Career Newsletter, 9/25/18

WELCOME FROM iSCHOOL CAREER SERVICES

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.

SCHEDULE AN ADVISING APPOINTMENT

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.”
  2. Click “REQUEST NEW 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: 2018 UW Graduate School Fair, October 16

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University of Washington Graduate School Fair
October 16, 2018 | 2:00-7:00 p.m. | Husky Union Building (HUB)
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Join us for the University of Washington Graduate School Fair on October 16, 2018 from 2–7 p.m. at the HUB on the UW Seattle Campus. We invite any student who would like to learn more about what a graduate degree can do for them to attend. At the fair, you can interact with representatives from over 100 graduate programs from schools across the country, including:

  • University of Washington
  • George Washington University
  • University of Southern California
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan
  • Oregon State University
  • Columbia University
  • Boston University
  • University of Colorado
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Duke University
  • UC Irvine
  • UC San Diego

And more!

The program is free to attend, with a complimentary bag for the first 200 students to arrive and raffle drawings throughout the day.

StudentOrgs: iEquity seeks co-chairs and representatives for 2018-19

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iEquity is currently looking for interested online and residential students in the iSchool to be our new co-chairs! Additionally, we are looking for representatives from each of the iSchool’s programs: Informatics, MSIM, MLIS, and PhD.

It is the mission of iEquity to provide a safe space for students from ALL identities to engage in dialogue, events, and action around intersectional issues of oppression, as they relate to the UW iSchool. If you would like to learn more about the positions or have any questions, please email Sam Buechler, Logistics Officer, at buechs@uw.edu!

Events: Q-Tech Fashion Show Model Casting Call 8/14/18

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MODEL CASTING CALL FOR Q-TECH FASHION SHOW

We are looking for LGBTQ students, staff and faculty who would like to share their stories and participate as a model. Casting is on August 14 & 15 from 10-3pm @ the Q Center (HUB 315). Drop-ins and scheduled appointments welcome. All levels of experience invited. For scheduling or questions, contact Jaimée Marsh at jaimeem@uw.edu or 206-897-1430.  

ABOUT Q TECH / SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00-8:30 PM @ Henry Art Gallery
In concert with National Coming Out Day, the Q-TECH fashion show tells the stories of the LGBTQ community at UW through the use of wearable technology. This event is a celebration of identity and one’s journey to full self-expression. The Henry is proud to host this event organized by the University of Washington Q Center and EFFICIO.