Career Newsletter, 11/25/19

Ways to Jump Start or Keep Your Career Search Momentum Over Winter Break

This will be our final Career Newsletter for Autumn quarter. That doesn’t mean you should take a break from your career search!  Winter break is actually a great time to focus on your career search without the distraction of your academic studies.  Here are some suggestions on how to continue your job/internship/DFW search moving forward.

1. Use the Holidays as an Ice Breaker

Over the next month many of you will be engaging with family, friends and event strangers. Use this to your advantage!

a.         Traveling over the break? Conversations are likely to occur with your travel mates. If the opportunity arises, be prepared with a quick intro introducing yourself as a student and the type of career you’re prepping for.

b.         Likewise, if you’re attending a social or family gathering, the question “what have you been up to?” is likely to be asked.  Have an answer ready that lets them know you are looking for an internship/job and ask them if they are aware of any opportunities.

c.         Finally, re-stablish connections with professionals in your intended field to update them on your career plans.

2. Polish (or Create) Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

a.         Worked on a great project during Autumn quarter?  Had a relevant student work experience or part time job? Add it to your resume. 

b.         Review your LinkedIn summary. Is this still accurate? What new skills, experiences, or knowledge do you have to add?  What new connections do you have to add?

3. Work on Networking

a. Schedule some informational interviews or coffee chats

b.         Set up a job shadow

4. Take Time to Catch-Up

a.         Haven’t read any of the career newsletters or listened to any of the recorded sessions?  Winter break is a good time to do that.

b.         Teach yourself a new skill.  There are numerous online resources that can help you quickly learn a new software or skill.  (examples: Code Academy, Lynda, Udacity or Creative Live)

5. Develop a Job Search Plan for Winter Quarter

a.         Create a target list of jobs, companies or employers you want to connect with and do some research on them.  Beyond Glassdoor, the UW Library provides a list of resources.  Another option is to review job announcements in iCareers or Husky Handshake.

b.         Practice/prepare for interviewing

c.         Mark your calendar for these Winter quarter iSchool Events: 


Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

iSchool: More info and registration via iCareers

  • Jan 17: iSchool Research Blitz
  • Feb 3: iSchool Career Fair; 12:30 – 2:30pm (iSchool Student only), 2:30  – 4:30pm (all students and alumni welcome), Hub Ballroom
  • Feb 7: Library Expo; 12:30 – 2:30pm, Odegaard Library Room 220

UW Career Workshops and Employer Events

Other Events

Positions for Consideration

  • Data Analyst Summer Internship, Cisco Meraki; Handshake
  • Software Engineer Intern, DocuSign; Handshake
  • Cloud & Infrastructure Consultant, West Monroe Partners; iCareers ID 9965
  • Digital Collections Archivist, Virginia Tech; iCareers ID 9958
  • Librarian I or II, Children’s Services – Bilingual, Sonoma County Library; iCareers ID 9959

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

Career Newsletter, 11/18/19

GET CONNECTED TO RESOURCES

Happy Monday! While the iSchool is currently unable to offer career services at this time, we are hoping to resume career services by the end of this month and encourage you to make an appointment in the UW Career & Internship Center for career help – you can make an appointment by following this link. Please also see the resources below:

iSchool Career Resources

Recorded iCareers Sessions (previous workshops, presentations, and panels)

Job Interview Prep

Job Resources and Timelines

Program-Specific Canvas pages for Career: Informatics, MSIM, MLIS, PhD

iSchool Resume Checklist (Doc)

iSchool Resume & Cover Letter resources (Link to sample documents, templates, and more)

UW Career & Internship Center Resources

UW Career Guide

Resume Video Resources

Drop-in Coaching (not offered over summer)

Online resume reviews for undergrads

Schedule an Appointment

Workshop Recordings

The iSchool has past workshops recorded and posted on the iSchool Website. Check out all of the recorded sessions here.


Upcoming Events

iSchool: More info and registration via iCareers

iSchool Employers Hangouts and Info Sessions

Hangouts are informal conversations with the employer.

UW Career Workshops and Employer Events

Other Events

Positions for Consideration

  • Experience Design Intern, Document Cloud, Adobe; Handshake
  • Cloud Software Engineering Intern, HP Inc.; Handshake
  • Database & Reporting Analyst I, Panasonic; iCareers ID 9930
  • Part Time Museum Administrator, Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State; iCareers ID 9943
  • LibGuides/Research Internship, Law Library of Congress; iCareers ID 9950

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

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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Career Newsletter, 10/7/19

TIPS FOR CAREER FAIRS & NETWORKING EVENTS:

A networking event can be overwhelming, and preparation can help (See article suggested by The Muse). In the coming weeks, the UW will be hosting a number of Career Fairs.

  • October 9:     Engineering Hiring Expo
  • October 10:    Business Career Fair
  • October 17:    Start-up Career Fair
  • October 21:    HCDE Career Fair (please attend only during hours for NON-HCDE students
  • October 23:   Science & Engineering Career Fair

To help you prepare for a successful and effective experience, we have compiled some tips for making a positive impression with professionals.

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