iSchool Career Services Newsletter 3/4/2014

Career News

Janet will be out on vacation from March 7th to March 30th and will return to work on March 31st at the start of Spring quarter. If you have career issues or questions while I’m gone, you can visit the main UW Career Center. And don’t forget about iCareers! There are great jobs and internships there, and you can schedule an appointment with me for when I get back by clicking “request an advising appointment” in the shortcuts menu. See you at the end of the month!

Career Tips

Am I Qualified?

Am I qualified? You’re looking at a job posting and become intimidated by qualification requirements like, “2 years of experience,” “knowledge of,  or “familiarity with?”  These are often guidelines for what the desired applicant should have rather than the minimum qualifications.  People don’t often satisfy every single qualification on a job posting so you are most likely not expected to meet everything on there.

Let them decide if you qualify.  If you are not sure whether or not you are qualified,  apply anyway.

Figure out how your existing experience is related to the requirements. Make a strong case for the existing requirements you know you have. See if you can relate any skills acquired from other jobs, volunteerism, or tasks to the job description. After you have done your best to portray your skills, let the company decide if you qualify or not.  It’s better to give it a shot than to discount yourself from the outset.

How to include both talent and likability in your resume and cover letter. Once you are done tailoring your resume and cover letter to a specific job posting, consider editing it further to include aspects of the company culture. Do your homework: try to find out workplace culture through the company’s website, social media, and other promotions of workplace environment. You can even contact the job poster to  ask how you can position yourself for this job in the future. Including keywords in your cover letter and resume to portray yourself as someone who would fit in could be key to landing you an interview.

The most qualified candidate is not always the one offered the job.  Personality has as much, if not more, influence than talent.  On your resume, of course you want to include as many qualifications as you can in order to land the interview.  However, if you feel like you are not the most qualified candidate during the interview process, don’t sweat it! Connecting with the hiring team and your interviewers is just as important. Reach out to someone at the organization as you apply to build a relationship. Be sure to remember (or write down) names and positions of people you talk to. Always be professional in your responses and appropriate in how you dress.

Good luck!

Career-Related Events This Week

iConference 2014

Tuesday, March 4 to Friday, March 7  |  8:00am – 5:00pm |  Berlin

Finding Jobs & Internships

Tuesday, March 4 | 3:30 – 4:30pm  |  MGH 134

LinkedIn 101

Wednesday, March 5 | 3:30 – 4:00pm  |  MGH 134

Identifying Your Strengths

Thursday, March 6 | 2:30 – 4:00pm  |  MGH 134

Resume & Cover Letters

Friday, March 7 | 1:30 – 2:30pm  |  MGH 134

Finding Jobs & Internships

Monday, March 10 | 3:30 – 4:30pm  |  MGH 134

Research Conversation: Combining Big Data and Small Data

Monday, March 10 | 12:15 – 1:30pm  | MGH 420

External Events

Women 2.0 Founder Friday Seattle

Friday, March 7 | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Partner Event: Defining the Hybrid Data Center

Wednesday, March 5 | 6:00pm

Seattle on Rails Practice

Thursday, March 6, |  6:00pm

New iTTL leads group in Seattle Eastlake- here we grow again!

Thursday, March 6 |  7:30 – 8:30am

Highlighted Student Jobs and Internships

National Bureau of Asian Research

Web and Digital Communications Intern

Dominican University

Library Instruction Intern

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Archives Intern

Baylor Health Care System

Information Services Intern


UX Designer (Internship)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Masters Intern – Mobile App Competition

DatStat, Inc.

Support Specialist Intern

Press Ganey Associates, Inc

Data Analytics Intern

New Dream Network, LLC.

Project Management Intern

The Beck Group

Summer Project Management/Field Intern

C&S Wholesale Grocers

Intern, IT Project Management Office (PMO) QA Analyst

Winsella, Inc

Mobile App Developer Intern

Nexus 8 International, LLC

Business/Web & Mobile App Development


AXS Big Data Internship “Spring 2014”

FINCA International

Data Analyst Intern

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PhD Intern – Data Intensive Sci Computing

UW Information School

*Undergraduate Research Assistant – Social Debugging Games

Special Collections, Seattle Public Library

*Archives Project Lead (Processing)

Library Consultants Agency

*CAPSTONE: Entrepreneurial Start-up Support

*Apply Now Through iCareers!

Highlighted Professional Jobs

KCLS Renton Library

Operations Supervisor

Tidewater Community College

Web Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian

Oregon Tech

Instructor/Assistant Professor, Library

University of Tennessee

Student Success Librarian

Providence Catholic High School

Library Media Director

Eastern Washington University

Librarian – Reference Services Coordinator

Ball State University

Information Services Librarian, University Libraries

The Ohio State University Libraries

Digital Humanities Librarian

Robert Morris University

Director, University Library

Meredith Corporation

Sr Taxomony Manager

Virginia Mason

Quality Assurance Analyst – Clinical Decision Support Job


Analytic Services Team Reporting Developer Job

Swedish Medical Center

Clinical Informatics Analyst

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

QI Data Analyst

The Walt Disney Studios

Sr Mobile App Engineer

Savvy Technology Solutions LLC

Mobile App Project Manager


Android Mobile App Developer Exact Marketing Cloud

Email Deployment Specialist


Data Analyst


Data Technician

Phase One Consulting Group

Lead Data Modeler


*.Net Application Developer

*Recent Grad Intern – Software Engineer

*Remote Technical Support for MS Exchange, Cloud Services

*Technical Support Analyst I

University of Alaska – Anchorage

*Access Services Librarian

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

*Reference Librarian

West Monroe Partners

* Consultant

Saint Martin’s University

*Information Literacy Librarian

Washington State University Libraries

*Development Director, Washington State University Libraries

Tulane University – A.B. Freeman School of Business

*Assistant Librarian

University of Maryland College Park – Libraries

*Electronic Resources Librarian


*Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Information Technology

*Technology Development Program (TDP)

California State University – Northridge

*Online Instructional Design & Education Librarian

*Apply Now Through iCareers!

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