Career Newsletter, 1/11/2018

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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.

Chief among this quarter’s business is, of course, the iSchool Career Fair. It’s happening Tuesday, Jan. 30, 12:30 – 4:30pm in the HUB Ballrooms. This year, we’re expecting 35 employers. Many are in tech, but there are also organizations from the financial sector, healthcare, the federal government, and education — you can find a full list at the link above. We’re also bringing back the official ICF app (available on iOS and Android). If you download the app, not only will you be able to see a list of employers attending, but also whether they’re looking for full-time hires or interns, the specific titles of their openings, and if they’re able to sponsor international applicants. This information isn’t yet live on the app but should be by the middle of next week.

If you plan on going (that should be everyone!), be sure to fill out this super-quick RSVP. ICF is open to iSchool students only for the first hour, and responding to the survey will ensure we have an iSchool-specific nametag ready for you, allowing you take advantage of the whole hour. (Note that you’ll still need to bring your Husky Card.)

Also be on the lookout for our upcoming ICF-prep workshops. First up is our annual Don’t Be Awkward event, which will focus on networking and crafting your elevator pitch. After that, we’ll be hosting Resume Review Day, where you’ll be able to get individualized resume feedback from employers attending ICF, followed a few days later by Navigating a Career Fair, which will touch on some general strategies for making an impression at the fair. Don’t Be Awkward and Navigating a Career Fair will both be hosted by Janet Matta, a former iSchool career adviser who’s helping us out in the interim.

And a last note regarding ICF, next week we’ll start rolling out a series of fair-specific tips. You can keep up with these by following Student Services on Twitter.

The UW Career & Internship Center also has a busy quarter planned. Of particular note is the big Winter Job & Internship Fair, happening Thursday, Feb. 15, 2:00 – 6:00pm in the HUB Ballrooms. That one will feature more than 100 employers — a full list will be available at the above link by Feb. 1. In the meantime, the Career Center will be hosting a workshop focused on internships for international students, one on coding interviews featuring representatives from Dropbox, and one for grad students discussing how to effectively interact with employers at career fairs.

Shifting the focus away from events, we have some changes to announce for career advising this quarter. We’re currently in the process of finding a replacement for Alycia, so Dean is the only adviser you’ll be able to schedule appointments with during winter. That said, we’ll still be doing two days of career drop-ins per week. Dean will continue to hold down his 2:00 – 4:00pm slot on Wednesdays, and Wendie Phillips, our Director of Student Services, will be doing drop-ins 2:00 – 4:00pm on Thursdays. Those hours are listed here. And, as always, feel free to reach out to icareers@uw.edu with any questions.

Upcoming events

iSchool

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

1/13: Winfo’s 6th Annual Hackathon; 9:00 – 5:00pm, HUB

The focus of Winfo’s hackathon this year will be centered around the question of “What does equality mean to you?” Bring your best ideas forward and work in groups (max 4) to solve this challenge. Contact winfo@uw.edu for more info.

1/18: Don’t Be Awkward; 12:30 – 1:20pm, HUB 340

Join us for the seventh annual Don’t Be Awkward networking workshop. This event will provide you with strategies for interaction with professionals in a confident, charismatic manner.

UW Career & Internship Center

1/12: Getting Started: LinkedIn; 2:30 – 3:00pm, MGH 134

1/16: Internships for International Students; 12:30 – 1:20pm, MGH 134

1/17: Dropbox presents: Cracking the Coding Interview; 12:30 – 1:20pm, MGH 134

1/17: Grad Students: How to Talk to People at Career Events; 4:30 – 5:30pm, GWN 201

1/17: City Year, Peace Corps, and Teach for America Alumni Panel; 5:30 – 7:30pm, MGH 134

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

Top job/internship opportunities

  • Intelligent Automation Intern – Finance Shared Services, LinkedIn; iCareers ID 7054
  • Software Engineer Intern (Undergrad Degree) – Web Application, Visa; HuskyJobs ID 122205
  • Dropbox Launch Intern – Summer 2018, Dropbox; HuskyJobs ID 122213
  • Library Intern (Special Projects), Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt; iCareers ID 7070
  • Multiple Openings, Apple; iCareers ID 7078
  • Innovation Research Analyst, Disney Parks and Resort Digital; iCareers ID 7055
  • Computer Science & Software Engineering Opportunities for New Grads, Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory; iCareers ID 7059
  • Associate Java Developer, Expeditors International of Washington; iCareers ID 7056
  • Archival Processing Associate (Temporary), Living Computers: Museum + Labs; iCareers ID 7074
  • Scholarly Communications Office, Seattle University; iCareers ID 7063

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