Career Newsletter, 6/3/20

Congratulations Class of 2020

This has been a difficult Spring quarter for so many reasons, but for those of you graduating, you made it to the finish line! From all of us on the iSchool Career Services team, congratulations on this huge accomplishment. You have all shown yourselves to be persistent, resilient, and creative during these challenging past few months. Know that you are graduating with an incredible skillset that employers are looking for: You are great problem solvers, innovative collaborators, and strong communicators who are going to make a lasting impact on our world.

Career Services for Recent Graduates

Beginning with the Class of 2020, all graduating iSchool students have access to our services for one year after you graduate. That includes:

  • Job and internship postings in iCareers.
  • 1:1 career advising appointments with Caitlin and Julie.
  • Access to employer info sessions, alumni panels, and events such as the iSchool Career Fair and Library Expo.

Additional UW Career Resources for Recent Graduates

Free Access to LinkedIn Learning

The UW Career and Internship Center is now offering free access to LinkedIn Learning for all students, faculty, and staff through funding from the Student Technology fee!

LinkedIn Learning includes:

  • 16,000+ courses on a variety of topics including project management, data science, web development, graphic design, user experience, and much more.
  • Videos on career development such as preparing for interviews, standing out in your application materials, and skill building for your career.
  • Professional certification preparation.

To connect your LinkedIn account to LinkedIn Learning, you’ll need to update your primary email address on your LinkedIn profile to your UW email.

Food for Thought

Every iSchool student has demonstrated incredible resiliency skills this Spring, whether by adapting to new and increased uses of technology to learn, or by finding creative ways to build community and invest in your job search.

Psychologist Susan Kobasa identifies 3 main traits of resilient people:

  • Challenge: Resilient people look at stress as something they can overcome, motivating them to envision a future and solutions, rather than being overwhelmed by inaction.
  • Personal Control: Even when situations are not under their control, resilient people seek the possibilities that are under their control and focus their energy on making change.
  • Commitment: Resilient people strive to stay engaged in challenge and discomfort. They keep going even if results are different than expected, in hopes of finding personal meaning.

In Summer and beyond, you will keep growing your resiliency. You’ll also practice how to support and uplift your professional community of peers, who possess diverse experiences, identities, and paths that may differ from your own. Here are some resources to help you self-educate and support your peers’ and your own resiliency.

Read this Girlboss article for advice on work-life balance from Black, Indigenous, women of color entrepreneurs. Futurity also shares research from Stanford on how the pandemic affects women and women of color’s work-life balance and presents new resiliency challenges. For those interested in workplace equity advocacy, see Harvard Business Review’s advice for managers to support women of color in the workplace, and discussion of Black women’s resilience in the workplace. Check out Positive Psychology’s resilience activities and exercises.

Finally, please remember: as much as you have achieved by now, you are capable of even more.

Snoopy Pic of the Week!

Snoopy would like to share this following quote by Martin Luther King, Jr:

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Upcoming Events


View recordings from past events on the Recorded iCareers Sessions page.

Career & Internship Center

TOMORROW! June 4th Preparing for Virtual Interviews; 2:30pm – 3pm

June 5th Grad School: Now, Later, or Never?; 1pm – 1:30pm

June 8th LinkedIn Lab; 2:30pm – 3:20pm

June 9th Job Searching in an Uncertain Economy; 1:30pm – 2pm

June 10th Cover Letter Workshop; 1:30pm – 2pm

Positions for Consideration

Spotlight: UW COVID-19 Innovation Internship

This is a paid innovation internship with the Seattle Foundation and Civic Commons.

Teams of three UW graduate interns (from Evans, Foster and the iSchool) will focus on specific impact areas, such as food, education, mental health and others. Metrics for these areas are included on the Civic Commons Scorecard. Each team will spend ten weeks, from June 22 to August 28, developing actionable Catalyst Projects that utilize the best resources available from companies, nonprofits, and governments to support and accelerate the COVID-19 recovery. The teams will also identify numerous other innovation opportunities that can be assessed and implemented by organizations across the Puget Sound region. This crisis requires that we think differently and activate the best resources from all sectors. In an increasingly resource constrained world, working better together and smarter is fundamental to successful outcomes.


  • First year MBA, Public Policy Master’s student, Computer Science, or Information School student
  • Strong demonstrated desire to make an impact
  • Research and basic data skillsets
  • Creative, entrepreneurial mindset


  • $2,500 for 10 weeks
  • This internship will be primarily virtual
  • To apply, please send cover letter and resume to
  • Students are encouraged to form teams of three, representing all three schools. More info at

More Positions

Digital Content Designer at Charpstar, The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the USA, Handshake

Cloud Engineer Co-op, Unisys, Handshake

Research Engineer/Intern in Machine/Deep Learning with Software Development Experience, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc., Handshake

Computer Vision Engineering Intern, Verkada, Handshake

Applications Engineering Internship, Tesla, iCareers ID 10802

Customer Service Coordinator – Online Services, Pierce County Library System, iCareers ID 10827

Maintenance Supervisor – Facilities Services, Pierce County Library System, iCareers ID 10828

Questions or feedback? Contact us at | iCareers

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