Career Newsletter, 3/25/20


There is a lot of uncertainty and change happening right now and we know many of you have questions about what is happening with jobs and internships, how to connect with employers, and the best ways to stay on track with your job search. While we don’t have all the answers and things keep shifting, we did want to provide you with some information and opportunities to get support from the iSchool career services team.

In a national survey of over 250 employers, 85% said they intend to move forward their internships as planned. Some companies, like Microsoft, will have their summer interns start remotely. There are still many new jobs being added to iCareers and Handshake daily, though the rate of new postings has slowed a bit. The UW Career and Internship Center has put together a very comprehensive COVID-19 & Career Student FAQ page and we encourage you to check it out for more information!

Online Drop-Ins

Starting this week, Julie and Caitlin are offering online drop-ins through Zoom! These will be 15 minute appointments perfect for resume feedback or quick advice.

Tuesdays from 12-2pm with Julie

Wednesdays from 2-4pm with Caitlin

Small Group Career Coaching Sessions

Each week we will be offering a small group coaching session on a different career topic. These will be informal hangouts to learn career strategies, ask a career adviser questions, and connect with your fellow iSchool students.

Staying On Track With Your Job Search
April 2nd from 4-5pm

Finding a Job in Uncertain Times
April 8th from 12:30-1:30pm

Finding a Job When You Don’t Feel Qualified
April 23rd from 12:30-1:30pm

Resume, Cover Letter, LinkedIn Profile, and Portfolio Reviews

Want some feedback on your application materials and professional social media presence? Email your materials or links to and one of the career services team members will provide detailed feedback within 3 business days.

Online Appointments and Feedback

Caitlin and Julie are still offering career advising appointments through Zoom. Log in to iCareers and set up your appointment today!

Video Resources

This week is a perfect time to catch up on some of the workshops you may have missed throughout the quarter. Check out our Recorded iCareer Sessions page for recordings from the LinkedIn Lab, Behavioral Interviewing Workshop, and many more!

Snoopy Pic of the Week!

Snoopy looking fresh from the groomers. He’ll be joining us for several of the small group coaching sessions, you don’t want to miss it!

Positions for Consideration

  • Check out the Mozilla Fix the Internet Spring MVP Lab – a funded opportunity to build an idea into a minimum viable product (MVP) in eight weeks. At the end of eight weeks, there are additional monetary awards for the most promising MVPs, and an invitation into the Mozilla Fix-the-Internet Incubator Summer Startup Studio. Compensation will be competitive with tech company internships and summer programs.

    We hope that this Spring MVP Lab can be an outlet for students, faculty, and builders who are looking to channel their energy and tech prowess to solve some of our most pressing problems today. This lab idea started before our current COVID-19 pandemic, and in light of our current events, we anticipate some submissions centered around COVID-19 and its impacts on society.

    Students, faculty, builders, and entrepreneurs invited to apply with their ideas to make the internet work better, in six specific focus areas. A few more details: 

    – 8 week program that starts April 15
    – $2,500 to each individual accepted into the program (we’re mostly expecting people to apply in teams of 2-4)
    – $25,000 prize for the team that produces the best MVP during the program

    This is part of a multi-year, $200m program at Mozilla to invest in new ideas to help the internet work better. Applications are open now.
  • The Aspen Tech Policy Hub, a Bay Area based tech policy incubator, is now accepting applications from experienced technologists for projects that will help mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

    Example projects to be funded might include providing best practices on mitigating cybersecurity risks while small businesses are shut, using emerging technologies such as virtual reality to mitigate effects of social isolation or providing data analysis of real-time COVID-19 information to help health care workers.

    Winning teams will be allotted up to $15,000 over three months to execute their projects. For more information, and to apply, please see
  • Information Systems Officer, Global Partnerships, iCareers ID 10496
  • The Data Incubator Fellowship Program, The Data Incubator, iCareers ID 10475
  • Research & Instruction Librarian, Gettysburg College, iCareers ID 10462
  • Data Scientist Internship, Cambia Health Solutions, Handshake
  • Data Analyst Internship, Tableau, Handshake
  • Associate Product Manager, FormSwift, Handshake
  • UX Writer Intern (Summer 2020), Lyft, Handshake
  • Collection Management—Tenure Track Librarian, Spokane Community College, IOSS Blog
  • Acquisitions/E-Resources Faculty Librarian, University of Central Missouri, IOSS Blog

Questions or feedback? Contact us at | iCareers

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