Career Newsletter, 10/23/19

ELEVATOR PITCH

Putting together the perfect elevator pitch is one of the first steps in organizing and communicating well about your job search. But many students have no idea where to start. What do you say? How long should it be? Should it be scripted or “on the fly”? These resources are a great starting point for getting your elevator pitch together so you’re prepared when you meet new networking contacts, are going to interviews, meet with recruiters, or share information about yourself on LinkedIn. 

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Fellowship: Bonderman Fellowship Application Open for 2020, Jan 13

Summer 2019 Bonderman Fellowship Recipients

Fellowship: Bonderman Fellowship Application Open for 2020

Deadline: Applications are due by January 13, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) PT.

Where would you go if you had eight months to travel solo? Which two continents and six countries would you visit? What experiences would you seek out? How would you be transformed?

Each year a handful of lucky University of Washington students get to make those decisions as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime with the support of a Bonderman Fellowship. The 2020 application is open and you may be eligible to apply for this $23,000 fellowship that supports independent exploration and travel abroad.

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UW DeepLens Hackathon, Nov 1

UW DeepLens Hackathon, Nov 1

Deadline: Registration due Friday, November 1, 2019.

In this hackathon, you will get a chance to bring your ideas to reality, and create a future which helps with augmenting human intelligence. In the process you will also learn the end-to-end process of building machine learning (ML) models. You will then learn how to apply pre-trained ML API services to a wide spectrum of business and project challenges. You will also learn how AI/ML enabled devices are making it easy for developers to get started with deep learning and other forms of ML. Finally, you will learn how to build, train, and deploy ML models for scale using Amazon SageMaker, a fully-managed service covering the entire machine learning workflow.

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Web Conference – Emerging Technology, October 30

Web Conference – Emerging Technology

October 30, 2019
12:00-3:00 PM PDT
Online

All library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators are invited to register now to participate in this free, online event.

Tomorrow’s technologies are shaping our world today, revolutionizing the way we live and learn. Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Drones, Personalization, the Quantified Self. Libraries can and should be the epicenter of exploring, building and promoting these emerging techs, assuring the better futures and opportunities they offer are accessible to everyone. Learn what libraries are doing right now with these cutting-edge technologies, what they’re planning next and how you can implement these ideas in your own organization.

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Children’s Literature Summer School, University of Antwerp, Summer 2020

Children’s Literature Summer School, University of Antwerp

Interested in children’s literature studies? Looking to study abroad? You should consider applying for the Children’s Literature Summer School at the University of Antwerp for Summer 2020! Several MLIS student participated in it last summer (2019) and Doc Martin also taught as part of it. The information for next year’s Children’s Literature Summer School at the University of Antwerp is now available online.

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Call for Nominations: Distinguished Teaching Awards, Nov 13

Call for Nominations: Distinguished Teaching Awards

Deadline: Nominations due by November 13, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Have you had an awesome instructor? Do you wish you could recognize them on an University-wide level? If so, consider nominating them for one of the various Distinguished Teaching Awards! Students, staff, and faculty colleagues are invited to submit nominations for exemplary UW instructors.

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Fall 2019 Welcome Reception for International Graduate Students, Nov 5

Fall 2019 Welcome Reception for International Graduate Students

Tuesday, November 5, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
HUB 334, UW Seattle Campus
RSVP online

New and returning international Master’s and Doctoral students, welcome and welcome back! Join Core Programs for a start-of-the-year celebration with good food and beverages. This is an opportunity to connect and celebrate your graduate school journey.

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