Start by thinking of or making a list of people you know who have interesting careers or who work for companies you are interested in. Ask them if you can meet them for coffee and chat about a few questions you have as you think about your next career move.

Or, ask people you know if they recommend anyone you can talk to about careers at a particular company, or about the particular job title you’re considering. Professors, your peers, alumni, or family friends, could all be great sources of contacts for you to start with.


Invite the person to coffee or for a meeting at a convenient location for them (their office might be a great suggestion), and think of the types of questions or help that they can provide you in advance so that you can make that part of your invitation to them. People respond best to inquiries that are specific, so give your interviewee an indication of what you want their help with.


Need some good questions to move the conversation in the right direction? This excellent article gives you 25 questions to ask!

Need more help? Schedule an appointment with me (Janet) and we can develop a strategy and plan your interview!

Career-Related Events This Week

No career-related events this week! Enjoy your free time!

External Events

Komputer Enthusiasts of Greater Seattle (KEGS)

Mon., December 9| 6:00 – 9:00 pm

The Seattle MySQL Meetup

Mon., December 9| 6:30 – 9:30 pm

UX Careers: Portfolio and Job Seeking Tips with Patrick Neeman and Troy Parke

Tues., December 10| 6:00 pm

SeaPHP UG Monthly Meetup

Tues., December 10| 7:00 pm

Learn Grunt, Bower & Yeoman

Weds., December 11 | 6:15 pm

Professional Women of Color Network – Seattle: Renew, Reunite, Reconnect

Weds., December 11 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Seattle Xcoders

Thurs., December 12 | 6:30 pm

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance – Holiday Networking Event

Thurs., December 12 | 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Seattle Groovy/Grails Users Group Monthly Meetup

Thurs., December 12 | 7:00 pm

NW Entrepreneur Network – Breakfast Buzz with Jeremy Jaech and Ed Lazowska

Fri., December 13| 7:45 am – 9:30 am

Highlighted Student Jobs and Internships


Processing Curriculum for Archive

Time Warner Cable

Tape Library Internship

Longwood Gardens

Library and Archives Internship

Turner Broadcasting

Summer 2014 Image Management Library Intern


UX Design Intern

American Public Health Association

Web Design/ Development Internship

Booz Allen

User Interface Developer Intern

Peace Corps

On-Campus Work Study Peace Corps Assistant

For details email

Seattle Public Library

*Children’s Services DFW – Northgate Branch

*Special Collections Digital Project Research Assistant

Information School Capstone Projects

*Design Digital Badges for Pacific Science Center

*Music Playlists for the Art Gallery

*Photo App for Museums

*Cobalt Group – Comparison of Auto Shopper Audiences across Website Properties

UW Department of Global Health Educational Programs

**E-Learning Web Assistant

UW Police Department

**IT Student Employee

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington

**Web Development

UW Information School

**Teaching Assistant INFO 490 & 491 – WIN & SPR 2014

**Teaching Assistant Pool – WIN 2014

UW School of Dentistry

**Student IT Support Assistant

UW Athletic Department

**Computer Support

*Apply Now Through iCareers!

**Apply now Through Huskyjobs!

Highlighted Professional Jobs

Washington State

*Interactive Communications Consultant -CC4


*Friday Evening TV Content Editing Opportunity

Natrona County Public Library

*Reference Librarian

UC Santa Barbara – Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research

*Associate Specialist – Sustainability Information Design

University of Texas – Pan American

*Reference/Instruction Librarian

IT Project Manager Associate

Database Administrator

University of Virginia

IU/UX Designer

The Arlington Public Library

Virtual Services Supervisor


Metadata Librarian

Management and Training Corporation


Seattle Public Library

Children’s Services Librarian

Group Health

Medical Librarian


Junior Software Engineer


Taxonomy and Metadata Manager

Hunter Technical Resources

Information Scientist


Sharepoint Information Architect

Acero Precision

Tooling Services Librarian

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Insurance Services Office

Developer II


Analyst IT


IT Development Manager

*Apply Now Through iCareers!

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