Event: 22nd Annual Black Graduation Ceremony & Kente Ceremony

Event: 22nd Annual Black Graduation Ceremony & Kente Ceremony

Deadline: Register by May 31

Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:30 to 10:00 PM
Meany Hall, UW Seattle Campus

The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Washington. The Ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and heritage, embraces the value of community and scholarship, and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation. This is a Celebration for Graduates to be recognized for their accomplishments and provided an opportunity to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. Students are honored together in one setting and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication.

Participation in the UW Black Graduation & Kente Ceremony is open to all UW undergraduate and graduate students who have earned their degree between Autumn ‘18, Winter ‘19, and Spring ‘19, or are scheduled to earn their degree Summer ‘19. Continue reading

Event: Filipino Graduation, June 8

Event: Filipino Graduation

Saturday, June 8, 2019
3-7 pm
Intellectual House

Filipino Graduation is held to celebrate students graduating within the Filipinx community here at UW. Whether you are a part of a Filipinx student organization or identify as Filipina, Filipinx, or Filipino, fill out this form, if you would like to participate in this wonderful ceremony centered around you and your graduating class’s achievement! It will be held at the Intellectual House on June 8th from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm. Continue reading

Employment: Graduate School GEMS Office – Hourly Student Assistant, June 14

Employment: Graduate School GEMS Office – Hourly Student Assistant

Deadline: Materials due Friday, June 14, 2019

Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS) is a division of the Graduate School that facilitates admissions and graduation at the graduate level. GEMS is hiring an hourly student assistant to provide critical administrative support to the GEMS team. This position will primarily include clerical duties such as processing incoming mail, filing, assisting with departmental email, providing back-up telephone support, and special projects as assigned. The assistant will report to the Administrative Program Specialist, but will provide support to the GEMS advisors and Director as needed. Continue reading

Event: MLIS End-of-Year Banquet, June 6

Event: MLIS End-of-Year Banquet

June 6, 2019
Washington Park Arboretum, Wisteria Hall
7 to 9:30 PM

Current MLIS students are invited to the MLIS End-of-Year Banquet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Washington Park Arboretum’s Wisteria Hall, to celebrate our accomplishments and toast the graduating cohort. Hosted by ALISS, iYouth, SAA, and sALA, the event will feature hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and music. iYouth will announce its Summer Reading Challenge, and attendees can learn about MLIS events planned for the summer. As this is not a sit-down banquet, the tone of the evening will be casual yet refined. Attendees are encouraged to dress however they feel most comfortable.

Funding: Washington Library Association 2019-2020 Scholarships, Aug 1

Funding: Washington Library Association 2019-2020 Scholarships

Deadline: Applications close August 1, 2019

The application window for the Washington Library Association (WLA) 2019-2020 scholarships is now open. There are five memorial scholarships, created and funded by families and friends in memory of their loved ones to honor each person’s service to libraries. Winners will be announced on September 4 in the WLA Wednesday Newsletter. Continue reading

Career Newsletter, 5/28/19


The iSchool Career Services team would like to extend our congratulations to those of you graduating!

We would love to hear about what you’re up to next via the Post-Graduation Survey: tinyurl.com/ipostgrad19 (requires NetID login). Thank you for taking 5-10 minutes to provide invaluable input. We’ll also be giving out five $50 Amazon gift cards to students that complete the survey before Convocation on June 8 (and an additional five afterward).

The iSchool career advisors can meet with alumni for advising appointments up to one quarter after graduation — that’s through August for those of you finishing in June. You can continue to book appointments through iCareers, or email us with any quick questions (icareers@uw.edu). For further support, the UW Career & Internship Center takes alumni appointments for up to 24 months after graduation.

For graduates moving onto full-time jobs, please feel free to reach out about hosting a recruitment event at the iSchool once you’ve settled in at your new organization. As you may have experienced from your time here, events that feature iSchool alumni are particularly helpful to our current students. They also help Career Services in strengthening our relationships with industry partners. For participation in panels or special events like portfolio reviews, we usually contact alumni who indicated interest in staying involved in the Post-Graduation Survey. And if you have any ideas for new or expanded programming, we welcome your input!

Photo from Portfolio Reviews event; students received tips from UI/UX professionals and alumni.

For those of your returning in the fall, below we’ve outlined some career-related activities you can consider for this summer — either in place of or in addition to an internship or directed fieldwork. The newsletter is largely a compilation of disparate topics we’ve covered in more depth throughout the year. Continue reading

Event: First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration, June 13

First-Generation Graduate Student Celebration!

Thursday, June 13, 2019
4:30–6 pm (Doors open at 4 pm)
HUB Room 145
Free, but RSVP Required

All current first-generation graduate students* are cordially invited to this year-end celebration, whether you are graduating very soon or continuing in your grad program! Attend this event to build community with peers and to celebrate your milestones—no matter how big or small. Staff, faculty, and students’ family members are welcome! Free and delicious food and refreshments will be provided. Continue reading