Career Newsletter, 9/25/18

WELCOME FROM iSCHOOL CAREER SERVICES

Hi, everyone, and welcome to the start of the new school year. I’m Cameron, the program coordinator for the Career Services team, and I’ll be working with you career advisors, Dean and Nayoung, to bring you a weekly newsletter. The newsletter will include career advice, along with upcoming events and job postings.

This week’s newsletter outline the basic features of iCareers and offers tips on making full use of the resource.

SCHEDULE AN ADVISING APPOINTMENT

One of the primary reasons students use iCareers is to schedule career (and academic) advising appointments. To do so:

  1. Go to the homepage, click on the “Calendar” drop-down menu on the left side, and then select “Counseling Appointment.”
  2. Click “REQUEST NEW APPOINTMENT.”
  3. Choose a session type (either career advising or mock interview, a range of dates and times that work, and the counselor you’d like to see.
  4. You’ll then see a list of available appointments. Click on the advisor’s name to select a date and time.
  5. Select a method of delivery (in-person or virtual), choose the most appropriate option from the list of appointment interests, add any relevant notes, then submit your request.

You’ll soon receive an email confirming your request has been received. Please note that this alone does not confirm your appointment has been scheduled. You’ll get an additional email when the advisor has accepted your request.

When you submit your request, it’s helpful to add as much context as possible in the “Additional Notes” section about why you’re requesting a meeting.

  • For example, if you’re seeking resume/cover letter assistance, tell us about the issue(s) with which you’re struggling. Are you having trouble deciding which past jobs and internships to list? Can’t figure out how to condense your experience into bullet points? Need guidance on the structure of your cover? Let us know so Dean and Nayoung can prepare to make your appointment as informative as possible.
  • Details are particularly helpful for mock interviews, whether you have an interview scheduled or just want to be prepared for when you get called. Providing a job description, your application materials, or any other pertinent information (i.e., if you know the names/positions of the people who will be interviewing you) will help the career advisors tailor their questions to your specific situation. Both advisors can help with mock behavior and case interviews.

SEARCH FOR PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

iCareers is also a great resource when searching for jobs, internships, directed fieldwork, and other professional opportunities, such as Capstone projects and volunteer openings.

Finding all the listings is easy: just click the “Search Jobs and Internships” in the “Shortcuts” box on the right side of the homepage. There, you’ll find the full list of opportunities employers have asked to be shared with iSchool students. If you’d like to narrow your results, you can do so either by using the search box up top, or doing an advanced search.

Another useful feature is the ability to save your searches and get job alerts. To do so, type a keyword into the search bar, i.e., “Java.” A blue banner will appear with the option to save your search. Doing so will set up email alerts, so that you’re notified any time a new job with the word “Java” in its description is posted on iCareers. (You can also further refine these saved searches along a variety of different settings.)

LEARN ABOUT CAREER EVENTS

iCareers is also where you can find the full list of upcoming iSchool career events. Simply click on the “Events” drop-down, then choose “Workshops.”

You can also RSVP for events on iCareers. We do appreciate if you RSVP for events you plan to attend, as it helps us provide the necessary amount of materials (and food!).

FIND CONTACTS AT ORGANIZATIONS

Under the “Employers” tab on the homepage, you’ll see a link to the iCareers contact directory. Here you’ll find a list of employers who have either themselves posted positions on the site, or asked us to do so on their behalf.

Use the keyword search to find contacts from companies for which you’re interested in working. If you decide to reach out to someone, make sure you adhere to usual standards of professional communication, and let the contact know you found their information via the UW iSchool’s job board. You may also want to consult LinkedIn to ensure that the individual is still with the company.

                                                                                                                                                           

UPCOMING EVENTS

iSchool: More info and registration via iCareers

  • 9/27: Writing Killer Cover Letters Workshop; 12:30 – 1:20pm, BLD 070
  • 9/28: EY Virtual Information Session; 12:00 – 1:00pm, Online
  • 9/28: ISACA + KPMG: IoT Device Security; 12:30 – 1:45pm, MGH 258

Not listed on iCareers, contact Liz Crooks (ewcrooks@uw.edu) for more info.

  • 10/1: KPMG Information Session; 12:30 – 1:20pm, HUB 337

UW Career & Internship Center

Other

First round runs Oct. 1 – Nov. 2, more information at link above and on iCareers (job ID 8005).

                                                                                                                                                           

POSITIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

  • 2019 TECH Summer Internship, Paylocity; Handshake
  • Digital Undergraduate Intern, Nike; Handshake
  • Cyber Opportunities (FT and Intern), KPMG; iCareers IDs 7849, 7873, 7874, 7875
  • Library and Resource Center Assistant, Bellevue Christian School; iCareers ID 7999
  • Adjunct Faculty Reference Librarian, Pierce College Library; iCareers ID 7962

                                                                                                                                                           

Questions or feedback? Contact us at icareers@uw.edu | iCareers

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