Career Newsletter, 1/6/2017

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Welcome Back for Winter Quarter

Welcome back and happy New Year. With the new quarter comes another phase of recruiting. Countless companies are still searching for their next stellar employee, and that could be you.

On Jan. 31, over 40 organization spanning the fields of information management, information technology, and library science will be on campus for the iSchool Career Fair. You can follow that link for a list of all currently registered employers, along with the types of positions for which each is hoping to hire. Also, be on the lookout for upcoming ICF-specific workshops and newsletters that will help you maximize your experience.

The Career Services team has a range of Winter Quarter events planned beyond ICF, as well. Our workshops this quarter will cover areas such as professional development, career exploration, and networking, along with more niche topics, like job searching as an introvert and the basics of personal finance. You can find a full list of upcoming events here or on iCareers. Be sure to check out what the UW Career & Internship Center has planned too. They have a number of events focus on international and graduate students that may be of particular interest to the iSchool population.

Some of you may also still be figuring out what sort of career you’d like to pursue. This TechRepublic article on popular IT jobs for the coming year might be helpful in narrowing your focus. I’d also recommend Glassdoor’s list of the top places to work in 2017, as rated by employees themselves.

Career Services is here to answer any questions you might have as winter gets rolling. Schedule an advising appointment via iCareers, stop in for a drop-in (same hours as last quarter: Tue. – Thur., 2-4pm), or email us at We look forward to working with all of you this quarter.

Upcoming events:


(Please RSVP via iCareers for any iSchool events you plan to attend, unless otherwise noted.)

1/9: West Monroe Partners presents: “What is Consulting?”; 12:30 – 2:30pm, HUB 214

Consultants from WMP will provide an introduction and overview of the consulting industry. The session will end with a “day in the life” panel featuring recent iSchool alumni.

1/10: Google Information Session; 12:30 – 1:30pm, HUB 250

Google is hosting a Q&A session featuring Informatics alumni who will answer questions about their time at UW, life at Google, their role, and how to successfully apply and interview.

1/11: Case Interview Workshop with West Monroe Partners; 12:30 – 1:30pm, HUB 214

In this interactive workshop, members of the firm’s Technology & Advanced Analytics practice will walk students through a mock case interview.

1/12: Liberty Mutual iLounge Hangout; 9:00 – 11:00am, MGH 416 (iLounge)

Liberty Mutual offers a dynamic technology department focused on software development, security, systems analysis, and more. Representatives will be in the iLounge to chat.

1/12: Writing Bullet Points for MLIS Resumes; 12:30 – 1:30pm, BLD 070A

Join Alycia for a workshop on turning your past jobs and internships into impactful statements that will help your resume stand out.

Career & Internship Center

1/9: Getting Started: Interviews; 3:30 – 4:00pm, MGH 134

1/10: Graduate Students: Identifying Values; 2:00 – 4:00pm, THO 134

1/11: Graduate Students: Exploring Options through Interests; 2:30 – 4:00pm, MGH 134

1/12: Getting Started: Student Leader Jobs; 3:30 – 4:00pm, MGH 134

For additional events, visit the iSchool and Career Center websites.

Top job/internship opportunities:

  • 2017 Summer Internship Program, Berkman Klein Center @ Harvard University; iCareers ID 5647
  • Business Analyst 2017 Interns, A&R Tarpaulins, Inc.; iCareers ID 5634
  • Emerging Leaders Program – Information Technology, Geico; iCareers ID 900
  • Product Designer – University Grad (2017), Dropbox; HuskyJobs ID 110494
  • Assistant Branch Manager, Whatcom County Library System; iCareers ID 5645
  • Program Coordinator, P2PU (Peer 2 Peer University); iCareers ID 5641

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