Funding: Study Abroad in Denmark, Jan 31

Funding: Study Abroad in Denmark

Deadline: Applications due by January 31, 2020

Are you a UW student interested in studying abroad in Denmark? Are you not sure how you’re going to fund it? If so, you should consider applying for the Scan|Design Fellowships! Open to graduate and undergraduate students, the Scan|Design Foundation provides generous financial support to UW students participating in Danish university exchanges and summer study in Denmark.

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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


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

Registration Open for Children’s Literature Summer School 2020, University of Antwerp

Registration Open for Children’s Literature Summer School 2020, University of Antwerp

Interested in children’s literature studies? Looking to study abroad? You should consider applying for the Children’s Literature Summer School at the University of Antwerp for Summer 2020! Several MLIS student participated in it last summer (2019) and Doc Martin also taught as part of it. Registration for the Summer 2020 Children’s Literature Summer School at the University of Antwerp is now available online.

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Call for Participants: Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival Ambassadors, Dec 6

Call for Participants: Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival Ambassadors

Deadline: Applications due December 6, 2019

The 53rd Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival will take place on April 1-3, 2020, at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The festival will celebrate the 2020 Southern Miss Medallion winner Rita Willams-Garcia and feature additional keynotes by Matthew Cordell, Michael Fry, Sonia Manzano, Megan McDonald, Daniel Jose Older, Jason Reynolds, and Ezra Jack Keats lecturer Randy Testa.

The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children’s literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers, and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children’s literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.

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Career Newsletter, 11/18/19


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

Call for Proposals: GPSS Academic Conference, Dec 11

Call for Proposals: GPSS Academic Conference

Deadline: Proposals due December 11, 2019

Are you conducting research or scholarship that pushes the boundaries of your field? Are you interested in interdisciplinary methods and topics? Are you looking to practice or further develop your professional skills? If so, you should consider responding to this call for proposals for the 2020 GPSS Academic Conference. The theme for this conference is Breaking Boundaries and it aims to provide space for topics and subjects that might not find it at more traditional venues.

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Call for Proposals: 16th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium, Dec 9

Call for Proposals: 16th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium

Deadline: Proposals due by December 9, 2019.

UW faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are invited to share their innovative evidence-based teaching practices or research at the 16th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium (April 6, HUB Ballroom, UW Seattle campus).

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