Career Newsletter, 1/12/2017 (ICF Tip #1 – Dress to Impress)

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ICF Tip #1: Dress to Impress

The iSchool Career Fair is just under three weeks away. To help you make the most of the experience, the career team will be sharing ICF tips in our newsletter, blog, and social media sites starting today.

First up is advice on dressing to impress. Seattle’s professional style leans more toward business casual than formal, and that generally holds true for ICF. Button-up shirts, blouses, sweaters, slacks, knee-length skirts, and dresses are all good bets. The fair is also an opportunity to get a tad dressier, if you’d like — suits, while not necessary, certainly won’t feel out of place. That said, be mindful of the environment. The HUB will likely be crowded and warm, and if you’re someone who heats up easily, you may want to leave the blazer at home. Better to look presentable in business casual attire than drip sweat while suited up.

Regarding “accessories,” keep in mind there also won’t be anywhere to store your backpack (or other personal items) while at the fair. We recommend leaving your backpack, along with bulky outerwear, at home.

For more information on dressing appropriately for different occasions, check out our previous blog post on the topic. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the fair: Tues., Jan. 31, 12:30 – 4:30pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Find more details on the iSchool website.

Follow our Twitter feed and blog to stay updated on upcoming ICF tips!

Upcoming events


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

1/18: Don’t Be Awkward; 12:30 – 1:30pm, HUB 334

The sixth annual Don’t Be Awkward workshop will provide you with strategies for interacting with professionals in a confident, charismatic manner.

Career & Internship Center

1/13: Job Search for International Students; 12:30 – 1:20pm, MGH 134

1/17: Getting Started: Career Fair Success; 12:30 – 1:00pm, MGH 134

1/17: T-Mobile InfoSession; 5:30 – 7:30pm, MGH 134

1/18: Target presents: How to Talk with a Recruiter; 12:30 – 1:20pm, MGH 134

1/18: Career Fair Success for International Students; 2:30 – 3:00pm, MGH 134


Spring Break: Career Treks to Bay Area and D.C.

Make your spring break count with career exploration trips to the Bay Area (March 19-22) and Washington D.C. (March 22-25)! Learn from pros at top companies and explore a new city with classmates.. Apply by Feb. 1 at 4:00pm using the above link.

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

Top job/internship opportunities:

  • Launch Internship – Summer 2017, Dropbox; HuskyJobs ID 110716
  • Digital Collections Intern, Seattle Art Museum; iCareers ID 5650
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant – Digital Survey Development for Evaluation of Namibia’s Libraries, UW Information School; iCareers ID 5669
  • Entry-Level Test Lab Engineer (Skype), TEKsystems; iCareers ID 5654
  • Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian, UW Libraries; iCareers ID 5671

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