Events: iSchool Graduate Programs Online Information Session – Veteran’s Resources, 11/7/18

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Are you a Veteran, or eligible for Veterans’ benefits to cover graduate education? Interested in learning how a graduate degree in information science can help you achieve your professional and personal goals?

Attend an online information session especially for Veterans and those eligible for Veteran’s education benefits, who are interested in the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) programs. Learn about building a career in data science, information architecture, librarianship, information security, UX, IT consulting, information management or the information sciences!

Session Information:
November 7, 2018, 3-4pm PT
Online (via Zoom)

Click here for more information and a link to the online session

Click here to RSVP for the session

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Events: Foster Study Abroad Fair 10/30

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The Foster Study Abroad Fair is on Tuesday, Oct 30th from 12-1:30pm in Anthony’s Forum (Dempsey Hall 3rd Floor). The fair is a drop-in style event open to all UW undergraduates. Attendees get a free lunch!

The Foster Global Business Center has a number of other upcoming events open to all UW students:

  • Leveraging Study Abroad for Career Development Workshop: Thur, Nov 1, 3:30-4:20pm, PCAR 393
  • Foster Barcelona/ALBA Info Session: Wed, Nov 7, 12:30pm, PCAR 456
  • Foster Study Abroad 101 Info Session: Wed, Nov 14, 12:30pm, PCAR 456
  • Foster Study Abroad 101 Info Session: Tues, Nov 27, 9:30am, DEM 233

To discuss more about the Foster Study Abroad Programs, email goabroad@uw.edu with questions or book a Foster study abroad advising appointment online.

Funding: Learn more about the Boren Scholarship

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Join us for an introduction to the Boren Scholarship  for study abroad. Scholarships like the Boren  provide funding to U.S. citizen students at varying levels of proficiency to study languages considered to be “critical” by the US State department. This session will provide an overview of the scholarship and insights on how to develop a competitive application.

Information Session (Boren only)| Mary Gates Hall 171| October 29| 4:30pm

Boren Awards Highlights:

  • Open to U.S. citizens
  • Up to $20,000 for undergraduates who study language abroad during the academic year (semester or longer)
  • Must be studying a language abroad (list of preferred languages here)
  • Up to $8,000 for STEM students to study a language abroad during the summer.
  • Up to $30,000 for graduate students who will study a language abroad.
  • Selected students must commit to working for in the federal government for one year.

Notice: Applications Open for the 2018-19 Husky Leadership Certificate Cohort

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This program gave me an opportunity to reflect on my experiences and skills in a way that I hadn’t been challenged to do before. On top of that, I was able to find a clear and confident way to articulate those skills both in person and online.” – Husky Leadership Certificate alumnus

Applications are LIVE for the 2018-19 cohort of the Husky Leadership Certificate program. We are seeking Huskies who practice leadership in a variety of ways. Our leaders are change-agents, entrepreneurs, scholars, activists, athletes, educators and more. This is your opportunity to reflect on your leadership development journey during your undergraduate education.   Continue reading

Events: iSchool Preview Day, 10/27

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Considering graduate work in information or library science? Heard about the Information School’s new, accelerated 1-year Master of Sciences in Information Management (MSIM) program, where you can study topics like Data Science, Business Intelligence, User Experience, Information Consulting, Information Architecture, and Information Security? Did you know we accept students from all undergraduate majors, including students without technical backgrounds?

Attend the University of Washington Information School’s Preview Day on Saturday, October 27 to learn how graduate study in the information field will help you reach your personal and professional goals. You will:

  • Learn more about our Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) and PhD in Information Science graduate programs
  • Attend a sample class by one of our faculty members
  • Get tips for the application process and find resources for financing graduate study
  • Speak to current students about their experience at the iSchool
  • Find out about career and research opportunities available to our students

Here are the details:
Saturday, October 27
Check-in: 12:30pm
Program: 1-4:30pm
UW campus, Mary Gates Hall, Rm 389
Snacks will be provided!

Register here to attend!

Ready to find out more about iSchool Graduate Programs? Join our email list to get notifications about iSchool Graduate Program Information Sessions and other recruiting events. You can also check our recruiting calendar for a full list of events happening soon.

Funding: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program info sessions

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Information Sessions

RSVP to attend (though drop-ins are welcome)

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:30-6pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 12:30-2pm, MGH 171

NSF GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study.  It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees covered. For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered. Continue reading

Funding: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Internship ($5000+course credit)

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The next CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholarship ($5,000+course credit) Info Sessions will be held at 12:30PM – 1:30PM, Thursday 3/29 and Friday 3/30 in Mary Gates Hall Room 171.

The CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Internship Program is now accepting applications (apply here)!  Students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led start-up companies, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications.  Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company. Continue reading