Event: Teaching Statement Workshop

Calling all UW Graduate Students & Post-Docs! Faculty positions in higher education usually require a teaching statement as part of the application. What the what?

Join Dr. Milan Vidaković (Center for Teaching & Learning) to find out what a teaching statement can look like, how to develop one (even if you have never been a T.A.), see a few examples, & chat with peers.

Teaching Statement Workshop
Tuesday, October 9
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
181 NanoES Bldg. (next to Johnson Hall, behind Gerberding Hall)

Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/SsEvx4BtGYDOwY4s2
before Monday, October 8, at 12:00 p.m.

Career Newsletter, 10/2/18


Gaining traction on the job search during fall quarter can be difficult. On top of easing back in the class and homework routine, you’re trying to figure out how to market your degree and experience to employers, and deciding what sort of career you’d like to pursue. Below are some recommendations on where to start when seeking out job and internship opportunities.


The earlier you’re able to create a job-search plan, the better. In addition to attending workshops, where you can get resume advice, meet employers, and start thinking about next steps, there are a number of online resources available to iSchool students. Dean put together this document, which outlines a general timeline of the consulting and tech-related recruiting cycles, example organizations and job titles within those fields, and relevant career events on campus. Note that most applications for the Big Four consulting firms are due this Thursday, Oct. 4, by 11:59pm.

If you don’t get a job or internship offer in the fall, you still have plenty of time. While fall quarter is noticeably abuzz with employer recruitment events, particularly for tech and consulting roles, we regularly see students receiving offers throughout the academic year and even into summer.

The best thing you can do at this point in the year is determine some specific opportunities you might be interested in pursuing. Then, find out when you’ll need to apply and develop a plan of action accordingly. Continue reading

Employment: Graduate Student Assistant for the new Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS)


The new Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS) is  seeking a graduate student assistant. This is a 9-month Graduate Student Service appointment with salary, benefits and tuition waiver.

Applications are due this coming Monday, September 30, 2018 in order to hire someone to start in the current quarter.

Position Description/Posting: CAIIS RA Job Posting.1

Application materials: CAIIS graduate_assistantship_application


Career Newsletter, 9/25/18


Hi, everyone, and welcome to the start of the new school year. I’m Cameron, the program coordinator for the Career Services team, and I’ll be working with you career advisors, Dean and Nayoung, to bring you a weekly newsletter. The newsletter will include career advice, along with upcoming events and job postings.

This week’s newsletter outline the basic features of iCareers and offers tips on making full use of the resource.


One of the primary reasons students use iCareers is to schedule career (and academic) advising appointments. To do so:

  1. Go to the homepage, click on the “Calendar” drop-down menu on the left side, and then select “Counseling Appointment.”
  3. Choose a session type (either career advising or mock interview, a range of dates and times that work, and the counselor you’d like to see.
  4. You’ll then see a list of available appointments. Click on the advisor’s name to select a date and time.
  5. Select a method of delivery (in-person or virtual), choose the most appropriate option from the list of appointment interests, add any relevant notes, then submit your request.

You’ll soon receive an email confirming your request has been received. Please note that this alone does not confirm your appointment has been scheduled. You’ll get an additional email when the advisor has accepted your request.

When you submit your request, it’s helpful to add as much context as possible in the “Additional Notes” section about why you’re requesting a meeting.

  • For example, if you’re seeking resume/cover letter assistance, tell us about the issue(s) with which you’re struggling. Are you having trouble deciding which past jobs and internships to list? Can’t figure out how to condense your experience into bullet points? Need guidance on the structure of your cover? Let us know so Dean and Nayoung can prepare to make your appointment as informative as possible.
  • Details are particularly helpful for mock interviews, whether you have an interview scheduled or just want to be prepared for when you get called. Providing a job description, your application materials, or any other pertinent information (i.e., if you know the names/positions of the people who will be interviewing you) will help the career advisors tailor their questions to your specific situation. Both advisors can help with mock behavior and case interviews.

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Events: Teach abroad panel–Global Fellowships

Wednesday, June 20 at 5pm in MGH 171, 6 UW alums will be sharing their experiences applying for teaching fellowships and teaching English abroad.  This is a great opportunity for students considering applying to the Fulbright program, TAPIF, Cultural Ambassadors or other programs to learn more about the process from recent alums.  All are welcome!

Global Fellowships Teaching Assistant Panel
June 20 | 5:00 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall 171
Join us at 5pm for refreshments and conversation. We’ll start the panel at 5:30pm. Come with your questions!
Panelists include recently awarded teaching assistants, returning students and program representatives.
Let us know you plan to attend.

Volunteer: ALISS Spring Book Sale–Volunteers needed!


This Thursday and Friday is the ALISS Spring Book Sale! We are so excited for this event, but in order for it to be as successful as possible we could use some of your help!

We will be on Red Square from 10am-4pm, with set up beginning at 9:30am. All MLIS students are invited to help with this fundraising event. Volunteers can help with set up, making change, and/or tearing down. Sign up for an hour shift here: http://signup.com/go/bVQERzm

If you are unable to volunteer, we would still love to see you! Stop by and buy and book or two to support ALISS.