iSchool Career Services Newsletter 12/16/2013

Career Tips

LinkedIn Tips

Now that you’re on break, this is a perfect time to be working on improving your LinkedIn profile! LinkedIn is only growing, and if you’re not on that bandwagon yet, you should be. It’s a fantastic way for employers and professionals to learn about you and what you can offer. If you have limited experience in the field you want to work in, it can be challenging to write your LinkedIn profile, so here are some tips that can help!

Tip 1: Write about yourself as if you already are the professional you want to be. Use language like “specialist” or “focused in…” to denote an area of strong interest even if you have limited real-world experience in that area. The advice to “fake it till you make it” applies here – project confidence in your subject matter and ability to do the work you want to do, and others will believe you capable of it, too!

Tip 2: Edit your headline to summarize your value. Don’t just list your current student status or your current job title, write your headline using 1 or 2 keywords for the industry you’re interested in pursuing. “Specialist in Taxonomy and Metadata” or simply “Information Security Consulting” or “Library Professional in Youth Services” all capture the essence of how you might want to be seen. The details of your education and experience will appear in the rest of your profile, so don’t worry about capturing everything in your headline. This is the teaser that will make people want to learn more about you  because they think you can solve a problem they have.

Tip 3: Focus on the value you offer. Write in your profile as if you are answering the question “why should I hire you?”. List relevant past or present achievements and outcomes of your work that demonstrate how you can add value to the employer of your dreams. Use keywords throughout that are relevant to your ideal position (look at job ads that interest you for some clues about which ones to use).

If you need help with your LinkedIn profile, watch for the Career Center workshops on social media coming up in Winter quarter, or talk to me (Janet) about reviewing your profile!

Career-Related Events This Week

No on campus career-related events this week, enjoy your break!

External Events

Building & Marketing A Great Mobile App

Monday, December 16 |  5:30 PM

Ludum Dare 28 Show & Tell – Seattle Games Cooperative

Monday, December 16 | 7:00 PM

Seattle OpenSource Linux Monthly Meetup

Monday, December 16 | 7:00 PM

Bellevue Job Club Networking

Tuesday, December 17 |  10:00 am

Seattle Tech Meetup

Tuesday, December 17 |  12:00 pm

Seattle Flash User Group

Tuesday, December 17 |  6:00 pm

Carnival of Modern Mobile Computing II

Wednesday, December 18 |  6:00 PM

DevLocal Open House

Wednesday, December 18 |  6:00 PM

Networking with David Burkus on “The Myths of Creativity”

Thursday, December 19| 8:00 – 10:00 am

The Internet of Things: Good or Bad?

Thursday, December 19| 6:00 pm

Mobile AIR Development With Starling Framework

Thursday, December 19 |  6:00 PM

TestFocus: SSTG end of year talk event – Seattle Technical Forum

Thursday, December 19 |  6:00 PM

Highlighted Student Jobs and Internships


Big Data Analytics Developer Intern

Turner Broadcasting

Summer 2014 CNN Library Intern (ATL)

Institute for Higher Education Policy

Spring Research Intern

National Archives and Records Administration

Student Trainee (Info/Admin Clerk)

RetailMeNot, Inc.

Product Management Summer 2014 Internship

RetailMeNot, Inc.

UX Design Internship- Summer

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

ECHO Summer Information Technology Internship


Computer Science Intern

BJC Healthcare

Intern – Healthcare Informatics


Data Analytics Intern, Informatics

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Summer Intern – Information Scientist


Processing Curriculum for Archive

Peace Corps

On-Campus Work Study Peace Corps Assistant

For details email

Seattle Public Library

*Special Collections Digital Project Research Assistant

Museology Graduate Program Capstone

*Student-Curated Poster Session

Access to Justice Board Capstone

*Washington State Access to Justice – Living History Website

Washington State Library

*NDNP MLIS Directed Fieldwork Position

Hamilton International Middle School Library (Seattle Public Schools)

*Middle School Library Collection Developer

*Middle School Librarian Assistant

Holy Family Parish School

*Computer Teacher

UW Department of Global Health Educational Programs

**E-Learning Web Assistant

Conservation Magazine, University of Washington

**Web Development

UW Information School

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

**Teaching Assistant Pool – WIN 2014

**Hourly Reader/Grader – Information Visualization – Winter 2014

UW School of Dentistry

**Student IT Support Assistant

*Apply Now Through iCareers!

**Apply now Through Huskyjobs!

Highlighted Professional Jobs

City of Seattle

Children’s Services Librarian

Teen Services Librarian


Library Director, Conway Public Library

Emory University




Platt College


Macomb Community College

Instructional Librarian

Bio Careers

Biomedical Sciences Research Support Librarian

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

Librarian (Reference)

George Mason University

History Liaison Librarian

National Engineering

Software Librarian

Kelling Bocovich and Company

Administrative Assistant/Digital Librarian

National Engineering

Software Librarian


Film Librarian


Tissue Librarian

Rosenberg & Associates

Document Librarian

Paragon Technology

Configuration Manager / Digital Librarian

Western Washington University

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Librarian (Electronic Resources)

WellSpan Health

Database Librarian – Medical Group IS – Full Time


Front-End Developer


Data Engineer

Collabera Inc.

Data Architect


Data Analyst

Forrester Research

Data Advisor


Enterprise Data Management – Manager

Mohr Davidow Ventures Technology Portfolio Company

Data Scientist

Whole Foods

Data Specialist

Kaplan Test Prep

Data Detective


Data Integration Manager

Medical Informatics Corp

Front-end System Developer and Manager

Pulsar Informatics, Inc.

Senior .NET Software Developer

Lockheed Martin

Software Engineer – Informatics Lab Intelligence


Enterprise Architecture Specialist

Dignity Health

Pharmacy Informatics Specialist – EHR Alliance-Facil Ongng Optim

Artisan Talent

UI Developer

Seattle Community Colleges

Web UI/UX Designer

Riverbed Technology

Web Developer – complex user interface

Asquare, Inc.

UI / Front End Engineer


Taxonomy and Metadata Manager


SharePoint Administrator


Oracle Knowledge Management Solution Architect

NTT Data

Information Architect


*Database Administrator

*Helpdesk Support Technician II

*IT Technician


*Program Coordinator

City of Ketchikan

*Senior Librarian

Qatar Foundation / Qatar National Library

*Senior Conservation Librarian

*Head of Archives

*Information Services Librarian – Business and Management

*Information Services Librarian – History and Philosophy

*Information Services Librarian – Literature and Popular Fiction

*Senior Access Librarian

*Senior Cataloging Librarian

*Senior Content Specialist

*Apply Now Through iCareers!

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