Events: iSchool Research Fair 2-22-18


The Information School at the University of Washington
invites you to attend the

iSchool Research Fair
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB) South Ballroom

The Research Fair is our annual event for sharing and celebrating the work of our vibrant research community. This year we will welcome our new dean, Anind Dey, and present the largest showcase of iSchool research to date. Drinks and light fare will be provided.

Come explore how our faculty, research personnel, and Ph.D. students are pushing boundaries, responding to significant real-world challenges, and making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. Our researchers will display and discuss over 70 posters and interactive demonstrations covering a wide range of information topics and problems.

The event is free. RSVPs are greatly appreciated.

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Events: Native American Student Day 2018 (Call for Proposals)


Native American Student Day is March 29, 2018 (Thursday).  An important part of the day are the UW Experience workshops.  These are experiential learning workshops offered by UW departments and campus programs.  Students will choose two 45-minute workshops.

We invite you to be a part of this UW Experience by offering workshops that are engaging and highlight potential majors and career paths.  The workshops will take place at a location of your choosing.  Students will be escorted to and from the Intellectual House to your workshop.  All you have to do is provide the space and program.  This will allow students to see UW at a deeper level than the student tour.  Continue reading

Career Newsletter, 2/1/2018 (ICF Tip #8 — Follow Up)

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ICF Tip #8: Follow Up

With ICF now over, you hopefully have a new network of professional contacts. We recommend following up on any potential leads fairly quickly. If there was a recruiter with whom you connected particularly well, or an opportunity that really sparked your interest, send a brief thank-you note.

The note should restate your interest and summarize your relevant qualifications. Try also to reference specific parts of your ICF conversation. Not only will that help jog the recruiter’s memory (they likely talked to hundreds of students), it’ll also show that you’re not just sending a generic note to everyone you saw at the fair — that your interest in that particular company is genuine.

Additionally, if a recruiter asked you to send them supplemental materials, include those in the follow-up. Similarly, if any job or internship opportunities you discussed are accepting applications, apply to those before reaching back out, and then let the point of contact know you’ve done so. Continue reading

ICF Tip #7 — Ask (Good) Questions

Tomorrow is the big day! Starting at 12:30pm, ending at 4:30pm, in the HUB Ballrooms, iSchool students only for the first hour, etc. We’ll allow students to start forming a line at noon — make sure to pick up your name tag in the Student Services office (MGH 420) by 5:00pm today if you haven’t already.

Our last ICF tip before the fair is to ask good questions of employers. The benefits of asking good questions are threefold. First, it helps keep the conversation going. As Janet Matta outlined in her Don’t Be Awkward presentation, in one-on-one conversations, allowing the other person time to speak about their own experiences can help make the discourse more fluid, especially if you’re not particularly outgoing yourself. Additionally, showing interest in someone else’s story is a good way of making a positive impression on them.

Second, good questions provide useful information. It’s not every day you get face time with current employees from places you’d like to work — use the time to find out things that will help your application and give insight into how well you’d like the work environment. Continue reading

Events: Explore the world at CulturalFest 2/8-10


FIUTS (The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) is very excited to welcome you at the annual FIUTS CulturalFest! CulturalFest is the biggest celebration of the diversity and talent of the international community on our campus and region. CulturalFest features two parts:

CulturalFest International Expo | Thursday, February 8 | 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | HUB Ballrooms | FREE
Join UW students presenting aspects of their culture through music, dance, snacks, conversation, and interactive activities at 35+ cultural booths! Invite your students, friends, and family (this is a great event for kids), and be sure to stop by yourself.

CulturalFest Performance Showcase | Saturday, February 10 | 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) | Meany Hall | $15 general admission, $10 students in advance, children 10 and under free; tickets available online and in the FIUTS office (HUB 206)
Join us as we bring together the best University of Washington artists, musicians, singers, dancers, and choreographers from around the world together onto the stage for exciting performances.